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Healthy recipes to try your hand at!

Posted on 13/04/2021


Healthy recipes to try your hand at!

It’s no secret that Edge Student Living homes have amazing, well-kitted out kitchens ready for you to cook up a storm in, so we’ve provided a couple of recipes for you to try your hand at! You can impress your housemates or save the leftovers to have easy meals on hand for another time. As well as being fairly easy to make, these recipes are packed full of the good stuff so will help you out on your way to 5 a day too!


This vegan chilli recipe is worth a try as it’s super healthy and delicious! Once the veg is all prepped, it’s a breeze to follow and will serve 4. Spoon it on top of a jacket potato or rice with sliced avocado for a really filling meal.

Vegan Chilli


2 tbsp oil

1 onion, chopped

2 red pepper, chopped

2 carrots, finely chopped

2 celery sticks, chopped

1 courgette, chopped

3 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tsp chilli powder (or more if you like it hot!)

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp paprika

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tbsp tomato puree

2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes

400g tin black beans, drained

400g tin kidney beans, drained



Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion, red pepper, carrots, celery and courgette. Cook for ten minutes until the onion is translucent

Add the garlic, chilli, cumin, paprika, oregano and tomato puree. Stir, and cook for a further minute

Add the chopped tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans and 200ml water and simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes until a nice thick consistency.

Season to taste.


This spaghetti bolognese recipe is well worth a try and yields 6 portions. If you prefer, you can swap the beef mince for a non-meat variety and the beef stock for vegetable stock.

Spaghetti Bolognese


2 tbsp olive oil

2 onions, finely chopped

2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped

1 celery stick, finely chopped

1 courgette, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

500g beef mince

2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes

1 tsp dried oregano

2 bay leaves

150ml beef stock

2 tbsp tomato puree

8 cherry tomatoes, halved

50g grated parmesan cheese (plus extra to serve)

400g dried spaghetti



Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the finely chopped veg and garlic. Cook on a low heat for 10-15 minutes

Increase the heat and add the mince. Cook for 5-10 minutes until the mince is brown all over

Add the chopped tomato, oregano, bay leaves, stock, tomato puree and cherry tomatoes. Simmer for 1.5 hours until you get a thick, rich sauce.

When almost cooked, cook the pasta as per packet instruction

Add 50g parmesan cheese to the sauce and season

Drain the pasta, serve with the Bolognese sauce and an extra sprinkling of parmesan on top. Voila!


We’d love to see your photos of the finished products so feel free to give us a tag if you upload these!!




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