Many use a Dutch oven as one of their primary cookware vessels in their household. And understandably so, this feature-packed pot can conveniently cook a ton of recipes (like slow cooking soups & stews, making sauces, and baking breads)! Dutch ovens made from enameled cast iron, stainless steel, and ceramics can be found in most households. But what is the best Dutch oven, especially if you want to ensure you can cook healthy meals? The raw material and the coatings determine whether a Dutch oven is non-toxic and non-stick. This article examines various Dutch ovens to help you figure out which one is the best.Continue reading Looking for a Dutch Oven? Here’s How to Get the Best Non-Toxic & Non-Stick Dutch Oven (Based on Reviews)
What is a Tagine?: The Art and Science of a Tagine Cooking Pot
A tagine (also spelled “tajine”) is a clay or ceramic pot with a unique cone-shaped lid design. The lid design specifically helps steam accumulate at the top and naturally condense back into the food. This results in the food turning out more moist, tender, and flavorful! Because of this natural steam condensation, this cooking vessel works perfectly for stews and other water-based recipes. On top of the better taste, the steam condensation has its own health benefits, too. The generated steam consists of water soluble nutrients that the body needs on a regular basis. With most other cookware, this steam escapes the pot/pan during cooking, meaning these nutrients are lost. With a tagine, however, these nutrients cycle back into the food as the steam is condensed, enriching the food’s nutritional quality – this is why the food tastes better, too!
If you are a health-conscious cook and you are considering getting a tagine pot for your kitchen, here is all you need to know about tagines, their health value, and some great tagine recipes.Continue reading Buying a New Tagine Pot? Here’s a Quick Guide to Choose the Best and Some Great Recipes to Try
Plastics ruled the market for years before studies revealed that they are toxic. This created space for a safe alternatives and silicones filled it quite nicely. You can find this material in baby bottle nipples, toys, food containers, baking sheets and so on. Before we try to figure out how safe silicone really is for cooking, let us first look at what silicone is?Continue reading Is Silicone Food Safe? Better Alternatives For Non-Toxic Cooking
Cooking low and slow is a convenient way of cooking meals, especially because it doesn’t require as much babysitting. Slow-cooked food tends to taste better, too! It is a boon for cooking dishes like bone broth, soups, and stews. You can put in all ingredients in your crock pot, turn it on and let it cook for hours to find your meal ready to serve.
If you live in the US and are looking to support your local economy, it might be difficult to find a slow cooker that is manufactured entirely in the United States due to how tightly woven companies are with the global trade economy. For example, a company might have its headquarters in the US and advertise its products as US-made, but it might be sourcing different components from different parts of the world where labor laws are not as ethically stringent.Continue reading A Slow Cooker with No Lead, Cadmium, or Heavy Metals — Healthy & Green | Made in USA
Pressure cooking food became popular in the last century, as the newer models overcame the dangers of first-generation pressure cookers (ever heard of older pressure cookers exploding?) by offering many safety features. This article explains the basic functioning of an electric pressure cooker (with the most modern day pressure cooker variants being known as an instant pot), highlights its advantages and disadvantages, and compares it to other cookware based on how healthy it can cook.Continue reading Is Pressure Cooker Better And Healthier Than Other Cookware? Let’s Find Out
When looking to buy healthy non-stick pans, you may have seen some pans advertising themselves as ‘PFOA Free’. What does this mean? Many people who are looking for healthy & green cookware sets are aware of the devastating effects this chemical can have on both the environment and our body. This article talks about PFOA and its modern substitutes: highlighting their impact on health and the environment. It also offers a truly non-toxic and green alternative for cooking.Continue reading Is Your Pan PFOA Free? Here’s a Non-Stick Cookware that comes without Non-Stick Coating
When buying new pots and pans, one might compare: slow cooker vs. Dutch oven? Pressure cooking, or instant pot? This article will focus on Dutch ovens and their uses, and how they compare to other cookware.
What is a Dutch Oven? What Makes it so Popular?
Dutch ovens are heavy and sturdy pots that are known for supplying uniform heat throughout to whatever is cooking inside it, and for maintaining the heat exceptionally well, compared to other pots and pans. Dutch ovens are fantastically versatile and can be used for baking, roasting, browning, searing, broiling, and many other kinds of cooking. Keep reading to discover what makes a Dutch oven different from other cookware.Continue reading Dutch Oven VS. Other Pots and Pans
The invention and evolution of the pressure cooker is a fascinating modern era accomplishment: it is a cooking pot that utilizes pressurized steam to cook food in less time and using less energy! You can almost never go wrong once you get the hang of using one. Modern pressure cookers come with many features that make it convenient to use, while also offering better safety measures that make accidents a thing of the past. For instance, lids now feature locks that won’t let the lid open until the steam pressure is fully released through the pressure release valves.
Which pressure cooker should you buy, then?Continue reading The Safest Pressure Cooker to prepare Healthy & Non-Toxic Meals
Aluminum foil is super convenient in the kitchen to use for food preparation and storage. You can use it keep foods such as meats warm and/or moist. You may use a sheet of aluminum foil to wrap up packets of marinated vegetables or fish for the grill, to line a baking sheet, or to cover casseroles in the oven. But is using aluminum foil in such close contact with food and heat safe? Keep reading to discover more.Continue reading Is Aluminum Foil Toxic? Here is a List of Healthy Alternatives
Are you looking for the best cookware brand fully made in the USA? Finding locally manufactured products can be incredibly important for many reasons.
Besides contributing to the economy by supporting a local business, you can also expect a better customer service with a more personal touch and most importantly: you are cutting down on carbon footprints by choosing USA-made over imported products.
And then there is the issue of quality. Generally speaking, products created in the same country they are located have a higher standard of quality, compared to their counterparts made elsewhere. Outsourcing can create communication barriers, which may lead to products not being up to par with standards. With imported products, you are not guaranteed to have the highest quality product, but with locally made products, manufacturers take a level of accountability in craftsmanship and finish.Continue reading 8 Amazing Features of a Made USA All-Natural Cookware that make it Unique