Can You Microwave a Potato?

Q. I love a good jacket potato but don’t always have the time to cook them in the oven. The only trouble is that when I microwave them, they are often a little undercooked and the skin lacks that nice crispy texture. Is there a way to microwave potatoes so that they come close to […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Spaghetti Squash?

Q. I am new to spaghetti squash, I tried it at a friend’s house and she told me she steamed hers. I wondered if I could use a microwave instead. Can I just pierce it a few times and throw it in there like a baked potato or will it explode? It’s completely new to […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Corn On The Cob?

Q. So we just got back from our first trip to a farmers market and we have a bunch of fresh cobs of corn and while we plan to barbecue them later, I’m curious, can you microwave corn on the cob and how would it turn out? I’m afraid to try it because couldn’t it […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Sweet Potatoes?

Q. We just picked up some sweet potatoes from a local farmer’s market and as we were leaving, I heard the lady selling them tell another customer that she could easily microwave them. I’ve microwaved potatoes, but not sweet potatoes. Can you microwave sweet potatoes? A. Sweet potato is one of the world’s healthiest foods. […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Mushrooms?

Q. I am the only person in my family who likes mushrooms. I cook them for myself quite frequently, but lately I’ve been finding that I can’t be bothered to mess up a whole pan and stand over the stove to cook something that only I am going to eat. It doesn’t take a long […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Lettuce?

Q. I’ve been wondering something for a while now, but no one I know has been able to give me a straight answer. Everyone seems to guess, but no one seems to have tried it. I like to eat things with lettuce, like sandwiches or burgers, and I eat salads several time a week. I […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Kimchi?

Can You Microwave Kimchi? Q. This may be a weird question, but I need to know the answer. I really enjoy eating kimchi. Kimchi is a traditional Korean fermented food made primarily from cabbage that is traditionally fairly spicy. It is sometimes eaten on its own, but more often used as a condiment. The thing […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Kale Chips?

Q. My wife made some kale chips in the oven the other day, and I have to admit I actually like them! It took a while to make them though, what with heating up the oven and everything. I asked her why she didn’t just make them in the microwave, and she said she didn’t […] Read more »