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Old Jan 30th 2010, 05:17 PM   #1
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Microwaves please help;

My wife believes that microwaving food can in someway alter food at the molecular level that would render it harmful. This has become a huge issue in our house. Is their science to support her theory
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Old Feb 1st 2010, 03:12 AM   #2
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I think it is safe using the microwave oven. As the microwaves actually force the water molecules to vibrate and they then gain more kinetic energy which then can be changed to heat energy and heat the food.
You may find more information in the following website:
Microwave oven - Definition
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Old Feb 12th 2010, 11:00 AM   #3
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I know a family who doesn't have a microwave because the parents think it encourages them to eat unhealthy food - ie prepared meals and frozen pies!

But really I think you're asking the wrong question. If you find science to show it's safe will your wife really accept that? I don't know many women who respond to reason!!
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Old Dec 8th 2010, 12:55 AM   #4
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Microwaves please help

I tried this once before and realized I needed to fine tune my question (didn't really get the kinds of answers I needed). Please read through to the end of these details!

I am looking for help finding recipes for casseroles that can be made ahead of time, then frozen and reheated in the oven.

We have a freezer, so ideas on how to prepare them for the freezer, and then how long to reheat them in the oven would be ideal. We don't use a microwave (don't have one, by choice).

We don't eat pork. We also don't eat a lot of processed foods, so recipes that call for canned soup, canned veggies, frozen "tater tots" will need substitutions.

High-fat recipes are AOK (if anything our family needs to eat MORE fat)!

Right now we have a lot of dairy (cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, milk) that I can't stomach at the moment (we just found out I'm pregnant) but don't want to go to waste, so recipes that include dairy ingredients would be a bonus!

Thanks so much people!
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