Coming to uni, you get so many opportunities to try new things, explore and be independent. Maybe before uni you had not cooked much before, or had the freedom in the kitchen to try cooking the things you want to. There are few times where you will have as much time, freedom or opportunity to try what you want. So, without further ado, here are a few of our best student cooking tips!
- Olive oil makes everything 5 times more delicious
It’s easy to resort to super cheap cooking oil or butter to cook all of your food in, but … Read the rest
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If you’re strapped for cash and you want to maintain a healthy diet, all is not lost! Despite what you may think, it is possible to eat relatively healthily without breaking the bank. Try out our healthy bolognese recipe which will keep your wallet fat and your wait trim! We have aimed to keep the recipe content as flexible as possible for you to adapt to dietary requirements and budget.
These are the basic ingredients for a tomato sauce:
- A tablespoonful of oil
- 1 Onion
- 1 Pepper
- 1 Tin of tomatoes
Option extras (depending on dietary requirements and budget):… Read the rest
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Let’s start off with some stats to surprise you:
- 16% food we take home from a shop, we throw away.
- Equates to £15 each week (average household).
- 50% of total food wastage comes from our homes and 50% of our wastage is actually edible!
- Huge environmental damages – the process of landfill degrades the land, pollutes with toxic gases and uses up scarce resources.
- Waste reduction
- Save money
- Improved environmental conscience
- If we ate all the wasted edible food, the environmental impact would be the same as taking a quarter of all cars off the road!
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Eating healthily on a budget at university: the struggle is real. Did you know that on average you’ll spend around a fifth of your entire budget on food every year? Here are a few tips to keep your shopping expenses down without resorting to a diet of noodles and rainwater.
1. Don’t Shop Hungry
Let’s get the most obvious tip out of the way first because it’s probably the most common mistake made: don’t shop hungry. Doing your groceries on an empty stomach can tack up to 17% onto your final bill, and a lot of that will be junk … Read the rest
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