Sunday, 18 March 2012

Preparing Food with Organic Clay Cookware - La tapa pots and pans

 A common myth associated with organic clay cookware is that you can’t use it for certain types of cooking. On the contrary, this beautiful, sustainable cookware is more versatile than virtually any other option. What other type of cookware can you use in the oven, on the stovetop, and in the microwave?
Oven Cooking with La Tapa Organic Clay Cookware
Most people are aware that you can use clay pots in the oven to make casseroles, meats, and vegetables.  But did you also know that you could use organic clay cookware to bake pies, loaves of bread, lasagna, and any other type of food you would normally bake in the oven?  Simply put the clay piece in at the same time you turn on the oven and your food will come out more moist and flavorful than it would in a glass, metal, or ceramic dish.

Stovetop Cooking with La Tapa Organic Clay Cookware
Using clay cookware on the stovetop allows you to use much less oil and heats food more evenly.  You can buy almost any shape or size to make soups, stir fry, or even hot beverages.  Organic clay cookware can be used directly on gas burners, and a heat diffuser can be added for use on an electric burner.

Microwave Cooking with La Tapa Organic Clay Cookware
You can’t save leftovers in a metal pot and put them in microwave to re-heat, but you can do this with organic clay cookware.  The unglazed pieces are completely free of heavy metals and other toxins, so they are perfectly safe for microwave use.

The ways you can use organic clay cookware are limited only to your imagination.  Even the smaller pieces can be baked or used on the stovetop, so you can make individual servings for all of your guests to enjoy both safely and beautifully.

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Thursday, 5 January 2012

Three Reasons to Use Organic Clay Cookware

The cooking vessels you use are just as important as the ingredients you select, especially if you aim for a sustainable, organic lifestyle.  The chemicals used to coat non-stick pans are not only synthetic, but they are also potentially harmful to your health and to the environment.  

Choosing organic clay cookware for all of your cooking needs has several benefits over non-stick pots and pans:

1. No Toxins – Unglazed organic clay cookware is made from natural clay that does not have any of the toxins that can be found in non-stick pans and glazed ceramic bake ware.  Lead and other toxins contained in this cookware can leach into your food, exposing you to low levels over a long period of time, and possibly impacting the health of you and your family.

  1. 2. Healthier Food – Because all of the natural juices of the food are retained, much less cooking oil is required with organic clay cookware.  This method of cooking also retains more nutrients and locks in flavor, so not only is the food healthier for you, but it also tastes better.

3. Versatility – You can use organic clay cookware on the stovetop or in the oven to make virtually any type of food.  The hand-made pieces are also very beautiful, so you can seamlessly transition from the kitchen to the serving table, keeping the food warm without requiring additional serving bowls.  This versatility also means that fewer pieces are needed overall, saving you both money and valuable storage space in the kitchen.

    If you are committed to a lifestyle that includes healthier eating, using organic materials, or supporting local artisans, organic clay cookware is a natural choice.  It is an eco-friendly, nontoxic, beautiful addition to your home that will last a lifetime with proper care.