Valentine’s Day dinner ideas

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is coming our way, and this year I’m going to stay in and have a meal for two. A) it saves money and B) It just feels more special. So to give you some inspiration I’ve complied a few of my favourites starters, mains and desserts for you…

Banana bread muffins

£0.13     45 minutes     Makes 8 All you need is 2 bananas 2 eggs 60ml coconut oil 65g plain flour 65g ground oats 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder To make it just Pre-heat your oven to 170°C/Gas Mark 3/Fan 150 Peel and mash the bananas until thick. Mix in the eggs and…

The food world of the south of France

Valentines Day always makes me think of romantic getaways, I love going away and exploring new cities and food in many different places. One iconic country for food for me is France. It’s always been a dream of mine to rent a villa in southern France and explore the food the region has to offer…

Meatball stir fry

£1.50       10 mins     Serves 1 All you need is 4 meatballs (recipe to make your own) 150g of noodles 50g frozen vegetables 1 red onion 1 tbsp. coconut oil 1 tsp garlic/sesame seeds/paprika/salt/pepper 2 tbsp. soy sauce/sweet chilli sauce/sesame oil Sprinkle of sesame seeds for the topping To make it…

Podcast 3: Being Healthy on a Budget

This weeks podcasts was one of my favourite topics: being healthy on a budget. I chatted with Rob Eades the Lean Student Chef about student life and how it actually isn’t that difficult to be healthy and lean on a budget. Listen below or on YouTube,  Apple Podasts and SoundCloud. TITLE MUSIC: ADVENTURES BY A HIMITSU HTTPS://SOUNDCLOUD.COM/A-HIMITSU CREATIVE…

Duvet Reading: Sugar, Local Food and Nancy Tucker

It’s been some-what of an eventful week, with politics, podcasting and pie. So let’s dive straight into this weeks duvet reading. What’s gone on in the world? This week the world seemed consumed in politics with leaders meeting at the World Economic Forum. But instead of focusing on that, I want to discuss an important…

Beef Kebab Gyros

£0.46    40 mins (plus overnight in the fridge)    Makes 4 Following my chat with Benjamin from Mob Kitchen for my second podcast I had a major urge to make gyros for dinner. So I learnt from the Mob’s recipe and adapted it to my own version for a low cost easy dinner. All…

Podcast 2: Group Cooking

I Prefer Cooking is back with it’s second podcast! This week I interviewed Benjamin Lebus creator of Mob Kitchen about tips for cooking in a group and the benefits of eating with friends. Listen below or on YouTube,  Apple Podasts and SoundCloud. TITLE MUSIC: ADVENTURES BY A HIMITSU HTTPS://SOUNDCLOUD.COM/A-HIMITSU CREATIVE COMMONS — ATTRIBUTION 3.0 UNPORTED— CC BY 3.0…

Duvet Reading: Nutella, Risotto and Lindsey Kelk

It’s finally the weekend, and this weekend I am bringing you something new, my weekly duvet reading post, so snuggle under the duvet, relax and enjoy. What’s gone on in the world? Let’s start with some happy news shall we? President of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern has announced she is pregnant. Why is this important?…

Super Simple Tomato Pasta

£0.40     20 mins     Serves 1 After chatting with James Baker from Food and Baker on my first podcast, it got me thinking about that classic go-to food: pasta. So here is my super easy and super tasty tomato pasta. All you need is 75g pasta of your choice 150g passata 1/2…

Podcast 1: Starting your student kitchen

Hello and welcome to my first ever podcast episode! This week I interviewed James Baker from Food and Baker about how to start your healthy kitchen as well as general budget food tips and tricks to help you save money this year. The podcast can be found below but is also available on Apple Podasts, YouTube…

New Year, No Money

In January I find there are often three types of people: Buys every diet book in sight, reads up on celeb diets which involve eating bizarre items, limiting yourself to everything you enjoy and visiting the gym on a daily basis. Claims they don’t need to diet but are going to make an effort to…