Dear friend, I know it doesn’t seem like it, but summer is slowly creeping up on us and I know you’re trying to lose a couple pounds. The truth is, a little fat never hurt nobody. But let’s be honest; soup will always be better for you than pizza. So do yourself a favour and get to cooking 😀 xxx

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Dear friend, We all love a good wing (or two). And what’s great about them is they don’t take long to cook in the oven; literally the fastest part of the chicken to cook. This recipe is way too easy, and for the friends that knew me in year 11, this barbecue sauce (made from scratch) scored me an A grade on my final catering exam. Yes, Joel, this is for you… (P.s. this recipe is not the cheapest if you don’t have all the ingredients)

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Dear friend, You’re a student. You’re bound to have a half empty bottle of white wine lurking around the house somewhere (check under the sofa). If not, you can get a 250ml bottle of white cooking wine from as little as 98p from a supermarket (you only need 100ml for this recipe). This is my take on the popular French potato dish- a layer of potatoes topped with a layer of onions, and then another layer of potatoes, and then drowned in a creamy cheesy sauce. Yum. Once again, we’ll be using a bechamel (simple white sauce). Let’s go…

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Dear friend, Onions, garlic and ginger- the basic ingredient combo in the majority of Chinese dishes. It’s what makes Chinese food taste ‘Chinesey’. And who doesn’t like a stir-fry? Here’s another dead easy recipe I’ve been using recently. Say sayonara to stir fry sauces and hello to natural flavour. Let the hungry student see the ingredients. Chicken stir fry, reveal yourself…

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Dear friend, We all know grandma’s cooking is the best. But no matter how many times we try, we’ll never be able to cook her dishes as good as she does. Oh well… here’s my version of her garlic prawns (under £5!). This recipe was also published in the Guardian! (Link here).

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