Meal Ideas for Uni

Hi guys and gals as we get closer to the start of another year, It got me thinking about what new stuff I want to try/cook while away from home, which also made me think about some of the main things I cook at the moment. I decided to make this blog just in case it gives anyone unsure of what to cook while on their own some inspiration.

Chicken and Noodles

At uni sometimes meals just need to be cheap and nutritious without being overly elaborate and this is one of my go to favourites. Cook off some chicken breast, I usually buy large frozen bags since they are more cost friendly, when the chicken is nearly done, boil and simmer some egg fried noodles, dice the cooked chicken and add back into the saucepan used to boil the now drained noodles. Then finally you want to add a stir fry sauce sachet, you can get these in most food shops, recommended flavours include: Hoisin and Garlic and Sweet Chilli. The sachets usually say serves 2 but I find one sachet per person is more generous and your done. Simple and full of nutritional value.

All Day Breakfast Wrap

This one has been my go two plenty of times, more comfort food than healthy meal but sometimes you need that come mid January, fry or grill off your breakfast items of choice. I usually go with bacon sausage and fried eggs (I eat a lot) Then add it all into a wrap, you can also add some grated cheese for extra taste.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Sometimes looks complicated but is actually pretty simple. Add mince to a saucepan and cook till browned, then I would usually just add a jar of bolognese sauce, Dolmio is always a good bet to add to the mince and simmer for however long the jar says. While it’s simmering boil some pasta of your choice, drain and add to the mince and sauce, simple. If your a bit more adventurous I usually fry off onions and mushrooms and mix them in to the bolognese at the end. You can also make extra extra bolognese and chuck it in the fridge, then next day just microwave it off and all you have to cook is pasta.

So there’s a few of the things I would make when i’m at uni. You’ve probably heard the whole ‘living off pot noodles’ thing but honestly if you want proper meals there easy to make, trust me. Thanks for reading!

Jordan

What food is available on campus?!

I’ve been sitting here for about half an hour now trying to decide what to write about this week, and with a back log of about 50+ posts I was wracking my brains about what subjects I haven’t covered, when my stomach stared to rumble…FOOD. I suddenly realised I’ve never talked about the food that’s available on campus, which I think is probably a rather important one if you’re a massive foodie like me! So here’s a little break down of what’s on offer…enjoy!

Sages
This is the main cafeteria on campus that you’ll be eating in if you go for the catered option of halls. I can safely say that I stayed on campus for three weeks over summer working on the summer residentials and ate here for three meals a day and it was fantastic, there were at least 4 dinner options every day, absolutely LOADS of breakfast options and the salad bar was so nice just like the kind you’d find in Pizza Hut!

McColls and ‘Other Corner Shop (I’m sure it has a name but I can’t remember it!)’
We have two different little shops on campus which are pretty stocked up on all your essentials. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a meal deal lunch or quickly want to pick something up for dinner, its pretty much got everything you need and the staff are so lovely and helpful! – They are my flat mates after all!

Starbucks
We have two Starbucks on campus which although is absolutely fabulous, it’s really not working wonders for my bank account or coffee addiction…

Panini Bar
I like to call this Edge Hills answer to subway, you can pretty much just make your own customs baguettes, bagels, paninis and sandwiches, and they really do have all the toppings!

SU Bar
If you’re looking for classic pub grub this is the place for you. They have seriously cheap deals and the burgers are amazing, definitely worth checking out, we always tend to go on a lunch time after a big morning pitch to celebrate.

Nom Take Out
If you really just can’t be bothered to cook or are in serious need to chips after a night in SU, we have our very own take out on campus – what more could you ask for?!

Stalls
And of course I’ve saved the best till last. The stalls we have on a Tuesday are seriously the best thing since sliced bread. You haven’t lived until you’ve tried ‘The Cake Man’ (yes that’s really the name he goes by) his brownies and cakes are literally the best thing I’ve ever tasted. There’s also a great coffee stall that does every flavour under the sun and also a crepe stand.

There are also a couple of other places for food available on campus including: Water’s Edge in the Faculty of Health, one in the Performing Arts building! Theres so many options available on campus that you don’t even need to leave!