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Taking the stress out of eating The exam period is a stressful time for most students and with all your energy fixated on acing that exam, who has time to cook? To make your life easier, Kesia Abrahams found a few cheap and easy meal ideas to get you through exam time.

BREAKFAST Peanut butter-banana quesadillas Ingredients 1/4 cup peanut butter 2 tortillas 1 large ripe banana 2 tsp. oil Maple syrup or honey

Directions 1. Heat a small pan over medium-high heat. 2. Spread the peanut butter evenly over the tortillas. 3. Layer the banana slices on one of the peanut-buttered tortillas and then place another over it. Press gently to help them stick together, and then brush both sides lightly with oil. 4. When the pan is hot, add the quesadilla and cook, flipping once, until browned in spots on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. 5. Cut the quesadilla into halves or quarters. 6. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey and enjoy!

LUNCH

DINNER

VEGAN OPTION

Chicken burrito rice

Carbonara

Quick curried chickpeas

Ingredients 1 or 2 diced chicken breasts Salt and pepper 1 onion 1 tomato 1 can black beans Rice 2 tsp. olive oil Directions 1. Peel and dice the onion. 2. Heat a little olive oil over a medium heat in a large frying pan. 3. Add in the diced chicken season with salt and pepper and fry until white all over. 4. Add the peeled and chopped onion together and fry for 5 minutes. 5. Add in the beans, chopped tomatoes and three tablespoons of water. 6. Mix everything together and bring to a boil. 7. Add in the rice and mix together. 8. Cook until the rice has adsorbed all the water and has softened. 9. Chow!

Ingredients 350g spaghetti Salt 3 large eggs 1 cup freshly grated parmesan 8 slices of bacon 2 cloves of garlic, crushed Black pepper Directions 1. Cook spaghetti until al dente. 2. Whisk eggs and Parmesan until combined. 3. Cook bacon until crispy. Reserve fat in skillet. 4. In the skillet you cooked the bacon, add garlic and cook until fragrant. 5. Add cooked spaghetti and toss until fully coated in bacon fat. 6. Remove from heat. Pour over egg and cheese mixture and stir vigorously until creamy. Beware not to scramble the eggs. 7. Season generously with salt and pepper and stir in cooked bacon. 8. Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with parmesan. 9. Ready, set, eat!

Ingredients 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 yellow onion 2 cloves of garlic 2 400g can chickpeas, drained 1 400g can tomato sauce 1 cup water 1 Tbsp. curry powder Directions 1. Cook the onion and garlic in a large pot with olive oil over medium heat until softened. 2. Drain the canned chick peas and add to the pot. 3. Also add tomato sauce, water and curry powder. Stir until everything is mixed. 4. Bring the mixture up to a simmer. 5. While the chick peas are simmering, rinse the cilantro and pull the leaves from the stems. 6. Add the chopped leaves to the pot. 7. Stir the pot every few minutes to prevent the sauce from burning and sticking to the bottom. 8. Eat up!

LOW CARB OPTION Keto frittata with fresh spinach Ingredients 5 oz. diced bacon or chorizo 2 tbsp. butter 8 oz. fresh spinach 8 eggs 1 cup whipping cream 5 oz. shredded cheese Salt and pepper Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 175°C. 2. Grease a 9x9 baking dish or individual ramekins. 3. Fry the bacon in butter on medium heat until crispy. 4. Add the spinach and stir until wilted. 5. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside. 6. Whisk the eggs and cream together and pour into baking dish or in ramekins. 7. Add the bacon, spinach and cheese on top and place in the middle of the oven. 8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until set in the middle and golden brown on top. 9. Munch away!

Só maak jy die meeste van jou breektyd CARLA VISAGIE

MET die komende eksamens is dit maklik om in ’n roetine van eet, slaap en leer te verval, maar dit is belangrik om steeds tyd vir ontspanning in te ruim. Hier is ’n paar maniere hoe jy ’n studiebreek kan vat wat jou met nuwe oë na jou werk sal laat kyk. Kyk na kuns in GUS Die Galery van die Universiteit Stellenbosch (GUS) is geleë op die hoek van Dorp- en Birdstraat en is op weeksdae tussen 09:00 en 16:00 oop. Al is kuns nie jou ding nie, is GUS dalk net die ding in jou prysklas – dit is gratis. Die uitstalling White City is tans aan die gang en die fotografie- en nuwe media-kunstenaar Ashley Walters se werke word vertoon. White City duur tot 31 Mei. Stap rond in Jan Marais Die Jan Marais-natuurreservaat is geleë aan die bopunt van Victoriastraat en toegang is gratis. Aangesien jy nie meer klas toe hoef

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te stap nie, kan jy jouself bederf met ’n nuwe roete in die idilliese natuurskoon. Om aktief te bly is veral goed vir jou gedurende die eksamen. As jy nie wil gaan stap nie, kan jy fietsry, piekniek hou, mediteer of watookal jy nie in die SS kan doen nie. Eet iets saam met vriende Op Stellenbosch hoef uiteet nie duur te wees nie. Jy moet net op die regte plek op die regte tyd wees om nie die gat in jou sak té groot te maak nie. Watami bied daagliks vanaf 12:00 tot 17:00 40% afslag op hul soesji-buffet. Courtyard Café sluit daagliks vanaf 12:00 tot 16:00 gratis tapas in as jy pizza of nachos bestel. Julian’s Café Bar het ’n ontbyt vir R26,95 tussen 08:00 en 11:00. Speel met die diere by die DWVS Die Dierewelsynsvereniging (DWV) Stellenbosch is ’n nie-winsgewende organisasie wat altyd op soek is na vrywilligers om aandag aan hulle diere te gee. As jy jou woef by die huis mis of sommer net terneergedruk voel

IDILLIESE PARK Die reservaat bied jou die ideale geleentheid om jou tekkies af te stof. Foto: Carla Visagie deur die eksamenstres, is vierpotige vriende net die ding om jou op te kikker. Hulle is ’n entjie buite die dorp in Devonvalleistraat geleë en Sondae tot Vrydae vanaf 10:00-16:00 oop en Saterdae vanaf 09:00-13:00.

Besoek die speelgoed-museum Toegang tot hierdie versteekte Stellenbosch-juweel geleë in Markstraat sal jou slegs R15 uit die sak jaag en is weeksdae tussen 09:00 en 16:30 oop, op Saterdae tot 14:00 oop en op Sondae gesluit.

Die museum is ’n betowerende wêreld wat wag om ontdek te word vol ditjies en datjies en speelgoed van toeka tot nou. ’n Skaalmodel van die Bloutrein, die enigste van sy soort in Afrika, is een van die museum se groot pragstukke.

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