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Adam Draper hosting cooking class at Waurn Ponds Estate

21 October 2022

International students, win $100 by showing us your cooking skills!

Our recent cooking masterclass with Waurn Ponds Estate Executive Chef Adam Draper was a huge success! An eager group of 10 international students watched Adam create a simple and versatile veggie stir-fry dish, and then enjoyed a tasty lunch while spending time chatting and getting to know each other.   

We’re feeling so inspired by the class that we’re keen to get more students into the kitchen – and there’s no better time than National Nutrition Week (16–23 October)!

We’re using Adam’s lesson as inspiration for a fun online recipe competition – and we have three $100 Woolworths vouchers to give away to our winners! Here’s what you need to do:

You have until 5pm on Friday 4 November to submit your entry! Ready to get cooking? 

**Congratulations to Kaloyan Marinov, Irina Milenko and Safira Carvalho the winners of the three $100 Woolworths vouchers.**

Adam Draper cooking stir-fryAdam Draper’s Easy Vegetable Stir-fry Noodles

½ tablespoon canola oil1. Heat oil in a wok or frypanSwap in or out any vegetables you like.
2 cloves garlic, crushed2. Stir-fry garlic for 15 seconds to release its flavourAdd protein using tofu, tempeh, pork, chicken or beef (rump steak is a great option), cut into 2cm chunks.
2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced3. Add your variations here and fry off for 2–3 minutesAdd chilli and or fresh herbs like coriander or Vietnamese mint to liven up your noodles.
1 red capsicum, seeded and sliced4. Add, carrots, capsicum, corn, broccoli, bok choy and cabbage for 3–4 minutes
1 corn cob, trimmed off the cob5. Stir in soy sauce, fish sauce and honey, and fry for a further 2 minutes
1 head broccoli, cut into florets 6. Add drained noodles and cashews, and stir through
1 bunch bok choy, washed and roughly chopped
1 cup white cabbage, shredded
¼ cup soy sauce (salt-reduced)
1 teaspoon fish sauce
2 tablespoons honey
450g fresh hokkien noodles, prepared according to instructions
¼ cup cashews
 FoodChecker: Green

Terms & conditions and entry form

To learn more about how to make your diet as healthy as possible, check out our recent blog on simple and cost-effective ways to eat more veggies – your grades might even improve as a result!

We also encourage all international students to sign up to Connect. Engage. Thrive – our free International Student Wellbeing program that helps you to make friends, settle into Deakin life and enjoy your time at uni. You get exclusive access to awesome activities and offers, from social to sporting events!

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