by Eli James on March 19, 2011

I’m a Uni student, living on campus, and so the amount of food I can keep in my room (or the shared fridge – where each resident has one tray to store their own food) at any one time is rather limited. I’d only recently come to terms with the fact that – while I can store meat for ages, vegetables and the like I can only buy once in a very long while.

So I’m here to talk about ingredients that make perfect sense for a college student. My criteria are as follows:

  1. Ideally, you want something that can keep for fairly long – say a week or two.
  2. You want foods that can be used in many different recipes, or cooked in many different ways (so as to maximize storage space)
  3. It can’t be too expensive – you aren’t going to buy and cook Foie Gras as a student, for instance!

At the very top of that list: eggs. It only hit me recently how useful eggs can be. They’re cheap, plentiful, and available in just about every country on earth. You can fry them, boil them, poach them, add them to salads, use random vegetable leftovers to cook omelettes, add them to instant noodles, dump them in pasta, toss them in a stir-fry to add texture and flavour, use them to ward off evil spirits – well, good for just about any dish you’d need to prepare, really!

Egg Omelette with tomatoes and onions

There’s also this saying that I chanced upon, a couple months back:

If you have an egg, you have a meal

And so now I try to have eggs around for as much as is feasibly possible. Power tip to university students: when in doubt, buy eggs. (God I wish someone had told me this earlier).


Yay! Another food blog! Totally awesome!

Can’t agree more with eggs, I have them for breakfast, pre-lunch, lunch, post-lunch, high tea, pre-dinner,dinner,post-dinner, pre-supper, supper, post-supper and of course, bed time snack.

capsicums, onions, bacons, leek, chicken, sausages, tomato, pepper, and anything awesome!

I love my eggs with milk, pan-fried, topped with cheese in the middle, folded, giving it a nice cheesy (almost sinful) center!

teach me how to poach an egg kim! I wasted 5 eggs that morning (i woke up at 4am, hopped out of bed and went, “I’m so gonna poach an egg now). And they all failed =(

by Matt Heng on March 20, 2011 at 1:50 am. Reply #

umm, i didn’t write this. haha. they’re currently 4 of us updating this blog. meet one of them (who is not me)!

by anne on March 22, 2011 at 2:28 pm. Reply #

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