Take 5 for Students: Rice and Peas in a Box

Take 5: Arborio rice, chicken stock, bacon, frozen peas, cheese. This is the kind of recipe that can be made with very limited cooking facilities. I had a microwave and only a square plastic box to cook in, but managed a satisfying one-dish supper. “One dish” takes on a new meaning. Put about 1 ½… [Read More]

Take 5 for Students: Crumby beef macaroni

Take 5: Minced beef, cheese, breadcrumbs, canned tomatoes, macaroni pasta. I recently made a mixture to stuff into a capsicum for baking, and decided to experiment with the remaining beef stuffing. The result was a really yummy, though somewhat unconventional pasta dish. Mix 1 cup minced beef with lots of salt and pepper, 1 cup… [Read More]

Take 5 for Students: Beefy Stuffed Peppers

Take 5: Pepper (capsicum), minced beef, cheese, breadcrumbs, canned tomatoes. This is a simple stuffed pepper dish which takes a while to cook but is easy to put together. Peppers are cheap when in season! I prefer red, yellow and orange ones for this. Take one pepper (capsicum) per person. Cut off the tops to… [Read More]

Take 5 for Students: Top-Up Chicken Pie

Flour, cream, cheese, chicken, puff pastry. This is an easy, fun recipe to use cooked chicken for. If you have leftover roast chicken and vegetables. chop them up and put them all in a casserole dish. If instead you are starting from scratch, you can use a cooked chicken from the supermarket. These sometimes have… [Read More]