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whistling.gif Go on the net and search for books and recipies .... there are cookbooks on what you can cook on and with a microwave.

With a little bit of imagination and some ingenuity you can even steam a fish in a microwave.

There is ceramic cooking trays and pots that allow you to fry food (they are ceramic and non metallic so they don't arc).

You can even bake in a microwave, but some meals do require you to use those special microwave trays or pans.

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a colleague at work showed me how to make tasty microwave curries when we were living in a hotel in Hanoi and then I went on google and found microwave recipes for just about anything...opened up a whole new world...

before if I didn't have a gas or electric cooker I lacked the confidence to attempt to cook anything...a microwave cooking device will set you free, and they're cheap!

an'...ye don't even need a kitchen!...in hotel rooms do yer washin' up inn the bathroom,, etc...

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Microwave Cheesecake

Ingredients:


8 ounces cream cheese, softened


1/2 cup sugar


1 egg


1 cup sour cream


1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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1 pie crust (graham cracker or shortbread)

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1 (15 ounce) can pie filling


Directions:

Combine cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth.

Stir in sour cream.

Put the prepared pie crust in a glass or ceramic (pie) dish.

Pour mixture into crust and place in microwave.

Cook on medium-high power for 8-10 minutes or until center is almost set.

Chill for at least 3 hours.

Top with your favorite (pie filling) topping.



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The correct was in answer to his statement: Sorry I'm not more helpful; probably shouldn't have posted at all.

He says, about his sole contribution to the thread.

Irony. Classic.

Here for the Pompous Pontificating Pedant

how to microwave corn

Wrap damp paper towel around corn, husk and all

Number of ears.......... Time

1.......... 1 1/2 min

2.......... 3 - 4 min

3.......... 5 - 6 min

4.......... 7 - 8 min

Turn the ears half way through

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The correct was in answer to his statement: Sorry I'm not more helpful; probably shouldn't have posted at all.

He says, about his sole contribution to the thread.

Irony. Classic.

Here for the Pompous Pontificating Pedant

how to microwave corn

Rap damp paper towel around corn, leave and all.

Number of ears.......... Time

1 1 1/2 min

2 3 - 4 min

3 5 - 6 min

4 7 - 8 min

Turn the ears half way through

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Went right over your head, dinnit?

(I'll help: I made a post encouraging the OP but giving no specifics. You make a post with no response to the OP at all, but a criticism of mine being lacking in value. That's the irony. C&P now doesn't change the humorous aspect of the previous post).

Oh, you do realize I chose that title for myself? It'd be funny if you think that insulted me.

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Some Veggies come out ok in the micro, my favourite is a Cauliflower cut into pieces put into a micro dish with a couple tablespoons of water thrown in, cover and steam in the micro for about 4 minutes, then smothered in a cheese sauce

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OP - you mentioned omelet. I make omelets too. I use a low power 3 and cook for a long time 6 to 8 minutes depending on Microwave power 800 --- 1100 watt, etc. I sometime pre-cook any veggies I put into the omelet depending on what they are. Also - in my microwave omelet I use a table spoon or so of milk and a tea spoon of cooking oil - works and taste great. I make a 'Fried Egg" in a similar way --- small bowl, tea spoon oil, power 3 for up to 6 minutes or so depending on wattage of the microwave. Of course you can cook eggs faster - but I like the predictable results lower power and more time gives.

If you don't have a water boiling / heating kitchen gadget then you can cook pasta in the microwave. Get water to near boiling - add dry pasta - cover add heat if necessary - check after about 10 minutes

There used to be sold a type of 'foil-paper' that you could use to cover meat and it would brown the outer surface. This is not the same as regular aluminum foil. Some frozen dinners come packaged this way.

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Only my personal opinion but surviving on microwave food long term is not good for you. I've no scientific evidence to back this assertion up, but I don't feel too good after a day or two of microwaved food.

Very small doses is okay with me.

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In a similar situation to the OP ,my apartment has a microwave and I added an electric induction plate and a couple of good quality stainless steel pans ,now can cook just about anything I fancy.

My only regret was in buying a single plate and not a double.thumbsup.gif

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Only my personal opinion but surviving on microwave food long term is not good for you. I've no scientific evidence to back this assertion up, but I don't feel too good after a day or two of microwaved food.

Very small doses is okay with me.

I wont be having 3 meals a day using the microwave.

So far I use it for reheating and the few things I can cook but not using it a lot.

Cheers

:D

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