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Shopping for Vegetarian Cooking Staples

Before you cook your first vegetarian meal at home, you need to shop for basic ingredients. Stocking your pantry, fridge, and freezer with vegetarian staples is essential for cooking success. [more…]

Cooking Up a Vegetarian Feast for Guests

One day, Mom and Dad or some other significant people may call to say they’re visiting you at school. How should you entertain them? If you have a little notice, you can cook a vegetarian feast that will [more…]

Student’s Vegetarian Cookbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Vegetarians have so many fantastic ways to prepare all the foods that grow from the ground that your options are limitless, and you don’t have to spend a fortune on fancy-shmancy ingredients [more…]

How to Check for Doneness in Seafood

If you don't cook much seafood, you may wonder how to tell when it’s done. All kinds of seafood give you clear indications of doneness, you just have to know what you’re looking for. [more…]

Quick and Easy Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp

This angel hair pasta dish features shrimp and colorful vegetables — appealing to the eye and to the palate! Angel hair pasta is an extra-thin type of spaghetti that cooks quickly, so this dish is easy [more…]

Easy Beef Burgundy with Egg Noodles

Need a bit of comfort food? Try this recipe for Beef Burgundy with Egg Noodles, a classic stew. Burgundy pairs well with beef because the wine is heavy and flavorful. And here, you use chuck or round — [more…]

Baked Chicken Pesto

This recipe for Baked Chicken Pesto evokes summer, when basil (a key ingredient in pesto) is ready for harvesting. Here, store-bought pesto saves time. Chicken Pesto also tastes great when grilled on a [more…]

Sweet Potato Salad with Mango-Curry Dressing

In the mood for something a little exotic? Try this recipe for Sweet Potato Salad with Mango-Curry Dressing. Sweet potatoes are ideal for the health conscious — they’re highly nutritious, contain huge [more…]

First-Place Chicken Chili

Try this recipe for chicken chili if you're tired of the same old beef chili you've been cooking for years. Shredded chicken, navy beans, and ground-up tortillas combine to make a tasty chili with great [more…]

Fresh and Light Roasted Corn and Shrimp Salsa

Roasted corn, shrimp, bell pepper, and sweet onion make a chunky, flavorful, salsa to eat by the spoonful (when no one's looking). You won't find this yummy salsa on a grocery store shelf! [more…]

Chicken Kabobs with Tzatziki Sauce

Chicken kabobs is the Greek version of meat on a stick. In this recipe, the chicken kabobs are served with a cucumber-dill sauce called tzatziki. Serve up this dish with rice pilaf or a medley of roasted [more…]

Grilled Salmon Fillets with Fresh Fruit Salsa

The fresh fruit salsa in this recipe for grilled salmon complements the distinctive flavor of the fish. Salmon is the top source of some seriously good-for-you essential fatty acids. It’s so versatile [more…]

How to Make Drunk Toad in a Hole as a Student Cook

Drunk toad in a hole is a great student friendly, meaty, traditional meal for one. Cook up this recipe and it will get you through that long study session. The sausages are encased in a crispy, light batter [more…]

How to Cook Food that’s Good for the Student Brain

Fish is pretty much the best food you can have to build brain power as a student. Plus, fish is incredibly easy to cook. So if you need to stock up on some brain power, consider these recipes Most of the [more…]

How to Cook Foods that Fight the Student Fresher Flu

With the onslaught of a fresh intake of students every September comes a wave of germs. Cook up these recipes to fight off the annoying student fresher flu. You need a neat arsenal of ultra-healthy recipes [more…]

How to Cook Beef Brisket with a Student Flair

Want to impress your flatmates with a meal that makes you seem more than a student cook? Brisket is a cheap cut at the very top of the leg above the shank and is a thick round shape. This one has an added [more…]

How to Make Braised Beef and Guinness with Olive Mash as a Student Cook

As a student, you may need to cook a main course to impress your date. Braised Beef and Guinness with Olive Mash is a full-bodied and hearty meal, perfect for snuggling up on a winter’s night. Also, due [more…]

How to Make Pasties for Two as a Student Cook

Don’t have lunch on your lonesome – invite a friend round and cook for two. You’ll impress others with your student cook savvy and you won’t be able to find this delicious pasty in your local bakers. This [more…]

How to Make Healthy Chicken Kebabs as a Student Cook

Kebabs don’t need to be the grease-fest you get from a dodgy van. As the student cook, impress others with these delicious healthy chicken kebabs for a light and tasty midday snack and remind yourself [more…]

Festive Oyster Stew

Make this oyster stew as part of a New England Christmas dinner. Oyster Stew may sound exotic, but it is very simple — just three ingredients, plus seasonings. Serve with French bread to sop up the creamy [more…]

Paleo Diet Recipe: Sesame Kale

Leafy green kale is a perfect Paleo diet food, full of fiber and anti-oxidants. And eating Paleo- (or cave man) style doesn't necessarily mean raw veggies. Here, sesame oil and fresh ginger add an Asian [more…]

Paleo Diet Recipe: Cocoa-Cinnamon Coconut Chips

In the Paleo diet (or cave man diet), crunchy snacks like potato chips aren't approved — but Cocoa-Cinnamon Coconut Chips are satisfyingly crunchable. Here, Paleo-friendly coconut is lightly toasted and [more…]

Paleo Diet Recipe: Slow Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut

You can eat like a (civilized) cave man with this recipe for a one-pot Paleo entree: Slow Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut. The secret to this Paleo pleaser is to brown the pork before adding the sauerkraut. [more…]

How to Make a Lettuce Wrap with Sesame Ginger Sauce

Present these lettuce wraps to your hungry crowd for a delicious family-style meal. The Sesame Ginger Sauce is delicious for dipping or drizzling. Wrapped sandwiches are a great variation on traditional [more…]

Recipe for Vegan Baked Beans

Hearty bean dishes make for excellent one-pot meals. Although you technically bake the beans in a casserole dish, you do all your cooking in one pot. [more…]

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