Edinburgh Local

Recipe book for people experiencing homelessness

A group of second year medical students at the University of Edinburgh have created a cook book, 'Cooking Without a Cooker', for people experiencing homelessness.

The recipe book is different to many of the other books that you might find online as it provides recipes based on what cooking appliances the user has available to them. This may be especially helpful for people who are living in a hostel, or temporary accommodation which doesn’t have a wide range of cooking facilities.

Cooking without a cooker recipe book
'Cooking without a Cooker' recipe book

The book is intended to be helpful, with straightforward and easy to make recipes that everyone can manage with the equipment they have available. It is split into four sections including a seasonal vegetable guide, kettle recipes, toastie maker recipes and microwave recipes.

Every recipe has a full breakdown of the cost of the ingredients, tells the user how long it will take to make the recipe, and gives an idea of where you can buy the ingredients for the recipe. All recipes have a picture to show what the final product looks like.


Download the 'Cooking Without a Cooker' recipe book                                           

To request a printed copy, free of charge, please email local@ed.ac.uk.

More information

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