Craving a delicious meal in the library? We got you!

Hello readers,

We are currently approaching exam week and have an abundance of work to do. Most of you are extremely tired of eating the same old ham and cheese baguettes in the library. You may be even more bored of eating Cato Cato and are now too stressed to even think of other options. However, setting aside a couple of minutes to prepare your own meal may not only be cheaper, but may stop you from stress eating in the library due to feeling so hungry but not having many options available.

After period 3 of eating the same thing over and over again, I decided to try these easy recipes that I could take with me to the library. Not only are they quick to make, but trust me, they are extremely delicious and healthy.

Hopefully, the recipes will inspire you to save time and money the next time you have a full day in the library!

Chicken couscous:

1 onion

1tbsp olive oil

200g chicken breast, diced, or any meat of your choice

1 Garlic clove

200g chickpeas, rinse and drain

200ml hot chicken stock

Curry powder

Maggi seasoning (can be found in any store in Maastricht)




    1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan for about 2 minutes.
    2. Fry in the onions and garlic until they are a golden brown colour.
    3. Mix in the chicken with the magi seasoning, and add it to the pan.
    4. In another pan, bring some water to boil and add the couscous. When the water is boiling, remove it from the gas and set aside. Wait until all the water is soaked up. (You could boil the couscous with stock cube).couscous-pistachios-apricots-vertical-600
    5. In another pan, you could boil any other vegetables you like e.g. French beans, broccoli.
    6. Once the chicken is cooked, add in the chickpeas, couscous, and all other vegetables.
    7. If you want an even fuller meal, you could add some cut up cherry tomatoes and avocado on top of the dish once cooked.
    8. If you are vegetarian, instead of frying chicken, you could fry mixed vegetables instead with the maggi.

Hope this recipe spices up your exam week!


Written by Karina van Hoek

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