Cooking healthier for fall - cooking comfort food on earthen vessels

Cooking healthier for fall - cooking comfort food on earthen vessels

Cooking healthier for fall - A short read for cooking on earthen vessels

Fall season is the official comfort food season. Less sunlight hours, shorter days bring more fatigue.

Cooking healthier helps to adapt to the new pattern, and nobody said this can not be fun.

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What is comfort food?

Wikipedia describes food associated with the security of childhood, like mother's poached egg or famous chicken soup. To make it simple, comfort food tends to be a meal that brings us memories and enhances cocooning by bringing us to childhood.

Personally I prefer Martha Steward's definition on what is comforting, being described as warm and inviting, hearty and crowd-pleasing, and always delicious. These simple recipes, such as our favorite All-Beef Meatloaf, pack in plenty of flavour and offer a taste of nostalgia.

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What counts as comfort food?

A big bowl of pasta certainly fits the bill, which is why can include two delicious iterations of spaghetti and meatballs. 

Fun fact: These are the Top 5 comfort food consumed in the US

  • Chicken and Waffles.
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs.
  • Chicken Fried Steak.
  • Mac and Cheese.
  • Hotdish.
  • Beef meatloaf
  • Fried chicken and waffles
  • Tomato soup
  • Beef chili
  • Chili con carne

This sounds good but for me, comfort food needs to be healthy. As I do hiking year long, comfort food is what I cook after coming back from the mountains. Usually being soup, casserole, warm season vegetables, and any dish containing carrots, potatoes, apples, lentils, peas...and using spices to get that fall season flavor.

Comfort food recipes

One can find a large variety of comfort food recipes. I tend to choose those for slow cooking.

As I enjoy using my clay cooking pot, slow cooking keeps all the natural nutriments of the meat and vegetables as it keeps the fibers and the meals are more juicy.

Recipes for clay cooking pots

what are traditional comfort foods?

As per Harri's survey, 

Nearly 15 percent of the 2,252 adults surveyed by Harris listed pizza as their top comfort food, more than twice as many as said chocolate (7 percent)

Traditional comfort foods are made to be healthy and to keep warm during cold seasons but modern times bring them loaded with carbs and sugars . Some examples are acorn squash, sweet potato, olive oil, maple syrup, overnight oats, comfort food, instant pot, pork chops

cooking on earthen vessels

Earthen vessels are great to slow cook your favorite dishes. As the clay is porous, it keeps the moisture of the ingredients and creates a natural convection, heating the food uniformly. This keeps the fibers without burning them, so the final taste is better than in metal cooking pots.

Casserole on clay pot

how to cook comfort food

Modern comfort food is to fulfill an extreme desire of eating fast, so it's cooked fast and loaded of carbs and sugars and canned sauces. Using your slow cooker is a great way to cook healthier.

how to make comfort food healthy

By using homemade sauces and selected veggies and meats, traditional com fort food becomes an ally for healthy living. Using potatoes and carrots as base ingredients and adding beef cubes, this stew is great for those cold days during fall season or winter.

is comfort food healthy

Comfort food can be what We want as much as We want. Sin ce comforting food is not an style but a feeling. If as me, you prefer healthy comfort food, the way to go is to home cook your meals and to use earthen vessels. 

Mid-western dishes in the clay cook pot are great. The taste and the nutriments are perfect to boost the immune system of the whole family.

what is a good comfort food

Good comfort food is the one that brings all nutriments necessary to recover from fatigue while creating this feeling of well-being. Healthy fall recipes are great for comforting after a long day.

Cooking on clay cooking pots is a great way to boost your diet.

You will find a complete blog article about that. Cooking on clay keeps the food moistured so no need to add cooking oil. It also keeps the natural flavor of the ingredients and with small cares to the cooking pot, it can last forever.

what should i make for dinner comfort food?

A great dinner comforting recipe would be smashed potatoes on beef casserole.

A few examples are butternut squash, sweet potatoes, noodle soup, brussels sprouts. Other suggestions are a healthy dinner with green beans, with a healthy dessert,  as a delicious smoothies

How to make easy comfort food?

Healthy cooking is great for the whole family. Now with the start of the cold seasons, any healthy recipe will boos the immune system. 

By just adding your base ingredients and a bit of home made stock to the clay casserole pot and let it cook for one hour at minimum temperature.

easy recipes for comfort food are stews, chili, casseroles, gulash are great to practice easy comfort food at home.

The easiest comfort food to make is chili con carne, when you find all the essentials to have a balanced diet.

Taking care of your cooking pots is easier than ever. Nowadays earthen vessels can be washed on the dishwasher and even reheated on the microwave.

Find clay cooking pots on Etsy here. In Etsy they are called cooking pot, handi, mitty or terracotta cooking pot. They are handmade and there you know is 100% clay.

You can find inspirations on Pinterest, too, here are a few  

Handi by Pottery Sol y Tierra

Where to buy earthen cooking pots?

The best place to buy clay cooking pots is on your local store. Since there, you can touch and feel the authentic clay pottery texture. If not possible, is also great to attend a makers fair.

What is Etsy?

Otherwise, please consider our store. Ours are made with pure clay.

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Handmade cookware is not easy to find , as there are less and less potters around. If ever you are traveling to India or Pakistan, they are still making them at a low prices.

Below, I created a selection of the bestsellers cooking recipes from Amazon. On these books, you'll find color images and step-by-step easy recipes for fall 2021.

 

  

 

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