food loving final year university student 🍴 a little blog to share ideas and recipes, check out my website for regular postings!
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Slaved over dinner tonight made lasagne for the first time at uni used two portions of Bolognese that we had in the freezer and put a little too much cayenne pepper in the bechamel sauce but it turned out well and now we’re absolutely stuffed looking forward to heading home this weekend for a break
Tonight we tried out a new Thai restaurant for us! We both went for the 2 courses for 11.95 which was a really good deal! We chose pork ribs and spring rolls to start and then a duck stir fry with cashews and a beef chilli stir fry with a mountain of rice it was so nice having a night off, ready for a new week
The most simple carbonara recipe I actually love this recipe because you don’t end up with half a pot of cream sitting in your fridge for ages it’s literally 5 ingredients! We did our food shop this morning and have spent so long making food for the week and freezer - oat cookies, 6 lunches for the week and a big batch of chilli con carne can’t wait to relax this afternoon and evening, we’re off out for dinner tonight which will be a nice change from cooking
Tried something new tonight - chicken and prawn paella! we used a @donalskehan recipe but made some changes based on what we had in the food cupboard! It was so easy to make, much easier than I thought it would be and we’ll definitely be making it again! Pretty full now though
What a lovely day! the sun is shining and it feels soooo warm! could be spring! simple lunch today of a (slightly overdone) poached egg on half a toasted ciabatta roll with some beans we went for a really long walk this afternoon along the skyline of bath so thought we deserved a treat in the form of a @benscookies we shared a dark chocolate chunk one between the two of us
Friday night curry night! used up the remainder of last weeks Karahi curry ready to make a new one in a couple of weeks! served with some turmeric and cumin rice and a naan before I added a huge dollop of mango chutney soooo glad it’s the weekend, only two weeks in to uni and I’m already looking forward to Easter break!
Such a spicy lunch, put waaay too much chilli powder in this! Made a huge batch of this Mexican rice at the weekend to have for lunches this week sautéed some red onion and red peppers then added turmeric, ground cumin, hot chilli powder and ground coriander to the pan, cooked slightly then added rice and water added a jar of sweet corn once it was all cooked too
All those greens so dinner didn’t go entirely to plan tonight; we were meant to have whole roasted rosemary potatoes but after 40 minutes in the oven they were only lukewarm and raw! so turned them into crushed potatoes instead after boiling used up leftover spinach with some spring greens too back to campus tomorrow for lunch so we made a huuuuge batch of Mexican style rice to heat up
Touristy day yesterday! One of my friends from Canada is on exchange in the UK and came to visit Bath for the weekend so had to take her to the traditional places we went to Sally Lunns for lunch; I had the Welsh Rarebit special and she chose the smoked salmon bunn! Ended up walking 18,000 steps across the whole day and Bath isn’t even that big
Friday night fakeaway! Joe bought some curry sauces online so tonight we tried out using the Karahi one! Added chicken thigh, red pepper, mushrooms and spinach to bulk it out and add veggies and served with turmeric and cumin rice! first week of the semester is done heading out for my first (and probably last) night out of the semester
Thank goodness for batch cooking! Yesterday we made a big batch of Bolognese for when we’re getting home late from uni! Tonight we both finished at 6 so had Bolognese with linguine pasta (prefer it soooo much more to spaghetti) and a sprinkle of Parmesan tomorrow I start at 8:15 so it’s going to be an early rise
Finally getting round to posting dinner from Monday night we went to a local restaurant for Joe’a brothers birthday and used our gourmet society card for 25% off chose the salt and pepper squid for a starter and then the pork belly for main which was amazing I’ve never had pork belly before and was always nervous about trying it in case it was really fatty but it was so good! Came with crackling, potato dauphinois and a butternut squash purée