Living simply in the wild

Simplify your life: Living with a little less radioactive food

The FDA (yes please believe everything they say…but don’t really) doesn’t really state whether or not Microwaves are safe…or unsafe.

1959 Microwave

“It is known that microwave radiation can heat body tissue the same way it heats food. Exposure to high levels of microwaves can cause a painful burn. Exposure to high levels of microwaves can cause cataracts. Accidental exposure to high levels of microwave energy can alter or kill sperm, producing temporary sterility.”

Scary right? Right.

So obviously we sold most of our things when we moved and made the decision we would rather take a few far more important things then a portable Radiation box. Smart move i know.

So we’ve been living without a microwave for the past 7 months. No big deal.


But how do you heat things up?

Well we have a stove and an oven. I’ve yet to find anything that can’t be thrown in a glass dish or cookie sheet and thrown in the oven for 20 minutes to be reheated.

Which leads us to the next question…

Doesn’t it take forever to heat things up?

Yes…it takes longer then the 1:30 seconds you’d pop it in the microwave for. But hey, those 20 minutes allows you to cut up a nice salad while your waiting

Which leads us to:

Eating less.

Not eating so late at night. Really, who wants to wait for the oven to preheat at 11’o-clock at night so you can wait 25 minutes for a frozen burrito to heat up. I’d rather just go to sleep.

Less BPA leaching into our food from reheating things in plastic containers.

Eat more raw food. Veggies are far more nutritious when not zapped of their nutrients.

Raw vegan avocado mushroom salad / Ensalada vegana de champiñones crudos y aguacate

There are tons of researchers out there arguing this issue. I’ll let you dig into your own research if you want to.

The reason we choose to go microwave free? Simply…I’m too cheap to go out and buy something that we really don’t NEED to have when we can modify and get the same (if not better) results. Warm food.
Radioactive Materials Area


2 responses

  1. Simply The Wildside


    August 20, 2013 at 10:38 pm

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