happyhealthystudent

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 πŸ˜‚ 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 πŸ˜… but it turned out well and now we’re absolutely stuffed 😷 looking forward to heading home this weekend for a break 😌

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Different rice dinner tonight! Egg fried rice with peas and peppers with a Chinese style pork steak! 🍴🍚 so glad that today was the last day of having an 8:15 this semester πŸ˜…πŸ˜΄ heading back up to campus in a bit ready for ballet and then back to relax 😊

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Suuuuper easy oven dinner tonight! Neither of us really felt like cooking so we went for lightly dusted cod, chips and garlic green beans 🍴🐟

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Dinner by Joe tonight! Asian style salmon with stir fry veg and noodles! 🍴 so simple and so so tasty, I think I’ll add the recipe to my blog this week! πŸ˜‹

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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 πŸ”₯πŸ˜‹ 🍚 it was so nice having a night off, ready for a new week πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

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New blog post is up! Link is in my bio if you fancy a read 😊 thinking of doing a series of my university packed lunches that should (hopefully 🀞🏼) come in at under Β£1 per serving! This pesto pasta salad is the first one up but I’ve definitely got more to add! 🍴

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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 πŸ˜… 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 πŸ˜…πŸ”₯🍚 can’t wait to relax this afternoon and evening, we’re off out for dinner tonight which will be a nice change from cooking 😊

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Tried something new tonight - chicken and prawn paella! πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ 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 πŸ˜…

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What a lovely day! 🌞 the sun is shining and it feels soooo warm! πŸ”₯ could be spring! 🌸 simple lunch today of a (slightly overdone) poached egg on half a toasted ciabatta roll with some beans πŸ₯šπŸ³ 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 πŸͺ we shared a dark chocolate chunk one between the two of us 😊

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Friday night curry night! 🍴 used up the remainder of last weeks Karahi curry ready to make a new one in a couple of weeks! πŸ΄πŸ˜‹ 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! 🍫

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Such a spicy lunch, put waaay too much chilli powder in this! πŸ”₯ Made a huge batch of this Mexican rice at the weekend to have for lunches this week πŸ΄πŸ˜‹ sautΓ©ed 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 🌽

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We’re trying to have fish at least once a week so tonight we had Whiting! 🐟 it was so cheap at Morrison’s, only Β£2.58 for two large fillets! πŸ’Έ also roasted some whole baby potatoes with rosemary and finished off our spring greens and peas πŸ₯”

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Happy V Day!!! πŸ’—πŸ’— we never really do anything for Valentine’s Day except cook πŸ˜… tonight we made macaroni cheese with bacon, mushroom, peas and smoked cheddar πŸ§€ topped with cayenne pepper and some Parmesan! πŸ΄πŸ˜‹ off to ballet in a bit, hopefully I can move after this huugeeee portion πŸ˜…

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Homemade burgers for dinner tonight πŸ˜‹ Joe and I prepared these together on Sunday and then he was in charge of cooking it all tonight πŸ€­πŸ˜… burgers with fried onion, corn on the cob and some chips πŸ˜‹ time to fill up on pancakes now 😍🍫πŸ₯ž

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Dinner by Joe tonight ☺️ on Mondays and Tuesdays I don’t finish uni until 6 so Joe gets to prepare dinner πŸ˜‹πŸ΄ tonight he made spicy Moroccan chicken things with rice and peas; a recipe by @donalskehan 🍚 it was so yummy and made a really nice change to plain roasted chicken thighs! πŸ—

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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! πŸ˜… so turned them into crushed potatoes instead after boiling πŸ₯” 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 🍚

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Touristy day yesterday! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 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 πŸ˜…

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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! πŸšπŸ˜‹ first week of the semester is done βœ… heading out for my first (and probably last) night out of the semester πŸ˜…

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Fishy Thursday 🐟 (doesn’t really have the ring to it πŸ˜‚) Asian salmon with vegetable stir fry 🍴🍚 I marinated the salmon in soy sauce, garlic, chilli flakes, fish sauce, oyster sauce, rice wine vinegar and honey 🍯

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Risotto for dinner tonight 🍴 haven’t made one of these for ages and they’re so easy! Chicken thigh, mushrooms and spinach with some garlic and rosemary πŸ˜‹πŸš

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Back at uni so back to the packed lunches! On Sunday we made a huge batch of pesto pasta with mozzarella and cherry tomatoes 🍴 been heating it up in the microwave for some really stringy cheese πŸ˜‚πŸ§€

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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 πŸ΄πŸ§€ tomorrow I start at 8:15 so it’s going to be an early rise 😭😩

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I don’t start lectures on a Tuesday until 4pm so lunch at home for me 🍴 today was half a tin of lentil and vegetable soup with a cheese ciabatta roll ☺️

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Fish and chips tonight! Pan fried white fish with chips and peas 🍴 first day back on campus today, ready to get this semester done and graduate πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

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Fajita rice bowl for dinner tonight! 🍴 I never find actual fajitas filling enough so substituting the wraps for rice works well for me ☺️ would also work well as a lunch to heat up on campus!

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5 ingredient cookies for a sweet treat during the week πŸ˜‹ oats, peanut butter, honey, egg and chocolate chips 😏🍫πŸͺ

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Back at uni and eating up the freezer so we can fill it with new meals from tomorrow ☺️ Thai red curry for me full of veggies and some rice 🍴

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Our dreamy dessert on Monday night 😍😍 I’ve always wanted to try one of these desserts but have never been to a restaurant that had them 😒 so it was just my luck that this restaurant had them! ☺️ it came with popping candy and praline ice cream inside 😍

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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 πŸ’° 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 purΓ©e πŸ˜‹

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Lunch at the Yorkshire sculpture park before a long walk around the park! Roasted tomato and pepper soup with a garlic and mushroom shared between the two of us ☺️🍴 really need to start getting into making my own soups, this one was so nice!

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