Student drinks: Four Fantastic Fresher Cocktails

At the beginning of the year, cocktails are always the best drinks to impress your new friends with, as there is usually a MASSIVE variety of strange spirits brought along to University (usually stolen from a parent’s drinks cupboard or discovered whilst away on a gap year), and no-one ever knows what to drink them with. Cocktail nights are also always great fun when you don’t really fancy going out, but still want to have a few drinks with friends.   So stock up your fridge with mixers and your freezer with ice cubes, and keep in mind some of…

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5 ways to Pimp your Porridge!

Often when people hear the word porridge they think of a bowl of pallid, sludgy and boring old oatmeal. But that doesn’t have to be the case. I´ll admit, it doesn’t sound very glamorous or exciting at first – but with a little imagination and experimentation in the kitchen, you can kick-start your mornings with the world’s healthiest and cheapest super food! Porridge is high in fibre, and has therefore been proven to improve bowel functions, reduce risks of diabetes, lower cholesterol and to help you lose weight by maintaining steady blood sugar levels throughout the day. In addition, studies have shown…

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Easy Easter Recipes

If you’ve been fasting for lent, or even if not, you deserve some tasty Easter treats. Here’s a round-up of some simple seasonal recipes. No-fuss hot cross buns –          A twist on a classic, all the flavour yet none of the kneading. *Low-fat Ingredients: 500g plain flour ½ tsp dried yeast A handful of raisins 1/4 tsp mixed spice 50g marzipan 1 tbsp granulated sugar Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 20 mins See here for method.   White chocolate mousse with crushed mini eggs –          Velvety smooth goodness, which can be adapted to enjoy year-round not just at Easter. Ingredients: 200g white…

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How to have your cupcake (and eat it too!)

Many people assume that if you want to eat healthy and nutritious food, you have to eliminate all your favourite treats from your diet. But the truth is, with a little imagination and creativity in the kitchen there is no need to swap your lasagne and pizza for a boring old salad – there is even room for dessert. So here are some of my favourite every-day healthy recipes: pizza, lasagne and delicious chocolate cupcakes. Enjoy! Pizza Crust: 100g oats 100g spelt flour 2 tbsp olive oil 10-20 ml water 0.5 packets of dried yeast 1tsp salt Filling: 500g extra lean…

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