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Mozzarella, White Wine and Ham Potato Gratin

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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Chinese Chicken Stir-Fry

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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Chicken and Bacon Pasta Bake

Dear friend, Nothing screams ‘UNI MEAL’ louder than a pasta bake. But we won’t be copping out and using a jar sauce, no no. In this recipe, I’ll be teaching you how to make a bechamel (white sauce). This is a simple base used in creamy sauces like white wine and cheese. You only have to use a small knife in this recipe because I don’t think you’re ready for the real thing (sorry not sorry). Now let’s begin…

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