I’ve had a think about places where I source information, tools and tips from, and you can’t go past Twitter as an active, up-to-date way to keep informed on a range of different topics. I’ll be the first to admit that I was never much of a Twitter user until this year when it became relevant within my uni course, and even now I’m still finding my feet in that particular corner of the cyberspace world, but the things I’ve discovered are really helpful about Twitter is its instantaneity, its interactive nature, and the platform it gives any voice who wants to speak.
The Twitter list I’ve developed in concurrence with this blog is designed to provide further information on the topics covered in this blog, a range of creative and cheap culinary ideas, and a student background to what goes on in the kitchen.
1) @TwoCentsLH “Hacking your finances, one cent at a time”
This page is helpful for getting started with a budget make-over. Learn some handy hints on saving money, budgeting well, and forming good habits.
2) @dirtyveganmeals “Self-taught vegan cook. Simple, fast, cheap recipes that still taste awesome. Yoga fanatic. Ridiculously good at cracking pistachios.”
Cheap, healthy vegan meals, tips and anecdotes. A good place to learn that ‘vegan’ isn’t a limiting factor when it comes to food.
3) @ “Delicious, easy recipes for full-time students on a budget”
Bang on the money! The money being my blog topic.
This page is a good tool because it fits all of my criteria, and we are able to gain further information from their website if needed.
5) @Cheapeasyfood “A blog for everyone! Law student, avid cook, recipe developer, foodie, and all around omnivore.”
Sourcing information from like-minded people with a similar lifestyle is usually a good idea.
6) @CheapRecipeBlog “Creator of the $10 Food Day: Four recipes that will feed a family of four for less than $10 a day!”
This page is run by someone who cooks for a living, so you know the food will taste great as well as being cheap to make.
7) @PoorFoodies “Hungry Foodies Nomming Seriously Cheap – A food blog featuring recipes, reviews, foodie news, deals, events, confabulation and curated food-focused playlists.”
This page incorporates more than just recipes and lifestyle posts; it also includes a range of different reviews and events.
8) @Food154 “We are all NCL Uni students who are passionate about good food. Everything we cook is homemade, cheap and delicious ~ Tweet us to share recipes and inspiration!”
I enjoy following other student-run pages, because the focus is invariably maintaining a cheap lifestyle. This one actively invites interaction which is nice.
9) @FoodForStudents “This page is for the student who wants a good meal quickly, inexpensively, and reliably.”
Another great page that shares student-friend food ideas.
10) @unilifeblog “The Student Blogger – all the money-saving tips, studenty recipes, fashion and general advice you need to make the most of your days at uni!”
I find this one helpful for ideas not just on food but also general budgeting tips and positivity for students.
11) @studentrecipes “Over 4000 quick, easy and low cost food and drink recipes for students written by students.”
A great library of recipes aimed at students.
Stay cheap x