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Winter comfort food

blogpic clear chicken soup

Here’s one of my go-to recipes for an inexpensive, but hearty soup (serves four people in five easy steps) – chicken in clear ginger broth.

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Student grocery hacks

A box of vegetables

You would have heard that the cost of living is on the rise, so I went around and asked some of you what your top tips are for cutting down on food costs.

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Some air fryer fun

Cooked chicken wings on a grey plat with herbs

I finally tried the air fryer. 

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Eating enough vegetables

A box of vegetables

I know, I know... it sounds like something your parents would say, but I've been asking myself, am I eating enough vegetables? 

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Yoghurt pot with fruit

What’s your go-to snack? I usually reach for a banana or an apple when I’m peckish in between meals.

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Review - 'Eat what you watch'

pizza slice

“Eat What You Watch” is a brilliant cookbook for movie lovers written by American YouTuber, cookbook author, and celebrity chef Andrew Rea. This book was given to me by my mother for Christmas in order to inspire me to start cooking more. Did this work? Well, all I will say is that yes, I am more inspired since the recipe’s come from iconic food moments from classic movies we all know and love.

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Pasta and puff pastry

cooking pasta

It was a lot of work but also a lot of fun. It was great to try some homemade past and puff pastry sheets during the semester break.

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Of soup and the lasso way


Quite a few of my HDR friends are working through the uni break. A handful of us are working through the chapters of our thesis. I was feeling particularly stressed about all the unwritten chapters I still had to work on. I realised I needed a bit of a break so I organised a catch-up with a few of my peers. We were all keen to watch Ted Lasso (starring Jason Sudeikis) together and I made a big batch of soup for everyone.

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Breakfasts around the world

Breakfast brioche

Ahhhh winter’s here. Although I’m seriously missing the long summer days, winter has always allowed me this special time to re-discover the joys of a slower daily pace. The freezing early mornings are ironically a wonderful time to get the blood running with a workout. It means a late breakfast which tends to come in the form of a brunch. 

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