Thursday, 25 August 2011

Stir Fry Madness

Hey folks, welcome back for your 3rd installment of Student Eats.

Today its all about stir fry.

Now the great thing about stir fry is that you can put so many different things in it. The recipe below is just 1 of many ways to make a stir fry. So after trying this way get crazy and experiment with other ingredients.

Bags for life at the ready, its check list time

Rice noodles
Bean sprouts
All purpose seasoning (optional)
Sweet chili sauce/ Tomato pasta sauce/ Stir fry sauce (Try all of them, not together, DARE YOU!)

1) Chop all the vegetables
2) Grate carrots (optional, chop if preferred)
3) Add all vegetables apart from bean sprouts into a frying pan (Softens the veg as noodles and spouts cook quicker)
4) Lightly cover veg with seasoning (optional)
*remember to stir*
5) Once veg is soft add sprouts and noodles
6) Add sauce of choice and stir to make sure the sauce covers everything
7) Cook for 1-2 mins until noodles are soft and sauce is hot

This makes a great snack or a light lunch. Also goes great with meat for dinner. Give it a try and let me know how it goes.

Questions, comments and suggestions welcome.

Thats it folks, enjoy your eats

Tuesday, 2 August 2011


Hey folks, its time for round two. Are you ready for this?
Today its all about that tasty little thing known as lasagne.

Warning: The following recipe is not for a traditional lasagne

Pen and paper at the ready..... ok here's what you will need


Ingridients from Magic Mince Munchkins post
Lasagne sheets
Plain flour (4-5 tbsp)
3 oz butter
English mustard
Grated cheese

Follow the instructions from the previous post to prepare the mince. The method below is for the cheese sauce.

1) Melt the butter in a pan
2) Add small amounts of flour mixing as you go until smooth paste. Do this over heat
3) Gadually add milk, mixing as you go until all the milk and paste has blended
4) Add a pinch of salt and 2 tsp mustard
5) Gradually add grated cheese. Keep stiring for a smooth unburnt sauce and a good arm workout
6) Taste sauce, add cheese if needed, the cheesier the better I think, or milk if too thick

7) Take off the heat once it starts to thicken
8) Put alternating layers of mince and cheese sauce in a baking dish, seperated by lasagne sheets
9) Place a good amount of grated cheese on top, making sure it covers everything
10) Put in the oven and cook until sheets are soft. Melted slighty brown cheese on top is a good indicator. Do check it regulary so it doesnt burn

This goes down a treat if cooking for others. More for yourself if not. Remember fridge, some freeze some.

Thats all for today folks, check back soon for another post. Comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome. 

Enjoy your eats