You're On Dishes Cookbook

You're On Dishes Cookbook
You're On Dishes Cookbook
You're On Dishes Cookbook
You're On Dishes Cookbook
You're on Dishes is a handmade, illustrated cookbook, categorised seasonally with a focus on cheap, healthy and easy meals.

160 page book - 60+ recipes including:

Fish Tacos with Red Curry Mayo
Avocado and Chorizo Spaghetti
Chicken and Herb Couscous
Tropical Chicken
Teriyaki Chicken Bento Bowl

and many more

Dear students and flatters,

Wherever you stand on the university spectrum – whether you’re a first or final year student – you’re likely to have encountered some interesting student fare whilst at University. Scarfies are well versed in the seductive qualities of packeted MSG. Cantabrians have a close relationship with the Pak ‘n Save three-dollar pull-apart wagon wheel. Wellingtonians tend to prefer a simple dish of cos lettuce accompanied by a delicately rolled cigarette. Aucklanders will be familiar with their parents’ credit card details.

I initially created this book as a fourth-year design project. I decided from the outset that students don’t have to live like we’re stuck in a perpetual forty-hour famine that’s been ongoing since Year 11. With the UCSA sharing the same ideas about an affordable
student cookbook, “You’re on Dishes” was born.

There are plenty of means available, which, if students were aware of them, would result in delicious and cheap meals on the flat’s dinner table. I know this from experience – for the past four years, my own seven-woman flat has put together outstanding dinners, and all for only forking out $20 each per week. Our inspiration flows from many places – the trusted guidance of Mum, thousands of hours online, and the brilliant productions to be found on Food TV. Above all, we’re inspired by a willingness to innovate with new and exciting recipes, and the challenge of keeping the flat account happy.

Luckily, I’ve already run all the trials, so all you need to do is follow the recipes. They’re organised seasonally, because buying fruit and vegetables by season keeps costs down, and ensures you get the most from what’s available at the supermarket. But don’t be afraid to improvise a bit with the recipes, and put your own stamp on them.

Short of having your Mum move in with you, these recipes will be the simplest and most effective improvements you can bring to your flat dinner table.

And, as a final suggestion, whoever cooks is on dishes.


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