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Good Food: Easy Student Dinners: Triple-tested Recipes (Good Food 101)
 
 

Good Food: Easy Student Dinners: Triple-tested Recipes (Good Food 101) [Kindle Edition]

Barney Desmazery
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Healthy, quick and easy recipes from the UK's best-selling cookery magazine.

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Making tasty and healthy dishes can be difficult for students - with a tight schedule and an even tighter budget, the odds are stacked against you. That's why the trusted team at Good Food magazine have collected their favourite recipes for quick, delicious dishes that won't cost the earth or require hard-to-find ingredients and specialist equipment. Chapters on Brainy Breakfasts help to keep body and mind going until lunch, while Express Dinners are perfect for those busy weeknight evenings. There is also a handy collection of dishes for one, as well as a chapter of hearty Food for Friends that won't break the bank.



The full nutritional breakdown accompanying each dish helps you to maintain a healthy diet, and with a colour photograph accompanying each recipe it really couldn't be simpler. 101 Easy Student Dinners is the ideal cookbook for the student way of life - quick, healthy and delicious food that leaves you with the time, energy and money to study and socialise.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5841 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Digital (25 Aug 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005L193QA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #109,754 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A student cookbook for people who can cook! 26 Aug 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am a fan of the Good food series of cookbooks and this book was no exeption. I am a student starting in september, and have been searching the market for a good cookbook, small but with a variety of cheap recipes, and most importantly, one which doesnt assume that as a student I have never been inside a kitchen before, and this book ticks all the boxes.

With sections on Brainy Breakfasts and Healthy Snacks, Express meals, Dinners for One, One pan wonders, Food for friends, and Easy puds (yum!), there are recipes for every occasion. Every recipe is simple to make, they are split up into two or three stages, and so even the most basic beginner can follow them, and opposite the recipe is a clear picture of the finished food, so you know what your making and what your aiming for!

Definately the best cookbook for students I found so far, I would recommend it to everyone, not just students!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good book 20 April 2012
By I. Darren TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
There is (or there should be) more to life and a student's diet than hamburgers, pizzas and other takeaway food. Yet for many students, a combination of time constraints, budget restrictions and inexperience in the kitchen can get in the way of healthier and often cheaper eating (and living).
This book, as part of the acclaimed BBC GoodFood series, provides 101 different recipes that have been tailor-made for the student on a tight budget and, as usual, triple checked and tested to be sure that they hit the mark.
Split into six distinct sections - brainy breakfasts & healthy snacks, express meals, dinners for one, one-pan wonders, food for friends and easy puds - and backed up by an excellent index, it is easy to skip through the book and look for culinary inspiration.
Once you has found something of interest, perhaps aided by the excellent full-colour photographs of the finished dishes, each recipe is clearly presented with a handy shopping list, concise and well-written instructions and, of course, for the weight-conscious, nutritional information. You have to add the ingredients, do a little work and, of course, the washing up!
However this book should not be restricted to students and people living alone. Many of the dishes are of a quality that could grace a typical family table and, of course, it is easy to scale up recipes to accommodate larger groups. It is a sad fact that many people may otherwise overlook this excellent little book by the title, but on the other hands students might not necessarily search for inspiration from a much larger general recipe book. Catch 22!
Food influences from many cultures feature as well, so the food world is really your oyster and maybe it will help you spread your culinary horizons at the same time.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By K King TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I agree with the last reviewer - this is a good book for people who are already into good food and want to cook decent meals for themselves.

Sure, these recipes take into account limited cooking equipment and lack of time, and it would be wonderful if our children had the money, facilities and wherewithal to cook these meals using fresh herbs, fresh chillies, basil leaves, fresh salmon, fresh mussels, packets of rocket etc, packets of mixed seafood, fresh limes...all these ingredients are in this book.

There are 7 chapters in total:

Brainy breakfast & healthy snacks- lots of nice ideas, my daughter said she will make tangy couscous salad, as it will keep a few days in the fridge. She wouldn't make her own muesli bars, but would make flapjacks, nor would she make her own home-made cereals.

Express meals

Now here are some very good ideas, there is an excellent recipe for bolognese bake which has all the flavour of lasagne but is quicker and easier. We cooked this together last night, it is different as it hasn't got the classic white sauce, but it is really tasty. There is also english carbonara, but it uses fresh parmesan, when in reality students would buy it in a packet.

Dinners for one - why not treat yourself to a steak supper? Lovely, but steak for students? However, there is an excellent recipe for sausage and root veg stovie as the meat and veg are cooked in one pan.

one pan wonders - great recipes here, including 1 pan roast dinner. This recipe is realistic as it includes dried herbs.

Food for friends - nice recipes for curry, bolognese, cottage pie, sticky wings, lentil ragu,

Easy puds

Lots of tasty recipes including apple crumble, fried bananas.

Overall, it is a good book - just pick out the recipes that suit cooking in student accommodation and ignore the ones that don't.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not a basic cook book 10 Mar 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I got this for my dad to learn to cook as my mum is no longer able to, and most of the meals are not easy basic cooking. This may be suitable for a lot of people, but if you want basic simple cooking I personnally wouldn't recommend this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too complicated for students 12 Oct 2013
By Matthew
Format:Paperback
The book is laid out very well, clear instructions and good pictures. However most of the recipes are simply too complicated and have no place in a "Student" cook book. All I'm looking for are straight forward classic meals, that fill you up and can be fridged for a couple of days. Instead this book presents recipes such as Salmon rarebit, Spaghetti with walnuts, raisins and parsley, Peppered-mackerel fish cakes, Sweetcorn and smoked haddock chowder and Sardines and watercress on toast. These all sound very nice but are too much hassle on a tight budget and nine people sharing one oven / hob.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars "Easy"
The book has a wide variety of lovely sounding dinners. Unfortunately, asking a student to make their own cheese sauce and making pasta 'al dente' I think is a lot to ask of a book... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Emma Husband
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good
Daughter has gone off to uni, she took many cookbooks with her, but thought as a little treat when visiting would take her this one too, she loves it.
Published 4 months ago by Kate
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Food Recipe Book
As with all the books in the Good Food range - certainly the ones I have - this is a nice little recipe book. Not totally sure about recipe books on Kindle, but managing so far!
Published 4 months ago by FrancesC
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Mostly very useful for my uni student daughter, it describes everything from how to make scrambled egg to a steak meal ( there won't be many of those I don't think ! Read more
Published 7 months ago by fred
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Ordered this for my son who is away at university. He says easy recipes and helpful tips in the book.
Published 8 months ago by Me
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for teenager
Great recipes, tried them out before daughter went to Uni, maybe some recipes a bit pricey, but on the whole great.
Published 8 months ago by Mrs D J Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars EASY TO FOLLOW
I got this for my grandson and it is packed with easy to follow tasty recipes, in fact I have ear marked a few for myself and with the nutrition values included I can adapt them... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Nanny two
5.0 out of 5 stars gift
i bought this book as a stocking filler for my son who started uni he was most pleased with it
Published 8 months ago by Mrs.J Williams
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit disappointed
I love the Good Food Series but I do not feel that this is particularly amateur cook, student-friendly. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Hillsider
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Food
Great value for money, lots of ideas for quick, cheap and easy food to make, snacks, starters and main meals. I do love this series of books.
Published 9 months ago by Kelly Boswell
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