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Old 04-26-2012, 08:56 PM   #11
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I think it would be great if Wegmans would juice my veggies right there in the produce dept! I wonder if Feel-Right does... Wouldn't that be a great idea?
That really is a great idea!

I know there is a local supermarket that fries seafood for you to take home; this would be a great healthy alternative. Maybe I'd even try it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:04 PM   #12
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I never wanted a microwave and only got one a couple of years ago...it was given to us when we helped someone move-- a very nice, new model. We use it to heat up leftovers, but that is about it.

Neither of us like coffee, so that isn't an issue.

Aside from boiling water, I had other things to make most things people make in the microwave: we had (still have) a hot-air popcorn popper...and we used to have a Jet Stream oven (countertop convection oven). I *loved* that thing. It cooked foods fast AND browned them. We used it almost daily, but after about 2 years of use, it died on us. We replaced it only to have the same thing happen a couple years later.

So, had we not had a microwave given to us, we still may not have one. I must say, I still miss my Jet Stream oven and the low oil French fries I could make fresh in 10-12 minutes.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:16 PM   #13
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If you drink it black and use a coffee maker, you can simply pour the cooled coffee back into the still turned on coffee maker to heat it up. .
I do that. You have to avoid forgetting yourself if you have company. I did that once, yacking away with company (an old friend thankfully) watching and then stood there in a funk wondering what I should do next realizing how bad this looked. Its an ingrained habit.

I have the original Amana RADAR-range. Shiny metal inside like they had. I love it and hope it never breaks. It still looks like brand new. They don't make them like that anymore. I only use it to heat stuff up in and have never actually cooked with one.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:59 AM   #14
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With the exception of oven browned potatoes or rutabagas, I cook all of my vegetables in the microwave. They come out perfectly, it's fast, and it saves electricity.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:34 AM   #15
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I like my microwave for dealing with large things like butternut squash. I can cook them (or pumpkins) with a minimum of energy use in much less time than it takes to bake them and much less work than cutting up the raw squash and boiling it. (And with the likely health effects of breathing the air and drinking the water here in Chemical Valley, I don't worry about the microwave.)
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:01 AM   #16
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I did have a microwave that was gifted to me many years ago but I got rid of it when I started macrobiotic cooking. Macrobiotics is strongly opposed to using microwaves because it is felt that this type of cooking alters the food too much.
I have little counter space so I appreciated the space opened up.

I don't drink coffee, only tea so I can't help you there but when heating leftovers, and I usually try to have enough for 2 days with one dish, with a little alteration, since it is a process of soaking and waiting for beans and grains, I sometimes use a bamboo steamer to reheat, or add some soup liquid to a pot or pan.
If I'm adding fresh vegetables to previously cooked vegetables if the original dish was cooked with oil I just add a little water to the pan.
I try not to cook more vegetables then I will eat at a meal since they retain more nutrients that way and a quick saute or steam is easy.

If it is soup I divide the pot into 2 pots and only add the miso to the portion I will eat and save and reheat the rest the next day and add the miso at the end.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:49 PM   #17
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The only thing I use my microwave for is heating up coffee and leftovers. Never got around to learning how to cook with one. I do everything by scratch the old fashioned way. Prefer to use fresh and hate salty over cooked canned goods with a passion!
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