By Sofia Wigren, student blogger for the University of Aberdeen
Regardless of if you’re an avid meat-eater, a pescetarian, a vegetarian, a vegan or anything in between, this post contains vegetarian recipes for a whole day to suit all tastes. They are all student-friendly, that is – easy, cheap and delicious (because life is too short to eat bland food).
Starting off nice and easy with a three-ingredient recipe of banana pancakes: Mix 2 bananas, 2 eggs (chia egg or flaxseed egg should work for a vegan option) and 2 tablespoons of oats (easy to remember with a ratio of 2:2:2). If you’re feeling fancy you can add some cinnamon as well. Fry them on medium heat for a few minutes until they turn golden brown. Top it off with your sweetener of choice and whatever you can find in the kitchen. For me it was maple syrup, peanut butter and more bananas (there’s no such thing as too much banana, don’t fight me on this).
If there’s any time you should listen to a stranger on the internet, now’s the time: I’m going to tell you how to pimp your ramen. This feeds two people or one very hungry student. In a medium pot fry one garlic clove, minced or pressed if you’re lazy, and ginger in vegetable oil and/or sesame oil. Add 3 tablespoons of green or red curry paste and all the veggies you like, here I used mushroom, green beans, and spinach. Once they’ve softened add 2 and a half cups of vegetable broth along with the noodles and its spice mix, wait approximately two minutes, add soy sauce and lime juice to taste and you’re done!
Finish the day off strong with a 15-minute chickpea stew: Fry 1 chopped onion and 2-3 minced garlic cloves in oil together with 2 tsp of turmeric and 1 tsp of spicy cayenne pepper. Add 1 can coconut milk, half a can of crushed tomatoes and salt. Finish it off by adding a can of rinsed chickpeas, a bag of spinach and lime juice. Serve with grain of choice and enjoy!
If you want to hear more from Sofia you can visit her blog at www.sofiawigren.se