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Sweet and salty cashew butter apple nachos
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Sweet and salty cashew butter apple nachos

Forget the  stringy melted cheese, coolness of the sour cream, zingy spice of jalapeños and the crunch of toasted tortilla chips (Don’t panic- it’s just for a moment!) because we have a new take on nachos that is perfect fuel for revision breaks plus it is guilt free! This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make, involves no cooking or baking and only a little bit of microwave action so it’s perfect for exam season. If you resist eating them in one sitting place them in the fridge and they will keep for up to 4 days ready to be taken out whenever a late night library session is needed.   You’ll need: Rolled oats Green or red apples Peanut of cashew butter (we used cashew butter as its slightly sweeter) Peanuts (salted works better) Optional: Dark chocolate...
Super-Sweet Two Step Fudge Recipe
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Super-Sweet Two Step Fudge Recipe

Valentine’s day is the perfect post-Christmas excuse to eat your own body weight in sugar! Whether that’s in the form of chocolate hearts from your other half, or ploughing through a 10-person portion of Victoria sponge cake, we all break our ‘new year, new me’ nutribullet fuelled fad when it comes to the 14th of February. We’ve tried and tested  this 2 ingredient fudge recipe, that’s both simple (seriously student proof) and tasty enough to impress anyone this valentine’s day. The recipe makes around 40 fudge cups and It can also be frozen for up to 2 weeks after for that midweek pick me up.             Here’s how to do it: What you’ll need: A large microwavable bowl A fork, A tablespoon and a Teaspoon (if you even have this ...
Lent Lusciousness: You don’t have to go without
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Lent Lusciousness: You don’t have to go without

Lent can be a difficult time for those of us giving up some our favourite things, so I’ve collected some gorgeous recipes that will make everything a lot easier (you can thank me later, after lent with a big bar of Cadbury). Giving up chocolate is enough to test most people’s sanity, not to mention willpower. But those who fail are the ones who haven’t been introduced to the Peanut Butter Blondie – so yummy and sweet that you’ll feel like you’ve cheated on chocolate: Ingredients: 125g plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 100g butter (at room temperature, plus extra for greasing) 150g crunchy peanut butter 175g light brown sugar 1 egg (beaten) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 75g either peanut butter chips, fudge chunks or chopped peanuts Method: Preheat the oven to 170C/ Gas 3. Butte...
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Hakuna Frittata: Pesto Courgetti, topped with Garlic Mushrooms

Have you ever heard of Courgetti or Zucchetti? If not, then today is your lucky day! If you have, then you already know just how awesome it is. To start with, Courgetti is an incredible substitute for spaghetti that I truly believe will slowly but surely revolutionise the world of food… I kid you not! Haven’t completely sold it to you yet? Here are some more glorious facts about Courgetti: not only is it gluten free, vegan and ridiculously healthy, but is also cheap, quick, easy to make, and incredibly delicious. What more could you want? I’ve made this recipe (see below) for my carnivorous best friend and my fussy sister –who, by the way, lives entirely off carbs- and both said it was better than good ol’ spagbol! Intrigued? Well keep reading! There are many ways to be creative ...
Microwave Mug Omelette
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Microwave Mug Omelette

If you’re living in catered halls, you can roll out of bed and get yourself a cooked breakfast within minutes, no washing up or preparation required! But if you sleep in and miss breakfast, what are going to do? There’s always toast, or a bowl of cereal, but if you want something more filling then you’re going to have to master the microwave. All you need to cook eggs in a microwave is a microwave safe mug. You’ve probably come across microwave mug cakes, but here’s my recipe for a healthy microwave mug omelette. Ingredients: Butter or margarine. Two small eggs, or one large one. Salt and pepper, for taste. Filling options: Chopped vegetables – pick up a box of tomato or sweetcorn from the salad bar in Founder’s Dining hall, or buy fresh rocket, peppers or spring on...
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A Pitcher of Pimms & A Perfect Picnic

Summer may be on the way out, but there's still hopefully time to enjoy one of the homemade picnics you had been craving all the way through exam season! Here’s my recipe for easy mini quiches, and some instructions for concocting Pimm’s to get you on your way. Mini Quiches What you need: 320g ready rolled shortcrust pastry 4 eggs 25ml milk 150g grated cheese 100g spinach Handful of cooked bacon (optional) 2tbsp chopped basil Flour Olive oil Salt and Pepper 6 cup muffin tray 1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Use a pastry brush or piece of greaseproof paper to spread a little oil around the cups of the muffin tin, and set aside. 2. Scatter some flour on a cutting board or a kitchen work surface and place your unpacked roll of pastry on top. Cut out six circles of pastry ...