VitaClay® Recipes

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 in Beer

French Onion Soup in Beer

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...
Clay Pot Slow Cooked Hungarian Goulash

Clay Pot Slow Cooked Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian goulash (gulyás) is the traditional stew of Hungary. Its origins can be traced back to the ninth century. Originally it consisted of chunks of meat and onions, slowly cooked until all the liquid was boiled away, and then dried in the sun. The meat could then be used to prepare a stew by...
Clay Pot Chicken Vesuvio, Slow Cooked to Perfection in One Pot!

Clay Pot Chicken Vesuvio, Slow Cooked to Perfection in One Pot!

Chicken Vesuvio is one of those recipes that sounds kind of exotic (read: intimidating) but when you see how to actually make it looks like something you'd just put together from whatever you've got in the fridge that day. Don't let that fool you into thinking it's a boring meal, however. Somethi...

Amazing, Simple, Delicious One Pot Beef Stroganoff

Amazing, Simple, Delicious One Pot Beef Stroganoff

Suitable for VitaClay models VM7900 or VF7700 series.  I'm not sure I've ever met anyone who doesn't like Beef Stroganoff. It's a classic American-style dinner that is delicious and satisfying. It practically has a grocery aisle dedicated to it: processed box meals like hamburger helper began by ...
Cinnamon Apricot Lamb One Pot Creation

Cinnamon Apricot Lamb One Pot Creation

Suitable for all VitaClay models! Lamb is a very nutrient-dense food, so it's great to get it into your diet every so often. The problem for some, though, (me included) is that it has a very strong taste that some people just don't like. I have a difficult time eating lamb because of that strong ...
Clay Casserole Creations: Broccoli Casserole in One Pot!

Clay Casserole Creations: Broccoli Casserole in One Pot!

It seems like a good casserole is everyone's favorite: it's the original one-pot dish, and the combination of flavors and textures always adds up to a delicious, satisfying meal. Whenever I come across a new recipe (especially one pot recipes, but really any recipe in general) I try to adapt it t...

Try Out Tasty Sloppy Joes with VitaClay for Game Day

Try Out Tasty Sloppy Joes with VitaClay for Game Day

Football season is upon us again. If you are planning to host any football-watching parties this season (or even if you're not, because everybody's gotta eat, right?) you might be looking for some easy, delicious, finger-licking recipes to tuck away and use occasionally... or frequently. Sloppy J...
Clay Chicken and Noodle Bowl in a Flash!

Clay Chicken and Noodle Bowl in a Flash!

I really love recipes that allow me to use whatever I have on hand. To me, there's nothing much worse than finding a great recipe that I really want to try that calls for ingredients that I don't already have. For the holidays or a special occasion it's fine to buy ingredients just for one specif...
Helping Hamburger without all the Nasties

Helping Hamburger without all the Nasties

With a little preparation that I am already doing anyway, there are plenty of meals that are just as quick and easy as those meal-in-a-box kits and taste even better. This recipe, which reminds me of that oh-so-famous helper to our hamburger, is one such easy meal. The prep and cooking times are ...

Soup Sundays! Potato Corn Chowder, Cooked to Perfection in Clay

Soup Sundays! Potato Corn Chowder, Cooked to Perfection in Clay

Ever thought of mixing two different chowders? This potato corn chowder recipe is unique, delicious and filling: give it a try! Ingredients for Potato Corn Chowder Made in Clay: 4 c diced raw potatoes 4 c broth 1 c heavy cream 2 carrots, shredded 2 c corn kernels (fresh or frozen)-get organic to...
Old Style Kentucky Derby Burgoo: Easy with VitaClay!

Old Style Kentucky Derby Burgoo: Easy with VitaClay!

Soup and Stew Recipes are great in any VitaClay Model! I read that in Kentucky they used to have Derby-watching parties, and this was the traditional entree at such parties. Cool! The ingredients are simple enough, and in some places you can even find a frozen mix of "gumbo vegetables" that could...
Steel Cut Oats with Quinoa and Cranberries (or Blueberries, or Bananas, or Raisins...)

Steel Cut Oats with Quinoa and Cranberries (or Blueberries, or Bananas, or Raisins...)

I've always thought oatmeal was pretty good, but when I first tried steel cut oats I was in love. And with VitaClay, it tastes even better with this amazing texture that I haven't achieved in any other cooking medium. I don't have to worry about it burning or sticking, and I don't have to babysit...

Quick and  Easy Vegetable Broth in Clay

Quick and Easy Vegetable Broth in Clay

Suitable for any VitaClay Cooker! Vegetable broth is one of my favorite things to make, because it uses up all of my veggie scraps and turns them into something delicious and nutrient  dense. Talk about turning trash into treasure! And if you are vegetarian, this is a great way to maximize flavor...
Yellow Curried Chicken Drumsticks: Perfect and Easy in Clay!

Yellow Curried Chicken Drumsticks: Perfect and Easy in Clay!

This recipe is suited to VitaClay Models VF7700 & VM7900 I've been using turmeric for quite some time: I sprinkle it in the cooking oil with some ground pepper when I cook my eggs in the morning (the heat, oil and pepper open up the curcumin anti-oxidant in turmeric to become more bio-availab...
Pepper Beef Stew

Pepper Beef Stew

This peppered beef stew adds a bit of a twist to the traditional beef stew, and the flavors are really excellent. Ingredients for Pepper Beef Stew in VitaClay: 1 sirloin tip beef roast (2-3 lbs) 1 red onion, sliced thinly 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 1 large baking potato, peeled & diced 3-4 ca...

Slow Clay Cooked Hearty Irish Stew

Slow Clay Cooked Hearty Irish Stew

Irish stew has a unique flavor, and the plentiful amount of vegetables, combined with broth and meat makes this dish satisfying enough to be a one-pot meal. Like most stew, this Irish stew is great for left-overs; I love to make a big batch and portion it out during the week for lunches and  dinn...
Clay Pot Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie in a Jiffy

Clay Pot Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie in a Jiffy

I love Shepherd's Pie and I love how easy this recipe is with VitaClay! And if you do Meatless Mondays, here's a great recipe to add to your repertoire! Let us know what you think! Ingredients for Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie Mashed Potatoes 2 lb small potatoes (gold or red Yukon work well, cut int...
Cheeseburger Pasta Casserole: One Pot Meal Cooked in Clay!

Cheeseburger Pasta Casserole: One Pot Meal Cooked in Clay!

Usually casseroles are made in the oven, but I like to adapt them for VitaClay because the clay always makes my dishes taste so great, and I don't have to babysit the food while it cooks. I don't even have to be home! Or awake! I can run errands, take a nap, or go pick up my kid from school while...

One More Soup Recipe for Soup Sunday: Barley and Vegetables

One More Soup Recipe for Soup Sunday: Barley and Vegetables

This barley vegetable soup is not only easy to make but it's really filling and yummy, and will last you all week. (Tip: I like to take soup to work in this baby, which does a bang up job of keeping it warm all day, and can be thrown into the dishwasher  at night for easy cleanup!) Ingredients fo...
Thai Peanut Butter Chicken

Thai Peanut Butter Chicken

Ingredients:Slow Cooker Thai Pea-Nutty Chicken 1/ 2 cup smooth peanut butter 1/2 cup crushed peanuts 1 1/  2  cup chicken broth 1/4 cup low sodium Tamarin sauce juice of one lemon 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 4 crushed garlic cloves 1 inch fresh peeled ginger grated 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 ...
Chicken Noodle One Pot Casserole in Clay

Chicken Noodle One Pot Casserole in Clay

There's nothing like chicken noodle soup for comfort food when you're feeling under the weather. But now it's springtime and we're mostly over the cold-and-flu portion of the year, at least until after summer. Does that mean we don't need comfort food? Of course not. Even though the weather is wa...

Slow Cooked Curry Chicken Pot Pie in Clay

Slow Cooked Curry Chicken Pot Pie in Clay

Chicken pot pie is another comfort food that reminds me of delicious meals when I was growing up. Sometimes we'd have them for dinner, and sometimes it was just an after-school snack (on extra hungry days). But it was always delicious, filling and satisfying. We used to buy the frozen ones and he...
Garlicky Creamed Mushrooms, Quick and Easy in Clay!

Garlicky Creamed Mushrooms, Quick and Easy in Clay!

Suitable for any VitaClay model on the lowest setting (warm or low).  I have always loved mushrooms. They add a flavor, a depth, an earthiness to every dish they touch. And they're filling! I've eaten (delicious) "mushroom burgers" as a substitute for meat, so I know they are great for satiety, a...
Rustic Chicken Cacciatore: Your Authentic One-Pot Stop in Clay!

Rustic Chicken Cacciatore: Your Authentic One-Pot Stop in Clay!

Sometimes dishes with really fancy-sounding names, such as Beef Stroganoff, Pad Thai, and Ratatouille fool us into thinking that we couldn't ever possibly make something like that in our own kitchens, at least not without help. I, too, used to be intimidated by these exotic-sounding dishes, think...


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