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  • #16
    Originally posted by Stoic View Post
    Yeah, I think it's because air doesn't transfer heat as quickly as water does. OTOH, you don't have to wait for water to boil, and it wouldn't take much longer to cook a dozen.
    That is true

    Originally posted by Stoic View Post

    One advantage I forgot to mention is that it doesn't heat up your kitchen as much as an oven.
    I think the energy saving aspect is probably very worthwhile but I honestly do not imagine we would use it that much. I think it would also depend on the type of cooking one did and I cannot think of what we would actually cook in it.

    Thank you for the tips though.


    "It ain't necessarily so
    The things that you're liable
    To read in the Bible
    It ain't necessarily so
    ."

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    Porgy & Bess, DuBose Heyward, George & Ira Gershwin

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Ana Dragule View Post

      Because people will first jump to fresh fruits or possibly salad as most people don’t get 4-5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. I’ve really been working hard to do this (fruit and veggie smoothies, banana almond butter multigrain toast, cucumber cheese sandwich on multigrain, etc.) and too much raw fruit and vegetables can cause heart burn.

      I suppose cooked fruits and vegetables are ok, but I don’t want to spend a long time in food prep and don’t want to rely on frying.
      That sounds more like an acid problem to me. I could be wrong though.

      I have problems eating certain things due to taste, and texture. I also have a sensitive stomach and some digestive issues so I'm pretty limited on what I eat. One of the more tasty options has been the Fiber One chocolate brownies. Even the generic Kroger version of this was pretty good. In fact the Kroger* They do have fiber, but no sugar. They taste better than a lot of the stuff it is an alternative to. I also recently tried out Magic Spoon cereal**. No sugar or gluten in it. It doesn't have much fiber compared to other similar stuff. However does have a good amount of protein in it. It's a little odd on the texture, and some people are sensitive to the aftertaste. Fortunately for me the aftertaste wasn't an issue. Probably the biggest problem is the price. The stuff is around $10 a box, and the boxes aren't that big.

      *I'm not 100% sure it was Kroger, it might have been Wal-Mart. The brand had a pink box. It tastes pretty close to the Little Debbie brownies, but without the nuts.

      **I've only tried the cocoa flavor so far, but we have a box of peanut butter, and cinnamon flavor as well. I'm curious as to how they Peanut Butter one is.

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