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Apartment Cooking: UCLA students dish out tips on preparing cheap, quick and tasty meals

So you live in an apartment. Buffet-style cuisines no longer appear at the swipe of a card. You’re your own chef now.

But you’ve eaten so much pasta this quarter that you find yourself growing sick at the sight of spaghetti. And once midterms roll around, even the most enthusiastic chefs among us groan at the thought of having to prepare a meal. Food? Who has time to cook when you have two midterms and a paper due tomorrow?

Turns out, 20 minutes is all you need to make a cheap and tasty meal. Watch the video below for a step-by-step guide from UCLA students.

Dish of the Day: Honey Chicken with Couscous.

Student chefs: Kanwal Ali, third-year anthropology student, and Bryant Torres, UCLA alumnus

Ingredients: 1 chicken breast, 1 orange, honey, olive oil, an onion, cherry tomatoes, 1 cup of water, 1 cup of instant couscous, chopped almonds, salt and pepper

Servings: 4

Cost: $5

Prep and cooking time: just less than 20 minutes

Want to share your favorite quick-fix meals? Let us know on Twitter¬†@dbmojo¬†or comment below. You can also email blog editor Kate Parkinson-Morgan at [email protected] about being featured on “Apartment Cooking.”

With reports by Naheed Rajwani, Bruin senior staff

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