Alright people – we all know that dorm life is a drag, but the absolute worst is the community kitchen. It’s shared amongst the whole floor (that’s like 50+ people) and it always has something funky in it (jam jars filled with water, dirty dishes in the sink, a random box of oatmeal). The objective of the community kitchen is to get in and get out in as little time as possible.
For example, you hustle in there, cook up an egg while your toast is toasting, then you run back into your room and squirt some Sriracha on it and BAM egg and toast breakfast in under 5 minutes. But that gets tiresome after ten mornings in a row.
So I found a magical source full of super easy recipes that sound super fancy so you can feel better about yourself and your miserable dorm existence #score.
The NY Times Food Section. *gasps*
When I think of NY Times, the first thing to pop in my head was never food. But now that I’m an educated adult who reads the NY Times avidly (because it is required by one of my classes this quarter) I discovered the food section in all its glory. Which is a lot of glory because it is so awesome.
As I was perusing the vast collection of recipes, I declared that this knowledge needed to be shared with the college community. So I typed up a lil’ list of some of the simplest and most tasty-looking recipes on there to convince you of their easiness and their deliciousness.
The Least Amount of Dishes Possible
Y’know, for when you’re craving that Chinese takeout but don’t want to torture your body with the aftermath.
Impress your friends – eat some food that’s good for you.
Spritz up your salad game with this unique and tasty as heck dish.
One Pot/Pan Beauty
Honestly, all you gotta do is cut up some fruit, scoop out some yogurt, and make some caramel.
The perfect hearty soup for wintery nights.
Kick your protein up a notch with this super easy “dump and eat” recipe.
In the Oven, Out the Oven
Perfect for snacking.
Making eating healthy feel so much cooler.
The only way nachos should be.
As you can see, the NY Times Food Section has so many amazing resources for you to tap into and help you slash your current time spent in gross community kitchens in half. There are tons of filters you can use, such as diets, cuisines, preparation methods, meal types, and more! And with all the content in the “Easy” section, you can keep yourself fed for all your college days.