Published: Wednesday, January 2, 2013
While tagines are sometimes referred to “the original slow cookers,” there is an electric terra cotta clay-pot slow cooker on the market. The VitaClay Smart Multicooker has a Zisha clay lining (made of the same clay used for Chinese tea pots and clay cooking vessels for more than 2,000 years). Its double lid encourages steam production, which allows food to cook in its own moisture and preserve nutrients, minerals and vitamins without added fats. The VitaClay also comes with a cookbook that includes recipes such as Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons and Moroccan Fish Tagine with Aromatic Spices.
Preparing meals now doesn’t take me any longer than when I was eating lots of processed food, refined sugars, and animal products. Slow food doesn’t have to be a full-time gig. You don’t have to hire a personal chef or quit your day job... these five tools cut down prep time and/or bump up the quality of the daily staples in my kitchen. And you don’t have to be vegan, vegetarian, or experimenting with raw food cuisine, as I have, to enjoy the results.
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“Unlike the nonstick metal bowls of most other rice cookers, the VitaClay’s 6-cup removable cooking bowl is made from clay. It is dishwasher- and microwave-friendly and the smooth surface is naturally nonstick.
The cooker has various settings for white, brown and sweet (sushi) rice. Making rice is as easy as dumping the ingredients in the bowl and pushing a button...
The finished product was excellent. It also has a slew of sophisticated settings to make your slow cooking easier, including options for braising, porridge and soups. A timer also allows the cooker to be set to start automatically, then stop cooking and keep the food warm.”
“Helping set vitaclay apart from other slow cookers and rice cookers is its natural liner made of unglazed clay. This is said to enhance the flavor and texture of food, as well as retain juices and nutrients; also it is free of the metals and chemicals typically found in glazes and non-stick coatings.”
Are you constantly looking for different, healthy slow cooker recipes for your family? Do you love the convenience of slow cooking but get tired of the mushy, bland results when the food is cooked for 4-12 hours?
World-renowned nutritionist and author of The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth rated VitaClay his top rice and slow cooker:
This cooker has a natural clay pot insert that allows you to cook perfect grains every time. It doubles as a rice cooker and does something unique and wonderful to stew beef.
- Dr. Jonny and Chef Jeannette
That's high praise coming from a doctor, chef and writer of several cook-books and nutrition books!
In his excellent book, The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth, Dr. Jonny Bowden combines fresh, whole, nutritious, superfood ingredients into succulent recipes that are easy for anyone to prepare.
Dr. Bowden also highly recommends VitaClay--he said it was his favorite! Why?
VitaClay's inner organic clay pot has a synergistic energy with food: alkalinizing, and preserving taste, texture and nutrients like no other material. There's a reason every traditional culture prizes clay cooking!
If you're looking for some great, healthy slow cooking recipes, check out Dr. Jonny Bowden's book; and if you're looking for the best slow cooker meals you've ever tasted, look no further than VitaClay!
"The feature that we love most about this diverse and flexible product is that it is a rice cooker, slow cooker, digital steamer and low-temperature artisan yogurt maker all in one – yes, really! I don’t eat a lot of carbs, but I do love my yoghurt and who doesn’t love a great stew, especially on a cold day.
You can make large batches of probiotic, calcium-rich Greek-style yogurt in this clay cooker – how cool is that?
By stewing foods rather than sautéing or frying, you can cook dishes that are low in fat and cholesterol, leaving the extra fattening oils off the recipe. The cooker brings food to boil two to four times faster than most of conventional slow cookers and then, reduces it to a simmer." ( Read More!)