Saturday, March 24, 2012

Do you have a microwave oven?

Another scary thing to think about.

I just read this article and it made me think about whether I should keep my microwave oven or not?

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/18/microwave-hazards.aspx



I don't use it all the time and lived without one for a couple of years. I always wondered what it did to your food since sometimes I noticed that I didn't feel as good after a meal cooked or reheated in a microwave. The only thing I actually cook in it is sweet potatoes and things like that. I do use it to heat up frozen meals that I have prepared and stored in glass containers. I stopped microwaving in plastic containers years ago and cringe every time I see someone microwaving things in plastic or styrofoam containers. I also wonder about eating at certain restaurants because you don't know what they are doing to prepare your food. I used to go to a well known sandwich shop to pick up a bagel for breakfast when I was at work. I watched as the counter help person poured some sort of egg mixture into a tupperware bowl and then proceeded to microwave it making an omelet concoction. After seeing that I will never order any eggs in a place like that. But I am sure there are a lot more places that use the microwave for a lot of the food preparation. I think Burger King just nukes their burgers once they assemble them even. The food world is becoming a very scary place these days.

I have been slowly doing a food assessment on the foods and cooking methods that I have been using. I spent a lifetime learning how to cook things and now need another lifetime learning how to undo the mistakes I have made in the convenient food choices. In the food world it is an "Inconvenient Truth" to realize what's really going on.

I am still thinking about possibly getting rid of the microwave as it will free up some needed kitchen space and save on electricity and one more appliance to clean.

Do you have a microwave? Do you still want one?

something to think about.

1 comment:

  1. I don't have microwave and have been avoiding getting one for the health risks associated with it. It is however convenient for warming up leftovers. Right now I have to warm up cold food on the stovetop and it just creates more pots and pans to wash up afterward.

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