Speeding up slow cooking – what an oxymoron! But it totally makes sense once you know how slow cooking times can be dramatically reduced just by making one little change – the cooking pot.
Cooking your favorite crock pot recipes in Miriam’s Earthen Cookware (MEC) can make a huge difference to not just the cooking duration but also the health value of food. Keep reading to know how.
Why conventional crock pots are slow and unhealthy?
Some slow cooker recipes like bone broths are believed to take hours if not days to cook. So the manufacturers came up with the idea of starting to cook a recipe in the morning and find it ready to serve in the evening, without having to babysit in between. It seems convenient but comes at the cost of your health:
The metal or ceramic pot used in a crock machine leaches toxins that react to nutrients in food and contaminate it. The near-infrared heat emitting from these materials destroys essential nutrients like phytonutrients and flavonoids responsible for the taste and color.
How MEC cooks faster yet healthier?
MEC pots are made from all-natural pure and primary clay. This highest quality clay is free from toxins or impurities and is 100% non-toxic and inert. When cooking food in these non-reactive pots, nothing leaches, and food maintains its integrity.
The unique far-infrared heat radiating from pure clay is food friendly. It penetrates deep into food and cooks thoroughly and evenly at low heat and in less time. Cooking a bone broth with beef bones usually calls for 12-15 hours of cooking in a crock machine, this can be done in about 3 hours in MEC pots! And with chicken bones, it takes just 1.5 hours. It usually takes 1 hour or so to cook all other non-vegetarian recipes and about 45 minutes – 1 hour for vegetarian recipes, beans and 30 mins or less for grains (on gas stoves, slightly longer with electric stoves. Why wait for a whole day for your favorite recipe when your taste buds are not ready to wait?
This gentler heat called “far-infrared” heat keeps all the nutrients intact. The cooked food is rich in essential nutrients and the ingredients retain their natural flavor and color. This means slow cooking the same recipes in MEC over stove top reduce cooking time without compromising on the health value or taste of food; on the contrary, food turns our extra nutritious and more delicious than in metal/ceramic pot. Isn’t it wonderful?
How to get your hands on this amazing slow cooker?
Miriams Earthen Cookware (MEC) is a pioneering US based company making 100% non-toxic and healthy pure clay pots that can make your favorite slow cooking recipes faster and more nutritious. Interested in making your slow cooking much faster and healthier with pure clay? Head over to MEC Store and order a pure clay pot today to have it delivered to your doorstep anywhere in the world.