Moving to university can be an exciting but nervous time. To help new Edinburgh Napier students settle in, three alumni have donated quick and easy recipes which are perfect for a flatmates’ night in or a snack in between classes. Read more about our alumni and download their recipes below.

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Spring vegetable noodles only take 20 minutes to cook and they can count towards your 5 a day! This recipe was donated by alumnus Nathalia Tjandra. Nathalia completed her PhD in Brand Leadership in 2013. However, you might have seen her on campus, as she is now Head of International and Global Online and Associate Professor in Marketing! Nathalia also runs a food Instagram account where she shares yummy pictures and recipes.

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Protein balls are the perfect snack to eat in between classes or during a short break at work. They only take 10 minutes to make and you can refrigerate them and take them on the go for when you need an energy booster. This recipe was donated by alumnus Woody Morris. Woody graduated in 1993 with an HND in Journalism. She’s now a Health and Nutrition Life Coach and Paddle Board Instructor and shares healthy recipes and content on her Instagram!

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The Big Yin is a proper Scottish Hoagie. A hoagie, is a dish found in takeaway shops across the central belt and served with chips, dips and different fillings. Of course, this one contains haggis, for the full Scottish experience. Perfect for a traditional night in. The recipe was donated by alumnus Kael Begbie. Kael completed his BA(Hons) in business Management in 2022 and he’s the founder of the Hoagieman!

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