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I use it mainly for melting butter when baking, and reheating cooked food, but it works great with fresh vegetables:
corn on the cob – cleaned and shucked, wrap in a damp paper towel and do about 3 minutes(1 corn at a time) – allow 5-10 minutes to rest before you try eating it, as it will be scalding hot
beets – usually sold 3 to a bunch, choose them so they are uniform in size, cut tops off about 2″ from the bulbs, cook in a microwaveable bowl in a about 3/4 cup water, try 12 minutes, you may have to add 3 minutes more (when fork stuck in it comes out easily they are done)
asparagus – rinse off and add about 2-3 TBSP water in a microwaveable bowl and cook 2-2-2 . Drain well, and let rest for a minute or so, before adding butter or hollandaise to it.