My Favorite Things to Cook as an Apartment Student

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Christina Zogopoulou
April 28, 2024

Being a study abroad student can be overwhelming, since you have to adjust to a new culture, make new friends, balance social life with academics and many more. But what about food? Food is different in every country and you have to get accustomed to the new flavors the country you are living in has to offer. This might be challenging to navigate if you are living in the apartments and have to learn how to cook new things. Before coming to Argentina, I could only cook pasta with pesto. But guess what! Pesto is impossible to find in the supermarkets of Buenos Aires, so I had to learn how to cook different meals. Here are some of my favorite ones that have easy to find ingredients, are easy to cook, cheap, and do not need a lot of time!


Breakfast: Peanut Butter Toast with Banana

A classic breakfast:peanut butter toast with sliced banana is a quick and satisfying way to kickstart your day.It can never go wrong!


Lunch/Dinner Ideas:

1. Pasta with Broccoli

Combine al dente pasta with fried  broccoli florets, olive oil, minced garlic, and grated Parmesan cheese for a simple yet flavorful meal.

2. Fried Rice with Vegetables

Transform leftover rice into a yummy meal by stir-frying it with colorful vegetables, soy sauce, and a fried egg for added protein.

3. Rice with Tuna and Mayo

Mix cooked rice with canned tuna and mayonnaise for a convenient and filling dish. Add chopped vegetables like cucumber or bell peppers for flavor.

4. Avocado Toast

Spread mashed avocado on whole-grain toast and season with salt and pepper. Customize with toppings like sliced tomatoes, balsamic glaze, or red pepper flakes for added flavor.

5. Omelet with Eggplant, Cheese, and Potatoes

Whisk eggs and cook them with diced eggplant, shredded cheese, and potatoes for a delicious  omelet.

6. Veggie Burgers with Pasta

Pair store-bought veggie burgers with your favorite pasta dish for a quick and nutritious meal option.


In general, outside of these ideas, my advice for the easiest meals would be to play around with rice, pasta, eggs and your favorite vegetables!


Good luck!

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Christina Zogopoulou

I am a travel enthusiast; originally from Greece but have lived in three different continents, including Asia, Europe, and North America. I am excited to live in Buenos Aires and love the constant movement of the city and its vibrant culture.

Home University:
Claremont McKenna College
International Relations
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