How To Cook Quinoa in MEC

Cooking Quiona in the Healthiest way

Cooking quinoa was an interesting experience because typically quinoa is cooked by boiling water adding quinoa and constantly stirring to prevent it from burning. Then to turn off the stove just to find that a lot of the quinoa is stuck to the pot and the texture is hard and chewy.

It is much simpler (and healthier!) to cook quinoa in a clay pot. There are only two steps…

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Clay pot cooking: Chicken & Cilantro Stir-Fry

This is an aromatic recipe with juicy bites of chicken cooked in a tomato and onion base with an assortment of spices and topped off with cilantro!

The MEC Tagine pans make great saute pans here’s why:

No need for oil or extra water/stock to cook the chicken/vegetables because almost ALL the steam is locked inside. This combined with the unique heat allows spices to penetrate deeper creating a moist and flavorful meal that is very nutritious too.

Goes well with plain rice, flavored rice and/or any choice of breads.

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The Ideal Yogurt Maker:

Best Yogurt Maker

You can make excellent healthy, home made yogurt in your MEC pots. It turns out more delicious, thicker and for sure healthier… and all you need is the pot! No need for any additional gadgets.

It’s easy to make, and there are 3 steps involved: heat the milk to just before boiling point (till small bubbles form on the surface), let it cool down to about 110 degrees. Add yogurt culture. Set in the oven with lid on and oven light on. Let it incubate for 6-8 hours….

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Cooking Healthy Beans & Lentils: Different Types, Cooking time, Nutritional Value & Taste

Black beans with Parsley cooked in Pure Clay

If you are looking for a healthy substitute for meat, lentils are for you. Teeming with nutrition especially protein and Iron and low in fat, lentils fill you up without feeling the need for fatty foods. Lentils are tiny beans belonging to the legume family. They add color to your kitchen racks as they come in black, green, red, white, yellow and brown shades. Lentils are available throughout the year and can be stored fresh in air tight containers for up to 2 years!

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How to Cook Pasta?

Cooking Quiona in the Healthiest way

The directions are the same when cooking pasta in your pot. You don’t have to wait for the water to boil.
Add pasta to water on the stove (don’t wait for the water to boil), close the lid and let it cook, check the pot in 20-25 minutes. Using a fork, press the pasta against the wall of the pot to check if it’s cooked. If it’s not cooked give it a few more minutes, check again in a few minutes and turn the stove off when the pasta looks like it’s almost done. Turn the stove off and give it 5 minutes and until al dente…

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