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How Healthy Is Your Cookware + Fifteen Minute Immune Boosting Vegetable Broth

When we talk about chemicals, we often look at our consumption of chemicals and pesticides in food, and the potential impact they may have on our health. But have you ever thought about the chemical impact of your cookware?

Why think about cookware?

Most traditional non-stick pans release toxic fumes when overheated, which can increase the burden on our (often overworked) liver. Non-stick pans contain harmful chemicals such as PFAS, Gen X (not the generation – Gen X are part of the PFAS class of synthetic substances that create a non-stick coating), PTFE and more. Every time you overheat your pan, these toxic chemicals get released and slowly accumulate in our body and the environment.

Cooking with non-chemical cookware is a healthier option that minimises the consumption of toxins, emits less carbon dioxide than traditional non-stick pans and can handle high heats.

Choosing toxic-free cookware.

If you’re looking for a pantastic new pan, why not try GreenPanTM? Their 100% toxic-free ceramic non-stick coatings are made with natural materials and don’t contain any nasties so you can say goodbye to toxic fumes for good. After all, healthy cooking starts with healthy cookware. GreenPanTM has a wide selection of ceramic and metal pots and pans which are dishwasher friendly to spare you the stress of cleaning up. Using GreenPanTM promotes healthy and toxic-free cooking.

Which collection should you choose?

If you’re thinking, “I have no room for MORE cookware,” the Smart Collection is for you. The range of space-saving stackable frying pans will easily fit into your kitchen cupboard. The V-shaped handle on the Smart Collection will help minimise heat transfer and ensure a comfortable grip, so you can goodbye to burnt hands. The ThermolonTM Infinity Professional ceramic non-stick coating is durable and glittered with diamonds for an extra bit of sparkle.

Check out that stackability!

If you need an all-in-one, The Craft Collection uses heavy gauge materials that allow for intensive daily use. The cast handles utilise black titanium, and the stainless-steel lids have etched details that give this collection a luxe look and feel – get your Insta-worthy shots ready! The smart design even provides you with 25% more extra cooking surface and is simple to use and clean.

Are you looking for smart technology and a sophisticated look? Cue: The Copenhagen Collection. With premium materials for professional results, this collection is modern and sleek, finished off with a unique handle in brushed stainless-steel. It’s the perfect addition to the modern kitchen.

The Melbourne Collection heats quickly and evenly on your stove thanks to its construction and technology, performing exceptionally on all heat sources. The silicone handles on this collection adds a comfortable and secure grip. As a bonus, each pan and pot uses drip-free edges for easy pouring without the mess.

My Favourite Collection

The Venice Pro Collection is my personal favourite, with a hard-anodised aluminium exterior that’s stylish and handy, complete with MagnetioTM induction technology for top performance. The stainless steel handle allows your cookware to transfer safely from counter to oven. The glass lids are great for easy monitoring and reduce the chances of heat escaping; perfect for the impatient cook or baker. It’s a collection that can do it all and ticks all the boxes.

If you’ve got no fry-dea what you’d cook with a new pan, allow me to introduce to you to my fifteen-minute immune-boosting vegetable broth. This recipe is as immune-boosting as they come, containing antimicrobial garlic, antioxidant-rich carrots and flu-fighting ginger.

It’s incredibly fibre-licious and straightforward. The best part about this broth is that it’s cooked in one pan. Say goodbye to hours of washing up and use that time to enjoy this broth with your family and friends. I can’t wait for you to try it out for yourself.

Fifteen Minute Immune Boosting Vegetable Broth 

Serves 2 

  • 4 cloves garlic sliced fine 
  • 1 carrot thinly sliced lengthways 
  • 2 sticks celery sliced 
  • 1 zucchini chopped into cubes 
  • 1-inch piece of ginger sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable stock 
  • 2 tbs nutritional yeast flakes
  • Sea salt, black pepper and coriander to serve 
  1. Place all ingredients into the pan. Bring to a boil then simmer, for ten minutes until vegetables are cooked. 
  2. Pour into a bowl and season to taste, then stir in nutritional yeast flakes if using.
  3. Serve immediately with fresh coriander. 

GreenPanTM can be found on Amazon.com.au or in Target, Myer or Kitchen Warehouse.

Find out more about Green Pan here. Socialise with Green Pan on Facebook here and Instagram here.

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