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I was a vegetarian when I lived at home with my parents, when I had an actual kitchen to work with....but now I live in a dormitory type setting with a microwave that doesn't work for longer than 3 minutes and a George Foreman grill that has never been used...I constantly find myself almost starving because I can't figure out what to cook...if there is anyone out there who has any advice I would greatly appreciate it...I don't know how much longer I can go with only eating soup everyday...Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Well, hopefully you have a fridge <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> If you do, buy some fresh produce like baby carrots, cucumber, pineapple, grapes, whatever you like, and keep them cut up and ready to eat in the fridge. Peanut butter is always good to have to spread on a bagel or whole wheat bread. Get some frozen veggie patties, like Boca Burgers and nuke 'em for two minutes. Get some tortilla wraps, and fill with some canned beans and fresh veggies. Get some little to go boxes of juice and soymilk to carry with you throughout the day. Keep granola bars and energy bars in the house. Get some instant oatmeal packets and make in the microwave for about two minutes. Buy bags of nuts that you like so you can snack when you want to.<br><br>
Just a few suggestions. Good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Make yourself known in the right threads, and you'll be eating like a king in no time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Welcome to VB!
 

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Hi! You may find something useful in Krayfish's <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8287&highlight=dorm" target="_blank">thread.</a><br><br><br><br>
It's about dorm room cooking too.
 

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thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> you guys are so helpful! I do have a pretty big refrigerator, and I've been trying to get the staff here to fix my microwave because it belongs to them, but it takes an eternity for them to fix stuff around here. I really don't want to go back to eating meat! I really appreciate the help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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You might want to check this thread and see if there's anything useful...<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?threadid=8287" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...?threadid=8287</a>
 

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Don't forget the hummus! And hopefully your dorm mates won't steal your food (I'm paranoid about that at my job, those slobs leave crumbs in your jelly).
 

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nope...no roomies....I've been here for 8 weeks and they haven't put anyone in my room.....I highly doubt they will within the next six weeks that I'm here. All my friends are meat loving fools, so I don't have to worry about anyone eating my food....
 

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Welcome, angelene17! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
 

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Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can cook on my george foreman grill.....besides boca burgers....I want to grill some veggies, but I don't know what seasonings would taste good...
 

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You can grill all kinds of veggies, like zucchini, tomatoes, etc. Just slice them lengthwise, when appropriate.<br><br><br><br>
Try soy, or vinaigrette marinade for the veggies and see how they turn out. I just sort of make this stuff up. I'm sure there's recipes for grilled veggies all over the web. Check VegWeb.com. Tons of recipes there for any veg ingredient.
 

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Welcome Angelene!<br><br><br><br>
I basically have the same suggestions as everyone else - PBJ, veggies on your grill, raw, or in the microwave, veggie burgers/dogs, and hummus are all super easy. Some soymilk, cereals, oatmeal, refried beans, and you'll be set.
 

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you can grill veggies and fruit on the GF grill.<br><br><br><br>
I like to take egg plant, zucc, yellow squash, tomatoes, little carrots (with the greens on them), even corn on the cob (cut on four sides), various mushrooms, sliced--you can grill pretty much anything. Make sure that no one is using the grill for meat though! it sticks to the pan! i haven't used my GF grill since the first time my husband cooked fish on it. Forget it. Yes, it's clean, but not.<br><br><br><br>
You can use any kind of seasoning. Easiest--italian dressing. You can also add cajun spices, basicly any kind of spice mix that you can think of will work--even "meat marinades" and "meat rubs" that you can get at the grocery store. For instance, my parents have this great "mesquite grill" steak rub that is all just nice spices (no animal products), and i love to rub it on my veggies with some olive oil.<br><br><br><br>
As for fruit, tropicals work best: pineapple rings, papaya, mango, bananas, plantains--all grill nicely. usually, grilling them makes them sweeter, and i like to have them topped with Silk Soy Yogurt (apricot and mango is great!). I'll toss on some almonds and fresh berries (when in season)--for a perfect breakfast or dessert!<br><br><br><br>
Have fun, experiment!
 

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Grilled veggies, topped with spicy peanut sauce!<br><br><br><br>
The best aid to dorm-room cooking is one of those little devices that boil water in like a minute. Then you can have vegan ramen, fantastic foods instant soups, maybe even some minute rice (not sure) to go with those grilled veggies and peanut sauce.<br><br><br><br>
Avocado, tomato, and cucumber sandwiches are delicious also.
 

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Also, you don't necessarily have to cook to eat well. I haven't cooked in a long time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
There are plenty of fruits and vegetables that can be eaten raw, either alone, of combined into a nice salad for instance. A big salad of lettuce, veggies, sprouts, with a simple dressing (or, as I prefer it, olive oil only) is yummy and filling.<br><br><br><br>
A big fruit salad or fruit smoothie is delicious and will keep you going for hours, they can be made as high in calories as you wish. Maybe a blender would be a wise investment, you can do many easy smoothies and other recipes with it.<br><br><br><br>
But if you need to cook, I think 3 minutes in the microwave would be just about enough to prepare a bowl of oatmeal!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Good luck and welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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