Cheap and easy – healthy thai green curry.

This is a first for me, I’m not really a cooking expert, but I thought I’d share this with you seeing as I basically live off it. It’s my easy-peasy thai green curry:

Ok, I know what you’re thinking – it looks like crap. But a) my phone camera is awful, and b) I’m not a bloody masterchef – I don’t really think about presenting my food. Putting this on the blog was an after-thought. However it does taste delicious, so please have some faith in me. Also, it’s clearly not very green – I’m sorry but I have no explanation for that.

So here’s what you need:

  • Chicken – enough for however many people are eating it.
  • 1 or 2 tsp Thai green curry paste – I use this one.
  • Onion, chopped – However much you fancy really.
  • Stir-fry Vegetables – You can put anything you want in it really though.
  • Philadelpia light cheese – 120g for 4 people. Divide as applicable.
  • 4tbsp milk – Again, divide as applicable.
  • Noodles or rice – I prefer it with noodles, but it’s just as nice with rice.

(As you can tell, I’m not really one for measuring. I normally just put a rough amount of everything in. It depends on how hungry you are!)

And here’s how you do it:

  • Heat a large, non-stick pan and add the chicken, curry paste and onion.
  • Fry for 6-8 minutes, or until the chicken is totally cooked.
  • Add the stir-fry veg for 2-3 minutes until cooked.
  • Add the Philadelphia and milk and stir until melted.
  • Serve with noodles or rice.

That’s it. It’s so easy! You can see why it is basically the staple of my diet. ALSO, be careful with the curry paste, some are hotter than others. Either way, your sinuses will certainly be cleared after you’ve eaten it!

Each serving (without rice or noodles) is roughly 300 calories, so it’s not unhealthy either!

I might not be super-chef of the world, but please take my word for it. This tastes fantastic.

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10 things to pass the time at uni (or whenever):

Most people think that uni is a combination of a massive piss-up and lots of hard work. It is. But, a lot of the time I spend sat around doing absolutely nothing. It can be a boring existence. So if, like me, your find yourself sat around in your room going a bit crazy, I have devised a list of 10 things you can do when bored:

  1. People watch. It’s always fun laughing at unfortunate and strange looking people out your window. You might catch a good fight if you’re lucky.
  2. Go out and buy 10 magazines, then sit in your cave reading them. Real-life ones are always good – you can laugh at other peoples unbelievable misfortune, and know that being bored is miles better than having a boyfriend with two heads.
  3. Read other people’s blogs! It’s always nice to get feedback, and it’s easy to find interesting and amusing things that can keep you occupied for hours.
  4. Eat. Anything and everything. Find things that are about to go out of date – it gives you an excuse to eat them, and you can say you are saving the environment by cutting waste.
  5. Exercise! You might not feel like lacing up your trainers and going out in the cold, but you feel so good after. Half an hour you would have spent wasting away on Facebook you are using to make your body feel good.
  6. Learn a language. Today I learnt 8 new words in Spanish in 20 minutes thanks to Argzombies and his excellent link. Worth a read.
  7. Call all the freephone numbers on the back of food packets and generally be annoying. It’s childish but fun. And free.
  8. Go for a walk. Fortunately I live near the beach, so it’s always a good place to go.
  9. Go to the pub. Always a fail-safe option. However you need friends to go with you, unless getting on the beers alone is your type of thing…
  10. Internet shop. I can look at new clothes I’d love for hours. But be warned: if you are skint, it won’t make you happy. You might be occupied, but you will just be sad at all the things you want but can’t afford 😦

10 things I love and 10 things I hate about: University

LOVE:

  1. Cheap food and drink offers. (I’m glad they’re there)
  2. Finding hilarious pictures on my camera from the night before.
  3. Being able to study a subject I am actually interested in.
  4. Having my own personal space.
  5. Massive nights out.
  6. Quiet nights in.
  7. Having a decent excuse to turn down pestering charity fundraisers. (Being a poor student)
  8. People automatically thinking you’re super smart and impressive.
  9. There’s always somewhere showing the football, and always someone to go with you.
  10. Meeting fantastic, like-minded people who I know will be my friends for a long time.

HATE:

  1. Fire alarms in the middle of the night.
  2. The paper-thin walls between my room and next-door. (Some things are best left un-heard)
  3. Being the only clean-freak in my flat.
  4. The worst hangovers I have ever experienced.
  5. Missing out on my mumma’s cooking! (and chinese takeaways)
  6. Being skint!
  7. People that feel it’s necessary to broadcast to the whole of halls that they’re drunk. At 5am.
  8. People thinking that you’re a lazy so-and-so that needs to get a job.
  9. Being away from my family and friends back at home.
  10. Having to go on ‘de-tag’ alert on Facebook, the morning after the night before.