Thankyou for the recipe, I will definitely make it :) Do you have any other nutritious dinner ideas to make at uni?
You’re very welcome, I hope you like it! Stir fry is always good served with noodles or rice- it can be vegetarian if it needs to be and you can always buy ready made stir fry sauces to make it easier. I eat quite a lot of pasta with tomato and vegetable sauce- always quick and easy!
Other things that I like are:
- Stews with chicken/ turkey, whatever vegetables I have in and beans or chickpeas- You can freeze portions, serve it with rice, cous cous, quinoa, anything… and there are loads of variations
- Baked salmon (probably the cheapest) or chicken with some spicy seasoning with steamed/boiled veg and some kind of carbs
- Big, throw-it-together salad with avocado, whatever veg I have, a quick dressing made with some EVOO/ balsamic vinegar and eaten with some bread
- easy pizza- use a pitta bread or ready made pizza base and chuck on some tomato sauce, cheese and whatever else you want really and bake in the oven
Hope this gives you some ideas. Cooking at uni doesn’t need to be a chore! :)
Amy’s spiced lentil, carrot and mixed bean soup.
For the nice anon who asked :)
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
roughly 1/2 cup/ 50g red lentils
1 carrot, grated
spices- I use ground coriander, cumin, smoked paprika, turmeric, dried chilli flakes.
1 tin of any beans you fancy- I usually have kidney, cannellini, borlotti etc. in my cupboard
Soften the onion and garlic in some EVOO until they’re soft then add in the carrot and spices (roughly 1/2 tsp each but it depends on how “spiced” you like it) and stir in my about a minute. Add in the lentils and about twice as much vegetable stock. Bring the mixture the boil and simmer for about 20 minutes, until thicken and the lentils are soft. Stir in the beans and any more spices to taste (I like mine spicy!) and heat for another few minutes. You could stir in some plain/ greek yogurt at the end to add a little creaminess. I have also done it adding in extra veg such as sweet potato/ tomato/ red pepper- whatever you have!
That soups looks so yum. What is the recipe? How do you make such nice food at uni?!
Thank you! I will post the recipe for you in a sec.
I usually cook things in batches when I have time and freeze them, so that I have food ready when I need it and when I don’t have time to cook. I made 2 portions of that soup last Sunday morning and froze them :). Trust me though, I often just buy things that are really quick and easy too! Some of the ready made pasta sauces and things like that from supermarkets are healthy, filling and taste almost as good as the real thing!
I made up with my Mum, we went to Ikea together (always fun), she bought my food shopping and I’m going out tonight.
ALL IS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD AGAIN.
Today is sunny so I put on my new summer dress to make me feel pretty. Unfortunately, now I just feel stressed, upset and guilty. I hate arguing with my Mum and I just have so much to think about to get organised for next week. I’m supposed to be going out tonight but I don’t see how I can enjoy myself. Someone cheer me up?