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    Hey, guys

    I'm in my first year of university and this semester I'm starting completely anew and cooking my own meals (I used to buy mainly pizzas and chicken burgers every other week last semester). It's going to be quite hard not to yield to temptations given that I live next to hundreds of fast-food restaurants. Lots of them have been emerging around the area lately...
    Anyhow, I can say that so far, I've been eating healthily and having rice, vegetables and pasta but I sometimes can't come up with new ideas (the struggle is real, mate ). I was wondering what were some other cheap and quick student meal recipes you would recommend? It has to be simple as I don't want anything too complicated and time-consuming. I'm not asking for a Michelin-star dish but just a small, yummy student meal.

    I'm not a vegetarian nor have any religion restrictions on food (I'm not obese either!), so I can practically eat ANYTHING!


    Oh, and I love everything, from cauliflowers to mushrooms.

    Ideas? Fire away.
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    Anything edible. I've eaten the weirdest combinations of food since being at uni :rolleyes:
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    Right, and why would you choose to eat confectionary snacks, over something more palatable and filling.:confused:


    Surely you would get an upset stomach from all that.:yucky:
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    (Original post by Monkey.Slayer)
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    Right, and why would you choose to eat confectionary snacks, over something more palatable and filling.:confused:


    Surely you would get an upset stomach from all that.:yucky:

    May I ask what you usually cook for dinner?
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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Anything edible. I've eaten the weirdest combinations of food since being at uni :rolleyes:
    Thank you for your reply! I guess anything edible will be fine indeed
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    (Original post by Dr. Oxford)
    May I know what you usually cook for dinner?
    My home is a stones throw away from my Uni, so I usually visit my Mum for some home cooked food.
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    (Original post by Monkey.Slayer)
    My home is a stones throw away from my Uni, so I usually visit my Mum for some home cooked food.
    Well, fair enough. I would probably do the same if I lived close to home.
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    (Original post by Dr. Oxford)
    Well, fair enough. I would probably do the same if I lived close to home.
    True, plus her food fills me up, whereas junk food usually leaves me on the toilet seat for a good 2 hours.
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    Usually just pasta or rice with some kind of sauce and chicken. If I'm feeling lazy I'll just throw some oven chips in with something like chicken nuggets, turkey dinosaurs, maybe a frozen pizza once in a while.
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    (Original post by Monkey.Slayer)
    True, plus her food fills me up, whereas junk food usually leaves me on the toilet seat for a good 2 hours.
    It's also less time-consuming!
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    (Original post by orange crush)
    Usually just pasta or rice with some kind of sauce and chicken. If I'm feeling lazy I'll just throw some oven chips in with something like chicken nuggets, turkey dinosaurs, maybe a frozen pizza once in a while.
    Thank you for your reply. I've been having roughly the same food recently so am glad to know this is what most students also have for dinner.
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    pizza
    grilled sausages / frozen cod, chicken things + potato wedges + veg
    pasta
    beef burgers
    all the stuff inside a cottage pie, but not actually being cottage pie.
    I also made a poutine but with basic ingredients - was still nice.
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    Hmmmm...

    Pasta Bake, Omlette, Special/Egg/Chicken Fried Rice, Tortilla Wraps, Noodles, Risotto ... good thing with these is that you can put practically anything you want in them.
    Jacket Potato, Macaroni Cheese, Cheese on Toast...

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    Pasta-Bolognese sauce-Gruyère-Parmesan.


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    an easy thing to make- wrap a chicken breast, onion and peppers with seasoning/sauce in tin foil, cook at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes and have it with rice/potatoes.
    also quite often have pasta with different sauces,
    I try to avoid frozen food/junk food most of the time but eat it like once a week. I do buy a few ready meals too for emergencies



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    (Original post by Josb)
    Pasta-Bolognese sauce-Gruyère-Parmesan.



    I'm not a big fan of cheese but thank you! It looks tasty as hell.
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    Lentils! I always have at least some lentils in my food lol and sometimes for a treat I will make a lasagna with lamb mince lamb is quite expensive but if you buy it in bulk and freeze it it works out cheaper in the long run. Mackerel pasta with crème fraiche, chicken wrapped in parma ham and stuffed with mozarella cheese... Mmmm!

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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
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    Mmh, all that sugar intake... No, thanks! I would rather avoid getting diabetes.
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    Cook in bulk.

    Cawl is good. I get about 9/10 servings of cawl every time I do it. Curry as well.

    I'm with you on the cheese/pasta thing. Same goes for omelettes. Absolute wrong'uns putting cheese in omelettes. Speaking of omelettes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvlkYYdIBV0

    I use about 8/9 eggs for this and 5/6 potatoes and get a few meals out of it. This is dirt cheap and tastes amazing. When it's cooked can just put in fridge, take it to uni, work etc.
 
 
 
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