HI, I'm 20 years old and living at school in D.C. I've been vegetarian for about 6 months and would really like to try to go vegan. My problem is that I have no access to a kitchen whatsoever at school. My cafeteria is not too bad, they always have a vegan and vegetarian option. Its great, but one can only eat so much tofu. Any suggestions of things I can make in a dorm room and on a college budget?
Good call on that cookbook! I lived in place without a kitchen for a while and was pretty amazed that I could make full meals with a hot plate. It takes a little juggling and patience, but it can be done!
Are you allowed to have a mini fridge, microwave or hot plate? Those would be helpful. Tacos & quesadillas are easy - canned refried beans, salsa and tortillas; add some veggies if you want to get fancy! Oatmeal packets with nuts and some fresh or dried fruit make a quick and easy breakfast. Also, look for precooked lentils, you can make a quick lentil salad by tossing in some veggies, oil and vinegar or lemon juice.
Google "vegan dorm cooking" - plenty of ideas! Good luck!
You should check out a cookbook called "Eat me now" by Melanie Brown Waxman. It is lots of fun and quick ideas for people on the go. Are you close to home?? My 18 year old son is a freshman in college and he comes home most weekends to do cooking to supplement his choices throughout the week. He has been suffering with severe IBS symptoms all fall and macrobiotics is the only thing making a difference. Good luck to you!!
That book really helped me in college. I just graduated so now I am back home with a full kitchen again but the book was nice when I was there! Also, have you tried any of the Amy's frozen products? I know you don't want to eat frozen meals everyday but they are wonderful when on-the-go!