Dehydrate Fruit in Your Microwave With the Defrost Setting

Instead of buying a fancy fruit dehydrator or spending all of your money on the packages of unsweetened dried mango from Trader Joe’s (don’t pretend you don’t do that), you can dehydrate fruit in the microwave.

Source: How to Dehydrate Fruit in the Microwave (Yes, That’s Right)

  • The microwave is one of the most healthy ways of preparing food
  • The defrost setting runs at ~500W, and in use for 30 minutes.  The national average of ~12 cents per kWh, it should thus cost $0.03 to dehydrate an apple in a microwave.

Turn Overcooked Rice Into Tasty, Crispy Crackers

To me, “overcooked” usually means singed to a black, unrecognizable putrescence.  Followed by desperate soaking of the pot, before working with the roughest scrub bud I can find.  Rinse, repeat… 😉

But I admit – that does look really easy to do.  Add a dash of your favourite seasoning…  You can also make fish cakes out of the leftover rice, or make this simple soup.  Quickly rinse rice with a French Press (AKA Bodum) if you need to.  But be aware that there is arsenic in rice.