Think you don't have time for a real meal in the morning? Your microwave begs to differ.

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quick breakfast toast eggs bacon
Photography by Johnny Miller
| Credit: Photography by Johnny Miller

Poached Eggs

Crack 1 to 2 eggs into a mug filled halfway with water. Microwave on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.

Bacon

Place 6 slices of bacon on a double layer of paper towels. Microwave on high until crisp, about 4 minutes.

Toast

While the eggs and bacon cook, you have time for toasting.

garlic zap
Credit: Illustration by Joel Holland

For easy-to-peel garlic, zap whole cloves in the microwave on high for 20 seconds. They'll slip right out of the skins!