11/1/10

57 Microwaving Foods & a GIVEAWAY!!***CLOSED***


Recently, I have learned about what BPA is and how it can contaminate we eat.  I am also discovering that it is in a lot of the plastics that we use.

Dr. Oz mentions that if plastic wrap touches our food while in the microwave, it can release chemicals that can be toxic for you.  Yikes!!

Now, plastic wrap has been my friend for a loooooong time.  I use it so much, I buy the 3000 foot box at Costco.  Don't worry, that's the size of the plastic, not the box!  I'm not ready to ditch it just yet.  I use it to cover my bread while it's rising.  Is that bad?  I don't know.  It's my understanding that the combination of heat+plastic+food is what is toxic.  So unless I find out otherwise, I'll let you know.


So what to do?  Cover microwaved foods with a paper towel, napkin or parchment paper.  For a while, I've been using these extra large coffee filters to cover my microwaved foods, a tip I got from my mom.

Invert a single filter over the top of your food and throw it away when you're done.

Or....even better....


If you are fortunate to live near an IKEA, you must go out and buy one of these microwave lids.  No, buy two...one for the dishwasher and one to use while the other one's in the dishwasher.

These are BPA free and have little holes in the top to release steam while your food is cooking.  Definitely microwave safe and dishwasher safe.

Don't live near an IKEA?  Sorry, these are not available online, but I am happy to give away TWO of these lids to TWO of my lucky readers!  Yes, that's FOUR microwave lids!  Awright!

And....as a lucky bonus, I am going to throw in a package of these bag clips  from IKEA in each of prize packages.   Love, love, love them!

I use these to close bags on loaves of bread, chips, packages of crackers, and even on the end of a tube of toothpaste, to push and flatten it to the top.  (That was my dad's idea.  Great, huh?)  They are great for folks that have arthritis.  They are freezer and dishwasher safe.  Yes, what you see here is what you'll get if you win!






Wanna win?  I know you do!

Here's the lowdown, explanation, take, rules, yada yada yada.
I'll try to keep it simple, folks!

1.  Leave a comment on this post, telling me how you are trying to be environmentally friendly.
2.  Leave a comment.  Any comment.  Or just shout out, HELLO!
3.  Leave a comment of how you stalk....er...uh...follow my blog (reader, email, FB, GFC).
4.  Leave a comment that you shared this giveaway post on your blog, Facebook, Twitter or via email.
That's it.  Really.  You can leave up to four separate comments.

Oh, one more thing.  No, two more things.

Giveaway is open only to my US readers.  Apologies to my international readers....
Giveaway will end November 14, 2010 at midnight MST, winners will be selected by Random.org and announced on this blog shortly thereafter.

Good Luck!






Disclaimer:  No, IKEA is not sponsoring this giveaway.  I have not been contacted by them in any way, shape or form.  The opinions expressed and the items in this post are totally mine to give away.  Woo Hoo!

57 comments:

  1. Hello! A lot of Lurking!!!!

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  2. I always use reusable bags when I grocery shop... I don't know why everyone doesn't do that... Its so easy and they hold so much more than those stupid plastic bags.

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  3. Hello!!! Love your blog!

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  4. I follow your blog by email subscription!

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  5. shared on my facebook account!

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  6. I must have one of those lids! I'm definitely trying to be more environmentally friendly, of course by recycling and reusing as much plastic as I can.

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  7. You know I stalk, I mean follow you on my blogroll.

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  8. I've gone environmentally friendly, going natural with most stuff...forget the chemicals!
    Marsha

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  9. Shouting HELLO, HELLO, HELLO...sorry about that. I had an echo thing going on.
    Marsha

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  10. I have your blog set up as a favorite on google reader so every time you post, my computer notifies me.
    Marsha

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  11. Followed your advice on a previous post about those bag clips and picked up some on our last Ikea trip...love them!

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  12. Love Ikea! Love being smart about what you put into your body and love finding cheap and great solutions!

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  13. Love that product! My sister got something similar for her wedding! I had never seen them before!
    As for being environmentally safe...we recycle!

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  14. I follow on google friend connect

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  15. We're being environmentally friendly right now by raking our fall leaves right into our compost pile... lots of leaves round here ;-)

    bellybuttonsandbellylaughs at yahoo dot com

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  16. I sooooo wish we had an Ikea nearby. I see so many neat things posted on other blogs, and they always seem to come from Ikea!

    bellybuttonsandbellylaughs at yahoo dot com

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  17. I follow your blog in my blogroll :-)

    bellybuttonsandbellylaughs at yahoo dot com

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  18. I'm a user of reusable shopping bags. They hold so much! Plus, every light in my house has a low energy bulb in it now...

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  19. I love your blog! I have tried a few things, and they all have turned out great! THANKS.

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  20. I use the great invention of Google Reader. I love it!

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  21. I mentioned this giveaway on FB. THANKS!

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  22. I got a dishwasher washable (husband's requirement) water bottle and quit buying water bottles in flats. Enjoy your blog. Thanks.

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  23. Frieda, you're so awesome!!

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  24. I use brightly colored washcloths, rolled up in a basket, for one use hand towels in my guest bathroom. I have another basket in which to throw the used cloth. They are pretty and make a lot of sense. One use, no germs being passed around. The grand daughters love them. I love your blog!

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  25. Hi Freida- I love your blog! :) Thanks for all your delicious recipes!

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  26. I'm trying to be more environmentally friendly by using reusable grocery bags! It's a start...

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  27. I have a link from my blog (http://noraisinsonmyparade.com) and read your blog every time you have a new post- very stalkerish of me :)

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  28. Just emailed this to some friends! :)

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  29. Hi Frieda. I follow you on google friend connect.

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  30. Thanks for the opportunity to win these great microwave items.

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  31. I try to recycle everything that I can in my kitchen.

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  32. Oh if I were to list all the things I do this comment would be long. I'm known as the green queen. A few things: no paper towels, I make my own cleaning supplies, I don't use harsh chemicals, I compost everything I can, I have loads of reusable bags including produce bags, and I no longer buy products that are in BPA cans.

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  33. I recycle, does that count? I also use reusable grocery bags when I shop now!

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  34. This is very generous of you. I use our microwave probably 5-10 times a week and I try not to use plastic wrap but paper towels. Re-washable lids would be a good addition to our kitchen and we can always use more clips.

    I hope you drop by my blog and enter this week's giveaway. We're going to have at least 4 giveaways this month but you can enter as many as you like.

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  35. i pack my sandwiches in stainless steel lunch containers instead of plastic sandwich bags.

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  36. I follow your blog through the Utah Hive blog thing. Love that one too!!

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  37. We try to be environmentally friendly by washing out our used plastic baggies my kids take for lunch if they have to (we try to use tupperware stuff but can't always-space issues).

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  38. I'm trying to be environmentally friendly by downloading books to read on my smartphone rather than buying printed books that kill trees.

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  39. I'm thinking a nice round loaf of cinnamon raisin walnut bread really sounds good.

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  40. I just signed up to stalk....er...uh...follow your blog by RSS feed because I really really really want to read it and keep forgetting. Now it will come into my Thunderbird and I'll never miss it! Yay!

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  41. I shared this blog post on Facebook and Twitter.

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  42. I'm trying to be more environmentally friendly by using less paper towels, and using dishtowels more often to clean up the messes my kids make!

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  43. Hello! I loved your pie crust tutorial today!

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  44. follow with google reader

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  45. Howdy Frieda! I'm pretty particular about trying to be as green as possible. During the summer I use my clothesline and line dry EVERYTHING. It's a dying task, and I LOVE it! We're always recycling anything and everything. Honestly, we could use two recycle bins and 1/2 a garbage can for all we recycle...no kidding!

    Lisa
    gourmified@gmail.com

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  46. Oh you have no idea....I'm about to commence a massive blog stalking session on your site. So excited!!!

    Lisa
    gourmified.blogspot.com

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  47. I had no idea! Yikes. Glad we don't microwave much.

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  48. I recycle grocery bags.

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  49. Hello Frieda! I love your enchilada sauce!! :) :)

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  50. I follow you on facebook.

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