Is Aluminum Foil Toxic? Here is a List of Healthy Alternatives

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.

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8 Amazing Features of a Made USA All-Natural Cookware that make it Unique

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.

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Finding the Safest and Healthiest Dutch Oven: A Short Guide with Uses & Recipes for Dutch Oven

A Dutch oven can be used in so many different ways, from cooking meats, to creating casseroles, to making healthy rice dishes, to concocting soups or stews, and even to baking some delicious French bread! A recipe list for a Dutch oven can get endlessly extensive, so in this article we hope to give you a guide to cooking different types of foods in a healthy way in your Dutch oven so that you can use it to cook any recipe.

For those who do not have one yet, or if you are looking to switch to a healthier one, below is a short guide for finding the safest and healthiest Dutch oven. Additionally, further below we have some of the most popular ways to use a Dutch oven and some tips to prepare them in a more healthy way, including our favorite Dutch oven recipes!

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Truly Non-Toxic Dinnerware: No Lead or Cadmium. Your search ends at MEC!

Serving food in healthy, non-toxic dinnerware is as important as cooking it in healthy cookware! However, a major problem that comes with selecting healthy dinner dishes is the lack of options. This article aims to inform you on the choices of healthy brands/options for dinnerware, and provide the best kind of dinnerware for healthy eating:

What Are The More Commonly Used Forms of Dinnerware?

One of the biggest drawbacks of choosing dinnerware is how limited the selection can be in regards to healthy materials. Here is a list of some of the most commonly used types of plates, bowls, and cups.

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3 Important Things to look for while Choosing the Safest Cookware

If you are looking to buy a new cookware set to cook food for you and your family, not only do you have to find one that is functional for your family’s needs, but you need to find one that is safe, too. Finding the safest ones for your health can be a more difficult process, given the variety of cookware options and various pots and pans claiming they are perfectly safe for cooking.

Some cookware can seem too good to be true (and sometimes, that is the case!), so what is the safest cookware for your health? This article will help you choose the safest option for your family, as well as offer a means for you to determine how safe a cookware set is on your own.

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Eco-Friendly Cookware Sets Made in USA for Green Cooking

Choosing an eco-friendly cookware set for the kitchen is the dream of every planet-conscious cook. But among the many options available, is it easy to find the one that cooks healthfully while also being healthy for the planet? Certainly not! This article aims to examine different cooking pot options in the market and determine which one is truly green and worth adding to your cart.

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How to identify Lead free Slow Cookers? The Dangers of Lead Exposure

Since the early ’70s, the electric slow cooker has been a popular kitchen appliance in American households. It is convenient to use, requires only a few minutes prep time, and requires little babysitting.

Furthermore, cooking slow and low in a sealed chamber locks the moisture and keeps nutrients intact in your food, which eventually causes your food to turn out flavorsome and tasty. Unfortunately, there is a dangerous toxin lurking in your slow cooker that you may not be aware of: lead.

This article aims to discuss the potential dangers of lead and offers useful tips to identify lead-free slow cookers.

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Your Search for a Healthy Saucepan ends at MEC

Whether you want to boil pasta, cook rice, or prepare your favorite sauce, saucepans are pivotal in making things convenient in the kitchen. This versatile piece of cookware can cook a variety of dishes – thanks to its unique design. Keep reading to learn more about its many useful features.

Saucepans and their Usage

What Makes a Saucepan Different from Other Pans?

A saucepan typically comes in a circular shape with a flat bottom, high sides (unlike a frying pan), and an insulated handle. Its design allows for a larger surface area to evenly cook or heat the food, especially during roasting. The long handle lets you move it without worrying about touching the hot body. Most of these come with a lid that makes them great for braising, simmering, and boiling.

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What makes All-natural Clay the Healthiest Cooking Material?

Is it safe to cook in clay pots? This is the first question that comes to mind of any healthy cook who is considering clay pot cooking as an alternative to metal cookware. All metals are innately reactive, which is why any cooking pot made from any metal can leach into food while cooking, with heat acting as the catalyst.

To avoid food contamination, it is good to look for an alternative, and what could be better than an all-natural material that is naturally non-toxic and inert? What makes a clay pot a safer choice than conventional cooking pots? This article acts as your guide to clay cooking safety and how to find the right clay pots for cooking.

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Are Non-Stick Pans Safe? A Guide to Choosing the Healthiest and Safest Non-Stick Pan

One of the more predominant pieces of cookware on the market is a pan with a non-stick coating. With the natural stickiness of some foods like eggs, sugars, and rices, many opt for this type of coated cookware to make cleanup easy after preparing a meal. We have all seen how some nonstick pans are so good at their job that you can have an egg slide around in the pan as if gliding on air! But are non-stick pans safe?

Unfortunately, although nonstick cookware may be extremely convenient, it might not be a healthy choice for our body. This article serves as a guide on commonly used nonstick pots and pans and their health impact as well as presenting the many benefits of a safe and healthy option.

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