3 easy and fast recipes for busy students!

I love cooking, but sometimes it is just impossible to cook because of how much time it takes. Over the years I have developed three easy but absolutely delicious recipes for when I am on the go or just busy with uni work/exams. Remember, food is meant to be sustenance for your body AND your soul!

  1. Pasta Carbonara (kinda) – Cooking time: 20 mins

All you need is:

Spaghetti pasta (1 pack or 1 1/2 if you’re meal prepping for the week!)

Smoked Bacon (1 pack or to your taste)

Fresh Cream (400-600ml)

Grated Cheese of your choice (preferably pecorino or parmesan)

How to make it:

Boil your spaghetti and at the same time chop your bacon into small cubes. Then, either fry the cubes or pop them in the microwave for 3-5 minutes.

Once your pasta is done boiling (I suggest cooking it al dente), throw in the bacon (preferably with the oils/fat that has come off it during frying) and mix in the fresh cream as well.

Serve with some cheese on top and fresh crushed black pepper!

2. Grilled Cheese with a twist! – Cooking time: 5-10 minutes

All you need:

Toast bread of your choice

Salami slices

Cheddar cheese

Sriracha Sauce!

How to make it:

If I need to explain this we cannot be friends. Here, watch this video about making grilled cheese. I personally use a panini grill to make mine but you can also just use a pan!

3. Greek salad – Cooking time: 10-15 minutes

On the days I start missing home, I make this very simple and easy greek salad!

All you need:

Olive oil (extra virgin!)

Tomatoes (a whole pack if cherry, 3-4 if they are small sized regular ones)


Feta Cheese (to taste, I use two small packs)

Bell Pepper(s)


Lemon juice

Oregano and other spices such as Salt & Pepper

(optional) use croutons for an extra crunch!

How to make it:

Wash all your veggies and then slice them into rounds or cubes

Slice the feta into cubes as well

Throw it all into a big bowl!

Now use plenty of olive oil and a bit of lemon juice (or balsamic vinegar!) to season your salad

Add S&P, oregano and any other spices you enjoy (I use a bit of dried basil and dried garlic)



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Your neighbourhood law student, taking on life one day at a time :)

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