Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Food and Drink

Healthy Summer Snacks

Healthy Summer Snacks

Hi everyone! I hope you are well and have been relaxing in the sun! As it is now summer, I felt this was a good opportunity to get back into having a healthier lifestyle as I’m not going to lie to you, I have slacked […]

How to plan a themed party

How to plan a themed party

Hello everyone, This week’s blog post is a little different! This week my sister had a birthday party, and almost every year she has a murder mystery with a different theme. In previous years it has been the wild west, circus, roaring 20’s and this […]

Why I am a vegetarian

Why I am a vegetarian

Hello everyone,   This week is national vegetarian week, so I thought I would talk about my personal experience with vegetarianism.   Since my first year of uni I have used soya mince instead of beef, and in first year that was mostly because I […]

Veggie sausage casserole

Veggie sausage casserole

This is one of my favourite dinners to make in bulk and then freeze for another day. Its super cheap, not difficult to make and very easy to swap veggie sausages for normal ones if you’re a meat eater. (This recipe has been adapted from […]

Allergy Awareness Week

Allergy Awareness Week

Hello everyone, This week has been Allergy Awareness Week. According to AllergyUK, allergy awareness week is: “Running from Monday 23rd April to Sunday 29th April, the week is designed to raise awareness of people living with allergies. This year, we will be focusing on travelling […]

Butternut squash risotto recipe

Butternut squash risotto recipe

Hello everyone, Today I thought I would share with you one of my favorite recipes to cook dinner as a student – risotto. It’s such an easy and versatile dish. All you need is risotto rice (which you can buy from Tesco at just £1.25 […]

Foodie TV

Foodie TV

On my first day of NVQ Level 3 Professional Cookery, I remember my tutor saying to myself and my brand new tutor group that he loves watching food programmes on TV, because it enables him to carry on learning and opens his eyes to the […]

Pancake Day!

Pancake Day!

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and have had a good week! I am writing this blog on a very special day that is loved by many, including myself…. PANCAKE DAY!!!  So, this week I thought I would share with you some of […]

Top 5 revision spots in Birmingham

Top 5 revision spots in Birmingham

  Faculty Coffee This is one of the quirkiest cafes I’ve ever been to. It is located in the historic Piccadilly Arcade, right next to New Street train station. They also occasionally hold classes on making coffee if you fancy yourself as a barista! Can […]

Infinity food

Infinity food

To follow up from a previous post, on why you should check out the UCB library. I decided to do a post (proving that I’m not a hypocrite) about one of the books I’ve borrowed from the library. My love for books has not diminished […]