It’s getting to that time of the year where the caf food just isn’t doing it for me anymore.
I really miss cooking. I really miss baking. I really miss making my own darn food.
But why can’t I? Oh right… I don’t have a kitchen. The one drawback of living in a traditional style residence is the lack of a kitchen.
However, I’ve realized there are ways to get around this. All you need is a fridge (which my roommate so thankfully provided), a kettle, and a microwave (which my lounge has!). And of course the grocery store to get some ingredients.
Try some of the following recipes/ideas if you’re bored and hungry one day:
1) Chia Pudding
I’ll start off with this one because it’s a little more exiting. In case you haven’t heard, chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants, fibre, protein and omega-3. And the cool thing about them is that they expand and become gel-like when mixed into liquids.
Ingredients: 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 cup almond milk (or regular milk), dash of vanilla for flavour
Just mix it all together in a container, put in the fridge overnight, and voila – healthy ‘pudding’ for breakfast.
Thank god for Quaker’s, because those little packs of oatmeal are the easiest thing to pour in a bowl and add some boiling water to. Makes for a quick and easy snack, and they’re actually pretty healthy!
Yes, it’s possible to cook eggs in a microwave. Just crack an egg into a mug, mix it, and microwave until it’s cooked (probably about a minute, depending on the microwave). It comes out looking like one of those little egg patties in Egg McMuffins (or Tim’s breakfast sandwiches, which I’m obsessed with!). My absolute favourite breakfast is putting one of these in an English muffin with some avocado and cheddar. Easy and delicious.
The variety of wraps is endless. Be creative with them and use your favourite ingredients!
One of my faves are pizza wraps. Just spread some tomato sauce on a tortilla, sprinkle some cheese and whatever else you like (veggies, hot peppers, slices of chicken, herbs, spices, etc.). Microwave it until the cheese melts, roll it up, and enjoy!
5) Mug Cakes
There are soooo many “cake-in-a-mug” or “5-minute-cake” recipes that you can make in a mug and pop in the microwave. What a great way to cook up a little dessert and avoid spending the $3 on a slice of cake from the caf! Here’s a website with a ton of them:
Disclaimer: I haven’t actually tried these specific recipes yet, but let me know how they worked out if you do!
If you try any of these let me know how you enjoyed them! Also comment with your own kitchen-less recipes and I’ll be sure to try them out 🙂