Graduating To Super Cook: Who Is The Next Student Cook Of The Year?

The 50-year evolution in student cooking hasn’t moved towards instant noodles and tinned baked beans as is often assumed, but to quinoa, quiche and balsamic salmon tray bake. Today’s student is more health conscious than ever and more creative with a budget!To celebrate our country’s skilled, culinary undergraduates, LoSalt has launched its first ever ‘Student Cook of the Year’ competition and entries are now open.“We’re keen to promote healthy eating and cooking habits across the generations,” says Caroline Klinge, Marketing Director of LoSalt, ”I went to Leeds University and regularly cooked nutritious meals for friends. Recipes like tomato, mozzarella and basil…

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How to Stay Entertained Before Term Starts

When the last bell before summer rings and you slope off out of your last lecture, the long summer ahead feels never-ending. A couple of months to fill with a whole lot of plans and lots of happy memories waiting to be made.You probably started pretty strong too. You planned lots of meet ups with friends, had the annual summer holiday with your family and you *maybe* completed all your assignments way before you go back.But now the boredom has really started to set in.With a few weeks to go until you’re headed back to university, the last stretch can…

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10 Uses For Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has become increasingly popular during the last few years due to its versatility and health benefits. Though it was originally used in the Caribbean and other tropical countries, it has quickly become a household staple in most parts of the world. Coconut oil can be used for practically anything, ranging from beauty to cooking. It can even reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Coconut oil is completely natural and affordable too. We’ve come up with 10 ways in which you can use this fantastic product.1. MoisturiserBelieve it or not, coconut oil can be used as a…

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Weird and wonderful vegetables

New research reveals 60% of the UK population spend less than £10 a week on fruit and veg The electrical retailer carried out a study in late 2015 of 1,001 UK consumers; 67% of people said they considered themselves as ‘healthy’, yet the results also showed that over 60% of people are currently spending less than £10 per week on fruit and vegetables! The spend on vegetables could be attributed to allocated budget for food and the price of the raw ingredients themselves of course; but survey statistics demonstrated that 56% of the population wished that they knew more about what to…

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Cooking made easier

So you’ve officially arrived at university and the freedom is pure bliss. There’s no one telling you what to do, no one reminding you of your chores and no one keeping an eye on you. Perfection! But there’s one thing you seem to have forgotten, dinner is not going to be ready on the table at 7pm unless you make it and put it there. Most of us have come to university without having to make dinner every single day, so now we are independent, it is our responsibility to take on the task – similar to a horror story…

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