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We're moving in a bit over a week, and one of the things we are trying to do since we're moving anyway and starting a pretty new life by defalut is to use the opportunity to start fresh with a few things and either start or more firmly establish new habits and ways of doing things that we've come to believe are better either for health or environment, etc. For example, we're ditching the tupperware and going to glass for food storage, got rid of almost every single piece of aluminum and almost all of the nonstick cookware, etc. (keeping one crepe pan and a couple of baking items that I may use only once or twice a year anyway.)
One of the things I would like to do is go microwave free. I've never quite felt sure that they are a healthy thing to have around and prepare food in, and now of course Dr. Mercola keeps telling me that I am right! I am old enough that I remember a time before microwaves were ubiquitous, and I remember being in middle school or so when we got our first microwave. And I lived without a microwave for many years after college. So I know that it is possible to live without one! But a part of me is resisting! How will I heat leftovers?? How will I make frozen dinners or defrost things quickly?? I recently read about some toxic chemical in microwave popcorn that gives the workers who work with it a terminal respiratory condition known as "popcorn workers lung" so I have already eliminated the microwave popcorn. But I still need a little push.
So--has anyone gone microwave free? Did you replace the microwave with something else (toaster over, tabletop convection oven, etc.) or just go back to the "old fashioned" method of oven/stovetop? Please share and maybe give me some encouragement here!
Christy Mom to DS 4/21/04 DD 9/20/09 DD 7/2/11
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