RE: cooking in microwave
Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 7:17 PM
I notice that most of the recipes do not mention cooking in the microwave. I know it wouldn't save any time cooking grains or beans, but vegetables seem to cook faster. Does anyone cook with their microwave?
Marcia - I'm always in a hurry and I hate cooking. I use my microwave quite a bit - usually to hurry things along. I find it's great for getting potatoes started - then I can start mushrooms in the pan, chop and add the cooked potato, then add chopped tomato and spinach. All up a meal in 10 minutes or so. I do lots of throw together stuff this way when I'm tired after a busy day. I still have to cook a meal for my not-vegan other a few nights a week. I vary the basic meal by adding tinned (rinsed) beans, bits of tofu or a tofu 'not-meat' product.
I don't have anything against microwaves - I haven't known anyone to die of one yet. It's great if you want to heat through frozen veggies too - just not too long and minimal water so you don't blanch out the nutrients. Also great for corn on the cob (barbecue is better but that's a hassle).
I think if it's how you usually cook - you should go with it. It's a fat-free, quick and simple way to cook or partially cook a meal.