VitaClay Review | Clay Pot Recipes, Tips, Tricks, and Fundamentals

Clay Cooking Pot Care: How to Clean a Clay Pot

Clay Cooking Pot Care: How to Clean a Clay Pot

Clay Cooking Pot Care Your VitaClay pot is an immensely powerful tool to make all sorts of culinary creations at the touch of a button, so it's important to know how to take care of it. As for all clay pot cooking and clay pot cookware, which is made of a relatively porous material, you can soak ...
Converting Cooking Time: From Conventional Slow Cookers to VitaClay

Converting Cooking Time: From Conventional Slow Cookers to VitaClay

How to Convert Cooking Time For The VitaClay Our cooker can be used as a slow cooker, but in VitaClay, food cooks about twice as fast. Many people adapt their favorite slow cooker recipes to our clay cooker using these simple tips: If the recipe calls for a "hi" slow cooker setting, cut the tim...
Is Your Cookware Healthy or Dangerous?

Is Your Cookware Healthy or Dangerous?

Nutritional news headlines warn us about the dangers of Teflon-coated aluminum, plastics and other potential toxins in our cookware. But safe, convenient alternatives are not readily available. The healthy-minded consumer is on a mission to find a safe medium for home cooking while preserving tas...

Quick and Easy Meatball Soup—Simmering All Day in Your Clay Pot!

Quick and Easy Meatball Soup—Simmering All Day in Your Clay Pot!

Soup Recipes are suitable for all VitaClay Models! It’s cold outside and we’re all exhausted—just trying to savor the last few days before the dreaded routine comes back into our lives. Can you believe the holidays are almost over? Soon it’s back to school, back to work, back to normal. *sigh* I ...

Meatballs for Pot Lucks, Snacks, or over Spaghetti!

I love to have a batch of meatballs made up and frozen to throw into a dish when I need a quick meal. They’re of course great over spaghetti noodles and red sauce for a classic dinner, or toss them with Teriyaki sauce and put toothpicks in them to serve as appetizers at a party. Another quick mea...

Mushroom and Black Bean Chili in VitaClay

Chili is great, especially when the weather is cold and you just want something warm, satisfying and delicious. It’s also pretty easy to make, especially with a slow cooker. Throw all of the ingredients in the morning (or the night before) and set it, then dinner is ready! Sometimes it’s good to ...

Eat More Fat! Shredded Honey Maple Chicken Slow Cooked in Clay

I consider myself a healthy eater, and I am very conscious about what I put in my body (or even on my body for that matter). I find it interesting, however, that for the vast majority of people I talk to when I mention eating “healthy” they bring up chicken breasts and salads. Of course, I know t...

Soup Sunday Recipes: Delicious Lobster Bisque Slow Cooked in Clay

Last weekend I took a day trip into San Francisco with a few friends. It’s a nice, relaxing way to spend an afternoon: we went to Lombard Street, Chinatown, Union Square and Ghirardelli Square. Then we finished up our time walking around Fisherman’s Wharf: Pier 39. I really like to visit Fisherma...

Warm Apple Supreme: Paleo and Vegetarian!

I love that apples are pretty much available all year long and that they are really versatile: they can be eaten as a snack, taken in the car for a quick bite, an addition to a meal, or even added to savory recipes like dressing or meats. Apples are great, but sometimes I find them a bit sweet to...

Hump Day Blues: One Pot Meals Make Dinner Easy!

It's Wednesday. That day of the week when the weekend is just as far behind as it is ahead. It may be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel today, and dinner is just one more thing that has to be done before you are finished for the day. So I'd like to introduce Hump-Day One Pot Meals! E...

Authentic, Traditional Harassa CousCous (Not) Cooked in Clay

I'd seen couscous in the stores—even just regular grocery stores where I shop locally, but I guess I never really quite knew what it was or what to do with it. One day when I ate at a Middle Eastern restaurant I ate some and thought it was delicious, and went very well with the dishes they served...

Shortcut Saturdays: Skinny Alfredo Pasta in One Pot (Vegetarian!)

You're busy during the week; there is so much on your plate, from maintaining a household to cooking healthy meals to ferrying kids everywhere they need to go. And we haven't even mentioned earning money to pay for all of the aforementioned activities. So there's your job. There's worrying about ...

Classic American Beef Stew: Better than Ever Cooked in Clay!

Classic American Beef Stew: Better than Ever Cooked in Clay!

Beef stew is one of our signature VitaClay recipes—it comes out so great that we were awarded Best Slow Cooker by Good Housekeeping when this was their test dish. We've posted a lot of recent stew recipes, but most of them are a twist on the classic beef stew recipe, and I wanted to make sure we...

Warm Caesar Potato Salad: You've Never Had Potato Salad Like This Before!

Potato Salad has always been one of my favorite side dishes. When I was growing up I'd always add a little bucket of this yummy goodness (usually the mustard variety) to the basket whenever I was with my mom at the grocery store. There's just something about the combination of ingredients in pot...

African Clay Cooked Spicy Chicken Peanut Stew

Have you been invited to an “ethnic” pot luck and don't know what to make? Are you tired of your old stand-by exotic dishes, like rice and stir fry? Have you thought about combining peanut butter into a main dish lately? African and Southeast Asian cuisines like to mix it up a bit with spices, ...

How I Discovered that (Refined) Carbs Just Might be the Devil

For most of my life I've been a carb-o-holic. I loved anything carb: bread, rice, cake, cookies, crackers, chips, oatmeal...you name it. And I subscribed to the low-fat outlook on nutrition: if you are what you eat, I wasn't about to eat any fat. After 2 pregnancies this method began to backfire...

Easy Clay One Pot Black Bean Lasagna

Lasagna is amazing. Easy lasagna that you don't have to make in an oven and that cooks itself even if you're not home is even more amazing. Black bean lasagna that cooks itself when you aren't even home and doesn't heat up the house? That's perfection. The only thing you need to remember with th...

Make Your Own Home-Made Baked Beans in Clay

Independence Day is the quintessential summer holiday. It's warm outside, the sun is shining, fireworks are in the air, and everybody's swimming, barbecuing and celebrating the birth of our wonderful nation. So what could be better? If you're looking for the perfect side dish to complete your Ju...

Authentic Spicy-Sweet Sichuan Eggplant ( 鱼香茄子"YuXiang QieZi) Cooked in Clay

One of my favorite dishes at any Chinese restaurant is Sichuan Eggplant. It’s sweet, it’s sour, it’s spicy—and it has a very unique flavor that I just love. Chinese restaurants are notorious for their questionable ingredients, however, so I set out to make this for myself using ingredients I can ...

Soup Sunday Supreme! - Mexi-Cali Clay Cooked Taco Soup

Craving tacos but tired of the taco-making process? Or do you want a healthier option that still satisfies that Mexican craving? Love soup, or want something that will cook itself while you're at work, or taking a nap, or running errands? VitaClay is here to the rescue!  I love making big batche...
Let VitaClay Multi-Cookers be Your Personal Sous Chef Too!

Let VitaClay Multi-Cookers be Your Personal Sous Chef Too!

You knew that VitaClay multi-cookers are your “personal chef,” and will help you make dinner when you don't have time. If your schedule is hectic and you have trouble making time for nutritious, delicious, home-cooked meals for your family every day, VitaClay is here to help! Our programmable cla...

A Quick, Easy, Different Chili with Sausage in Clay

Chili is a great recipe to have as the weather cools and the leaves begin to change. This “white chili” recipe looks a little different, and it also has more of a Tex-mex flavor and spice that gives it a different flavor than your every-day chili. It will certainly be a favorite of yours, once yo...

Short Cut Saturdays! Clay-Cooked Gravy that makes Everything Better!

Gravy can add so much flavor and moisture to so many things: meats, potatoes, veggies, stuffing, biscuits... the possibilities for gravy are endless! And this home-made recipe for gravy is a great opportunity to add not only flavor, but loads of nutrition to anything it touches! That's because gr...

News & Updates