Posts Tagged ‘Loughbrough University’

More Info on Food Shopping in Loughborough

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Even though it has a small town centre, Loughborough has got loads to offer when it comes to food shopping, especially when you’re looking for international ingredients.  Here’s a run down of what Pawel and Tas featured in the film:

Iceland

Where: 21 Market St, Loughborough

Opening times:

Mon-Sat 09:00-18:00

Sun 10:00-16:00

Phone no: 01509 237 103

Somerfield

Where: 8 Market St, Loughborough

Opening Times:

Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 07:00-19:00

Thu & Sun 10:00-16:00

Phone no: 01509 230 484

Sainsbury’s

Where: Ashby Rd, Loughborough

Opening Times:

Mon-Sat 08:00-22:00

Sun 10:00-16:00

Phone no: 01509 237 724

Oriental Food Shop

Where: Ashby Square

Opening Times:

Mon-Sat 10:00-18:00

Sun CLOSED

Phone no: 01509 219 625

Loughborough Market

Where: Loughborough town centre

Opening Times:

Thu & Sat 07:00-17:00

More info: http://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/markets

Loughborough Student Union Shop

Where: Student union

Opening Times:

Mon-Fri: 08:30-22:30

Sat: 08:30-17:30

Sun: 10:30-17:30

Phone no: 01509 635 000 (Student union switchboard)

More info on the Sprint Bus

The Sprint Bus stops at the following bus stops on Loughborough University campus:

1. Outside the Student Union

2. Outside the Mechanical Engineering building

3. Outside the Pilkington Library

Buses run every 10 minutes Monday to Friday, but less frequently on the weekend.  It costs £1.20 to get into town and £1.50 to get to the train station.  Return tickets are not available.

The journey should take 10 minutes from campus to town and 20 minutes from campus to the train station, however this is depending on traffic and can take longer.  To find out more, visit: http://www.kinchbus.co.uk/

Hani’s Paneer Masala Recipe

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Loughborough Second To Naan

Paneer Masala Recipe

Serves: 4-6

Vegetarian: Yes

Vegan: No

Ingredients:

- 2 blocks of Paneer (227g x2) cut into small cubes (found in cheese aisle

in supermarket)

- 3 Peppers- large diced (green, red & yellow)

- 2 fairly large onions- finely chopped

- 3 tomatoes- finely chopped

- 8 cloves of garlic- grated

- 2 to 3 small green chillies- finely chopped

- 2 teaspoons salt

- 2 teaspoons paprika powder

- 2 teaspoons garam masala

- 1 teaspoon ground cumin

- 1 teaspoon ground coriander

- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

- Cooking oil

- Spring onions to garnish

Method:

1. Shallow fry the pieces of paneer until golden brown. Place cooked paneer

pieces into water and leave to one side.

2. In a new pan heat 6/7 tablespoons of oil. Add the grated garlic and

chillies. Cook until garlic is slightly golden.

3. Add in chopped onions. Keep mixing and cook until onions are golden brown.

4. Add in chopped tomatoes, salt, paprika, garam masala, ground cumin, ground

coriander and turmeric powder.  Stir well.

5. Add in peppers. Stir well. Place lid on pan to help cook peppers quicker

and keep moisture in. Keep stirring in between to prevent sticking.

6. Once peppers are cooked, drain the paneer and add it to the  mixture. Stir

well and until paneer pieces are heated through.

7. Garnish with chopped spring onions. Serve hot with naan bread.  Enjoy!

Jon’s Malaysian Tea

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Jon kindly found the time to show us how to make a traditional Malaysian Tea. To see the video click the link below:

Jon’s Malaysian Tea

International Cook-Off. The Judges View…

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

We first started planning International Cooking Competition as we thought it would be very facinating to find out how people in other countries cook and present their dishes. I told myself “It would definitely be very exciting and taste-rewarding”. And indeed, we had a very positive response from Loughborough’s International Students with lots of them eager to show off the best cuisine their country has to offer. We quickly got the teams signed up and the day of the competition was soon upon us!

On the day, the atmosphere in the kitchen was nervous, hyperactive and friendly. Contestants had to multitask, watching over their pans and pots as well as peeking what other countries were doing. Of course the best and at the same time the hardest part of the competition was the tasting and judging. It was evident that everyone and poured their patriotism into their work and done their best countires culinary pride, and every single meal was in its own way delightful and exotic. The true International Spirit or you may say flavour, could be felt in every meal and each one presented us we a new flavour we’d never tasted before.. Even though it was hard, we picked a winner and thankfully none of the contestants felt bad or upset!

Overall I think that during these two hectic hours, whilst running around the kitchen and asking fellow contestants for a spare egg or some cooking oil, people became good friends. The event was a great success and opened up a lot of peoples eyes to the huge exotic and exciting variety of food they’re able to cook.

Student Cooking.Tv’s International Food Cook-Off: The View from the Podium

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Sara: Participating in the ISA cooking competition was one of my best experiences at Loughborough University. I was very excited when I found out that I was to be one of the competitors, but then I was told that we will have only 45 minutes to cook and it seemed impossible! However with the help of my housemate Annelore I planned to make carrot sauté (Fried grated carrots served with yogurt and garlic mixture) and spinach sauté (Steamed spinach with fried egg served with yogurt and garlic mixture) as a starter and, Tah-chin (Rice stuffed with chicken and lots of saffron with a special yogurt sauce) as the main dish. For dessert I thought a Shiraz salad which is a mixture of tomato, cucumber and onion with lemon juice and olive oil would catch someone’s attention. In truth is was too much for 45 minutes and I wasn’t sure that we could make it, but we planned for every 5 minutes and crossed our fingers!

I didn’t know until the day that the studentcooking team were coming along to film making it much more stressful (and more fun too!!). It was my first time cooking in such a big kitchen despite it being something I’d always wanted to do.

Soon the time to worry was over and the time started and we got cooking! My main memory was how incredibly hot it was in the kitchen, but who cared! It was the competition and we were too busy to complain about it! And just as quickly as it began -  “3, 2, 1! Time is over!” and we downed tools. We were right on time, and to my surprise had managed to cook all the food we planned.

The hardest part however was yet to come…take the food to the judges! I was pleased with the food but that did nothing to calm my nerves. Shortly after this my hard worked had proved worthwhile when I heard Iranian cuisine was the winner!
As if the pride of being the winner wasn’t enough we also got chocolate, champagne and some Diners+ cards (all of which we suitably enjoyed!!!).

Recycling Tips 101…

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Recycling is easy.  The hardest part though is making it a habit.  But hopefully, these handy hints and tips will make your life a little greener:

1.  Put your recycling box next to your bin.  That way, it’s as easy to recycle as it is to throw away.
2.  Glass jars will need a quick rinse out, but you don’t need to bother with taking any labels off-the recycling process will remove these.
3.  A lot of universities have prizes for the hall that does the most recycling-if your uni doesn’t do it yet, try suggesting it!
4.  Put a recycling bin in your bathroom-put all the toilet rolls and empty shower gel bottles in there then move them to the kitchen to recycle.
5.  Remember, recycling doesn’t just mean throwing away.  Take any unwanted clothes, books and CDs to your local charity shop to carry on doing your bit for recycling.

Get Green With Chris Steele…

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Traditionally Loughborough University is known for its success on the track,  the pitches and the academic league tables. Now the University has its eyes on a new medal…and its not gold….its green!

With 4400 students living on campus along with 3000 staff visiting every day there’s bound to be not only large amounts of waste, but a variety of different types too! So how does the University deal with this? The main source of this waste is you! The humble student! With 4400 students living in halls of residence at Loughborough, a yearly total of 442 tonnes of rubbish goes to landfill each academic year! “Wow that’s a lot of rubbish!” you might say, but believe me compared to 2006 when the figure was almost double this, we’re on the right track!

Here’s how we’ve been cutting down on what goes to landfill – and how you can lend a hand!

Recycling in halls has never been easier! Each kitchen is equipped with a stock of purple sacks in which you can put a massive range of recyclables, these include:

Tin cans*
Plastic bottles*
Plastic milk cartons*
Plastic yogurt pots*
Newspaper
Card
Foil
Tetra pak juice cartons*

*(washed out first of course)

On top of this all glass bottles and jars are collected in the crates provided in the kitchens and you can make RAG money for your hall by bringing them to the bottle weigh in each month! Ask your Committee Environmental rep for details!

The University are also combating food waste.  All the food waste from two halls of residence now goes to a dedicated composting facility where a 14 day process sees it get turned into high quality compost, ready for use on the university flowerbeds and pitches. So what you leave on your plates now ends up feeding the plants instead!

Chris Steele
Environmental and Sustainability Co-ordinator

Firstly you need the right staff for the job. Loughborough is lucky in the sense that it has an Environmental and Sustainability Co-ordinator looking after its accommodation, an Ethical and Environmental officer motivating students and raising awareness and a Sustainability Manager to oversee everything! Alongside this, environmental champions have been recruited in all areas of the University to spread the green message!