Reasons Why

I don't own a microwave:
  1. It's not my favorite method of cooking - harder to control, have to stop to stir, add new ingredients, etc.
  2. The cost doesn't seem to justify the "convenience".
  3. I don't have the counter or wall space.
  4. I don't like what it does to food (makes it dry, tough, rubbery, unevenly heated, etc.) or plastic.
  5. I don't want a life that is so rushed that I need to boil water in 1 minute instead of 2 minutes with my electronic kettle.
Alternative: I reheat everything stove-top, including pizza.  I use an electronic kettle to boil water.  I use a double-boiler to melt things like chocolate.

I have organic produce delivered:
  1. I'm not a gardener.
  2. I need good veggies.
  3. I want to expand my veggie horizons.
  4. There are too many choices when I go to the store.  I end up buying more than I need and end up throwing out what I don't use.  I don't use things I'm not comfortable cooking.  I don't buy what I threw out last time.
  5. I like knowing the source of my food.
  6. I don't like the idea of eating wax on everything I eat.
  7. I do like helping the local farming community.
I'm addicted to mushrooms:
  1. They have a meaty-type texture.
  2. I can get a bunch without adding much weight to my salad that I pay for by the ounce in our work cafeteria.
  3. They are relatively inexpensive.
  4. They are low in calories, fat, carbohydrates and sodium.
  5. They are high in B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid) and essential minerals (selenium, copper and potassium).