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My aim here is to make life easier for you in the kitchen. I want to encourage you to use your microwave oven for so much more than reheating, defrosting or making coffee.
To master it, use it every day. In time you’ll find you can cook about 75 per cent of your food. Using it for what it does best will save you time and money and give you excellent results.
All you need are some sensible stock pantry items and some durable microwave-safe utensils, and you’re away.
Techniques and timing are just as important as ingredients for microwave cooking. You need to think in terms of “time” and not “heat”. It’s the weight of the food that determines the length of time to cook, less than the temperature.
So there are a different set of rules, all simple. You need to know the wattage of your oven (usually found inside it and/or in the oven’s manual). Wattages range widely, depending on the age of ovens. Remember, not everything needs to be cooked on HIGH, and I urge you to err on the side of less time too, until you’re more familiar with what suits your oven best.
As microwave cooking is so fast, it’s best to decide ahead which part of your meal you’ll prepare in the microwave. As an example, you may decide to cook your pasta on top of the stove while you quickly make a sauce in your microwave. Or vice versa, depending on your recipe. It’s so flexible.
If you’re going to serve a few courses, desserts are often best cooked first to allow for their longer standing time. Sauces, puddings, fish and vegetables are particularly successful, so check around my site and discover how you can make your life faster and easier in the kitchen.
Microwave means freedom
Remember, your microwave oven saves time and energy, so use it every day for every meal. It will give you freedom, plus flavourful food in minutes.
Have fun exploring my site and please contact me if you have a particular question.
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