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I don't have a microwave

 
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12/31/2010 12:43 PM
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Re: I don't have a microwave
fyi...
you can cook anything nearly as fast in a pressure cooker.
and reheating anything can be done in a toaster oven, a steamer, or stove top and it tastes better!

just saying...

doesn't seem like there is a good reason to even own a
microwave.


I like to make popcorn in it...and I'm not going to heat the oven up to make 6 fish sticks for my ten year old...
 Quoting: BRIEF AND TO THE POINT



popcorn heated on the stove-top tastes best (you can add seasoning to the oil...no need for butter) and using a toaster oven for fish sticks would work fine, I bake potatoes in mine!
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12/31/2010 12:49 PM
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Re: I don't have a microwave
What is this fascination with nuking stuff?

I don't get it.
Honestly... I don't.

I don't own a microwave. I never will. I have, but I never will again. Back in college I had a fascination with heating up anything that came within a plastic wrapper. Hot Pockets, Ramen, frozen pizza, you name it and I nuked it for 3 minutes.

But in the last few years, I've strayed away from it.

Lately, the conversation has come up a few times and everytime I tell people that I don't own a microwave, they look at you as if you had just told them that you don't know what Facebook is.

Granted, I've never used Twitter either, but that's a whole different conversation...

These people will look at me and honestly ask: Well, how do you cook your food?

Apparently, some people have never heard of skillets, grills, cast iron cookware, dutch ovens, conventional ovens and stoves. You'd swear that millions across America have never cooked a home cooked meal based on the sample size I've gathered across the states in the last few years. It just seems that now anything that takes effort cooking is a lost tradition within American culture. There was a conversation about chicken and there was some leftovers and someone said: Just put that in the microwave for 2 minutes and it tastes amazing.

I should have known better than to tell that person that I was going to just launch that thing in my cast iron skillet and do it there along with other stuff I could add to it.

"No microwave?"
"Nope, I don't own one."
"Why the hell not? It's so much easier! Wow. Never met anyone without a microwave."

Now, I'm sure a LOT of people here can come up with reasons why it's good to NOT own a microwave... like radiation or what not... but to be honest, I just like to make my own food traditionally. I make my own pizza from scratch. Put that sucker in the oven and make that crust crispy and nice and golden. Frozen pizza into a microwave ends up mushy, tasteless, full of preservatives and crap.

I get the convinience, but it almost seems like there are people out there that use a microwave for EVERYTHING. Other thing I've noticed... I seem to eat better since I don't use a microwave. I have a tendency to buy fresher food and support local produce and poultry farmers to get the freshest products and cook it myself. Are we really at a point where we need convinience for everything over better quality and healthier choices... or am I truly one of a kind by not having microwave... or Twitter?
 Quoting: J-Rico


I as well don't have a microwave. My old one broke some years back and I don't replace it. Plus now I read that microwaving stuff is bad for you. I have no idea if it is or not, I just cook everything anyways for my family. I am French and have been taught to cook the basics from scratch anyways. I have a toaster oven that i use for microwavable pizzas and Goodies for the kids it works fine.

It's just I am used to it now. I mean I got to thinking about it and how can it be good to eat or drink stuff that has been nuked.

I think cooking is something people are going to forget how to do and what a shame. Every day cooking is simple, a joy and something to teach the kids. Now every meal does not have to be a production but come on, let the microwave hot pockets go already.....

Just sayin.
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12/31/2010 12:50 PM
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Re: I don't have a microwave
What is this fascination with nuking stuff?

I don't get it.
Honestly... I don't.

I don't own a microwave. I never will. I have, but I never will again. Back in college I had a fascination with heating up anything that came within a plastic wrapper. Hot Pockets, Ramen, frozen pizza, you name it and I nuked it for 3 minutes.

But in the last few years, I've strayed away from it.

Lately, the conversation has come up a few times and everytime I tell people that I don't own a microwave, they look at you as if you had just told them that you don't know what Facebook is.

Granted, I've never used Twitter either, but that's a whole different conversation...

These people will look at me and honestly ask: Well, how do you cook your food?

Apparently, some people have never heard of skillets, grills, cast iron cookware, dutch ovens, conventional ovens and stoves. You'd swear that millions across America have never cooked a home cooked meal based on the sample size I've gathered across the states in the last few years. It just seems that now anything that takes effort cooking is a lost tradition within American culture. There was a conversation about chicken and there was some leftovers and someone said: Just put that in the microwave for 2 minutes and it tastes amazing.

I should have known better than to tell that person that I was going to just launch that thing in my cast iron skillet and do it there along with other stuff I could add to it.

"No microwave?"
"Nope, I don't own one."
"Why the hell not? It's so much easier! Wow. Never met anyone without a microwave."

Now, I'm sure a LOT of people here can come up with reasons why it's good to NOT own a microwave... like radiation or what not... but to be honest, I just like to make my own food traditionally. I make my own pizza from scratch. Put that sucker in the oven and make that crust crispy and nice and golden. Frozen pizza into a microwave ends up mushy, tasteless, full of preservatives and crap.

I get the convinience, but it almost seems like there are people out there that use a microwave for EVERYTHING. Other thing I've noticed... I seem to eat better since I don't use a microwave. I have a tendency to buy fresher food and support local produce and poultry farmers to get the freshest products and cook it myself. Are we really at a point where we need convinience for everything over better quality and healthier choices... or am I truly one of a kind by not having microwave... or Twitter?
 Quoting: J-Rico


I as well don't have a microwave. My old one broke some years back and I don't replace it. Plus now I read that microwaving stuff is bad for you. I have no idea if it is or not, I just cook everything anyways for my family. I am French and have been taught to cook the basics from scratch anyways. I have a toaster oven that i use for microwavable pizzas and Goodies for the kids it works fine.

It's just I am used to it now. I mean I got to thinking about it and how can it be good to eat or drink stuff that has been nuked.

I think cooking is something people are going to forget how to do and what a shame. Every day cooking is simple, a joy and something to teach the kids. Now every meal does not have to be a production but come on, let the microwave hot pockets go already.....

Just sayin.
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12/31/2010 12:52 PM
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Re: I don't have a microwave
makes you think about all the kids people who from birth/very young age almost all food eaten was microwaved.
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12/31/2010 12:53 PM
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I too do not own a microwave. I have some really old fashioned McCoy and Hull covered brown containers and I heat everything up in them.

I don't own a cell phone either or have anything but dial up and TV antenna. I heat with a wood stove. I parked my car 3 years ago and go to town 2 to 4 times a month with hubby or the kids.

I have loads of books, puzzles, games and seeds. All my choices. "They" could take us back to medieval days and it won't hurt my feelings a bit.
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12/31/2010 01:58 PM
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I too do not own a microwave. I have some really old fashioned McCoy and Hull covered brown containers and I heat everything up in them.

I don't own a cell phone either or have anything but dial up and TV antenna. I heat with a wood stove. I parked my car 3 years ago and go to town 2 to 4 times a month with hubby or the kids.

I have loads of books, puzzles, games and seeds. All my choices. "They" could take us back to medieval days and it won't hurt my feelings a bit.
 Quoting: anonimalle 1212676



So why are you on a evil computer device using the demon internet? Please don't tell me you are on facebook too! Just asking.
J-Rico  (OP)

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12/31/2010 02:01 PM
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Re: I don't have a microwave
makes you think about all the kids people who from birth/very young age almost all food eaten was microwaved.
 Quoting: junipero


Nowadays, that's probably reality for most teenagers.
A sad reality.
Everyone dies, but not everyone lives.

:moranrico::Rico::moranrico:
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12/31/2010 02:03 PM
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Re: I don't have a microwave
PEOPLE!! Understand that this was given to us with full knowledge of the side affects!
Slow kill people! Reality knocking here! Your only good till 65 then your a drain on the economy. Reality here.
Slowly make you sick then Big Pharma to save the day. A SLAVE THROUGH SICKNESS!! Sorry if I offend, but grow up and wake up that the government won't take care of you.
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12/31/2010 02:43 PM
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Re: I don't have a microwave
PEOPLE!! Understand that this was given to us with full knowledge of the side affects!
Slow kill people! Reality knocking here! Your only good till 65 then your a drain on the economy. Reality here.
Slowly make you sick then Big Pharma to save the day. A SLAVE THROUGH SICKNESS!! Sorry if I offend, but grow up and wake up that the government won't take care of you.
 Quoting: CDNpiper

nope sure won't ...forming "death panels" now...
they want you D-E-A-D.....

just in case you need it spelled out....which if you are the typical 'Merikin...you do.

ok now look at fluoride, mercury amalgams, vaccines, msg, aspartame, canola oil and GMO foods....not to mention chemtrails...where they literally write your doom in the sky.

what the fucks wrong with your brains......
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12/31/2010 04:28 PM
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Re: I don't have a microwave
PEOPLE!! Understand that this was given to us with full knowledge of the side affects!
Slow kill people! Reality knocking here! Your only good till 65 then your a drain on the economy. Reality here.
Slowly make you sick then Big Pharma to save the day. A SLAVE THROUGH SICKNESS!! Sorry if I offend, but grow up and wake up that the government won't take care of you.
 Quoting: CDNpiper

they want us sick and disabled and WEAK ....throw your microwave in the junk yard....learn to cook and then learn to garden.
Tracy

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Re: I don't have a microwave
So basically...you are saying that all children are going to have cancer. Most mothers in the western world or have access to a microwave oven....that freeze their own breastmilk or warm their made up cans of formula milk via microwave...will die of cancer?

Its an interesting theory. Any studies of this yet?





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