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The choices are endless when trying to choose a healthy cookware set, and sometimes very confusing…  Maybe you are someone who is fully aware of the importance of using the right cookware or have just begun your journey into finding out about this, And our blog is here to help you on your journey.  With substantial, scientific evidence we are here to prove the best cookware, the importance of using it, the difference it can make to your food and in turn your health and well-being.  Valuable information is constantly added to this site so feel free to visit us as often as you can.

 

Protect Your Food’s Nutrients By Cooking In The Best Crock Pot In A Lot Less Time

How many times did we wish the food cooked a little faster? And sometimes the reality is very different: come back from work expecting your slow cooked food to be readytoserve but just to find out the crock pot burned your food, or is defunct, or only part of the meat is cooked or potatoes did not cook properly! Then you have to put it back on the stove to finish cooking. The whole experience of cooking becomes irritating and painful… This is when you feel the need to get the best crock pot.

Let’s admit it, we gave into this long 12-18-hour cooking method for a couple of reasons including convenience and also because the sales person said the nutrients in the food stay intact. On the contrary, slow cooking in metal or ceramic inserts actually does just as much damage to food as with regular cooking in pots made from these materials.

Cooking pots made from pure clay can be your healthier slow cookers. They can go on both stove top and oven and cook in superfast time with no compromise on nutritional value of food, no additional gadgets – just a simple pot and lid made from an all-natural, tested and certified non-toxic material that is time-honored and safest for cooking. This healthy way of cooking takes a lot less time and cooks by retaining all the nutrients! Here are some model recipes that can help you adapt any slow cooker recipe to these fast slow cookers made from pure clay by Miriam’s Earthen Cookware (MEC): 

Beef Stew 

It takes about 6-8 hours to cook in a conventional slow cooker but with a pure clay slow cooker you can cook the same recipe in less than 2 hours with little to no oil. Just put a tbsp oil into the pot and add chopped onions, tomatoes, carrots, bay leaves, thyme, beef and water. Start on low and let it stay there for 5-10 minutes, increase to medium after and let it cook at that heat for 45 mins of cooking & boiling. Reduce back to low and check for doneness at 1.5 hours. Turn stove off when meat is cooked to your satisfaction.  You will find beef tenderly cooked and the stew very savory. 

Thai Chicken Curry 

This recipe usually takes 6-8 hours in a conventional slow cooker but with MEC, it’s a 1.5 hours process: pour 1 tbsp oil, coconut milk, Thai green curry paste, chicken thighs, chopped aubergine, ginger, lime leaves, brown sugar, into MEC pot. Start on low and let it stay there for 5-10 minutes, increase to medium after and let it cook at that heat for 30 mins of cooking & boiling. Reduce back to low and check for doneness after 50 mins to 1 hour of cooking. Enjoy the fast cooked and better tasting Thai Chicken Curry! 

Vegetable Curry 

The cooking time for this recipe is 6 hours in a conventional slow cooker. Here’s how to cook it in less than an hour or so in MEC slow cooking pots: put 1 tbsp oil, coconut milk, sliced garlic, green chilli, chopped ginger, coriander, vegetables into the pot, stir well and let it cook at low for 5 mins, increase to medium after and check for doneness 45-60 minutes. Treat your taste buds with the rich taste and nutritionally dense vegetarian curry. 

The reason these recipes cook faster with MEC is because of the unique far infrared heat that radiates from the walls of pure clay pots. It is a food friendly heat that penetrates deep into every grain and gently cooks food evenly and thoroughly, in faster time but without nutritional loss. Unlike metals and ceramics, MEC doesn’t leach toxins or destroy nutrients, so the food is completely non-toxic. This makes MEC the preferred slow cookers by health enthusiasts and enlightened cooks who care about the nutritional & real health value of their food. 

If the idea of faster slow cooking intrigues you, get a pure clay pot for your kitchen!

An All-Natural Non-Toxic Yogurt Maker

Yogurt is a healthy and nutritious food but only if it’s prepared the right way. As you may be aware, the store-bought yogurt has harmful additives – preservatives, thickeners, artificial tastemakers and sugars. It’s like changing a very healthy food into something that may negatively affect your health in the long run. Let’s find out why: Continue reading An All-Natural Non-Toxic Yogurt Maker

Is Your Dutch Oven Multifunctional and Non-reactive? This One Is

A Dutch Oven is probably the most flexible cookware in one’s kitchen. It can be mostly used both on stove-top and in the oven. You can cook a variety of dishes in it – like soups, stews, rice and other casseroles dishes. It’s convenient for a cook to have a single cookware with so many uses. Continue reading Is Your Dutch Oven Multifunctional and Non-reactive? This One Is

The Safest Cookware must be Free of Toxins, Eco-Friendly and Cook Nutritiously –Which One is It?

With so many toxic cookware in the market, it’s usual to choose an unhealthy cookware. Here’s a simple guide to help you choose the safest cookware for your family.

The safest cookware should have the following three qualities:

  1. It should be free from toxins
  2. It should keep the nutritional value of food intact
  3. It should be environment friendly

1. The Toxins in Cookware

Metals and ceramics are the most commonly used materials for making cookware these days. Ceramics are laden with so many poisonous chemicals, coatings, glazes and enamels. These chemicals contain metal oxides. Metals have a tendency to react with every chemical substance they come in contact with, especially at higher temperatures. Food is a biochemical entity and when it cooks in metal cookware, the metal ions leach and react with nutrients present in food to form toxins. These contaminants are ingested with food and start accumulating in tissues, organs and blood over time. This results in health problems and a compromised immune system. Continue reading The Safest Cookware must be Free of Toxins, Eco-Friendly and Cook Nutritiously –Which One is It?

The Ideal Rice Cookware: Offers The Most Important Benefit You’ve been Looking For – Healthy and Non-toxic Rice!

When it comes to choosing the best rice cooker, you might have seldom heard of the one that cooks with air and water in earth, probably because the stores are full of conventional metal/ceramic pots for rice cooking that may be quick and convenient but with certain consequences. Metals are known to leach toxins and their harsh heat destroy delicate nutrients depleting the nutritional value of rice. This calls for an alternative and I am here to discuss exactly that Continue reading The Ideal Rice Cookware: Offers The Most Important Benefit You’ve been Looking For – Healthy and Non-toxic Rice!

Make Yogurt at Home, 3 Easy Steps, 10 Minutes Hands-on, Healthier & Better Tasting!

How to make yogurt at home? But not just any yogurt, how to make delicious, thick and creamy yogurt right in your kitchen? This question can tempt your taste buds any time but the process of making it might seem daunting, a lot of times. Some of the common problems are yogurt turning out watery, runny or too sour or yogurt not setting at all! This makes most people turn to the store-bought yogurt which tastes good for sure, but with consequences.

Continue reading Make Yogurt at Home, 3 Easy Steps, 10 Minutes Hands-on, Healthier & Better Tasting!

Learn how to cook without losing vital water-soluble nutrients:

There are 13 essential nutrients our bodies need, they can be divided into fat-soluble and water-soluble nutrients. Both of these are absorbed differently in the body. Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble whereas Vitamins B and C are water soluble.

The water-soluble vitamins, as the name suggests, dissolve in water. This means they dissolve quickly in the body. Unlike fat-soluble nutrients, the body cannot store them. Any excess amounts of water soluble nutrients simple pass through the body.

Continue reading Learn how to cook without losing vital water-soluble nutrients:

Learn How Can Rice Cooked in a Clay Pot Help with Diabetes

There are several advantages of cooking rice in a clay pot. If you have tried it, you must already be aware of most of these. For instance, rice cooks soft, fluffy and each grain separate from one another in a clay pot – without using any oils or additives. On the other hand, while cooking rice in conventional pots, they mostly turn out to be mushy and taste quite bland. But the important thing is – what happens to the carbohydrates? Let’s find out…

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