6 weeks into the “no microwave” experiment…

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…and I don’t miss it at all! My 48-hour challenge has quickly turned into 6 weeks. With the exception of a few “emergencies” where I needed to melt my coconut oil or butter really fast, and heating up my “rice sock,” I haven’t used the microwave at all. No more nuking veggies or heating up leftovers. It’s become normal to me to just pull out a saucepan to reheat food. And cooking Superman’s sweet potato in the microwave every morning? No more! I pre-bake 4-5 sweet potatoes, cut them up and put them in individual containers, and fry them up each morning in olive oil or butter.

I wish I could say that I’ve noticed huge changes, but I really haven’t. I can say, though, that the taste of food reheated on the stove is MUCH different than that in the microwave. Totally worth a few extra minutes and a dirty pan.

So, I guess it’s really not an experiment anymore. It’s just the way things are!

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  1. Stephanie says

    A quick way to soften butter without using the microwave is to grate it using a box grater. Gives you wonderful shreds that are easily mixed in or a great topper for veggies.

  2. Angela Norton says

    I did the same thing. I went without a microwave for over 3 years! And the only reason why I have one now is because my friend kept coming over and notice we warm our food in the oven and they brought one to us. So now we have one again, but still doesn’t get use as much.

  3. Jenn R says

    We haven’t had a microwave for several years now. I don’t miss it at all! For my rice sock, I just wrap it up in aluminium foil and heat it up in the oven at 325 F for a few minutes.

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