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A fried allium is the perfect finishing touch. Whether on top of a medium-rare steak, a creamy potato soup, or a gooey bowl of macaroni and cheese (or like, a salad or something), fried onions, leeks, garlic and the like provide crispy texture and salty, umami-rich, slightly pungent flavour. In short, they are desirable. They also just got a bit more convenient, thanks to this microwave method from Cook's Illustrated.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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It's nice to have a well-stocked home bar, complete with all of the accessories and accouterments, but if you don't want a bunch of syrups crowding your fridge, you can make just the amount you need using your microwave.

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Do you really want potato chips, but all you have are potatoes? I totally feel you. Sure, you could preheat your oven and start baking (or put on pants and go to the store and buy a bag), but what if I told you that you could have delicious homemade potato chips in just a few minutes using your microwave? Dreams do come true.

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The words "mulled wine" most likely conjure up images of big pots, slowly simmering with vino and spices. That's all good, but the holidays can be hectic, and you may not have time to babysit a bubbling pot. To infuse wine with aromatics without ever turning on your stove, you'll need to enlist your microwave.

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Eating well when you're extremely busy can be challenging, but turning to fast food or highly-processed convenience meals -- or worse, not eating at all -- only compounds the problem. Embracing a few of the shortcuts below can help keep you fed and nourished while cutting down on time and effort.

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Your microwave can be just as good at cooking as your stove, but it takes getting familiar with your power settings. You have to adjust it according to what you're cooking, and that means knowing your wattage. If you're not sure what your microwave's wattage is, boil a cup of water to find out.

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It's incredibly easy to indulge in treats sweet and savoury over the Christmas holidays, which is one of the most beautiful and frightening aspects of these few months. It can be a hassle trying to battle the bulge and your demand for chocolate at the same time.

But it can get a little bit easier when you put in the tiniest amount of effort. But it has to be the right amount of effort -- just enough that you feel like you won't want anything else, and not too much so that the process becomes arduous.

Here's how you do it.

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Dear Lifehacker, I've decided I want to get healthier and shed some excess weight. I'm pretty time-poor, so I'll be mainly relying on diet microwave dinners from the supermarket (Weight Watchers, Lean Cuisine, McCain Healthy Choice, etc.) My question is: will these products actually help me lose weight? And are they considered healthy?