How To Cook Delicious Food That Is Nutritious And Healthy Too?


We have evolved as a people with our cooking skills. And in this journey, some civilizations or groups of people have given it more importance than the others. We in retrospect see that those who have given it the deserving importance have thrived and lived long & healthy lives, not so much some others who have ignored it. Today, as we live in an age of always trying to make things better, how to cook delicious food, and also keep it healthy and nutritious is an unending quest for many, both scientists and cooks alike. 

In our attempts to make things better we have come almost 360 degrees with manipulating food. We have intervened into the core DNA of food (GMO), in an attempt to change it and have since drawn back seeing this may not be the right thing to do nor was yielding the desired results (the advent of the organic crops). Sadly, though there is one aspect that has been almost completely ignored. The cooking pot! Believe it or not, the cooking pot makes a big difference to all these three aspects. The difference is so great that perhaps it may be the only thing that needs to be changed to yield the desired results. As expressed by this cook: 

Blown Away 

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“I bought my pot pretty much for the health benefits. I was rather intrigued by the idea of cooking in a clay pot. Although it had been stated that food tastes better when cooked in clay, I didn’t really expect a great deal of difference. How wrong I was…I’m incredibly impressed by the difference… WOW!  

– Sam Oregon US 

 We have dedicated this article to explain the unique connection. Of course, this is why Miriam’s Earthen Cookware came into existence — in an attempt to show the world, the power of a seemingly simple thing as the right cooking pot! We have experienced it, and today our experience is shared globally with other MEC cooks, and now with you: 

How to Cook Healthy Food? 

Healthy cooking cannot be done without healthy ingredients – choosing fresh, organic (if possible) and unprocessed ingredients is considered the best. And nothing says “healthy” as much as cooking from scratch does! While seemingly intimidating to some, cooking from scratch is really easy because of the flexibility it offers.  

Once healthy ingredients are chosen and we’ve decided to cook from scratch, the next thing is the cooking pot: 

The right cooking pot for healthy cooking should be 100% non-toxic! There is no better material that fully satisfies this condition than Tested and Certified Pure Clay.  It is the same earth, full of nutrients, that nourishes and grows our food, but of a very pure and un-contaminated kind. Among the many benefits it offers, one thing it does differently from conventional cookware is that it doesn’t leach metals and toxins into your food! That is the first step in keeping your food healthy. Metal ions and chemicals that leach into food and get assimilated into the body as pseudo-nutrients cause a ton of havoc to the system. From the hormonal system to the organs and tissues, these are all affected by these toxins that pose as nutrients.  

How to cooNutritious Food? 

A nutritious meal can be accomplished by making sure: 

It is rich in a variety of uncontaminated nutrients, and these nutrients must not get depleted during cooking. Edible plants and vegetables, beans, dairy, grains, meats are all loaded with nutrients like proteins, vitamins, carbs, minerals.  Have you wondered why so much of it destroyed by the end of the cooking process? Can something be done about this?  

Yes, Cook it in the right pot! How to cook delicious food?

While all conventional cookware’s materials generate harsh, destructive heat that damage nutrients, the right cooking pot keeps nutrients intact by cooking it with gentle heat! Pure clay, which is “earth”, generates the same life giving, gentle heat and your food cooks without any nutritional loss. This far-infrared heat penetrates deep into food cooking it from the inside, gently and without destroying its nutritional cells.

How to Cook Delicious Food? 

When you take care of the “healthy” and the “nutritious” aspects of cooking, it automatically turns out very delicious when cooked in pure clay.  And this is how: 

As food is cooked with absolutely no toxins, gentle heat, and with most of the steam kept inside, the taste and aroma are greatly improved. The food is perfectly cooked leaving no part of it uncooked or overcooked and this makes it taste great too! Regular cooking, slow cooking, cooking in the oven – all of them turn out great just by cooking in pure-clay! Having gained the reputation of the worlds healthiest cookware.

My Family And I Are So Grateful 

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“My family and I are so grateful we discovered Miriams Earthenware pots. We were looking for a way to cook bone broth and other slow cookery meals without the potentially harmful effects of lead and other chemicals in crock pots. Their cookware goes beyond my wildest expectations. Besides feeling confident about the safety and health benefits of cooking with clay cookware, the dishes are incredibly delicious and richer and the cooking time is greatly reduced. I love the recipes they have on their website and can’t wait for a cookbook. The customer service is also amazing!” 

– Victoria Behar

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Hi I am Sachin, I hope this article was able to answer some of your questions on How to cook delicious food that’s also healthy and nutritious.

Food is at its best in taste and nutritional value when cooked in a pure-clay pot.  The difference is so great that this might be the only thing standing between you and ‘healthy’ food.  If you’re already careful about what you feed your family, know the importance of choosing the right ingredients, then the only thing you need to change is your pot to start eating the healthiest food!

Health-Saving Cookware... Gracias

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In 2005 I was diagnosed with eight heavy metals in toxic ranges and mold. Scaring me I played ostrich (head in sand) so didn't address it until January 2011. When finally I did, my immune system was so severely undermined that in 2012 some of my organs were shutting down. Living with pain, insomnia, no temperature control, and serious, deep distress, I eventually asked my doctor if I was dying. Gratefully not and I've been committed to my physical healing ever since. Research led me to information that pots and pans can leach cadmium, nickel, lead, arsenic, and a not so bioavailable iron. I buy organic, grass-fed, free-range, pastured (not pasteurized) food, so the last thing I want is to add to my toxic overload when cooking my healthy food. Finding Miriam's Earthen Cookware(*) I began to switch over to their Pure Clay cookware... slowly at first. There’s a learning curve when going from stainless steel, cast iron, Corning Ware and glass to cooking in clay. I had to slow down, be more mindful, attentive to different details like the fact that clay pots can crack and break if banged, dropped or subjected to sudden big temperature changes (IE. cold fridge to hot stove). I learned to start cooking on low heat, giving it 5ish minutes then turning the heat up to medium (no higher… not necessary). I treat my MEC(*) more carefully and respectfully, which focuses me on being more present with what I'm doing. Plus bonus, cooking is becoming a calming ritual of peaceful food prep. Food also tastes better cooked in Pure, Natural, Mineral-Rich, Unglazed Clay. And I feel safer knowing MEC(*) is Certified & Guaranteed to have NO Lead, Cadmium, Heavy Metals, Glaze or Toxins of any kind. Thank you Miriam and family for being a company committed to providing a most integral product line for those of us who need the purest, safest and healthiest cookware. I appreciate your generous, caring customer service, your willingness to receive requests to fill specific needs (IE. garlic roaster and bread baker) plus your follow through on designing & handcrafting new products (IE. bowls and mugs). It’s truly a pleasure and a blessing doing business with you. To your continued and growing success for the health of us all! Gratitude, LoreLoreina Acevedo (*)Miriam’s Earthen Cookware… MEC
- Lore Acevedo, Utah USA

Thank You!

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Hi Miriam, Thanks a lot for bringing back clay cookware. The whole world is suffering from diseases as cookware contaminates the food...
- Hari - London, UK

Can’t Thank You Enough For Making These Beautiful And Extremely Useful Pots...

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I recently came from India and was very sick since my stroke in 2011. My daughter got me the set of 3 MEC pure clay pots and we’ve been cooking in them ever since. There is so much difference in the way I feel. My therapist and my doctors cannot believe there is so much improvement in the way my body is functioning, my muscles are much stronger and more receptive to exercises and flexing, all my joint pain is gone… my energy levels are clearly higher. I am used to eating the same healthy food I eat now; the only difference is now I cook it in pure clay. I’ve made more progress in these short six months than in the past 2 years. I really think the lack of metals in the food and the fact that I am getting all the nutrients from the cooked food versus just half or less in metals is making all the difference in my recovery. It’s amazing how powerful nature really is! I can’t thank you enough for making these beautiful and extremely useful pots. Waiting to get my hands on the pans now… May God bless you,
- Roshini Vijay - BELTON, SC