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16 April 2015

Quick and Easy Microwave Apple with Yogurt Dessert


Have you ever used your microwave for cooking? Maybe I should ask first if you have a microwave at home. I know someone who doesn't trust microwaves at all even if she has one at home, which means she barely uses it. I am guessing that there are a lot of people like her too. Radiation is a major concern about it but after reading a bit from trustworthy sites like the FDA, we can be assured that microwave cooking is not bad for our health. In fact, since it takes much less time in cooking than regular ovens, it retains the natural vitamins and minerals more. I google anything that comes across my mind and when I do so, a lot of sites come out speaking about contradicting things. It's frustrating sometimes because a lot of people write about important health issues that speak about contradicting things without basis. So choose the sites well when you want to know about something  important.

Quoting the FDA site:
Microwaves are produced inside the oven by an electron tube called a magnetron. The microwaves are reflected within the metal interior of the oven where they are absorbed by food. Microwaves cause water molecules in food to vibrate, producing heat that cooks the food. That's why foods high in water content, like fresh vegetables, can be cooked more quickly than other foods. The microwave energy is changed to heat as it is absorbed by food, and does not make food “radioactive” or "contaminated."


I use my microwave mainly for reheating liquids and solids and I rarely use it for cooking. I learned a few years ago about cooking apples in microwaves. My mother-in-law used to bake her apples in the regular ovens then learned to cut the time and started using the microwave instead. Three minutes and the apples are already ready. Imagine that! 

So if you need a super fast and simple dessert using ingredients that you should already have in your kitchen, try this one. You need 3 minutes of baking the apples plus a few more to put them together. Ten minutes tops and you will have this on the table. Baked apples are not big on looks and taste alone so it will have to depend on you on how to dress them up with amazing flavors and garnishing. Get my Quick and Easy Microwave Apple with Yogurt Dessert recipe at She Knows and start your next dessert! Check out my Profile Page at She Knows to learn more recipes.

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Amarena Mascarpone Trifle 
Chilled Strawberry Soup  
Ricotta with Honey and Pistachios