I'm pretty much living out of my car right now until next weekend when I move into a new place. I do have a microwave at my job (and a fridge), but I've pretty much been subsiding on fried fish from a local Chinese grocery store and various raw... (more)
In the sense that they don't cancer-ify your food and destroy all the nutrients in a few seconds or something? I really don't feel like dirtying another pot or skillet to reheat this lobster.
I often cook my Sweet Potato in the microwave. Does cooking in this manner raise the glycemic index because of the high heat? If so, how much?
I'd brought along a bit of kefir today to mix into a salad dressing but it ended up frozen in the fridge. I nuked it in the microwave to get it back into liquid form. Still cold, but I know probiotics don't stand up to heating. If, however, they... (more)
I will start with mine. I don't use plastics. You will always see me drinking out of a mason jar (and people ask me if that's moonshine, pond water or science experiment). I also don't use Teflon pans. I use stainless steel pans. I also don't use... (more)
For the purposes of time management and convenience, I usually cook big batches of food that I'll consume over a few days. (Thank goodness I don't get sick of leftovers!) I don't like to use the microwave, so I find myself eating a lot of my food... (more)
Along the lines of this recent question, how bad is microwaved food? PMPD makes a similar claim about how it destroys all the nutrients. I don't microwave often but find uses sometimes, like spaghetti squash, yams, and reheating leftovers. My... (more)
I'm trying to get a sense of how people use the microwave. I personally reheat food about 2-3 times a day in it but rarely cook food with it. I usually cook using the stovetop, oven, pressure cooker, toaster oven (not for toast anymore LOL), and... (more)
Several times a day. I do the bulk cook-and-freeze-then-reheat method. Microwaving food has both positives and negatives, just like conventional cooking vs. eating things raw. I haven't found any convincing evidence that microwaving is better or... (more)
I've been eating sweet potatoes for years but have a relatively new problem with them. I usually peel them, cut them into large chunks and pop them in the microwave for 4-7 minutes depending on the size. I stick them in the fridge, bring them to... (more)
I was reading up on the GAPS diet the other day, and I came across the usual line "it is important to not heat broth in the microwave because it kills the nutrients". It is my understanding that nuking veggies can reduce the vitamin load... (more)
There are no studies on broth and a lot of studies on microwaving nutrients were done over a decade ago and microwaves have gotten more sophisticated since then. But even this study from 1994 shows that microwaves have little impact on minerals: (more)
Using steam bags is one of the easiest ways I know to quickly cookie vegetables in a microwave and it's ridiculously convenient for work. The problem is my wife believes these bags are minions of cancer and that the plastic can leach into the... (more)
I don't cook anything in the microwave in plastic. Everything goes into a ceramic bowl with a ceramic plate used for a lid, or glass. Anytime you heat up plastic, you're releasing chemicals. You may notice that the texture of the bag changes after... (more)
I've already found a lunchbox system that works very well for packing lunches for my daughter (who doesn't have "warming" capability at her school, so the lunches are cold by default). However, I want to get more consistent about making sure that... (more)
i'm of the opinion that using a microwave destroys the whole point of buying good-quality healthy food, due to the major loss of nutrients. (a double whammy especially when our food is being grown in such nutrient-depleted soils already!) there... (more)
Nothing in particular against microwaves. Their effect on nutrients seems negligible, and the non-ionizing radiation is most likely not an issue. But I don't feel right being all paleo-like then heating up my lunch five days a week in a space age... (more)
I know I could probably just Google this, but I'll bet one of you paleo-cyclopedias has the answer at the ready: I've had a bag of organic sweet potatoes from Trader Joe's for maybe 10 days, and they're starting to "bud" a bit. Being the lazy,... (more)
My boyfriend and I are taking advantage of the latter half of spring break and leaving tomorrow for a long weekend away. We'll be staying in a hotel room with a mini fridge and microwave. Does anyone have some good, non-dessert recipes for... (more)
Hi all, I need some help! Due to work I'll be living in a hotel for the next 2 weeks. No microwave, no fridge. Obviously there are grocery stores near by but I need to plan ahead so I don't spend $$$ eating out. So far I've planned; Hard boiled... (more)
Ready to throw out the microwave, which doesn't get much use anyway, and get a toaster oven, which I think I may end up using more. Looking for recommendations. Prefer relatively cheap and small (My available space is 19" long, 12.5" deep and 14"... (more)
I'm no scientist, wondering if anyone has thoughts on this experiment and on the conclusions drawn by the author: http://usahitman.com/microwave-test/
Probably a weird question, but is there any sort of evolutionary basis for eating warm/hot meals? Sometimes when I'm eating, I feel like I enjoy my food less because I'm racing against the clock, to eat it while it's still piping hot. It gets... (more)
I read that someone did an experiment with giving their plants straight up water, and water that had been microwaved and then cooled. Long story short, he says the plants given the microwave water died. I'm suspect of the source, but if there is... (more)
If you do use a microwave (setting aside for the moment the issue of "whether" you should microwave at all, which is addressed in part here), are there practical benefits to microwaving at lower power settings? Or is full power at a short time... (more)
Organs keep exploding when I microwave them. Some cooked kidneys diced into squares, reheated for not more than 2 minutes, exploded so much as to knock a paper towel off that was covering the bowel and make a large mess. I've had similar... (more)
I'm aware that olive oil makes a poor cooking oil due to the creation of toxic PAHs when it is heated. I was wondering if reheating foods in the microwave that had raw olive oil added after cooking will result in the production of PAHs. If I... (more)
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