Miriam Earthen Healthy Cookware

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Pure-Clay Cookware — 100% Healthy, Non-Toxic & Green for You and the Planet:

There is no healthy cooking without healthy cookware.  And the real health of the cookware is in the choice of the material it's made of.  At Miriams Earthen Cookware we make pots and pans from the best raw material tested and certified to be safest & purest -- guess... not titanium, not 9/10 Stainless steel, not even gold, it's 100% Primary Clay!

Cooking with clay is as new as tomorrow and as old as time itself! But today more than ever, it is important to know the clay.  At MEC we make and completely finish our pots using only 100% primary clay. This clay also known as MEC's Pure-Clay(TM) is completely inert and cooks your food without leaching chemicals, metals or toxins.  Changing your cookware is one of the most important things you can do for your health.  Your cooking pot is where food becomes edible, and if you’re not using the right one, you are losing out every day!

Read more to find out why MEC's Pure-Clay cookware is the right one for YOU and the PLANET:


The MEC Difference: Our All-Natural, Primary Clay (highest quality) has No Metals, Chemicals, Glazes or Toxins, No Lead, No Cadmium or other Contaminants - Certified & Guaranteed.

Regardless of the passing fads, all metals are reactive, from the most expensive to the least.  This in an innate property of metals.  And food is a bio-chemical entity.  In the presence of heat these metals react with the nutrients present in the form of oxygen, hydrogen, halogens, acids and bases, then combine with your food and get assimilated in the body.  The accumulation of such metal ions in the organs, tissues etc., are the foundation of many illness and a weakened immune system.  Ceramics, glazes and enamels (made with many chemicals, oxides and metals) are no exception to this fact. The only raw material that can keep your food pure while cooking is pure-clay or primary clay because it is completely free of natural contaminants.  And at MEC we make you cookware without using any additives to this pure gift of nature.  When choosing the healthiest cookware for your family don't settle for cheaper imitations made from secondary clay and using different additives and cannot show you the complete composition of their raw material.  You can see MEC pure-clay's test results here.



The MEC Difference: Food friendly far-infrared heat cooks your food without damaging the delicate nutritional cells.

Vitamins, minerals, protein molecules, carbohydrates and fats are all delicate elements going though a phenomenal change.  These nutrients are being transformed from raw to cooked and the type of heat cooking determines the final result.  Harsh near-infrared heat from the walls of metals and other man-made materials like ceramic/enameled/glazed pots destroy a lot of these nutrients.  Touch a metal/ceramic pot 5-7 minutes into cooking and you can burn your hand, food is made up of the same kind of tissue and is prone to damage just like our skin.   On the other hand the gentle far-infrared heat from MEC's walls cook your food without destroying its value, all of it taking the same amount of time!



The MEC Difference: Steam condenses naturally keeping water soluble nutrients inside.  

Ever wondered the significance of steam leaving the pot? Most of the steam generated by food is water-soluble nutrients.  Out of the 13 essential vitamins and minerals, 9 are water-soluble, which means they dissolve in water, is quickly used the body and needs to be replenished every day... the body doesn't store them, rater uses them right away.  With conventional cookware, as steam constantly leaves the pot so do the water soluble nutrients, leaving cooked food deficient in yet another way.  

At MEC we have studied this problem and designed the pot and lid to naturally and fully harness the goodness of pure nature.  The pots ergonomic design with its unique patent-pending lid formation featuring the knob made by coiling clay, lets the rising steam to touch the inner surface of the lid, get condensed naturally and drops right back into the food.  MEC's excellent steam management properties are explained here.



The MEC Difference: Multi-Functional -- use as Dutch Oven, Steamer, Rice & Grains Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Roasting, Baking & So Much More... For the Stove-top (gas/electric/glass cook top & induction), Oven, Wood fired Stove, etc.

All the different types of cookware in the market today evolved in an effort to replicate the way food cooked in clay.  For example, a pressure cookware was invented to keep more steam inside, a dutch oven to cook food for long hours without burning.  By using pure-clay, at MEC we have made pots and pans that give you all these features without clogging your kitchen with too many. Use them to cook any recipe, from the Californian cioppino in the west to the Japanese oden, and everything in between can be cooked in MEC's pots and pans, in the healthiest way!


The MEC Difference:  Naturally Non-Stick & no need for "baby sitting" the pot!

Each pot and lid is made individually in concentric circles letting heat rise and spread evenly, cooking food uniformly.  Steam is naturally condensed. And all food cooks on medium heat.  And just like when nature is used in the right way, it knows best and works well, these pots start off slowly but pick up speed and complete cooking in just about the same time, compared to metals that rapidly heat and may even burn food right from the beginning. 

MEC is finished in a special way to harness the natural non-stick nature of the raw materiel, and by following the few simple instructions for use, the pot becomes fully non-stick within the first 2-3 uses.  Food barely sticks to the pot/pans so they're much easier to clean!

 For all these reasons and some more customers say cooking with MEC is easy and stress-free.  



The MEC Difference: Well Priced, price match guarantee.  Cooks all your food in about the same time.  Slow cookers recipes in less than 1/3 of the time.

While expensive metal cookware that leach heavy metals and toxins sell in the thousands, these 100% healthy pots cost way less --because our mission is not to make profits first, but to serve people and the planet because that is real profit and the rest will follow.

All food cooks in about just the same time as conventional cookware, give or take 5-10 minutes and think about the health value of your food, food in MEC way surpasses even your most expensive copper or titanium pot.  Slow cooker meals that take 12-18 hours can be fully cooked in 3 hours or less, without any nutritional compromise!

MEC is backed by a strong 3 year warranty.  Read about it here.



What started off as one woman’s personal quest for the healthiest and safest way to cook food for her family, is now Miriams Earthen Cookware (read our story!) Each piece is unique in that they are individually hand crafted by professional potters. They’re made in Massachusetts, USA.  A fully functional work of art, adding much beauty & natural décor to your kitchens!



Healthy for you AND the planet! From harvesting the clay to the different processes of hand making it, to the firing, packaging and shipping, MEC's pots and pans are one of the only ones made with ZERO negative impact on the environment. Once they are with you they are "green" all the way till the end of their life (which could be several decades long). Read more on the eco-friendly properties of MEC.



 We know clay cooking is rather new to this part of the world, and we want you to eat healthy and promise to be there if you need us along the way as you discover this fascinating method of cooking. Contact us any time & we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!


Cooking In Your Pure-Clay Pots:

Cooking in your MEC clay pots & pans is an easy & natural process. Lara, a nutritionist in New York city, had this to say after using the pots for the 1st time: “I just finished cooking with your pot for the first time. It was fantastic. I am not someone who is good in the kitchen, but your directions are very clear, and the process felt very natural….”

MEC pots are made using the best skill + technology available today. They are sturdy, well built, strong cooking pots & pans made with you -- the cook in mind. With proper use & care they can last a life time or more!

Seasoning Your Pots:
Before first use thoroughly wet & rinse the pot and lid under running...

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