For healthy living, your day must start with a healthy breakfast. While some consider the health value of a meal based on counting calories, other more enlightened healthy cooks understand how crucial a wholesome nutritious meal is. For the latter, instead of breaking out canned biscuits and pouring egg mixture into a metal pan, going that extra mile to cook healthy and non-toxic food makes more sense. Why not make a decision to learn a new way of cooking that will start your day with a high energy meal cooking in a Dutch oven pot? And why not start by choosing the healthiest Dutch oven out there? More on that below.Continue reading Why use a Dutch oven for breakfast cooking – to get your day started in a healthy manner
Many home cooks look to Dutch ovens for a great way to cook soups, stews and all types of vegetarian dishes, and why not, a Dutch oven is a workhorse in the kitchen. This sturdy cookware lasts for years and can be used on a stovetop and is oven safe. What’s more? You can also use it for slow cooking delicious recipes. Wait, are we missing something important? How many of us pay attention to whether a cookware is non-toxic? And how about the nutrients in cooked food? Keep reading to dig deeper.Continue reading Here’s a 6 quart Dutch Oven to cook food that can retain Nutrition & Flavor
- Summer Squash
- Salt and Pepper
- Garlic or ginger, optional
What is a natural pressure cooker? Have you heard of one before, and how can it outperform the mighty electric pressure cooker? Modern electric pressure cookers, instant pots, air fryers etc., after all, are a result of years of research, how can a natural stovetop pressure cooker claim to be better? Well, the answer is in the choice of raw materials and the unique features. One small company making natural pressure pots has incorporated into every aspect of their cookers and has ultimately won this challenge. Let’s find out how:Continue reading Replace Your Best Electric Pressure Cooker with A Natural Pressure Cooker, but Why?
Which cookware can be used for meats, casserole dishes, rice dishes, soups, stews and also to bake bread? You guessed it – it’s a Dutch oven. Among many features this kitchen workhorse offers, compatibility with different heat sources makes it one of the most versatile cookware out there.
A Dutch Oven for both Oven & Stovetop
Miriams Earthenware (formerly MEC) is a US-based healthy brand known for making cookware from lab tested primary clay.
Their Dutch Oven pots can be used to cook favorite recipes including Dutch oven dishes. You can use MEC Dutch ovens in the oven and on the stovetop.
Especially during back to school time and fall sports season, MEC Dutch oven is excellent for making delicious food with little babysitting. The vessel continues to do the work while you are busy signing permission slips, helping with homework and talking to children about their day.
And what’s more? You can use it for slow cooking too. But there’s even more benefits.Continue reading Can a Dutch Oven Cook in the Oven and on the Stovetop? And how is it different from a Crock Pot?
Crock pots made in USA are quite popular for their ability to simmer food at low heat typically for a whole day and cooking with little babysitting. Also called slow cookers, these are good for cooking meals like stews, soups, broth etc. and come either with electric base or as stovetop models.
Most cooking appliances including slow cookers are made in China and use cheap quality materials that are known to leach heavy metals like lead and cadmium. Even some highly rated slow cooker brands such as 360 Cookware use stainless steel inner pots. These may not contain the Teflon coatings or enamel which have been proven to be so harmful. The stainless steel might be better than Aluminum and cast iron… but did you know stainless steel consists of a combination of various metals like iron, nickel, chromium, molybdenum, carbon etc.?Continue reading Slow Cooking in An All-Natural Slow Cooker (Better Than 360 Cookware)
Every year we see temperatures hitting new peaks in the summer, making it obvious our actions are causing substantial climate changes. But can we really bring a positive change by making small changes in our daily lives? Definitely! Keep reading to learn more.
How Cooking Contributes to the Planet’s Health
The majority of households cook twice daily. This causes environmental changes depending on cookware choice and cooking heat released. By choosing a non toxic cookware set, a healthy cook can not only ensure safety of cooked food but can also avoid the disruption in eco-balance.Continue reading These Non-Toxic & Green Cookware Sets are Made in the USA
If there’s one thing that healthy cooks have discovered through years of research for the healthiest cooking methods, it is the fact that the ancient practices were way ahead of their times. This is why, something as simple as clay cooking pots is giving our ‘modern’ cookware a run for their money and why not? The pots are made from natural clay and are unglazed. They are completely non-toxic unlike conventional pots made from reactive materials such as metals and ceramics.
If you are a healthy cook and are tired of finding out about the health hazards of cooking in modern materials, and are considering clay cookware then you are not alone. Here is valuable information you need before you shop:Continue reading Clay Pot Cooking: Safety, Buying & Using Guide for Beginners
Stainless steel cookware has become quite popular in recent years after people became more and more aware of the health hazards of aluminum cookware sets. If you are a home cook who is thinking of buying stainless steel cookware, then this article is for you.
Did you know that stainless steel is made from a combination of various metals like iron, nickel, chromium, molybdenum, carbon, etc.? These metals are dangerous even in small quantities. For instance, Nickel can cause kidney dysfunction, low blood pressure, muscle tremors, oral cancer, skin problems etc. And if you love our planet like we do, what should worry you more is the contribution of stainless steel cookware sets and other metal utensils in disrupting the eco-system. Keep reading to learn more.Continue reading Here is An Eco-friendly Alternative to Stainless Steel Cooking Sets
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.Continue reading How to cook healthy one pot meals without “babysitting” or heating up your kitchen, in all-natural Dutch oven pots