How to eat like a grad student: II

Stir fry

I’ve discovered something tasty and healthy that can be made very quickly: less than ten minutes from dishes clean to dishes clean (not counting eating).

You need:

  • 1 zucchini (or courgette, as they call them here)
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 can of baked beans
  • Olive oil
  • Chillies
  • Hot sauce

To make:

  • Cut zucchini into thin slices
  • Heat oil
  • Add chilies
  • Add slices of zucchini
  • Fry one side, then flip
  • Slice tomato into small pieces
  • Put pieces on top of zucchini
  • Wait until zucchini is nearly cooked
  • Put beans on top of everything
  • Stir
  • Add hot sauce
  • Clean cutting board and paring knife
  • Wait for beans to become warm
  • Serve
  • While letting the concoction cool a bit, clean the frying pan

This combination is really simple and seems to work well together. The slightly chewy pieces of fried zucchini make the beans seem much more substantial. Also good: the whole meal costs less than two quid.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

7 thoughts on “How to eat like a grad student: II”

  1. Agreed.

    In my defence, I came up with the previous one after spending the better part of six weeks in a deserted Oxford. I was also quite famished as the result of cold and high levels of energy drink consumption.

  2. Chillies, hot sauce, and ginger in everything!

    You are a salamander.

    The word ‘salamander’ comes from the Arabic phrase for ‘lives in fire,’ something it seems to me you would want to do.

  3. Apparently, there is a group in Oxford “whose aim is to promote the vegetarian/vegan diet to the moral, physical, environmental and economic benefit of humankind.”

    You can’t join though, because you’re willing to eat sustainably caught fish. You murderous bastard!

  4. B,

    Their website doesn’t impress me anyhow. I don’t need a group to establish ethical guidelines on what I eat for me.

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