As an international student, moving to study and live alone in the UK is quite a challenge. You will be responsible for your own well-being, time management, lectures attendance, studying, and having fun. There are some skills that you need to develop in order to pass your college years smoothly and efficiently; one of the urgently needed skills is cooking. Edinburgh, Dublin, Manchester, London, Ripon, Ludlow, Brighton, and many other cities and towns across the UK are famous for housing delicious foodie places, yet still, there will be tight schedules and emergency meals will be needed.
The good news is that almost all student accommodations come with inductions hubs, microwave oven combinations, as well as kitchen utensils whether they are private or shared. Learning to cook is challenging, yet doable. Some students might not be into cooking, however, there are some easy and quick recipes to give you more time to study or have fun:
Blend one egg, one banana, baking powder, and some oats. Now cook them like a regular pancake and when you finish you can add a topping of your choice.
2. Microwave Cake
Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, sugar and salt in a microwave-safe mug; stir in milk, canola oil, water, and vanilla extract. Cook in the microwave for about 1 minute 45 seconds.
3. Apple Cinnamon
Cut a big apple into four quarters and splash some cinnamon all over it. Put into your microwave/oven for 3 minutes and you will be amazed by its delicious taste and warmth.
4. Baked Potatoes
Turn oven to 425*F. Wash the potatoes, then poke each one three times with a fork. Microwave the potatoes on high for 6 minutes. Now put the potatoes in the oven, and cook for 20 minutes, or until the skin feels crisp. Remove from the oven and cut a slice right away at the top of the potato to free it from the steam. Squeeze from the ends to fluff up, and add buttered sweet corn for extra tastiness.
A large salad bowl needs a lot of slicing and spiral cuts; it could be a great chance to share its steps with your flatmates and have some fun. Do not forget that Granola, omelettes, Tuna with Mac and cheeses are also just as easy. You will get lucky if one of your flatmates is studying in the Le Cordon Bleu London, The Academy of Culinary Arts, or Leiths School of Food and Wine. Since cooking is their university major, you can benefit from their kitchen skills and learn to fix yourself a lot of cuisines.