In college? You may be living with just a microwave and an electric kettle. Or perhaps your dorm has a kitchen, or you're living in an apartment. No matter which, pass on the dining hall meal and cook these 20 easy and inexpensive recipes instead! And if you're out of college and just living with an under-equipped kitchenette, you might find some inspiration here too.
Before you get totally overwhelmed by the idea of cooking in college, read Faith's post about some of the things we wish we knew about cooking in college. You'll find that cooking your own meals is more nutritious, a whole lot tastier, and probably less expensive.
The Magic of Tortillas
- Crispy, Cheesy Quesadillas
- Spinach-Pie Quesadilla
- Breakfast Tacos
- Crunchy Black Bean Tacos
- Tacos with Roasted Winter Vegetables and Red Cabbage Slaw
- Roasted Vegetable Burritos
If all you've got is a microwave, don't fret. You'll be surprised at how much you can actually cook in that little machine. From breakfast staples to mac and cheese, to dessert (always, dessert!), your microwave is a powerful tool
The Power of the Microwave
- One-Bowl Microwave Macaroni and Cheese
- Oatmeal Nutella Mug Cake
- How To Poach an Egg in the Microwave
- How To Cook Bacon in the Microwave
- How to Steam Broccoli in the Microwave
- How To Make a Quick Bowl of Polenta in the Microwave
The Ease of Eggs
I know it's easy to turn to a box of spaghetti and a jar of sauce, but there are so many other delicious and easy possibilities. Consider pasta alternatives, like soba and udon noodles. Or combine rice (you can even use that leftover white rice from yesterday's Chinese takeout!) with veggies to make a simple fried rice.