Microwave ovens and food quality

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by downsouth, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    FWIW, deep frying ain't exactly great either. Boiling the crap out of your veggies is bad too.
     

  2. Eturnsdale

    Eturnsdale New Member

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    Any type of cooking destroys vitamins and eats up calories.
     
  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I agree that any cooking takes away vitamins and I do use a microwave but I also believe it is better and more natural to 'cook foods with heat' rather than in a microwave.
     
  4. Eturnsdale

    Eturnsdale New Member

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    That I can agree with. Microwaved food never tastes as good IMHO.
     
  5. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Gees you mean fried chicken is not a health food? Eating raw chicken is better for you? I will never understand this eating healthy thing. Any bacon left in the skillet?:D
     
  6. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Most people overcook the vegetables.
     
  7. Yunus

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    What I have read says that steaming is the best way to cook a vegetable to lose the least amount of nutrients. It would be helpful if some study were done to show comparisons between steaming, boiling, microwaving and also those microwave steam bags.
     
  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I must admit I like using those microwave steam bags. You can buy them in the grocery store section that has other Ziploc type bags. Fill the steam bags yourself with anything and.......instant veggies. I love to steam potatoes in those bags, also carrots.

    But roasted potatoes and carrots are just tastier. A microwaved sweet potato is never as delicious as a baked sweet potato.
     
  9. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I don't trust any plastic for cooking.
     
  10. Eturnsdale

    Eturnsdale New Member

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    My favorite is what I call Camp taters. Im not sure if its the right name or what but. Put cut taters, greens, and whatever meat you like into aluminum foil with your choice of seasoning and about half a beer and throw it on your fire (or in an oven if you're doing it at home.
     
  11. Centurian22

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    Might have to try those 'camp taters'... Sounds yummy!
     
  12. Eturnsdale

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    Sooo good. I like to use some crushed ghost pepper in mine. But my SO doesnt like too much heat.
     
  13. therewolf

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    HOT


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    (pick two...)
     
  14. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've called them foil packs since boy scouts. Usually hamburger patty, potatoes, onion, carrots, maybe some squash. Season with seasoned salt and fresh ground pepper. :)
     
  15. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    We do the same thing, goes by the same name.
     
  16. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

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    We made those in girl scouts too. We also used to slice a banana in half and stuff it with chocolate chips and marshmallows and cook it on the fire too. Yum.....
     
  17. TankTop

    TankTop Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I always did it with a bell pepper, stuff it with meat, potatoes and the kitchen sink. Wrap in foil and toss it on the coals.

    Ps, the microwave stuff is bs except for some plastics and all Styrofoam.
     
  18. Zombiegirl

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    This will sound bad to some but I really don't care about the nutritional content of my food. If it's homemade, it's healthier than fast food and that's good enough for me.
     
  19. dog2000tj

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    ever have spam? No matter how you make it in your home it is refuse in a can ;)