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Author: Sachin Sharma
I hail from a small but popular city of India known as Kurukshetra, mentioned numberless times in Indian/Hindu mythology because of some amazing historical events that supposedly took place there. I have done B.Tech in Information Technology but I decided not to be a Software Engineer as my qualification would have me be because it was all such a cliché.
I love to live like a free spirit and do whatever I feel like doing at any moment. I have tried to work in multiple fields but none of them was interesting enough to keep me tied-up for too long. I am a typical Freelancer. I know I am destined to achieve greatness but when and how, I don't know yet.
What are Pressure cookers? What are they useful for?
A conventional stove top pressure cooker is basically a sealed pot with a locking lid that cooks food faster by building up high pressure and releasing excess steam through the steam release valve. The electric pressure cooker models give you a few more controls over pressure, temperature and cooking time.
The convenience and the speed that this cooking process offers makes them a must have for every kitchen. Interestingly, it is also believed that the food cooks more thoroughly and the antinutrients (like lectins in beans) are destroyed, making it a healthy choice. But this aspect needs more examination…
While pressure cooking, on the surface, seems like a good and healthy way to cook your food, what could be some of the draw back of these popular kitchen gadget?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!