These past few days have been tough. I started another television production job, so any healthy eating habits I had been carefully cultivating instantly melted at the sight of the craft services table, the area where the crew can eat snacks and food. I don’t quite have the willpower yet to avoid the seduction of sugary snacks, so having them readily available is a problem.
I have been staying vegetarian though, and I’ve discovered these amazing Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers. They take less than 20 minutes to cook in the oven, and more importantly, I can actually cook them without screwing up. The patties are made of vegetables and soy, and I was initially surprised by how flavorful and crispy they were. After twelve hours at work, I enjoyed coming home and feeling like I was eating something healthy.
To prepare myself for the upcoming semester, I bought PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook, which promises 275 recipes that only require a microwave. Perfect for my communal kitchen situation back in the dorms.
Last night I attempted to make one of the recipes, the F-U Tacos.
It basically consists of tofu, taco seasoning, and refried beans. Normally I prefer tacos in a soft shell, but since the tofu is already very soft, I chose hard shells, which was definitely the right choice. The recipe took less than 10 minutes to make, and I have plenty left over. I’m planning on making a batch when I return to school, so I can’t wait to hear what my roommates think of it.