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Cooking Challenge: Ovenless Editon

I am going to a cabin in Maine for the summer. When I am in this cabin I like to spend many hours cooking and fussing over meals. The fussier the better. Problem: there is no oven. What are your best ovenless recipes suitable for two people in the middle of nowhere with lots of time on thier hands? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jun 19, 2014 - 31 answers

1000% of the US RDA of WHOOOOOOMP.

In an attempt to be all healthy and virtuous, I tried to make kale chips in the microwave. I nuked a small plate of plain, unadorned kale. The kale WENT UP LIKE A FREAKING FIREWORK (sparks, flames, scary noises). Multiple times (hey, I learn by doing). WHY?! [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Dec 24, 2013 - 16 answers

How do I eat without cooking?

I know how to cook from scratch. Help me not do that this summer. [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Jun 18, 2012 - 29 answers

Very Minimalist-Microwave Cooking

Microwave-only 'real', healthy cooking-- give me tips,resources and recipes. [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv on Apr 9, 2012 - 12 answers

It's cute but it doesn't cook.

I'm considering renting a small apartment with a super-tiny kitchen. So tiny that it doesn't have an oven! Would a convection/microwave oven suit my needs? Also, do you have experience with induction cooktops? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Sep 26, 2011 - 27 answers

Asparagus making sparks in the microwave?

I tried to microwave some asparagus and it started sparking. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by mr frosted on Apr 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me adapt Barbara Kafka's microwave risotto recipe to my new oven.

Help me adapt Barbara Kafka's microwave risotto recipe to my new oven. Her timings are for 650-700 watts. My new Sharp R-305KS is nominally 1100 watts, but testing shows it's actually 900 watts. That's still too much power for Kafka's timings. Have you adapted the recipe for this oven, or are you so incredibly bright that you can transpose? (Remember, there is no straight-line relationship between microwave power and times, so please don't tell me to multiply by .636. Even I'm smart enough to do that, but it doesn't work.)
posted by markcmyers on Apr 11, 2010 - 7 answers

Is it worth the trouble to vent our range hood outside?

Is it worth the trouble to vent our range hood outside? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Mar 20, 2009 - 21 answers

Help me figure out how to microwave an egg

If I cook an egg in the microwave it explodes, often with spectacular and messy force. If I microwave one fully immersed in water, will the same thing happen, or will the water absorb all the microwaves, so that the egg will effectively be boiled? [more inside]
posted by Coventry on Nov 13, 2008 - 22 answers

I need my ventilation to suck

Do over-the-oven microwaves with exhaust inherently suck? (no pun intended) [more inside]
posted by jclovebrew on Nov 3, 2008 - 14 answers

The Microwave of Death !?!?

Is cooking (or re-heating) my food with a microwave destroying the food, sucking out nutrients that would not be removed by heating on the stove top in a stainless pan? I've heard this here and there, dated an Earth Mother South Austin Woman who was/likely is certain that I may as well put nuclear waste products AND rat poison in my food, pretty much heard the same about twenty minutes ago from a woman working in the vitamin/supplements department at Whole Foods, yet another Austin Earth Mother type; just the fact that I said the word 'microwave' caused her to get a big frowny face, looked like she had gas or something. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I like to toss broccoli with just a shade of water into the microwave for a couple of minutes, or re-heat my rice and beans or soup or whatever. Related: Does cooking vegetables in a pressure cooker rob them of needed nutrients? [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Aug 7, 2008 - 26 answers

I want my home-made microwave foods to be crisp, but how?

I want relatively crisp reheated food from the microwave. Can can I buy or make something to do this for me, like that silvery-coated paperboard that comes with frozen foods? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Jan 9, 2008 - 15 answers

Good microwave cooking recipes for Christmas candies, jams, etc

Surprisingly good microwave recipes anyone? I'm looking for microwave recipes for jams, candy, etc. that you've actually made and turned out surprisingly well for being cooked in a microwave. I'm particularly interested in any recipe that can be made and put in containers for Christmas gifts.
posted by GlowWyrm on Dec 10, 2007 - 8 answers

Do convection microwave ovens work?

Do convection microwave ovens work? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Oct 11, 2007 - 10 answers

Cooking without actually cooking...

I recently started college, and having discovered the utter boredom that is dining hall cuisine, have begun to crave home cooked food, or at very least, ME-cooked food. So what can I cook with a bare minimum of kitchen hardware? [more inside]
posted by weaponsgradecarp on Oct 2, 2007 - 28 answers

rotating and microwave ovens

So, if your microwave oven has a carousel, is it necessary to stop the cooking halfway through and rotate the food, like most prepared food packages suggest? And do you place the item in the middle or slightly off to one side of the carousel? [more inside]
posted by crunchland on Feb 25, 2005 - 11 answers

Microwave Popcorn

I bought some microwave popcorn that pops fine at work (a newer microwave with a popcorn button), but at home, with popcorn from the same box, I end up with a shriveled bag. The microwave at home isn't so new as to have a popcorn button, but it's not totally ancient either. I'm guessing there's some trick to it that involves NOT following the instructions provided on the bag, but I have no idea what they might be. Any ideas?
posted by hootch on Feb 25, 2004 - 7 answers

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