6 of The Best Student Cookbooks
Gone are the days of a student diet made up of beans on toast and cereal. We’ve made a list of the 6 best student cookbooks from plant-based to super simple and cheap.
1.) Mob Kitchen
Having taken the social media world by storm with his 1-minute, how-to-make recipe videos, MOB Kitchen founder Ben Lebus is revitalising home-cooking with delicious, easy and accessible dishes that absolutely anyone can cook, all on a budget. This, his first book, contains all the inspiration you need to make budget meals to impress your friends and family, any time.
Each recipe is designed to feed four people for under £10. His mission is to MOB-ilise cooks everywhere, young or old, and to inspire them to cook delicious, nutritious and inexpensive recipes. From Asian-flavoured spaghetti meatballs to the ultimate homemade falafel pittas, every base is covered, whether your MOB is vegan, vegetarian, meat-loving or health obsessed.
The core element of every MOB Kitchen recipe is that it is affordable, healthy, delicious, beautiful and easy to make. Unlike most budget cooking sites, MOB Kitchen doesn't make any absurd store-cupboard assumptions. All that is expected is that you have salt, pepper, olive oil and £10, nothing more.
2.) Deliciously Ella The Plant-Based Cookbook
The fastest selling vegan cookbook of all time.
Ella's latest book features the most popular, tried and tested recipes from her supper clubs, pop-ups and deli to show how delicious and abundant plant-based cooking can be. The simple vegan recipes cover everything from colourful salads to veggie burgers and falafel, creamy dips and sides, hearty one-pot curries and stews, speedy breakfasts, weekend brunches, muffins, cakes and brownies. They're the recipes that Ella's thousands of customers have been asking for since the deli first launched in 2015, and each recipe has a beautiful photograph to show you how it should look.
With diary excerpts that document the incredible journey that Deliciously Ella has taken and over 100 tried-and-tested irresistible recipes for every day, using simple, nourishing ingredients, this vegan bible will be a must-have for fans and food-lovers alike, it's also perfect for anyone looking to experiment with vegan cooking for the first time.
3.) The Food Medic for Life - Dr Hazel Wallace
Food is fuel . . . but it's so much more.
As a doctor, a personal trainer and a huge foodie, Hazel Wallace can't offer you a fad diet that promises to help you drop 10 pounds in 3 days. What she can offer you is a practical approach to nutrition without any rules or restrictions, judgement or bias.
This book into two sections: the first will fuel your working week with nutritious meals that can be thrown together without spending hours in the kitchen; the second section will be your source of comfort when you have a little more time to enjoy your food.
4.) Jamie Olivers 5 Ingredients
With every recipe using ONLY 5 INGREDIENTS, foodies who like to keep things simple will love Jamie's most straightforward cookbook yet.
It's ideal for quick and easy meals for every day of the week. Even the busiest of us will be able to master dishes to bring the house down!
5.) Minimalist Baker - Everyday Cooking
101 entirely vegan, mostly gluten-free recipes
- All recipes require 30 minutes or less, 1 bowl or 1 pot, or 10 ingredients or less to prepare = less washing up
6.) Veggie Lean in 15: 15-minute Veggie Meals with Workouts
From Smoky Sweet Potato Chilli to 'Creamy' Butternut Pasta, Veggie Lean in 15features a fantastic range of meat-free dishes, all prepared in fifteen minutes flat. The recipes are ideal for full- and part-time veggies, as well as those wishing to cut down on eating meat in a healthy and delicious way. There are also plenty of make-ahead ideas to get you prepping like a boss in no time at all.