Homemade Microwave Popcorn

My microwave usage has gone way down since I started eating cleaner. I am not necessarily afraid of the “microwaves” emoting from the microwave, but I don’t think it cooks food quite the same as on the stove or in the oven. I think it kills a lot of healthy nutrients.

But I was intrigued to try homemade microwave popcorn. And I was surprised how easy it is! Healthy too!

arrowhead brand organic popcorn

I like purchasing organic popcorn, mainly because it’s free of pesticides and it will not be grown from GMO (genetically modified) corn seeds. I found the Arrowhead Mills brand at Whole Foods. Check the organic isle at your local grocery. Whole Foods also carried bulk organic popcorn if you don’t want to commit to a full bag.

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Exploding Spaghetti Squash!


Last night I was excited to make spaghetti squash again. I hadn’t cooked it in years, and I was planning on mixing it with some whole wheat pasta and tomato sauce with the leftover turkey meatloaf.

Online directions, said to microwave whole for 10-12 minutes, making sure to poke a few holes in the skin before.

I checked on it after 5 minutes, there was watery foam seeping out of the cut holes, but the skin still felt hard. So, I left it in for the final 5 minutes.

All of a sudden, I heard a big bang, and oh no! I opened the microwave door, and the squash was EVERYWHERE! Dropping out of the door, onto the stove! yuck!

I took the dish out, and was relieved to see there was a good portion that was still edible. That’s good.

The microwave was a disaster to clean though. Yellow was in every nook and cranny! It was just terrible, and I learned a very valuable cooking lesson about making spaghetti squash in the microwave!

I will either bake it, or if I need to microwave, I will chop it in half, or if whole, I will watch it very very closely!!!!

PS. I was tempted to snap a photo of the mess, but I really didn’t want to remember that part forever! LOL
PSS. The saved portion of the spaghetti squash was very good, and it tasted yummy. I will definitely be trying it again!