What tasty, healthy, cheap food can I prepare from ingredients kept in a desk drawer?
I'm doing rather a lot of extra-curricular activities at the moment, and it frequently isn't possible for me to take two or even one meal in with me. I've also worked out I can't afford to buy my lunch (or dinner) from a sandwich shop or similar anything more than very occasionally. What I'm currently doing is keeping a lot of ingredients in my desk drawer and assembling a meal. At the moment, however, the meals are a bit rudimentary (basically flavoured, microwaved rice* + tinned tuna or tinned cannellini; houmous and oatcakes; ramen). I'm sure there are much better things I could be making myself.
-I have access to a shared fridge but would prefer not to keep too many things in there.
-I have access to a microwave but competition for its time is hot so I can't do anything too elaborate with it.
-I need to be flexible about how many of these meals I make in a week, and not waste ingredients.
-I can bring in ingredients insofar as I can take something out of a fridge and stick it in my bag. Not more than one or two items in a day, as I'm often too sleepy in the morning to remember complex series of instructions. I've been doing this with tubs of houmous, as they are very cheap, and with some oatcakes from the drawer they make a very good meal.
-No very expensive ingredients, unless they last a very long time once opened. I'm doing this to save money.
* I've been eating a lot of these