The Essential Student Cookbook – Free E-book Download

Student food – beans on toast, pot noodles or cheap takeaways – quick and cheerful but not necessarily healthy nor nutritional. Lack of time, money and in most cases willingness to cook sits at the center of some students’ bad eating habits. So what if you could eat well with proper food prepared from scratch which doesn’t take an expert to cook, will not break your bank (socialising) balance and most importantly, doesn’t take a long time to prepare?

The Student Housing Company has put together the Better than Beans on Toast: The Essential Student Cookbook filled with easy creations which can be enjoyed by anyone, even busy students during mad studying times.

The cookbook contains 17 recipes covering breakfast, lunch, dinner and even yummy puddings for all you sweet lovers out there. The recipes were submitted by food blogs; they are tried and tested and once followed will deliver a delicious dining experience.

In this e-book, everyone should find something they like, or at least I would hope so. The recipes vary and some of them even cater to the vegan crowd out there. Ranging from Egg, Bacon and Cream Cheese Bagels, which actually look divine and I would strongly suggest checking them out to Chicken and Halloumi Stir-Fry or even our own favourite Triple Chocolate Almond Brownies, which are simply loved by everyone who tries them, the cookbook ticks all the boxes and should keep you well fed and going for weeks to come.

I was planning to share with you some of the recipes out here but in the end, I decided not to. Go on and check the cookbook out for yourselves, for now, all I will give you is the recipe list you can find in the book:

Egg, Bacon and Cream Cheese Bagel

Pasta Carbonara with a Twist

Italian Chicken Parmigiana

Swedish Meatballs-Inspired Vegan-Balls

Chicken and Halloumi Stir-Fry

Sweet Potato with Avocado and Goats’ Cheese

Do-It-Yourself Mexican Burrito

Chicken and Chorizo Paella

20-Minute Chicken and Egg Ramen

Meatball Marinara

Contemporary Corned Beef Sandwich

Triple Chocolate Almond Brownies

Tempting American Pancakes

Strawberry Flapjacks

Banana Bread

Melt-in-the-Mouth Cookie Dough and Cookies

Simple Vegan Donuts


You can download the cookbook for free and check it out for yourself; maybe something will take your fancy.



28 thoughts on “The Essential Student Cookbook – Free E-book Download

  1. I liked your student recipe collection. It’s been a while since I was a student but a few recipes still peaked my interest. Will definitely try them.

  2. I actually took part in this cook book and contributed with the carbonara with a twist pasta recipe. I love how the book turned out and it’s indeed a great resource for students.

  3. What a great idea! I remember when I went to university I could only cook three meals! I could really have done with this back then!

  4. Leaving home and cooking for yourself can either be so daunting or so exciting. For many it is totally overwhelming, so having some inspiration in a book like this is a great idea.

  5. I wish my daughter knew of this recipe book before she went to Uni 3 years ago as she didn’t have a clue. Thankfully she has turned into a pretty decent cook.
    My niece is off to uni in September though, so I will be sending her this information! Thank you for sharing xx

  6. Oh I have a similar recipe book it’s all to do with student pasta dishes. I love to use these recipe’s dubbed for students, anyway to cook a decent meal for my family at a low cost is a win x

  7. These are great and simple recipes to follow. I will be downloading this as it not only caters for students but anyone really.

  8. I think I might actually need this myself even now haha! Ash just looks at a cooker and runs the other way and on bad days I want to do anything but think about cooking.

  9. Haha yes that was me in my first year of being a student I ate beans, chips and noodles pretty much most of the year. But then again our uni was catered so we didn’t have our own ovens, only a microwave. And the food in the canteen was limited for a vegetarian like myself. But this cookbook is great I like the sound of the Swedish Meatballs-Inspired Vegan-Balls.

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