You just reminded me of my college days in England. Coming from Romania I asked my spiritual father what to do about fasting. He said to fast if I can, but, if not, to just have what is given to me, if there is no other choice. After all, fasting is not only about the food.
In the hall of residence I had to make a choice from the beginning: vegetarian or non-vegetarian. I could not commit to being vegetarian the whole time and this wouldn't have helped greatly anyway, as I needed to go vegan during fasting. So I said I needed to have vegan food twice a week. The worker there looked at me as if I were crazy and answered on a harsh voice: "You either are vegetarian or not! You cannot be vegetarian one day and eat meat the other! Make your choice!" So, I chose non-veg, but on fasting days I would only have the vegetables. Hopefully cooked in oil.
In England potato bread does have milk inside. I would suggest checking the labels in a supermarket. I don't suppose they would buy the fanciest food for the students and the fewer types of ingredients (milk included) a dish contains the cheaper it is. Hence the hope the food at the college wouldn't have much non-vegan stuff. Then again, it's maybe easier to cook with that than without. Could you ask the cooks?
Yeah, I feel as if I fail on focusing on both. :-/
LOL, that sounds like college dining! Were you able to explain to them why you needed to go vegan? I usually try to stick with the salad bar on those days. Praise God for dining halls that are at least semi-accepting to vegetarianism/veganism!
Yeah, that's what one of my friends said. Also, I think what is typically meant by "vegan" is that there's no light brushing of butter or whatever on the top of the bread. I guess I'll look for the least buttered bread or something? Yeah, perhaps I'll ask. Good idea.
Chocolate soy milk is delightful! Soy is alright in some ways; however, supposedly the estrogen it contains can cause issues. On the other hand, there really isn't much to worry about, as the amount of soy taken in by most people isn't high enough to have a large enough boost of estrogen to be detrimental. Otherwise, I don't really know what else is bad about soy. But I agree: I almost feel like I shouldn't be enjoying it!
Cristina, thank you for your help and advice. :-)