Category Archives: Recipes

Student Recipes – Day 6: Hearty Lentil and Spinach Soup

Lentil soup is hearty, filling, tasty and comforting. And as with all the recipes in this series, it’s also inexpensive. Besides all that, lentils are nutritious; an excellent source of low-fat protein – making them a particularly valuable addition to … Continue reading

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Student Recipes – Day 5: Sardines on Toast

Toast forms the starting point for several popular student meals, with baked beans and cheese providing two of the most common toppings. It’s easy to understand the appeal of such an easy and convenient snack – which requires the bare … Continue reading

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Student Recipes – Day 4: Tomato, Chickpea and Spinach Curry

One or other from a broad range of Indian curries is often suggested as another perennial student favourite, and while some recipes include a long list of ingredients that can appear daunting (and time consuming), home-made options can still be … Continue reading

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Student Recipes – Day 3: Roasted Ratatouille Pasta

As well as being quick and easy to cook, pasta is inexpensive and incredibly versatile, making it an ideal staple for busy students. And whilst white pasta doesn’t have a particularly impressive nutritional content, using a whole wheat variety will … Continue reading

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Student Recipes – Day 2: Pitta Bread Pizza

Linked to taste, convenience and affordability – as well as sociability –pizza (both frozen and take-away) is frequently listed as one of the most popular student foods. However, it also tends to be relatively high in calories, (saturated) fat and … Continue reading

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Student Recipes Day 1: Home-Made ‘Pot Noodle’

Like many young adults, Jess has recently become a full-time student. In the pursuit of her goals, she has left her parental home in Sheffield and moved to London, where she is currently undertaking a foundation degree at the London Academy … Continue reading

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Don’t try this at home: Pea and Mint Ice-Cream

I don’t like ice-cream. I tend not to mention it very often as people are inclined to react rather badly. But once they’ve overcome their initial shock, the conversation usually continues along these lines: Q: Really? A: Yes Q: Not … Continue reading

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Make Mine a… Blackberry Bellini

The Bellini is a classic cocktail first served in Venice in the 1930s. It combines peach purée and sparkling wine, and is generally served as an apéritif, although it’s also popular as an accompaniment to a leisurely breakfast or brunch. … Continue reading

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Blackberry Picking: And Blackberry and Apple Crumble

Blackberry-Picking Late August, given heavy rain and sun For a full week, the blackberries would ripen. At first, just one, a glossy purple clot Among others, red, green, hard as a knot. You ate that first one and its flesh … Continue reading

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Marrow Stuffed with Chorizo and Couscous

This is the second part of my short series of seasonal posts about marrow. (The first can be found here). I’ve mentioned previously that marrow isn’t my favourite vegetable, and as well as having to overcome the difficulties associated with … Continue reading

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