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Sustainable Cooking and Cookware

True sustainable cooking means avoiding the use of disposable plastic utensils, plastic wrap, and aluminum foil. Not only are these products bad for our landfills and environment but they are also harmful to our health.

The same is true for cooking methods. Try some of these techniques to increase the nutritional value of your meals.

Solar Oven Cooking
We are experimenting with a solar oven and solar cooking and dehydrating on our urban homestead.

Cast Iron Cookware
Learn how to choose the best cast iron cookware and how to season cast iron properly. I love it and use it everyday!

Crock Pot Cooking
Try crock pot cooking to mimic the traditional slow cooking of food by the fire. It preserves more nutrients and flavor.

Dutch Oven Cooking
Learn how to buy the right pot for Dutch oven cooking at home or for campfire cooking.

Instant Pot Recipes
Here's a list of my favorite Instant Pot recipes with cooking times and why I love it so much!

Rocket Stove
We've made a diy rocket stove and purchased a portable stove for cooking while camping.

I have some homemade recipes available for purchase in a downloadable e-book.

Dangers of Microwave Cooking

Do you know how microwaves work? They cause heat by friction of the water molecules rubbing together. It's obvious that the delicate vitamin molecules are damaged by the process. Read more about the research on microwave dangers and figure out what's really going on in the industry.

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