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Homemade Bone Broth ~ How to Make Chicken Stock ~ Vitaclay Organic Crock n' Stock Pot

Homemade Bone Broth ~ How to Make Chicken Stock ~ Vitaclay Organic Crock n' Stock Pot

Vita Clay Organic Clay Crock 'n Stock Pot | Review & Demo Recipe

Vita Clay Organic Clay Crock 'n Stock Pot | Review & Demo Recipe

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Best Foods You Should Eat When You're Stressed

Best Foods You Should Eat When You're Stressed

Research shows that the bigger our stress, the shorter our breath. And that means fatigue, a higher chances of colds and infections, and more.  Stress can lead to anxiety, depression, trouble sleeping, weight gain and other problems too. Beside meditation, regular exercise, and maintain a normal ...
Why would TCM say “Eating Ginger in summer and having Radish in winter”?

Why would TCM say “Eating Ginger in summer and having Radish in winter”?

In summer hot days, our body desires to eat more cold foods and drinks, that may weaken our gut and digestive system; Wearing a wet bathing suit for too long can lead to a vaginal yeast infection.  According the “Yin and Yang” theory in Chinese medicine, when weather is changing, our body's Yang ...
Mung bean soup recipe for acne

Mung bean soup recipe for acne

Are mung beans good for acne? Mung beans clear heat and toxins from the skin, and cool heat in the blood. Therefore, mung beans help to reduce acne and other skin symptoms, such as the common skin rash, cold sores, mouth ulcers, pimples and boils. My acupuncture Dr. used to prescribe a mun...

Get out and play this Father’s Day!

Get out and play this Father’s Day!

Get out and play this Father’s Day! This weekend (and every weekend), show dad how much you care by getting him out for some fun. Exercise is good for all of us and our immunity. But is so much more fun when done (safely) with family. We are talking about a gift that is easy, cheap and fun but mo...
How is VitaClay Different from a Pressure Cooker Instant Pot and Slow Cooker?

How is VitaClay Different from a Pressure Cooker Instant Pot and Slow Cooker?

Clay is a really important element! The number one thing that most people forget about VitaClay is that we’re cooking with Clay and Clay is a really important element. Our ancestors have been using clay for over 6000 years. Why? Because our ancestors know that Clay helps heat slowly and release ...
Amazing Purslane, an Edible Weed Grows in Your Backyard

Amazing Purslane, an Edible Weed Grows in Your Backyard

Purslane, an edible weed you probably already have in your backyard. Did you know this powerful garden weed has some amazing health benefits? It is rich in vitamin A which is a natural antioxidant value. It can play role in vision healthy mucus membranes and to protect from lung and oral cavity ...

Did You Know It's National Wine Day? 🍷 What to Do About It.

Did You Know It's National Wine Day? 🍷 What to Do About It.

Did you know today is national wine day?  What a holiday!  Wine is great to drink and even has health benefits (when you limit it to at most one glass per day) but have you experimented with wine in your dishes?  Cooking with wine adds a unique flavor profile that is hard to duplicate in any othe...
Announcing Giveaway Winners!

Announcing Giveaway Winners!

We are extending our warmest gratitude to all who joined and supported our Giveaways! ⠀ From Instagram participation: @beautycookskisses From the Newsletter sign-up: Ryan We will DM and email the winners and send out their prizes next week! Build. Strength. Every meal counts so make th...
What Would Happen if You Always Ate Everything You Wanted? 🤭

What Would Happen if You Always Ate Everything You Wanted? 🤭

Did you know today is national “Eat What You Want” Day?  That’s really funny to me because I really do pretty much eat what I want every day.  For many people saying that isn’t necessarily a good thing… because they end up craving foods that aren’t good for them (or their health)!  Personally, ho...

Celebrate in Style for Cinco De Mayo! 💃

Celebrate in Style for Cinco De Mayo! 💃

Today is a celebration of everything Mexican, and who doesn’t love Mexican food?? It may be a bit intimidating to make your own Mexican food, but restaurant food can be problematic when they don’t use ingredients you’d use at home, like MSG or cheap vegetable oils (which are toxic).  Something th...
What if You Could Make Comfort Food Healthy (and Easy)?? 😍

What if You Could Make Comfort Food Healthy (and Easy)?? 😍

Rainy spring days usher in the fun and warmth of summer…  In the meantime rainy days are great for staying in and eating comfort food!  But comfort food is usually not very healthy…  What if you could make your favorite comfort food recipes quickly, easily, and without guilt?  Check out the recip...
This One Trick Could Save You Hundreds on Your Food Bill 😳

This One Trick Could Save You Hundreds on Your Food Bill 😳

Did you know tomorrow is “Stop Food Waste Day?” Do you ever consider how much food is wasted at your house?  I was talking to a friend the other day about grocery bills each month and she was saying that since she became very careful about not wasting ANY food, she is actually saving several hund...

If You Don’t Do This Are You Even a Mom? 😅

If You Don’t Do This Are You Even a Mom? 😅

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and as I have become a mother I have come to appreciate all of the things my mom did for us that I never realized.  Late nights Allll the meals Advice Comfort Hugs and encouragement Building us up so we believed we could do anything Always being there to listen w...
Antiaging Longevity Food - Steamed Japanese Yams

Antiaging Longevity Food - Steamed Japanese Yams

#antiaging #longevity food - Steamed Japanese yams cooked in whole in my vitaclay for 40 minutes or an hour! Perfect texture with natural sweetness. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Eating a sweet potato might help you chase away the blues, Improves Your Mood. Japanese sweet potat...
Can Your Kids Do THIS?? 👀

Can Your Kids Do THIS?? 👀

Tomorrow is “Take Daughters & Sons to Work Day!”  Have you ever taken your kids to work with you? How do you think that would go?  I think that it’s great to take any opportunity to teach our kids what real life is like, whether it be taking them to work, helping around the house, doing chore...

Anti-inflammatory immune-boosting FRENCH ONION SOUP IN BEER

Anti-inflammatory immune-boosting FRENCH ONION SOUP IN BEER

Anti-inflammatory immune-boosting FRENCH ONION SOUP IN BEER helps relieve allergy too-tomorrow is National Beer Day! Did you know that beer is actually good for you? Beer is a traditional food, and if brewed right, can be a healing food! The traditional beer brewing process uses probiotic bacte...
The Secret 🤫  to Long Life and Great Health

The Secret 🤫 to Long Life and Great Health

Did you know that intentional thankfulness can improve your health?  We know that stress and worry are causes of illness and chronic disease, but sometimes we focus on this negative instead of what we can do positively to reverse or offset that.  And there are plenty of things we can do.  Just sp...
Buried in TAXES? 🤓 Let Dinner Make Itself!

Buried in TAXES? 🤓 Let Dinner Make Itself!

If you are buried in piles of paperwork, you may not have the energy to get up and make dinner for the family--but we’ve all got to eat! 

Don’t let that pizza or fast food call your name--VitaClay to the rescue! 


Pack a Lunch and GO! 🥪

Pack a Lunch and GO! 🥪

Do you ever pack a lunch?  Whether it's for work, school, a picnic or a road trip, packing lunches can be an affordable way to make sure everyone eats healthy even when on the go or away from home.  What are your brown-bag go-to's when you pack a lunch?  When you know you will need to pack severa...
What if BEER Was Actually Healthy?? 🍻

What if BEER Was Actually Healthy?? 🍻

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend full of the celebration of new life that Spring brings.   On another note, did you know tomorrow is National Beer Day?  When you think of beer you may think of your college days and drunken parties, or relaxing after work with a cold one.  But did yo...
New Normal: The Joke's (NOT) On You! 🤡

New Normal: The Joke's (NOT) On You! 🤡

It was just April Fool’s, and this past year may feel like it’s a big prank on all of us in one way or another, but as we step onto the road to collective recovery and healing, it’s time to look ahead and each think about what it takes to be healthy.  We believe health is a choice we make every d...

Take a Peek! 👀 What’s on Your Table? 

Take a Peek! 👀 What’s on Your Table? 

This weekend is Easter Sunday and many families come together for a family meal after the Easter service at church.  What is on your table this weekend?  Do you have a special Easter meal that you cook for your family, or a special side dish you bring to the holiday gathering?  VitaClay is here t...
Got Allergies? Here's the Secret to Beating Them!

Got Allergies? Here's the Secret to Beating Them!

Springtime is finally here!  Spring is a time of life, color and vibrance. All the world explodes with color: green trees, wildflowers in the field, and blooms everywhere!  Spring is beautiful, but many people dread spring because of… ALLERGIES!  Do you suffer from seasonal allergies, or any ot...
St. Paddy’s Day in Style  🍀😎

St. Paddy’s Day in Style  🍀😎

Authentic holiday and ethnic dishes used to intimidate me.  I thought if I didn’t grow up in a certain place or eating a certain thing, I just couldn’t make it myself.  But why can’t I? Traditional ethnic dishes are often the simplest to prepare, because they have perfected it to an art to pass d...

DON’T FORGET! Spring Forward Saturday, and Dinner’s in the Bag!

DON’T FORGET! Spring Forward Saturday, and Dinner’s in the Bag!

We’re about to SPRING FORWARD into longer, warmer days. That means more sunshine, more outdoor activities, and more fun!  Spring Break, Memorial Day weekend, Summer break, July 4th…. Sunshine and holidays and fun! When the days are longer we have more things planned: sports and outings and fiel...
HEALTH THE RIGHT WAY: WITH EVERY BITE 🥑

HEALTH THE RIGHT WAY: WITH EVERY BITE 🥑

Happy Springtime (almost)!  Over the past year we've gotten a lot of health advice from experts: on TV, online, from doctors... and a lot of it contradicts other advice we hear.  As we approach the one year anniversary of Covid-19 and everything that has happened in our lives during this time, we...
Did You Know Black Beans Are Good For You?

Did You Know Black Beans Are Good For You?

Winter is the best time to nourish as our body is designed to absorb the rich and nutritional foods during cold season of the year. In TCM, when kidney is highly active, black beans are thought to tonify the Kidney Qi and nourish Yin and Blood. The Qi, or energy, of the Kidney system is essence f...


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