May is International Mediterranean Diet month!

In case you weren’t already aware, May 1st marks the start of International Mediterranean Diet month (honestly, we didn’t know much about it either…).  But, after some in depth research about this allusive international celebration,  I’ve come to the realization that this slightly obscure month could be a point of interest for uni students, both financially and healthcare-wise. 2018 also marks the 25th anniversary of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid inspired by Oldways, the health and cultural food traditions specialists.  What is the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid? “In a partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health, Oldways created the first Mediterranean Diet…

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Cooking tips for students

Going to university will likely throw up a fair few new experiences for many students, one of which could well be cooking for themselves on a regular basis. Sure, there are bound to be many a takeaway, but cooking is something that’s simply unavoidable, especially if you don’t live in catered halls. If you’re going to university soon, here are some essential cooking tips to ensure you won’t go hungry or poison your housemates… Practice before you go Before you head off to university, make sure you practice your cooking so that you at least have an idea of what…

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Rum Review: Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold

Alcohol is a thief of health, mental sanity and human dignity. And there’s not much better at it than that of the welsh ‘privateer’ Captain Morgan’s ‘Original Spiced Gold’, like the rum he’s left behind to the world Captain Morgan was one of the worlds most successful buccaneers, raiding half of the Caribbean in the 17th Century, Captain Morgan built quite a spicy reputation for himself. Which is fitting as the ‘Original Spiced Gold’ I’ve been tasked with sampling and reviewing has also got a reputation as a worthy pirate of good decisions, high standards and a healthy living. Being…

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Bonfire Night recipes

Bonfire Night is about keeping warm around a bonfire that is slowly burning away a replica Guy Fawkes while watching the magical fireworks, and of course eating some very classic dishes. Keep the Bonfire Spirit alive this year by following a few simple recipes to make your night extra special.  Jacket Potato Traditionally wrapped in foil and put on the edges of a bonfire to cook and crisp up, it only seems right that wherever you go on bonfire night this delight should be enjoyed at some point. Of course the best thing about the jacket potato itself is that…

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Student Recipes – give cooking a try!

Cooking from scratch seems like the hard option, especially when you can stick a meal in the microwave and it’ll be cooked in less than 5 minutes. However in the long run cooking is a great way to save money and can be great fun. Here is a list of simple recipes that you can easily cook for yourself or your house mates: Spaghetti Bolognese (serves 1) Ingredients: – Spaghetti or Pasta – 100 grams of mince – 1 small onion – 1 garlic glove – 200g chopped tomatoes – 2 teaspoons of tomato puree – 1 tablespoon of mixed herbs Method:…

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