VitaClay® Recipes

Slow Cooker Barley with Toasted Pine Nuts

Slow Cooker Barley with Toasted Pine Nuts

This can be a meal by itself. I usually mix Pearl Barley and Camargue Mahogany Rice, which is rice from the Camargue area in France, and has a nutty flavor providing this dish a pleasant texture and presentation. This dish goes nicely with any meat or poultry dish. Ingredients for Barley with Toa...
Creamy Artichoke-Parmesan Dip

Creamy Artichoke-Parmesan Dip

Native to the Mediterranean, artichokes are popular vegetables in certain countries, especially France. Although artichokes are available year-round in most markets, prime season is from March to May. For this recipe it is perfectly fine to use processed marinated artichoke hearts. Ingredients fo...
San Francisco Fishermen’s Wharf Cioppino: VitaClay Makes it Simple!

San Francisco Fishermen’s Wharf Cioppino: VitaClay Makes it Simple!

Suitable for all VitaClay Models Fishermen of Italian and Portuguese descent created Cioppino in San Francisco. A hearty tomato-based seafood stew; redolent of garlic, herbs and rich with the days catch.  Living in the San Francisco Bay area, I can guarantee you that it is perfectly good manners ...

Preserved Lemons for Chicken Tagine

Preserved Lemons for Chicken Tagine

A jar of preserved lemons is so beautiful to look at that I sometimes hesitate to open it.Preserved lemons are an intense and sweet flavored Mediterranean condiment. I just use them in about everything. I always have a few jars on my kitchen counter waiting to be enjoyed in my dishes, since lemon...
Slow Cooker Curry Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Curry Beef Stew

Exotic flavors from star anise, lemon grass and annatto seed oil will flavor this hearty stew with irresistible aromas. Ingredients for Asian Style Curry Beef Stew   ½ cup olive oil or corn oil   2 tablespoons annatto or achiote seeds   2 lbs top round beef, cut into cubes   1 large onion, finel...
Shrimp Jambalaya

Shrimp Jambalaya

Ingredients for Shrimp Jambalaya 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup chopped green onion 3/4 cup chopped green pepper, divided 1/2 cup chopped celery 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 pound diced cooked ham 2 cups chicken broth 1 can (14 -1/2 ounce) tomatoes, diced 1/4 cup minced ...

Slow Cooking Provencal Chicken with Artichokes

Slow Cooking Provencal Chicken with Artichokes

Provençe is an area in Southern France where “Herbs de Provence” originate from. Usually a mix of dried herbs used for meat, poultry and vegetables. The mix can consist of basil, fennel seeds, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, sage, summer savory and thyme. The portion of each herb varies dramaticall...
Thai Curry Coconut Chicken

Thai Curry Coconut Chicken

Thai food offers a variety of flavors and tastes. The subtle mixing of herbs and spices, curries and market-fresh ingredients, makes Thai dining a unique culinary experience. Ingredients for Thai Curry Coconut Chicken 8 chicken thighs with skin removed or 3 chicken breasts cut up in strips 1 tab...
Mexican Bean Soup

Mexican Bean Soup

In Mexico, soups and stews are enjoyed any time of day or night, including breakfast. Warmand pleasantly spicy, this authentic fare is a delicious way to enjoy a real taste of Mexican Cuisine.Peruano beans used in this recipe are small round light yellow beans and will add life to any of your whi...

Shitake Mushroom & Barley Soup

Shitake Mushroom & Barley Soup

This is both a vegetarian and a heart-smart meal. Serve with some rustic breads or fresh salad. Ingredients for Shitake Mushroom & Barley Soup 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1onion, finely chopped 1 cup dried or fresh shitakemushrooms, sliced thin 1 cup pearl barley 1 carrot, sliced diagona...
Hot Spinach Cheese Dip--Delicious and Healthy in Clay!

Hot Spinach Cheese Dip--Delicious and Healthy in Clay!

Suitable VitaClay Models: VS7600, VF7700, VM7900 Who doesn't love dip? This hot, cheesy dip is great for tortilla chips, pita bread or crackers. It's also filling and healthy, so it's great to have on hand for snacks at home or to take to a pot luck or serve at a game-watching party. The kids wil...
Minestrone - Italian Soup

Minestrone - Italian Soup

A thick Italian vegetable soup with beans and pasta or rice. It usually can contain any number of vegetables, whatever you have available or what is in season, but for authenticity, meat is never added. Ingredients for Minestrone - Italian Soup 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, chopped...

Chinese Rice Porridge: Authentic, Delicious and Satisfying!

Chinese Rice Porridge: Authentic, Delicious and Satisfying!

Suitable for all VitaClay models. Stock pot models will require 8:1 water:rice ratio for each hour of cooking time. Ensure water does not evaporate too much when cooking in Stock Pot for more than 1 hour.  In China congee (or jook) is the standard morning meal. Rice porridge is a long-simmered so...
Greek Beef Stew

Greek Beef Stew

Enjoy the aromatic flavors of Greece in this stew, topped with Greece's pride and joy: Feta Cheese. Ingredients for Greek Beef Stew 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon rosemary 1 teaspoon cinnamon Salt and freshly ground pepp...
Clay Pot Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Clay Pot Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Cacciatore me ans hunter's style This dish developed incentral Italy and has many variations. It is considered a country-style dish in which chicken pieces are simmered together with tomatoes and mushrooms. The dish originated in the Renaissance period (1450-1600) when the hunters would come back...

Artichoke Risotto

Artichoke Risotto

Ingredients for Artichoke Risotto 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups Arborio rice 1 cup dry white wine 6 cups chicken stock 4 cooked small artichokes, quartered or 2 cooked large artichokes hearts, sliced 1/4 cup unsalted butter 6 tablespoons ...
Canary Island Walnut Chicken Fricassee

Canary Island Walnut Chicken Fricassee

I sampled this dish in a small village in the Canary Islands (Spain) and truly enjoyed all the different flavors. I especially loved the almonds that mark this dish, which harkens to medieval Spanish cuisine. Ingredients for Chicken Fricassee 1 whole large roasting chicken, cut up in parts   3 t...
Pumpkin Soup with Lime Drizzle

Pumpkin Soup with Lime Drizzle

When pumpkins are in season, nothing taste better than pumpkin soup. This soothing soup with a hint of curry, ginger and lime juice is equally delicious served warm, at room temperature, or well chilled. Ingredients for Pumpkin Soup with Lime Drizzle 1 apple - peeled, cored and chopped 1 large o...

Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce in your Clay Pot Cooker

Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce in your Clay Pot Cooker

Have you ever wanted to make your own pasta sauce, but felt too intimidated to try?  Here's your chance! And this delicious pasta recipe doesn't take all day to make but in about an hour in VitaClay. Of course, if you want to have a truly slow-simmered, all-day pasta sauce, that can be done as we...
Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

When fresh peas are not available or when you want to enjoy a starchier, hardier flavored legume, dried peas are perfect for a hearty split pea soup.Since the process of cooking dried split peas produces a lot of foam, it is a good idea to pre-soak the split peas for several hours, then draining ...
Egyptian Red Lentil Soup

Egyptian Red Lentil Soup

This simple, nutritious, vegetable soup is scented with cumin and flavored with lemon and lemon zest. Great for leftovers, since it will taste even better the next day! Ingredients for Egyptian Red Lentil Soup 5 cups chicken or vegetable stock 1 cup dried red lentils 1 large chopped onion 2 cups...

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons

Moroccans have been cooking in their cone-topped clay cooker: the Tagine, for centuries. The Tagine refers both to the cooking potas well as a stew cookedin it. During cooking, the condensationrises   to the top of the Tagine, then drips back down on the food, infusingit with depth and flavor. Mo...
Ribollita Tuscan Winter Bean Soup

Ribollita Tuscan Winter Bean Soup

Ribollita means 're-cooked' in Italy, and slow cooking is the secret of this hearty winter vegetable soup designed for wood stoves. There are many different recipes and you can use any vegetable to your choice, but most Tuscan recipes call for cavolo nero-blackleaf kale-the closest substitute bei...
Slow Cooker Pomegranate Braised Chicken

Slow Cooker Pomegranate Braised Chicken

Of royal Persian origin and Arabic roots, this dish is a favorite Rosh Hashanah dish of the Moroccan Jews. Because of their many seeds pomegranates symbolize the hope that in the year ahead. The piquant pomegranate contrast with the sweet rich walnuts, provide an extraordinary texture and flavor....

Tex Mex Chili Recipe

Tex Mex Chili Recipe

Chili is a hotly debated subject, with it's own body of myth and folklore. The only thing certain about the origins of chili is that it did not originate in Mexico. It is generally thought, by most historians, that the earliest versions of chili were made by the very poorest people around San Ant...
French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Onion Soup is comfort food to me and reminds me of my college days in Europe. After a night of drinking, late at night or early morning, this is served at the bistros or cafes in Belgium to cure hangovers. Ingredients for French Onion Soup 1/4 cup olive oil 8 large yellow onions sliced thin 2 ta...
Slow Cooker: Middle Eastern Style Lentil Stew

Slow Cooker: Middle Eastern Style Lentil Stew

A Taste of the Middle East At Home in Your Kitchen. A nutritious and tasty vegetarian stew with lentils, potatoes, and squash using cumin and allspice to accent flavors of Middle Eastern cooking. Ingredients for Middle Eastern Style Lentil Stew   1 cup dried red lentils, sorted and rinsed   1 lb...


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