Want food that tastes better and is better for you and the environment? Then wave goodbye to your microwave.
First of all, most of what we “nuke” is frozen, processed, prepackaged, and far from its original state. It’s loaded with sodium, preservatives and lots of not-so-good-for-you ingredients–many that we don’t even know about because the FDA doesn’t require food companies to place all of them on their labels.
Secondly, there’s the questionable effects that microwaves have on us, and our food. Like everything else, our food has an energy or “life force” that gets destroyed when we nuke it. And it just doesn’t look or taste good without it!
I’ve also noticed that sometimes it’s even faster to cook on the stove than to use the microwave. That doesn’t seem to make sense.
But anyway, there’s a slow food movement out there, and I think I’m going to join. At least part-time. Life is so fast-paced, it could probably benefit us all mentally, physically–even fiscally!–if we went back to the basics and started to eat and prepare more of our food closer to the way nature intended it.
Keep your tastebuds tuned. I’m taking my time, but I’ll be back with tips and real-food recipes sometime soon!0