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Student Food Hacks

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Being a student a great, however, when in the kitchen it can be a little infuriating when there was 2 pints of milk before you go to sleep and you are greeted with an empty carton in the morning..
Over the course of my first year here are my best ‘food hacks’.

Powdered milk
Although many people turn their nose up (and I did at first) it is extremely cheap and great for keeping a tea addict fueled. Just make sure you make the milk before you add it to your tea. Otherwise you will end up with lots of lovely powdery lumps.

Freezing cheese/ginger/chillies
Freezing anything that is used in small quantities, not that frequently but is great to have in your cupboard is the way forward.

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Added benefit of freezing cheese, no one will ‘borrow it’.

Claiming space
Try at the start of the year to equally split cupboard, fridge and freezer space. This not only means you know what exactly is your stuff but means you are limited.

Fresh eggs?
Dates on eggs are always extremely short, instead of trusting these simply float an egg in a jug or water. If it sinks it is fine, if it floats throw it away.

Best before
Learn the difference between use by and best before, this way you will waste a lot less food. With a lot of food simply smelling and feeling will let you know if it has gone off.

Washing up liquid
Decant into an empty hand soap container. This was it gets used much slower and fewer washing up liquid wars!

Bake potatoes
Rather than waiting an hour for the potato to cook in the oven simply microwave for 10 minutes then if you want crispy skin, put in the oven for 10 minutes on a high temperature.

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This last one is not mine but it looks amazing…..



The hopeful 'Zoella' of cooking... I'm 22 and currently a final year geography student at the University of Manchester, with a passion for all things food. Hope you enjoying reading my blog and would love it if you get involved! Josephine x

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