University life: the essentials

sometimes, knowing what to do when making the next big step in your life we need a little guidance here i am to help.

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Hollandaise (almost)

I am having this tomorrow over salmon, baby spinach and poached eggs on toast for breakfast as we have smoked salmon left over from Christmas. Obviously it’s not like a normal hollandaise that has a heck of a lot of butter. 1 egg yolk 100ml fat-free yoghurt 1 tsp mustard pinch salt and pepper 1 […]

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Winner, winner Chicken Dinner!

This is the ultimate budget busting blog. I am hoping to do more like this for people such as students. You can get a chicken for as little as £3 in some supermarkets and can be used for multiple dinners as long as you have storecupboard staples. 1st meal: Preheat the oven to 200oC. Take […]

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Butternut mac ‘n’ cheese

Macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food, but isn’t entirely waist friendly so in comes my macaroni cheese with the base being butternut squash! I personally hate the taste of butternut squash but I love it in this! (i always forget to photograph this dish, as soon as it is served it is gone!) […]

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Meat (less) balls

Yes, you read the title right! meatless meatballs! For those of you who struggle to eat a lot of meat or for you vegetarians out there, these meatballs are easy to make and you can flavour them like you would meat, you basically use the base of the veggies/pulses them you add the herbs and […]

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Smoked salmon dip

This is brilliant for a buffet at Christmas with veggie dips or in a jacket potato and salad. This makes a big bowl and keeps in the fridge for a good 4-5 days. 120g smoked salmon trimmings 1 small clove garlic 2 tbsp each parsley, dill and chives. 1 small pot quark and 0% fat […]

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Basic marinara

Whether it be for pizza, pasta bake, the base of bolognese or meatballs this basic marinara sauce is family and freezer friendly! 2 tins tomatoes 100 ml water 2 tbsp tomato purée 1 medium onion (finely diced) 1 clove garlic (grated) 1 tsp dried basil and oregano Salt and pepper 1. Fry off the onion […]

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