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Student recipes competition: Send us the recipes and culinary tips you would pass on to new students and win a copy of The Ultimate Student Cookbook

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 12-Sep-13 12:04:25

To tie in with the launch of The Ultimate Student Cookbook from, 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.

DrCoconut Mon 16-Sep-13 21:18:56

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.

DrCoconut Mon 16-Sep-13 21:22:56

Pizza toasties. Use tomato sauce, cheese and whatever bits you have eg ham, chicken, tuna to make toasted sandwiches. Cook under a grill if you have no sandwich toaster.

SilverApples Mon 16-Sep-13 21:23:58

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.

17leftfeet Mon 16-Sep-13 21:34:15

Never order in from domino's Pizza Hut etc

The local independent pizza/curry/kebab house is your friend where you can pick up a pizza to feed 30 for a fiver that may or may not be a slight exaggeration

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 19-Sep-13 15:51:28

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.

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