100% Lead-Free Pottery: Why MEC’s Unglazed Clay Cookware is the Best Choice

You found this beautiful piece of pottery at your local ethnic store, you’re wondering if this is something you can cook in? You were told they can be used for cooking, but you’re concerned how safe they are, could there be lead in it?

I am Sachin, an MEC Product Expert and in this article, I’d like to discuss some of these hot topics as it relates to cooking in pottery.

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The Dangers of Melamine: Beautiful Dishes, or Toxic Plastic?

You work hard in making sure that your food is safe and healthy. Then as you are serving, you take from your cabinet your beautiful set of melamine plates that resemble a fine ceramic. Have you considered how safe they are? Keep reading to dig deeper.

What is Melamine?

Melamine is an inexpensive synthetic compound that when combined with formaldehyde becomes melamine resin. This melamine formaldehyde resin is used in making melamine dishware, hard plastic tableware.

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What’s Better Than Electric Pressure Cookers? An All-Natural Clay Pot! How?

Looking for the best electric pressure cookers? Nothing beats getting the best quality for your money, especially when it comes to preparing healthy and delicious meals. There are so many options out there, but what if I tell you that there is a pressure cooker (that also functions as a slow cooker) that works better than even the top-rated best pressure cookers?

Miriam’s Earthen Cookware (MEC) is a pioneering US-based cookware brand that offers cookware made from all-natural clay and no additives. These ergonomically designed handmade pots beat the best smart pressure cooker any day. No stainless-steel inner pot, no complex functions – this 2-piece cookware adopts simple and natural cooking that takes less time and consumes less energy. Intrigued? Keep reading to learn more.

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How to Cook Your Greens More Deliciously & Nutritiously with Tips for Choosing the Best Veggies

When you think of leafy green vegetables, what comes to your mind? Do you think of a bowl of green stuff you must eat to be healthy? Or are you someone who has enjoyed dark green vegetables cooked the right way – tasting delicious and offering their full set of nutrients with every bite?

If you are reading this article, you are someone who knows and/or wants to learn more about the amazing benefits of leafy greens, and you would like to know how to best cook them to get all that they have to offer (while still tasting delicious!).

Well, we’re here to tell you that both these things are achievable! Read on to find out how easy this really can be.

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Healthy & Easy Cooking in the Safest Chili Pressure Cooker

Chili is a perfect recipe for having a hearty and comforting meal with your family over a weekend dinner. This healthy and nutritious food warms you up from the first spoonful. In order to make chili from scratch at home, one can usually pressure cook it both on stovetop and in an instant pot.

What Should You be Prepared For While Making Chili?

Cooking chili can feel a bit tedious if you are not a pro, because beans take a long time to prepare from scratch and need overnight soaking. Moreover, this recipe comprises of ingredients with different cooking times, requiring more than one pot with conventional cookware.

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Looking For the Safest Rice Cooker? Consider These 3 Factors

Rice is one the most popular grains around the world and is a staple in many cultures. This is for good reason, too: it can act as the core element for many dishes, or be served as a side dish. If you love cooking rice to include with healthy meals, your choice of rice cooker decides not just how fluffy and aromatic your rice is, but also its health value.

While choosing the safest rice cooker, it is crucial to inspect all aspects that can potentially render your rice unsafe. Below, we dig into the varied factors for evaluating a healthy and safe rice cooker.

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What is the Right Cookware Choice for A Sustainable Kitchen?

The Importance of a Sustainable Kitchen

Reimagining your kitchen as a sustainable place is an important aspect of green living and reducing your impact on the environment. The kitchen plays an integral role in any household, but it is also the room that has the most profound impact on the global ecosystem. For example, in American households, cooking alone utilizes as much as 690 million GJ of energy in a year [http://www.fraw.org.uk/data/simplicity/hager_2013.pdf]! As a result, making any eco-friendly adjustments in the kitchen goes a long way in bringing a positive change.

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Healthy & Natural Non-stick Cookware Without Coatings (Made USA)

Miriam’s Earthen Cookware (MEC) – a cookware brand offers pots and pans made in the USA from lab tested primary clay. No additives, chemicals, glazes or enamels are used in the process, meaning there is no leaching during cooking. Unlike conventional cookware sets that are innately reactive as a metal or heavily treated ceramic (like cast iron cookware, aluminum cookware, copper cookware, stainless steel cookware, & ceramic cookware), MEC is free from any toxic metals or chemicals whatsoever.

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Tips To Buy Lead Free Dishes for Your Kitchen Table

Lead has been an ever-present concern, given how it harms human body, even in small amounts. The health issues associated with lead exposure and ingestion are wide and varied, spanning from developmental and developmental issues in children to bone injury and lead poisoning for anyone who ingests it. After the FDA began testing dinnerware, many were discovered to contain this harmful heavy metal. Lead is just the tip of the iceberg, too: dinnerware can also contain cadmium, as well as other heavy metals and harmful chemicals.

In recent years, many healthy cooks have started cooking their favorite recipes using non-toxic cookware, but many may overlook the health effects of dishes used to serve food. As food is mostly served hot on these dinnerware pieces, their materials are as likely to leach as cookware does!

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How Japanese Clay Pot “Donabe” Compares to Other Clay Cookware for Cooking Healthy & Delicious Food

Donabe clay pots have been used in Japan for centuries, and are typically used for cooking Japanese cuisines. Their steady delivery of heat enhances the flavors in even the simplest dishes, and they also work as a beautiful serving vessel. Many are drawn to donabes because of the wonderful taste brought to food after cooking in one. A one-pot rice dish cooked in a donabe adds a level of flavor that is hard to experience in any other way — making Japanese restaurants with this style of cooking a popular dining choice for people around the world.

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