Sarah Meeks, OSU Extension

Sarah Meeks, OSU Extension

Microwave meals come in handy this time of year. It’s comforting to have warm food on a cold day and microwave cooking is a quick and easy way to make a meal.

Microwave ovens don’t have to be used only for premade frozen meals or reheating leftovers. In fact, homemade, nutritious dishes can be made in a microwave oven without much effort.

How microwave ovens cook food

Microwave ovens cook food by converting electricity to short waves of energy similar to radio waves. These waves are absorbed by water, fats and sugars, and vibrate very fast

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‘The food we eat makes a difference’ — this quote by Micheal Greger speaks a lot about a person’s eating habits. In today’s fast-paced world, it is all about quick solutions, including food habits – fast food, canned foods, packaged food and the list goes on. Pertinently, the food we eat also has an impact on our health.

According to a Lancet study, 1 in 5 deaths globally is associated with a poor diet, and diet contributes to a range of chronic diseases in people around the world. Overall, in 2017, an estimated 11 million deaths were attributed to

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September is National Food Safety Month. Learn how to take steps to prevent food poisoning by following four core practices that will ensure you are keeping your food safe. Here you can learn more about how to clean, separate, cook and chill food to reduce your risk of illnesses.

 Clean: Wash hands and surfaces often.

Bacteria can be spread throughout the kitchen and get onto hands, cutting boards, utensils, countertops and food. Always use food safety practices:

• Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food and after using the

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