To tie in with the launch of The Ultimate Student Cookbook from Studentbeans.com, we're running a comp to find out the best tips and recipes we can pass on to young adults as they head off for the first time to university.
Whether it's the perfect recipe, a skill or tip we want your suggestions. The 10 winning tips and recipes will be published and the winners will each get a copy of The Ultimate Student Cookbook.
We'll also be putting up some great recipes from the book that you can print off and pass on to the young students as they head off to start a new life (we're going to start welling up...)
Post your tips and recipes before midday on Tuesday 17 September and we'll posting up the carousel of winners and recipes on Thursday 19 Sept.
Cook a couple of potatoes and mash. Meanwhile fry up some chopped bacon, onion and optionally mushrooms. Mix with the mash, top with grated cheese and brown under a grill (or not if you don't have one. Serve with beans.
Dr C, we have a vegetarian version of that called Smoosh.
Cold boiled potatoes, fried in a frying pan. Add turmeric, paprika, 1/2 tsp of dry mustard. Keep stirring and flipping the mixture over Add a couple of handfuls of grated cheddar and a splosh of lemon juice. Turn down the heat and add sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame. but watch them carefully because they burn quickly Turn it onto a plate and scoff.
Thanks all so much for your fabulous suggestions. We've put together a gallery of our top ten tips and recipes for hapless students. Please do share with all your student friends and family, particularly those setting off to Uni for the first time this weekend.
Congratulations to those whose tips made it to our top ten, you've each won a copy of The Ultimate Student Cookbook. We'll pm you later to get your details. For those who didn't make it, Orion books have kindly allowed us to reproduce two recipes from the book to give you a taster.