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    Rice crispie cake! :p:

    Basically just look out for deals - if you shop for fruit and veg in a market and get the rest of your food on deals (or sainsbury's basics or whatever) then you can do a load of shopping really cheaply and you'll have more than enough food. I'm a veggie so I guess it's even cheaper for me. There are of course a few things I make sure I always have:

    Fresh Tomatoes
    Tinned Tomatoes
    Beans (like kidney beans or haricot beans)
    A loaf of bread
    Uber-Strong Cheddar
    Goats Cheese
    Peanut Butter
    A Sainsbury's Basics Pizza (a bit minging but good and cheap)
    2 bottles of wine
    olive oil
    balsamic vinegar.
    loads of herbs and spices

    Once you have all that stuff you can cook so much with just one or two extra ingredients.


    I am actually a decent cook but as someone else said I find it really really boring to cook only for one person. So I wouldn't mind if someone did the food shopping and i cooked something nice [on the weekends]. right now, am living on my own and i usually cook for myself. My diet at Uni will be something like this.

    Rice with vegetables + salad
    Pasta with tomato sauce + salad
    Tuna+corn+salad plus bread
    Fish + salad + bread x 2
    Black eyed peas [am serious] with spinach leaves
    vegetarian pizza

    Dinners: bread and cheese and salad, vegetarian pizza, a little pasta salad..

    [this is what i eat now, anyway]

    of course it all depends on time. if i have more time [and money] i ll cook much better things.

    You really ought to avoid microwave meals, ready made stuff etc --> yuck

    (Original post by fairycakes)
    hey, no1s mentioned the sizzle and stir things or the sauces where u just buy the meat, cook and add the sauce, u can get curries, sweet and sour etc etc
    (sorry if any1 has mentioned it...i scan read the thread)
    They can get expensive though, if you're using a jar/packet for each meal. In the long run it's cheaper to learn how to make sauces in bulk...
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