By now, you'll be settled into life at Heriot-Watt, right?
If not, we're here to help you out.
Cooking is definitely one of the skills students lack when they move away for university. It's also one of the easiest skills to learn - we think anyway...
Seen as student life at Heriot-Watt is exciting, fun and always on the go, we've put some recipes together that you can ace no matter how much time you've got or how much experience you have. They're all pretty affordable and can be batch cooked too.
Try these out and see how you get on:
- Vegetarian Enchiladas
Realistically, you only need 5 or 6 ingredients for this recipe to work. Taking out the meat makes it a lot cheaper without losing the taste and they'll keep in the fridge/freezer for a while too.
- Chickpea Casserole
Bring a taste of the Mediterranean to Edinburgh. Make a big pot of this and you've easily got 3 or 4 lunches sorted. It's pretty foolproof because you just keep throwing stuff in a pan!
- Red Pepper, Chickpea & Spinach Curry
Let's face facts, we don't live in the warmest place, do we? That's why a hearty curry is needed pretty much all year round. In just a handful of ingredients, this coconutty curry is ready to go.
- Roasted Veg with Quinoa
If you're all about the health, this is one for you. Whip up a big batch of this and your dinners will be sorted for your WHOLE week. Our go-to roast veggies are parsnip, carrots, sweet potato and aubergine.
- Double Bean & Pepper Chilli
Surely we've all had chilli con carne before? You can't get it wrong and this vegetarian recipe is healthy, filling and freezable. This exact recipe serves 8 meaning it goes a pretty long way.
- Spicy Mac & Cheese
Did someone say cheat day?! Whenever you're in the mood for something cheesy and delicious, this is just what you need. Yes, cheese is expensive but we see it as an investment into happier meals.