Agreed on the crockpot - for your needs that's about ideal. Easy to use, makes loads of leftovers in minimal time.
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My restrictions don't derive from the inspections. Yes, I'm not allowed to have any cooking appliances like a GF grill or a hot plate, but I have a whole closet that they won't check to easily hide that stuff in. My issue comes from the smoke potential. Most, if not all of the appliances described above don't cause smoke by themselves, but fats and oils have smoke points, and sugars can burn. I would be risking the fire alarm going off in the entire building. A Crockpot doesn't have this problem, but cooking something overnight would require me to clean up in the morning and store the food in the fridge. As it is, I barely have enough time to shower and shave.
I guess I have to reiterate that I'm looking for creative ways to cook whole foods in the microwave. For instance, I know that sticking a steak in the microwave for long enough will make it go from raw to cooked, but I'm trying to find solutions to the inevitable in which it will probably be the worst steak I've ever had.
Most of the objections to cooking meat in the micro are texture issues. This can be fixed by slicing the meat up and putting it in some kind of sauce before cooking such as a curry sauce. Wolfgang Puck has a really good line of tomato based sauces that have all real ingredients. If the meat is all wet while cooking it absorbs the sauce and doesn't come out with any "weird" texture.
Fresh veggies in the micro are a snap. You just need a dish with a cover.
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Cut your meat into 1/2 inch cubes and place in a bowl with with veggies. ( mushrooms cauliflower broccoli carrots etc)
Season to taste. Place a pat of butter (or 2) on top and cover loosely. Microwave on high for 2 minutes and check doneness.
Easy as pie!