This is a campaign from our Welfare and Diversity Officer, Dan Lay, to help and inspire students who might be less familiar with cooking to make simple but delicious meals, to improve their physical health and mental wellbeing.
Supermarkets to know
Aldi and Lidl offer better value for money with cheaper products however have a lower quality of own brand and frozen produce. Keele's Campus Co-op offers a good quality of fresh produce for a good value for money (especially if you use your Totum Card!). Located right next to the Students' Union Building, it's really convenient for on-campus Keele students. Morrison's, Sainsury's, Tesco and Asda have better quality food produce than Aldi or Lidl, being a little pricier but has a decent value for money. Waitrose and Marks and Spencer have the best quality produce, but significantly more expensive and so are seen as less value for money.
Kitchen Equipment - What You'll Need
- 1 Frying pan or wok
- 1 Medium straight-sided sauce pan
- 1 Oven proof dish
- 1 Oven tray
- 1 Wooden spoon (use plastic or silicone if gluten-free)
- 1 Chopping board
- 1 Chopping knife
- 1 Vegetable peeler
- 1 Plate, bowl and cutlery
Herbs, Spice, and Kitchen Staples - What You'll Need
- Chili powder
- Garlic granules
- Mixed herbs
Check out some easy-to-follow recipes below!
Chicken Tikka Curry | Chilli Con Carne | Salmon and Jacket Potato | Beef Lasagne | Mix-Bean Chilli | Cheesy Pesto Pasta Bake | Shepherd's Pie | Prawn Stir-Fry | Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Curry | Mushroom Bolognese | Vegan Stir-Fry | Lentil Spaghetti | Bean Burger | Chickpea and Satay Curry | Vegan Pasta Bake