Hello again. I’m back with part 2 in my series on quick, easy and healthy student cooking. In my previous post I gave you 5 tips on becoming a more adventurous cook. As a continuation of that a great place to start your adventurous cooking quest is with some great cookbooks with awesome recipes. You don’t need those faddy student cookbook editions!
Here are my top 5 recommended cookbooks for students (but you can actually get most of the recipes online if you don’t want to shell out the pennies on the hard copies). I’ve linked to any that I have tried out over on Year of the Yes, so that you can see how they turn out and any tweaks I’ve made – and popped in a few photos of the others too!
There is not one recipe I have tried from this book that I haven’t loved. Plus it’s all super healthy and super easy!
Chicken with creamy wild mushroom and tarragon sauce, Creamy steak and spinach, Chicken and new potato hash, Gnocchi with sausage ragu, Quick tortilla pizza, Sweet potato cottage pie.
I love all of Jamie’s cookbooks but this is my current favourite. Lots of super healthy recipes, all at different levels of complexity. I started out picking off some of the ones that took the least time to prepare, and have loved them all!
Chicken and garlic bread kebabs, Seared Golden chicken with mint sauce and spring veg, Crumbed pesto fish, Griddled steak and peppers, Pork and apple sauce
This is a longtime favourite of mine. Nigella isn’t afraid to throw in a few comfort recipes. So if you want something that is a little bit more hearty, this is the book for you.
Red prawn and mango curry, Naan pizza, Quick chilli.
I got news for you, Mary isn’t just a baker she is an all round cooking extraordinaire. Here books have adorned my Mum’s shelves ever since I can remember, and this book collates together some of her best recipes. Some more traditional recipes with easy to follow instructions and tips to cook now and enjoy later.
Roasted sausage and potato supper, Pork chops with mustard sauce, Sticky chicken.
This is the perfect cookbook for the summer time. Delicious and authentic Italian recipes – and they are healthy to boot. Good old Gino!
Bucatini all’Amatriciana (spaghetti with tomatoes, pancetta and red onion), Pollo al pepe e limone (glazed lemon pepper chicken).
So that concludes part 2 of the series. Hope you give some of these cookbooks for students and their awesome recipes a try. Tune in tomorrow for part 3 where I’ll be sharing a recipe you can try from one of the books.