eCollegeFinder Foodie Blog Award

Online Colleges

We all know that there's nothing quite like a homecooked meal, though college students don't always have the time or money necessary to cook one! For those who are craving something delicious, but are unsure how to put it together with the little resources they have, we've created a list of the Top 70 Foodie Blogs from across the web. Visit the blogs, check out recipes and tips from the pros, enjoy a good meal, and let us know which of our Top 70 Foodie Blog Award recipients is your favorite by emailing awards@ecollegefinder.com!

Congratulations to our award winners and thank you to everyone who participated!

Top 70 Foodie Blogs

18thC Cuisine

The more things change, the more they stay the same. 18th Century recipes are what we eat today, just in less detail.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Keep basics and cook from scratch. No mater which cuisine you prefer, your cooking choices will be more healthful.

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400 Calories or Less

400 Calories or Less is all about easy to make, yet healthy and scrumptious, meals. Think of eating all your favorite comfort foods without any guilt! Grilled Cheese, Lasagna, Macaroni and Cheese, Hamburger Casserole - nothing is off limits when you cook the 400 Calories or Less way!

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
I recommend that you keep things simple. Tons of flavor can come just from using the right ingredients - you don't need to be a French chef and use calorie laden sauces. Keep some fresh herbs on hand and use them in everything! Basil, parsley, cilantro... they all make great additions. They are not just garnishes - they really give meals flavor.

Check out this recipe, written especially for students, on 400 Calories or Less.

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80 Breakfasts

80 Breakfasts is a personal journal of my adventures in cooking and eating. It's a place where I indulge in my passion for food!

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Rice or pasta/noodles - easy to make and open to endless variations. Also, do not underestimate the humble egg... it can be used in oh-so-many ways and is nutritious to boot.

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A Bitchin' Kitchen

A Bitchin' Kitchen is written by two 20-something sisters who share a passion for cooking simple and delicious food. Annie and Maggie focus on sharing decadent but uncomplicated desserts, and recipes for dinners that won't have you in the kitchen for hours after a long day at school or work.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
One of our favorite recipes that is great for a college student looking to save time and money, while not compromising on the quality of their food are these delicious Thai Peanut Butter Noodles. Why spend money on takeout, or eat unhealthy ramen noodles when you can make something quick and healthy in your own kitchen? The ingredients for this recipe can be obtained inexpensively at any grocery store, and chances are you already have most in your pantry!

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A Bountiful Kitchen

A Bountiful Kitchen is a colleciton of recipes, tried and true. It's also my attempt at journaling and recordng happenings in our family and community, in our little corner of the world: Bountiful, Utah. I love to capture the finished dish with up close and personal photography. I believe every person has a story, and every recipe has one too!

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
First, forget about pre-packaged, prepared foods, they are loaded with artificial preservatives and trans-fats. The Freshman 15? In today's world it's more like the Freshman 25, if you aren't careful!

Get into the grocery store! Look at the ads when you enter the store, see what fruit and veggie items are on sale and buy those items(if you are on a tight budget, stay away from meat). My tip for coming up with recipes using the fresh items you have purchased? Google the ingredients, example: "spinach, mushroom, red pepper recipe". I came up with a whopping 5,240,000 results. Add the word "simple" or "healthy" for recipes to fit your lifestyle.

Check out this recipe, written especially for students, on A Bountiful Kitchen.

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A Couple Cooks

A Couple Cooks is all about simple, mainly meatless recipes. We believe that everyone can cook if we can, and that preparing natural, whole foods can be accessible and fun.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Soups are a quick, easy, and cheap way to feed youself and others (and create great leftovers!) One of our favorites is Italian White Bean Soup.

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A Dash of Sass

A Dash of Sass is a home cooking blog focused on fresh ingredients, whole grains and real, unprocessed food. Packed with recipes that are accessible and quick enough for any home cook, this food blog is the place to find your new go-to recipes. Illustrated with killer food photography (often step-by-step photos) and witty commentary, A Dash of Sass will have you in the kitchen getting sassy before you know it!

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Eating well while pressed for time and money can be challenging but with a little planning you can eat well without having to take out an extra loan. Shop in bulk (if possible) and stock up on whatever fresh produce is on sale. If you have pasta and rice in your pantry you can always toss it together with some seasonable veggies and cheap protein (don't overlook canned tuna!) for a fast, flavorful meal. Try to keep some spices (or hot sauce) around to add a cheap, quick flavor punch to your favorite dishes.

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A Family that Eats Together: from Foodie to Kid Friendly in One Dish

A Family that Eats Together focuses on making dishes that are kid friendly while still enjoyable by adults. We believe in local, whole and seasonal foods, eating together as a family and bringing the family table back to dinnertime.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Meal plan! Plan your meals out a week in advance so that you do all your shopping at once. Meal planning will cut your grocery bills in half, minimize wasting food because it goes bad and eliminate the stress of figuring out what to eat each night.

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A Girl in Her Kitchen

A Girl in Her Kitchen is a forum for me to share the meals I create in my kitchen. As a health conscious, quasi-vegetarian, and full-time doctoral student with a job, I strive to make quick meals using real food.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Look for sales. Buy things in bulk and cook in bulk. It takes just as long to make an 8x8 casserole as it does a 9x13 (hello leftovers and lunch the next day!) Donít be afraid to use items like dried beans. It just takes one extra step and they are way cheaper than canned - and full of fiber and protein! Donít forget to patron your local farmerís market for great deals on fresh produce. Be creative and have fun!

Check out this recipe, written especially for students, on A Girl in Her Kitchen.

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A Glug of Oil

My blog is intended to make cooking a fun experiment of flavours that you like and not 'strict to gram' measurements. To me, measurements make cooking boring; as long as you understand flavours, just go with what you think is best. Measuring ingredients is only necessary if you're baking bread or cakes, then you have to be more precise and that's why you won't find many cakes or bread recipes on my blog. It's much easier to visualise say, a small handful of chopped parsley, than it is to think about 2 or 3 tablespoons of chopped parsley.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Head straight for the reduced food counter in the supermarket and aim to only spend a small amount of money! Think up something that can be made from what's on offer along with 'store cupboard' ingredients that you should always have, for example pasta, rice or couscous. Pasta can make a few chopped vegetables go a long way and is filling too. One big pasta bake will feed a good few people and work out quite cheap when the cost is shared.

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A Life of Spice

I write about food and culture and how they effect our lives.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Invest in good spices - they can jazz up even the simplest dish!

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A Little Bit of Everything

Most of the recipes on my blog require baking. You'll find lots of bread recipes but also tons of sweet treats and snacks. Almost all of them are kid-friendly and lately I've shared some vegan baked goods. As my blog line suggests, a little bit of everything is the key to a healthy body!

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
I don't have a special recipe but I can give some advice. Find a farmers market near you and buy your vegetables and fruit from there. Not only will you save some money but you'll also support the locals. And always eat what's in season and cook from scratch!

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A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa

A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa focuses on real, seasonal food. Cooking doesn't have to be difficult or take too much time to make as long as you have fresh ingredients from local family farmers or grown yourself. We focus on urban homesteading, organic gardening and real, simple cooking.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
My number one tip is learn your seasons in order to know what fruit and vegetable grows during what part of the year. Grab a couple of good, simple cookbooks (Jamie Oliver, Alice Waters) and learn to cook!

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A Meandering Mango

As for my blog - it's really a food journal dedicated to all things delicious and beautiful.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
As for recipes, I would suggest my recipe for roasted pumpkin and apple soup.

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A Pinch of Love

Recipes from graduate student who finds cooking as a muse. Food that is whipped up with a tad bit of love to reach souls!

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Banana oat meal muffins are great to grab in the morning and salmon/fish soup will act as a simple and healthy supper with slice of bread. The best way to save money and time is to cook from left overs by wrapping chicken in tortillas or cook all veggies together with spices and enjoy with toasted bread (commonly called pav bhaji).

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A Plum By Any Other Name

A Plum By Any Other Name focuses on making simple, honest food from scratch. I try to use seasonal, local ingredients, whenever possible, though I also want the recipes to be approachable. Overall, A Plum By Any Other Name highlights thoughtful food that loves you back. It's also a blog that, with any luck, will offer a little comfort when the pot of life boils over.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Consider your freezer your best arsenal. When you prepare something, make extra: most meals can be frozen. Soup is a perfect example of this. It's typically economical, nourishing, and can be made in big batches. As a food lover, I want my meals to be tasty and, as a dietitian, I also want them to fuel me; soup does both.

Check out this recipe, written especially for students, on A Plum By Any Other Name.

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A Simple Home Cook

From how to make hard-boiled eggs to making a big Dutch baby, from a healthy dish to not a healthy comfort food, you can find recipes and tutorials at A Simple Home Cook. A Simple Home Cook is a basic, frugal home cook who loves sharing what she enjoys including old family recipes and ones with her own twist, always with the budget in mind.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Cooking from scratch can save you money, but cost you time you don't have during the week. One time and money saving tip is to pick up peppers and onion when on sale and/or in season. Remove skin from onions and seeds from peppers; chop into pieces you would normally use in cooked dishes; freeze on a baking sheet until solid. Place in freezer bags for future use. When you need either, just either take out your already measured bag or just remove as much as you need and reseal.

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A Southern Grace

My blog is focused on food (primarily of the sugary variety), but with each recipe comes vivid pictures and fun anecdotes. The only thing to be taken seriously is the food.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
While most of my recipes are full of sugar, flour, and butter, I still offer a healthy meal from time to time. My best tip for college students is to watch what they eat late at night. It's easy to down a bag of chips while cramming for an exam, and that's not good for the body or mind!

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A Spicy Perspective

A Spicy Persective is a collection of easy, yet artful, recipes and SPICY conversation. The recipes are designed for adventurous home-cooks, offering many cooking tips and step-by-step instructions.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
I recommend college students make the most of their local farmers markets. You can get the best produce, in season, at an affordable price. Also, when learning to cook, donít over do it with ingredients. Work with 2-3 flavors to create simple, balanced dishes.

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A Spoonful of Thyme

A Spoonful of Thymeís purpose is to show that recipes and cooking do not have to be complicated to be good. The idea is to take the time to do it. It is important to eat healthy and to spend time with friends and/or loved ones sharing a meal. Dinnertime is sacred at out house. We always sit down together for a meal and conversation.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
There are many recipes that are simple, quick and inexpensive like Spicy Chipotle-Turkey Chili, the Vegetable Medley Salad or Pumpkin Bread. Many of the recipes are from my college days and I find that I am still making them today. Some recipes use a crock pot and others freeze easily. There should be something for every taste at A Spoonful of Thyme.

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A Sweet Spoonful

A Sweet Spoonful is the culinary journal of San Francisco-based writer and professional baker, Megan Gordon. Here you'll find inspiring recipes, travel stories, baking tips and advice, along with original photography. If you're interested in Southern-inspired recipes, baking, cocktails, the craft of writing or food photography - Megan's site is a must.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Find simple foods that are easy to prepare and really appeal to you. Sometimes when you begin cooking, it's easy to get overwhelmed with complex recipes and you start to realize you don't have a great foundation with the basics (for example, roast chicken or a homemade tomato sauce). So don't be too hard on yourself. Find great salad recipes you like, make soups in the winter, craft some amazing sandwiches and start baking cookies. It doesn't have to be elaborate or fancy to be nourishing, affordable, and inspired.

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A Thought for Food

A Thought For Food was started in 2009 as a way to share my culinary experiences with others. Through recipes, personal anecdotes, and historical/cultural information, I hope to make people think about the role that food plays in our lives.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Keep the dishes you make simple. Know that it doesn't take a lot of ingredients to make a delicious meal. Sometimes, I'll just roast an eggplant in the oven, chop up some mint on top, and serve that with a baguette. That alone could serve two people and would cost no more than $10.

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A Toast to Taste

Fun, fresh, and a little sassy. I mix my writing with food and a bit of life thrown in as well.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Tacos with ground turkey! Who doesn't love tacos? I know I sure did when I was in college. I have a recipe for homemade taco seasoning on my blog - it's much better for you than the packaged kind you'd find at your local grocery store - free of preservatives and full of flavor!

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Aapplemint

You never know enough, and are learning new things till the day you die. Food is so diverse that I believe one lifetime is not enough to see, learn and eat it all. My blog is just a way for me to reach out to fellow foodies, do a little show and tell with what I can do, and in return, learn from others.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
I know it can be really endearing when you're young and have a million things you want to do in a day, and cooking is just the last thing on your mind. For those who have very little time and still wish to eat healthy home cooked meals, it shouldn't be difficult. Even if your pantry is not well stocked, you could make a meal from a few basic things. Eggs - A million ways to prepare them , healthy and cheap. Easy to cook and no mess. One pot dishes with available, veggies, meat 'n' rice. Noodles with veggies and lean meat. Stir fries also take very little time and are extremely nutritious. And the easiest of all- Sandwiches and home made burgers.

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Acquired Life

My blog is a place that has a main focus on my life through food and photos. I try to always have a helpful hint and reminder in my post to make life a little easier when it comes to cooking. Because I'm now in Portugal, I like to incorporate my new home into my blog as well.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
As for a recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student, I would say to try and stay away from premade foods like canned soups or frozen dinners. Take a day a week to make up your own food and freeze it for later in the week such as soup, chili, tortillas, bread and you will have it ready for later in the week. Also to make more than you plan to eat, as many things can be used in more than one dish!

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Adora's Box

My blog features a collection of delicious and wholesome recipes that I have learned, adapted or created. All of them have easy to follow instructions to help you recreate the delicious meals at home.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
For me the easiest, fastest and most versatile way of cooking is stir frying. There is no limit to the ingredients you can use. Quick, easy, healthy and most of all very tasty one-dish-meals can be created in no time.

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Adryon's Kitchen

As a full time employee, sometimes student and mother to a 9 year old, I focus on showing that good food made with love doesn't have to be difficult. I also love taking something you have eaten 100 times and suprising you by twisting it around.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
If possible, invest in a crock pot. You can do big batch cooking at eat all week. If you do something like shredded chicken you can use it in salads, soups, wraps, etc.

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Adventures of Valley Writer

Adventures of Valley Writer chronicles one woman's culinary and travel adventures in Western Massachusetts and Southern California. Valley Writer focuses on finding delicious recipes that use quality ingredients and are still easy to prepare.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
My best advice is to make good use of cheaper cuts of meats and leftovers. For example, instead of cooking chicken breasts, cook a whole chicken (which you can often get $2-3 cheaper PER pound!) - then use the meat in 3 or 4 different recipes. Also, don't be afraid to substitute. For example, don't have the time to make your own fresh strawberry puree? Use strawberry jam that's been heated up in the microwave.

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As Strong as Soup

The blog is made up of recipes that an old English guy has devised or accidentally bumped into over the years. Although the recipes might come from anywhere, they often have either an English or a French accent. And if I can cook them, then I'm pretty sure that most people could.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Relax and enjoy the cooking. Preferably enjoy the cooking with other people, music and a lot of laughs. If you can, then get a freezer and fill it with your cooking. And, if all else fails, pretty much anything goes with couscous and that's the easiest thing in the world of cooking.

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Big Spud

Home-cooked food for real people - a little of the everyday, a little something special and everything tastes good.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Use the cheap cuts of meat and casserole them for freezing later. I would recommend lamb breast which costs peanuts in the UK. Season it, casserole it for 3 hours over potatoes and onions to eat hot that day, and eat cold with different veg throughout the week. Lovely!

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Bon AppÈtit

A quick and easy foodie reference point! Along with easy recipes, generally of the 'add as much as you want' variety, there are also some more quirky good articles, such as taste tests!

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Being able to make a white roux sauce is invaluable. You can add cheese to top a lasagne, parsley to pour over fish, bacon and cheese to cheer up chicken... My tip is not to worry about the temperature of the milk as you add it, but to add it slowly, whisking after each small pour, and have the butter and flour mixture really hot so the milk bubbles when it's added!

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Bread and Milk and Blackberries

Ruth draws on her family ties to create feel good food with a healthy dose of scandinavian influence. In search of balance, she often incorporates whole foods and natural ingredients, but always has room for a treat! Her most popular recipes are rye pancakes with caramelised bananas and maple syrup, and potato salad with radish, dill and lemon.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Ruth's best cooking tip for a college student is to make as much as you can from scratch - it's cheaper and healthier. Don't be afraid to experiment and find out what you like and don't like. And, of course, eat your veggies!!

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Butcher, Baker

A blog that isn't afraid to show that good food can be easy, economical, tasty and even better with a slice of cake.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
My Lentil Chilli recipe. Cheap, healthy, uses mostly storecupboard ingredients and great for using up the random pieces of vegetables at the bottom of the refrigerator.

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Chocolate Log Blog

My blog is primarily about making delicious things with chocolate using as many healthy ingredients as I can. I tend to use wholemeal or spelt flours, high cocoa content chocolate and organic eggs. I'm also on a voyage of discovery in the wonderful world of chocolate, amazed at the number of chocolate cakes, biscuits and desserts out there and trying to improve my skills along the way.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Making your own cakes and biscuits is fun, can be very simple and will be much healthier than most things you can buy. My top tip is buy the best quality chocolate or cocoa you can afford as this means the bake will be richer and therefore go a lot further.

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Chocolate Shavings

My blog is filled with easy and fresh recipes that can mostly be made for a delicious weeknight meal. With a good mix of deserts, main dishes and sides, it's a great resource for anyone who loves cooking and wants to try new meals. I am from France, so most of my recipes are inspired by the food I grew up eating.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
I think the best tip is to plan ahead of time so you have some idea of what you're making. If you know wkat kind of dishes you like to eat and know how to make, you can keep a few ingredients always on hand and whip up something in minutes when you need to. To save money, my best tip is to buy seasonally - the produce is generally cheaper and better! Another tip is to make good use of your freezer: it's amazing how much time it can save you! Keep some frozen veggies always on hand, and freeze big batches of things like tomato sauce and even meats so you can have something ready quickly whenever need be.

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Closet Cooking

I came to realize that my meals were boring and that I had been eating the same few dishes over and over again for years. It was time for a change! I now spend my free time searching for and trying tasty new recipes in my closet sized kitchen.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Don't be afraid to be adventurous, there is a lot that you can do with your meals even with limited kitchen resources and budget that is both tasty and healthy.

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Coffee Muffins

CoffeeMuffins is all about quick and easy recipes made from healthy ingredients, to fit into a busy lifestyle. However while healthy is good - sometimes we all just need cake and muffins!

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
My best cooking tip would be to bulk out meat dishes with cheap pulses or vegetables. My favourite example is Spaghetti Bolognese with half the mince replaced with puy lentils - you won't even notice the difference! It's better for you, the environment and your bank balance!

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Comfort Bites

A collection of recipes, news headlines and book & product reviews that celebrate good, comforting food. For food that restores and revives and is designed to be eaten slowly.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Make the most of your leftovers. Leftover pasta can be used in omelettes; vegetables and meat in soups, curries and stir fries and any leftover bread can be made into delicious desserts. Once you get used to using your leftovers you'll save time and money - and as a former college student I know how important these are!

Check out this recipe, written especially for students, on Comfort Bites.

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Cooking the Books with Kelly-Jane

Iím an obsessed home cook, baker and cook book buyer! Join me as I cook my way through some of my favourite books. I also post my book reviews, recipes and occasional product reviews too.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Eat soup! Home-made soup is as light and delicate or hearty and filling as you like, suitable for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Or make something where you can turn the leftovers into something else. Roast chicken, then chicken stock for soup or risotto, leftover chicken for salad, sandwiches or perhaps curry, pasta sauce, piesÖ. yum!

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Cooking up a Storm in a Teacup

My style of cooking is rather eclectic, I gather things from East and West, old and new, mix things up and experiment. I have some old favourite never-fail heritage recipes that always work however much I adapt them, but I'm always happy to try new things too.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
My recommended recipe for a college student would be Adasi, a substantial Persian lentil soup. It's very simple to make, packed with flavour and so more-ish that once you've tasted it you can't stop eating. That isn't a problem as it's low in fat, full of second class protein and tons of vitamins and minerals, so lots of brain food. A big pot is inexpensive to make, even if using organic ingredients, and with good bread makes a great family supper, can feed a college football team or last a single student for a couple of nights.

Check out this recipe, written especially for students, on Cooking up a Storm in a Teacup.

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Cooking Whims

Cooking Whims is a blog that features a variety of quick and easy recipes for anyone - experienced and beginner cooks. Each recipe is tested and reviewed at the end in the "My Two Cents" section, which features tips and tricks I learned from making the recipe. Cooking Whims also features restaurant reviews and recaps of food blogger events in and around the Boston area.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
My tip for eating well and saving time and money is to come up with a plan every week. I plan out the meals I'm going to make and stick to the list of ingredients I need for it at the store. And when I plan my meals, I try to stick to healthy ones that are easy to prepare. If you come up with a repertoire of 10-20 meals you're comfortable making, cooking will be easy - and fun!

Check out this recipe, written especially for students, on Cooking Whims.

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Corner Cottage Bakery

I would describe my site as a small resource to satisfy your sweeth tooth. There are posts ranging from tried and tested family recipes that remind you of home to recipes that showcase something a little different if you want to show off to friends and family!

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
My best tips would be:
1 - Eat breakfast! Something quick and whole grain based, you'll thank me at 9.45am when you're contemplating eating your pens!
2 - Buy things like pasta/rice in bulk. It'll save you money and is a great back up to have!
3 - Invest in a basic cookbook, you'll be surprised what you can make out of a few cheap ingredients!

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Crumbs

Tired of cooking, but not tired of eating? Let us help. We are two sisters who like cooking and love eating. Since having children we spend less time choosing between sushi or salami and more time scraping porridge off the walls. This blog is a way of inspiring us to cook healthy, tasty, quick meals for our family. We give a two bread-stick salute to long ingredient lists and say 'helloo' to the culinary short cut.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
We would recommend that they eat with a friend! It halves the amount of time they spend cooking, is much more fun, and you can share the washing up.

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Delightful Repast

Delightful Repast is the go-to site for comfort food with flair, comfort food with a healthy twist. You'll find classics made with less sugar and fat but all the flavor. No high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners or other "fake" ingredients. I'm a flexitarian, so you'll find vegetarian and vegan dishes as well as meat dishes; gluten-free as well as wheat; something for everyone.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Don't waste your money, or your health, on empty calories. The so-called "foods" that do not nourish are more than just not nourishing; they are harmful. As much as possible, eat whole, local, organic, sustainable foods and avoid chemical-filled convenience foods.

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Everybody Likes Sandwiches

Everybody Likes Sandwiches is about the joy in preparing fresh food simply. I want to let others know that eating & living simply and beautifully can be a cinch.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
My tip would be that it's okay to "make do" with what you've got in your cupboards - you don't need to run to the store to buy a certain ingredient and you shouldn't let good food go to waste. I substitute, I dig around my cupboards and I have fun creating something delicious out of seemingly meager beginnings.

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Ezra Pound Cake

Ezra Pound Cake is the food blog for people who want to make and eat something fun and delicious, from homemade sloppy joes to veggie-and-goat-cheese sandwiches, skillet lasagna, easy sticky buns and hot fudge pudding cake. The site also features plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, as well as Meatless Monday posts every week.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Whether you're eating in a cafeteria or hooking up breakfast at home, you can't go wrong with a fruit, yogurt and granola parfait. They're cheap, nutritious, and you can put one together in about five minutes using different fruits, yogurt flavors and types of cereal.

Check out this recipe, written especially for students, on Ezra Pound Cake.

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Feast with Bron

Feast with Bron is about cooking and eating and enjoying it every day, not just the one of special meals. I want people to find the simple pleasure of eating well all the time using the finest ingredients they can.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Don't think of each meal as separate entities, but rather as an evolving feast; then little or nothing of your time, your money or your effort is wasted. So if you make corn fritters and dhal, it's a great dinner as a hot meal, it's lovely cold next day for lunch, and then next night, if there is a little dhal left, have it with rice and a side dish of cucumber and yoghurt. Three days fabulous eating for pennies!

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Food Coma

Food Coma is all about delicious food and having a good time. I like to share recipes and silly stories from my life, as well as share book reviews and what I've been wearing lately. But the focus will always be on butter, sugar, flour.... you know, the finer things in life.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
I never had the experience of living in a dorm during my college years, so I don't really have any 'dorm-friendly' cooking tips. But I would highly recommend spending your money on fresh herbs, produce, and whole foods like greek yogurt, cheese and eggs over pre-packaged, overly sugared treats like cookies or white bread. I'm not a total health nut by any means, but learning to stretch your dollar AND be mindful of your health is a lesson everyone should learn and college is a great time to start.

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Foodforfriendsyeah!

My blog is a place where you can share your recipes and reviews with family and friends. We also share our own recipes, reviews, tips and competitions for everyone to enjoy.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
My best recipe for a college student is Spaghetti Bolognese - The reason being is it teaches the basics for so many other recipes, e.g. frying off onions and garlic before adding meat. That is the beginning to many a delicious meal! The great thing about bolognese is it also freezes well, so extra can be made, frozen, defrosted and eaten to save time. You can also tweak the recipe a little to make a cottage pie or use as a jacket potato filling. Add some extra spices and kidney beans and you've got a smokin' hot chilli. Yum!

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Kirsten's Kitchen

Kirsten's Kitchen is a vegan family lifestyle blog, focusing on vegan recipes that are simple to make and feed a family everyday of the week. Kirsten is a trained chef who feels passionate about healthy living through a plant based diet.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
If I had to recommend a recipe from my site for a college student it would be the Channa - chickpea and potato cauliflower curry! My tip for saving money... buy dried beans and soak them overnight, much cheaper and healthier.

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littleblackfox

Erratically updated blog about growing & eating vegetables, with frequent segues into crochet, prehistoric monuments, preserving, knitting, zombies, wheat gluten, foraging, bimbling around Europe & the Day Cthulhu Rises Up & Plays Cats Cradle with our Squishy Parts.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Get thee to an Indian or Asian grocers! Fresh fruit & vegetables, sacks of rice & pulses for a fraction of what they cost at the supermarkets. I got into cooking from picking up unusual tubers, gourds & greens from my local ethnic stores & asking the staff what to do with them, they're always happy to give advice (most of the time it will be either 'stir fry it' or 'put in a curry'). A hungover sunday cooking up a big batch of curry to last you through the week is also a good time saver, whilst distracting you from the feeling that your brain is trying to crawl out of your eyeballs.

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Lou Loves Food!

The diary of a food geek. Lou Loves Food! is a guide to all things foodie, be it nutrition, cooking or eating out. A lighthearted resource for the latest food news and trends, this blog is packed with recipes, restaurant revues, food facts - and a whole lot of ideas for making breakfast more interesting.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Cook yourself plenty of hearty casseroles and curries (packed with vegetables to get in your five a day). Cook in bulk to save time and money - eat what you want and freeze the rest in meal sized portions.

Cook in packs! Trying to cook varied meals for one inevitably leads to waste, so share the weekly food shop (and the bill) and cook meals together with your flat mates.

Make the most of your flexible time schedule and get to know your local supermarkets - where the discounted products are stocked and at what times they put out the goods. You can pick up some of the items that can really make a dent in your savings (such as fresh fish and vegetables) at bargain prices if you learn to be at the right place at the right time.

Check out this recipe, written especially for students, on Lou Loves Food!

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Mama Grubbs Grub

My blog is best for the college student that wants to make a fast healthy meal while studying or just hanging out with friends. Many students find they don't eat as well while in college; they make bad, processed meals. My recipes are easy, fast, low calorie and fresh.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
My recommended recipe for a study snack would be my baked zucchini fries and for a good low calorie dinner, I would make my chicken lettuce wraps. A great tip would be always eat fresh and make your own meals at home or in the dorm so you know exactly what you are putting into your meals and won't be eating some mystery dinner with horrible additives.

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Me, My Food And I

I love cooking and I love eating and I find home-cooked meals are the best excuse to gather people around and the easiest way to make any good times even better. This blog is my quest to become a domestic god.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Eating well does not necessarily mean eating expensively. It's just the matter of strategy. I feel some of the cheapest cuts make the tenderest stew. Also to save time I like one-pot/pan/tray wonders.

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Mummy, I Can Cook!

I grew up in a country and a house full of amazing food, but I never really had anything to do with creating that amazing food. Like most students, I was forced to start cooking for myself when I went to study overseas in London - and I discovered I loved it.

The food I cook is influenced by:
1. the flavours and spices of home (mouthwatering blend of Straits Chinese, Malay, and Indian cuisine)
2. fresh, local, seasonal produce (I also work part-time at the farmers' market)
3. health (real, whole foods, not ready-made junk)
4. my mum (because mums know best don't they)

I'm far from a chef, and my food's hardly posh, but I hope to share my love for cooking real food in a tiny kitchen on a tiny budget and that people enjoy what I've got to share!

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
I would just like to say that cooking on a budget should be seen as something fun. It's a way to get creative with what's local and in season/on offer (don't be ashamed of cutting coupons!)

Check out this recipe, written especially for students, on Mummy, I Can Cook!

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No Bread is an Island

I describe my blog as a daily record of my adventures in breadmaking ñ in schools, in the community, in care homes, and, of course, at home. Through it I want to demonstrate the ease of breadmaking, show how much fun it can be and how healthy and economical it is to make your own bread. I want to encourage visitors to use it as a resource for home breadmaking, breadmaking with the family ñ and also for teaching. In addition, my hope is that my example will inspire other breadmakers and cooks to consider passing on their skills by becoming teachers themselves.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
The best advice I can give a college student is to make as much of their food themselves as they can. Home cooking ñ including breadmaking - has so many advantages over commercially produced food. Iíd begin by getting to grips with cooking lentils: red lentils, in particular, can be considered a fast food since they cook in about 10 minutes. They are cheap, healthy, nutritious and extremely versatile ñ lentils with cabbage and lentils with potatoes being particular favourites of mine.

Check out this recipe, written especially for students, on No Bread is an Island.

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Noble Nourishment

An honest, unpretentious food blog, focussing on economical, flavoursome food. My recipes are simple, with photo descriptions for each step, and I use ingredients that are easy to obtain.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
The best advice I would offer is to batch cook and freeze portions. Bulk out a pack of mince with lots of vegetables or pulses to make your meals go further and invest in a slow cooker (saw one for £9 in Asda yesterday); great for tenderising the cheapest cuts of meat!

Three of my recipes that I would thoroughly recommend to students are: Americans, Catherine's Chilli, and Spaghetti Carbonara

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Recipe Girl

RecipeGirl.com is a site devoted to recipes that are accessible to cooks at all skill levels. There are plenty of recipes for both cooking and baking, and it's a great resource for easy entertaining menus too.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
I have a quick and easy section on my site that is perfect for those who are super busy and don't have time to put a lot of effort into being in the kitchen. A slow cooker is a terrific investment. There are loads of slow cooker recipes that are delicious and healthy, and require minimal hands-on time.

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Savoring Today

Savoring Today is dedicated to fostering an attitude of intentionality toward relationships, health, and good food. Offering recipes, cooking tips and inspirational anecdotes to encourage home cooks and bring family and friends around the table.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Rethink fast food: Keep quick, grab 'n go whole foods like apples, bananas, grapes, carrots, celery, snap peas, almonds, walnuts, or cups of yogurt, cottage cheese, or cubed cheese on-hand so there is less temptation to eat sugar-filled carbs or fast food. These same items are easy to toss in salads as well. When possible, buy in bulk and split the cost with other students.

Check out this recipe, written especially for students, on Savoring Today.

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Tastes Like Home

Tastes Like Home is a virtual dining table at which all are welcome. It is an opportunity for Caribbean people to revel in the tastes of home and for non-Caribbean people to learn about the diverse cuisine of the English-speaking Caribbean.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Rather than a recipe, I would like to suggest a tip. My tip is to eat seasonally - the produce, whether it is vegetables, fruits, meat or seafood is always at its tastiest when in season and more importantly for students (given that you are on a budget), buying seasonally is always a guarantee that you will get an excellent product for a very reasonable and budget-friendly price given the abunance in the market.

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The Community Plate

The Community Plate is a new and exciting food blog, chronicling my discoveries of Baltimore and South Jersey restaurants, old and new, coming up with and executing recipes, and writing some articles about the restaurant business from an industry standpoint. In hopes of being discovered, my goal would be to have my own cooking show called "Broke College Girl", in which I execute recipes that are easy for college kids to make with their limited space, limited funds, and limited schedule!

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
A recommended cooking tip I have for college students to save time and money would be to "grocery shop" as you utilize your meal plan to its full potential. Pack a tupperware container in your bag before going to the cafeteria. If that night's meal includes, say, corn - take a little bit with you. Hit up the salad bar for some fresh tomatoes, onions, and olive oil, and now you have a few ingredients to make a fresh corn and tomato salsa for your tortilla chips, and you don't have to shell out the $5 for the jar of salsa at the supermarket!

Check out this recipe, written especially for students, on The Community Plate.

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The Cooking Photographer

Affordable, healthy, quick and easy to make dishes, often with a flair towards a more inexpensive vegetarian lifestyle. Plus plenty of cookies recipes, because sometimes we just need a treat or three.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Keep it simple. Stay with one dish and maybe a side salad. Also, spread out your expensive ingredients. Instead of steak and potatoes, think smaller amounts of grilled steak over lettuce with creamy dressing or whole wheat pasta with a quick homemade white garlic sauce.

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The English Kitchen

I'm a North American woman and retired chef, who is finding my way through the delightful experience that is cookery, eating and food in today's English Kitchen. I believe in cooking seasonal, economically, locally sourced and ethically farmed produce and meats. On my page you will find a delicious mix of the traditional and the modern that is English Cookery today.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
First of all, keep a number of tinned foods handy that can easily be put together to make a delicious, hearty and filling main meal. Don't go for the most expensive brand names, but don't go for the cheapest no-name brands either. It makes good economy to buy store brand product, such as "Tesco" brand or "Morrison's" brand, as often these are much cheaper than the more expensive brand names, but are produced and processed in the exact same locations, and often contain the exact same things. Corned Beef, Sweetcorn and Red Onion Hash is a very economical recipe, which makes good use of tinned corned beef, sweet corn and some potatoes. You can use tinned new potatoes as well. I have and it always turns out delicious.

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The Hunger Struck

I would describe my blog as focusing on simple, seasonally available ingredients with a strong angle towards simplicity. The majority of my recipes are uncomplicated by fancy ingredients and require very little cooking knowledge to prepare.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
I always recommend trying to cook locally and seasonally - everything tastes better when it is in season. Not only does this allow for the best tasting ingredients but it is often much more cost effective and sustainable.

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The Spice Garden

I am what I eat, rant about, review, and share with you. My blog is my food diary, created as a bank of recipes for my friends, family, and honored few... like you.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Tip to a college kid? Don't over shop, just buy what you need for a couple days. Work with fruits and vegetables, some lean meats, and collect a good set of spices over time. Oh, and use real butter and good olive oil. It makes all the difference in the world! As for time savers... use a grill pan and a wok - both allow you to get food on the table fast and nutritiously.

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Two Peas & Their Pod

Two Peas and Their Pod is a food and recipe blog where my husband and I share our love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. Join us in our culinary adventures - our kitchen is always open!

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Make a big pot of healthy soup. It is easy to reheat, freeze, and is great for lunch and dinner. Soup is filling and inexpensive. Try this: Easy Minestrone Soup.

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Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops

Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops is a recipe book of the food I eat and make for my family and friends. The recipes are delicious everyday meals that anyone can cook, mixed with a few recipes that are a little more glam and require a bit more time and effort in the kitchen - ideal for when you are wanting to entertain!

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Recommended recipes for students: Everyday Chicken Cassoulet and Curried Vegetable Soup. If you can, always try and keep a few essentials in your pantry such as tinned tomatoes, olive oil, stock cubes (or liquid stock), pasta, rice, salt and pepper and a few of your favourite dried herbs and spices. That way you just need to buy some fresh vegetables and you can make yourself a quick pasta or rice dish or even a delicious and easy homemade soup. When I was a student I slowly added extra spices and herbs to my collection and before I knew it I was able to make all sorts of delicious meals using minimum appliances and money!!

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Vazhayila.com

Vazhayila (meaning Plantain leaf) is a food blog on South Indian recipes authored by a 26 year old girl living far away from home on the East Coast of the US. Born out of a desire to recreate and share online the taste and smell of grandma's and mom's kitchen and those fond memories associated with it, this food blog is a part of my life now.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Though I prefer to have real and satisfying food made from the scratch, I have those busy days when I depend on rotisserie chicken and store bought curry paste to whip up a quick chicken curry for dinner, which saves both time and money. Always use store canned tuna and try this Spicy Tuna Stir-Fry for a welcomed change.

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What I Baked this Weekend

What I Baked This Weekend shows an amateur baker's love of cooking and her weekly bakes.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
Where you can, buy what is in season, as this means you'll be getting the best deal - if it's in season it will be cheaper. Cooking from scratch is usually cheaper and always tastier!

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What Kate Baked

What Kate Baked is an enthusiastic sweet-toothed journey in cake and other bakes.

What is your recommended recipe or cooking tip for a college student who wants to eat the best they can, while saving time and money?
My tip three tips for students would include:
1. Take a list shopping to keep to budget.
2. Take advantage of groceries in season and that are on offer.
3. Cook in bulk and share with friends, e.g. when I was at university, we shared the shopping and cooking, taking it in turns each night to create a tasty, nutrious and on budget meal.

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