Speaking with The New Yorker‘s Helen Rosner, Samin Nosrat shared how lives alone and tends to make simple meals, such as “rice, a vegetable, and an egg or tofu, or maybe a salad” to suit her part-time vegan life. “But if you have to eat that multiple times a day, that gets hard, and it’s boring,” she confessed. So she’s getting more creative with vegan cooking. Nosrat is doing her bit to save the environment, but wearing a green cape isn’t easy. “I’m trying hard, and I fail almost every day. But I’m trying. I’m talking about it. I’m engaging with it,” she said after enjoying a tuna lunch with Rosner.
Nosrat previously told The Arizona Republic she doesn’t like being a vegan, and if she had to fully give up on dairy foods she so adores, she admittedly couldn’t do it at all. Other dairy lovers who’ve switched to a vegan diet might find her struggles relatable. One Redditor expressed their frustration at not being able to use eggs or dairy to replicate dishes because vegan cheese doesn’t exactly taste like the real thing. “Being vegan is hard work and I can’t go back to how I used to eat, but I’ll always miss that part of my life,” they wrote. Echoing Nosrat’s feelings on veganism, another Redditor wrote, “The only reason why I still do it is because I love animals and I don’t want to do anything to hurt them.”