microwave cooking

microwave cooking

Hey there, Half of our electricity has gone out in the house we're renting, and we recently were told by the land lady that it's not up to code so we have to wait for certain things to be fixed by the power company (shady business practices on their part, but there is nothing we can do about it at the moment). Fortunately half of the house still works, including the refridgerator, some lights, and some outlets. Unfortunately, we lost use of the oven/stove, ac, hot water, most lights, etc. Though I'm pretty young (20), I hate the idea microwave cooking. I choose to cook actual meals on the stove and oven, sometimes the crockpot. I don't like prepared foods, and I'm kind of a health nut. I'm also a vegetarian with a very sensitive stomach (nothing too rich...small amounts of cheese/cream/dairy). Here is the type of thing we used to eat: Brown rice with anything (i've settled for rice in a bag for the microwave) Pasta (some I've been able to cook in the microwave, but it's really hard) Lots of beans Some baked casseroles Soups (though the crockpot is able!!!) All veggies Stir-Fry Tofu for protein and base of most meals Most of those require what we don't have. I've been trying some hamburger helper type meals with frozen "ground beef (tofu version)" band a few frozen dinners, but they seem so...not right. I'm pretty broke so I'm having a hard time eating cheap...do you have any ideas?? We can cook in a microwave, toaster oven, or crock pot. I can only have so much soup, though. Thanks so much in advance.
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