So, when it comes to cooking in university it’s a whole new experience. Before you leave home you have thousand of ideas when it comes to meals, however the sad reality is that you will be living off of ready meals and toast until you find the courage and effort to cook the ideas.

I found that simple and quick meals were the best route. Often after long days at uni and countless hours studying, you just want something quick, such as a pizza, that will be ready within 12 minutes. However, if you spend just a little more time making a proper meal you’ll find it to be not only more healthy, but often more filling than the pizza.


  1. Fresh pasta and sauce.
  2. Jacket potato (11 minutes in microwave and a further 5-10 in the oven to crisp) with beans, salad or anything that suits.
  3. Stir fry.
  4. Homemade curry or lasagne.
  5. Soup.

To be honest, you’re grasping your first taste of independence and before you know it you will be the next Gordon Ramsey. Good luck and get cooking!

Until next time…

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