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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!

Joe Wicks – Lean in 15

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!

Must try recipes

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.

Being more adventurous with your cooking, advice from Year of the Yes

Creamy steak and spinach

Being more adventurous with your cooking, advice from Year of the Yes

Chicken and new potato hash

Being more adventurous with your cooking, advice from Year of the Yes

Gnocchi with sausage ragu

Being more adventurous with your cooking, advice from Year of the Yes

Sweet potato cottage pie

Jamie’ Oliver – Everyday Superfood

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!

Must try recipes

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

Being more adventurous with your cooking, advice from Year of the Yes

Chicken and garlic bread kebabs

Being more adventurous with your cooking, advice from Year of the Yes

Seared Golden chicken with mint sauce and spring veg

Being more adventurous with your cooking, advice from Year of the Yes

Crumbed pesto fish

Being more adventurous with your cooking, advice from Year of the Yes

Pork and apple sauce

Nigella Lawson – Nigella Express

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.

Must try recipes

Red prawn and mango curry, Naan pizza, Quick chilli.

Quick Chilli

Mary Berry – Absolute favourites

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.

Must try recipes

Roasted sausage and potato supper, Pork chops with mustard sauce, Sticky chicken.

Being more adventurous with your cooking, advice from Year of the Yes

Sticky Chicken

Gino D’Acampo – La Dolce Diet

This is the perfect cookbook for the summer time. Delicious and authentic Italian recipes – and they are healthy to boot. Good old Gino!

Must try recipes

Bucatini all’Amatriciana (spaghetti with tomatoes, pancetta and red onion), Pollo al pepe e limone (glazed lemon pepper chicken).

Being more adventurous with your cooking, advice from Year of the Yes

Lemon 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.

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