Your Microwave Is Your Ally!

KITCHEN TIPS
Monday, March 23, 2015
YOUR MICROWAVE IS YOUR ALLY!
Your Microwave Is Your Ally!

Bet you didn’t know that microwave of yours isn’t only for heating leftovers! There are several other uses that you need to know about right now.

 

  1. Disinfect your sponges! Yep, that stinky sponge that thrives with bacteria can be thoroughly cleansed in your microwave. Start by soaking your sponge in a bowl of water that contains a bit of vinegar or lemon juice and then heat on high for one full minute. Presto! Clean sponges in a jiffy.
  2.  Cook potatoes for dinner! Prick a small to medium size potato all around with a fork and cook for approximately 2 minutes in the microwave; then turn over and cook for a couple minutes more. Best bet is to always check your food for doneness every 30 seconds.
  3. Roast that head of garlic! Forget the grill… get your roasted garlic head to the table in only 8 minutes. Slice off the top of the head and place in a small but deep dish. Season with salt and pepper and add a drizzle of olive oil. Add a couple spoons of water to the bottom of the dish, cover with plastic wrap, and cook on medium heat. Done!
  4. Help the BBQ man of the house! Before throwing your veggies onto the barbeque for grilling, partially cook them in the microwave for a minute or two depending on your variety.
  5. Toast your nuts baby! Spread your nuts onto a plate and heat on high in the microwave for about 2-3 minutes. Be sure to stir them every 30 seconds. Take care since they will continue to cook for a minute more when removed from the microwave.