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Tommy’s Basic Bolognaise and Simple Spag

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Thanks to the University of Strathclyde student Tommy, here’s his recipe from the video so you can make the yummy Italian-inspired recipe yourself – voila!


Serves: 4
Ready in an hour.
Full of goodness!
Moderately easy to cook.

• 500g pack lean steak mince
• 1 tbsp oil
• 1 onion, chopped
• Garlic, crushed
• Peppers, sliced
• Mushrooms, sliced
• 2 can chopped tomatoes
• Tomato puree
• Spaghetti
• Italian herbs (oregano, basil), paprika and seasoning

1. Heat oil in a large pan. Add onion and cook for a few minutes, then add the mince and stir well, browning it off. Once it’s fully browned, add all the other veg and cook for about 5 minutes.
2. Add all the herbs, paprika and seasoning, then stir in the pesto, chopped tomatoes and a good squeeze of tomato puree. Bring to the boil then simmer for 20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile cook your spaghetti in a pan of boiling water – drain, then serve with your bolognaise sauce. Hey presto: Basic bolognaise with spag!

Steve’s Italian Chicken

Friday, September 9th, 2011

You saw Steve, from the University of Strathclyde, cook up a nice Italian chicken dish in the video – here’s how he made it so you try it yourself!


It’s quick, cheap and easy!
Serves: 1
Ready in 45 mins.

• 2 chicken steaks
• Bag of rocket
• Pack of Parma ham
• Tub of Philadephia (soft cheese)
• Cherry tomatoes
• Italian herbs, fennel seeds
• Pesto
• Seasoning

1) Preheat the oven to 180 – 200 degrees. Mix the Philadelphia cheese with the Italian herbs, fennel seeds, seasoning and a bit of pesto.
2) Trim the fat off the chicken if you need to! (This keeps the dish nice and healthy.) Stuff the chicken with the cheese mix and fold over. Wrap each one with 2 pieces of Parma ham.
3) Heat some olive oil in a frying pan. Fry the breasts off on both sides on a medium heat – apply some pressure to lock in the flavour. The Parma ham will go nice and crispy while the chicken will stay tender.
4) Grease a baking dish and pop the chicken on – add extra herbs over the top. Cook for 15 mins.
5) Meanwhile make a quick salad with your rocket, cherry tomatoes, olive oil and herbs – simple!
6) If you fancy a bit of extra cheese, add some more to your chicken and continue cooking for 15 mins – then plate up!

Sophie’s Aubergine & Coconut Curry

Friday, September 9th, 2011

If you liked the look of Strathclyde student Sophie’s curry in the video, here’s the recipe so you can re-create it yourself and see how tasty (and quick and easy!) it really is!


Take five ingredients and whip up this quick, healthy, vegetarian curry!
Ready in half an hour
Serves: 2 (but easily doubled)

• 2 tbsp Madras curry paste
• 2 large aubergines, cubed
• 1 red pepper, halved, deseeded and roughly chopped into chunks
• 400g reduced-fat coconut milk
• Small bunch coriander, roughly chopped

1) Heat a large frying pan or wok, tip in the curry paste and fry for 1 min. Add the aubergine and red pepper, then toss well in the paste.
2) Pour in the coconut milk with 200ml water and bring to a simmer. COOK FOR 15-20 mins or until the aubergine is tender and the sauce has thickened.
3) Season to taste, then serve scattered with chopped coriander and Nann bread or rice.

Where we went in Glasgow

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Steve took you around Glasgow for the Strathclyde Student Shopping Guide to show you the best places to go to find the best, cheapest food (always a good thing for you students!). We thought we’d compile a list so you can go and find them yourselves if you’re at Strathclyde!


Where: 132-140 High Street, Glasgow, G1 1QF

Aldi sells a wide range of groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, chilled and frozen foods, alcohol and household goods – all at a very good price!