I’ll be up front about this blog post: I have some weird eating habits. I’m pretty picky about food, and being a vegan in college is not without its challenges. However, I’ve learned to adapt: the dining hall here does offer a good salad bar and fruit, which is right up my alley, and I cook a lot in my room as well. Over the years, I’ve had such gadgets as a blender, crock pot, microwave, dehydrator, and spiralizer in my dorm room at various points, and I’ve used them all. Here’s a rundown of the details:
Blender: Good for smoothies, obviously. Bananas, oatmeal, soymilk, and strawberries are all things I like to work with. I’ve also made soup before, which was an interesting process.
Microwave: The holy grail of dorm cooking. I don’t even think I need to explain the necessity of this. I like to steam vegetables in my microwave (yeah, I’m the jerk who nukes broccoli at the expense of my whole dorm floor; DEAL WITH IT), but you can also use it to make pizza rolls if that’s more your thing.
Spiralizer: Did I mention I was a hippy? I also like to do things like make noodles out of zucchinis, and a spiralizer helps you do just that. They’re also super healthy for you – mix em with a little store bought pasta sauce and give it a try.
Now, I realize about 90% of people aren’t as crazy as I am, but even if you aren’t, you can step out of your comfort zone with these tips. Happy dorm cooking!