Amy Murnan
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English Literature student at Cardiff University, with a lot of lessons learned (usually the hard way) and some frugal wisdom to impart. I have a blog, TrampStudent, as well as writing a column for Cardiff’s FORUM magazine. Mainly I stick to writing about student life, particularly cooking, grocery shopping, nutrition and the minefield that is the ‘student discount’. I like writing, food, yoga and a good book – that is, whenever I’ve remembered to stop working.

Blog Entries by Amy Murnan

Going Caveman: The Paleolithic Diet

(12) Comments | Posted 17 March 2013 | (21:14)

No, this doesn't mean chewing raw animal carcass and wrestling boar for exercise. 'Paleo' for short, the so-called 'caveman diet' is becoming more popular as anxiety surrounding the quality of food grows, in an attempt to eliminate chemicals and general bad stuff from meals. Of course, there are continuing debates...

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How to Beat the Supermarket

(0) Comments | Posted 2 March 2013 | (11:08)

After watching this documentary from Dispatches, something I already knew was probably true was confirmed - supermarkets are doing me over for fresh produce. As a keen cook, I love cooking with fresh fruit and veg, but while I want to spend time going to Cardiff's Market and...

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Five Healthy 'Junk' Foods

(0) Comments | Posted 22 February 2013 | (12:32)

Some foods get a bad rep. Thanks to the media hubbub surrounding nutrition and what will-or-won't give you cancer/diabetes/dementia, we are constantly being told what we can't eat. Well, I am here to tell you what you can eat. Yes! That's right! You can eat these things. Eat them and...

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The Horsemeat Scandal and the Student

(0) Comments | Posted 14 February 2013 | (13:44)

Nobody could have missed the media circus surrounding the horsemeat found in products from Tesco, Findus and Aldi 'beef' products in recent weeks. Even if it has not affected your approach to food the impact the news has on the food industry, particularly those pre-prepared ready meals and frozen products,...

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