How to cook healthy one pot meals without “babysitting” or heating up your kitchen, in all-natural Dutch oven pots

Cooking one pot meals can be a lifesaver in the summer heat when you don’t want to spend hours in a scorching hot kitchen. And more so, if you don’t have to babysit your dish. You can enjoy this nutritious meal for your easy weeknight healthy dinner and cook for your whole family without sacrificing flavor or nutrients.

My own experience

Last weekend I was making brown rice pulao in my favorite Dutch oven while doing my laundry. I chopped and added all veggies with rice and water in the pot, put the lid on and set to cook on my gas cooktop. By the time I was done with laundry, my tasty food was ready to serve. Sounds too good to be true? Allow me to explain.

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A Healthy, All-natural and Non-toxic Dutch Oven made in the USA

A Dutch oven is a sturdy piece of cookware with thick walls and a heavy bottom so it can supply uniform heat to the food and can retain heat for longer when cooking on low. Home cooks use it for a variety of recipes like one pot meals, soups, pasta, mixed vegetables and so on. The idea is to cook healthy by retaining the flavors and nutrients so the dish comes out extra rich and tastes great. But are all Dutch ovens really healthy? We will find out shortly, but first, an important question:

Do you care about eating non-toxic and healthy?

If you are like most people who don’t care much about the fact that eating toxic food makes you sick, because there is a medicine for all diseases, you can leave it right here!

But if you are amongst the minority that cares for their health, knows the potential of a healthfully cooked meal, likes to learn about ways to cook in a non-toxic pot – made from an all-natural material, and as a bonus – made in the USA, then you must read this article because it is written just for you!

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I Wish I Knew This While Looking for the Best Stovetop Pressure Cooker

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?

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How to find a Truly Non-toxic Slow Cooker

Nontoxic is the buzz word among healthy cooks but what does it really mean? When it comes to food, anything that can potentially contaminate it in any way is toxic. And the cooking vessel is most likely to react to food while cooking if it is made from a toxic material.

Is slow cooking healthy?

Slow cooking is considered a healthy and nutritious way of cooking food, but did you know that your cookware can leach toxins even when you are cooking on low heat? This means that your wisely chosen healthy and nutritious foods may not be as beneficial after slow cooking in a toxic pot. For those striving to cook healthy meals, a nontoxic slow cooker is an educated choice.

The commonly available electric slow cooker or instant pot available in the market come with lofty claims of cooking your food healthy and nutritious in a convenient way. Of course, they offer a lot of convenience but there is little to no focus on the ‘non-toxic’ aspect.

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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.

Lead in Pottery Glazes
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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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