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Jun 20, 2019

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I used to focus on cookware that wast easy to clean, but when I was struggling with Lyme Disease and trying to detox everything in our lives…cookware came up. And it’s astonishing how toxic current day cookware is, so first lets look at the most toxic offenders. That way you can throw them out if they are living in your cabinets right now! And then I’ll show you my personal picks!

Teflon makes cookware non-stick, but I say, not so fast! Ha ha! Pun totally intended there. What IS non-stick? It’s a chemical coating called polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or Teflon for the consumer. Teflon has a sordid past, before 2013, Teflon was made with a chemical called PFOA. This chemical has been linked to health conditions such as kidney and liver disease. Throw out any OLD non-stick cookware that you have owned for more than 6 years. But that’s not the end of the Teflon non-stick story. Here’s why I still say it’s chemically too dangerous.  Today’s Teflon non-stick has been linked to cancers in some studies and it has be under investigation for over 10 years. People are suspicious of it and rightly so, if you heat the cookware above 570 degrees, the Teflon coatings begin to break down, releasing toxic fumes into the air. These fumes can cause flu-like symptoms known as polymer fume fever, or Teflon flu. There is also a concern for usage, when you scrape or scrub non-stick Teflon you are furthering the breakdown of the coatings, possibly releasing more PTFE into your foods and therefore body. The risk is just to high, you are too precious and your health too valuable.

Now for the fun part, shopping for new cookware! Ha ha ha! Before you get sticker shock, remember that your cookware is a workhorse, cooking all of your meals a million times over for you and your family. Good cookware is a very wise investment if you ask me. Here are my top picks, and there are some great options on the market today. And your keywords here is STAINLESS STEEL, CAST IRON and STONEWARE. All all excellent. And SAFE.

All-Clad: I chose their STAINLESS STEEL 10 piece set for my family and I used it DAILY: check it out here.

The only additional pieces I purchased was the Steamer: check it out here.

If you are anemic as I am, cooking in cast iron is a great way to up your iron intake! Lodge is a no frills workhorse, but it has more chic cousins like Staub and Le Creuset.  Le Creuset is pronounced Lay Cru-zay just in case it’s been a minute since high school French class) Ha ha! And Le Creuset and Staub also offer beautiful stoneware that is safe as well! My personal fave is Staub’s Indigo, it’s a pretty little skillet in a rich color. And I also have two Le Creuset baking dishes with lids that do all of my heavy lifting when it comes to Thanksgiving, you bake right in the dish then as you assemble your Thanksgiving feast, you can put the cover on it and it sits pretty while you do the finishing touches…like wrangle children to the table for the prayer. Ha ha ha! I got those in white to match the rest of my dishware, but they come in all sorts of vivid colors, making it difficult to choose! Here are my must haves:

This is the classic cast iron skillet of all time, made by Lodge:  Get yours here

Here is the chic version of a cast iron skillet by Staub, they also make stoneware: Get yours here

Le Creuset makes it all, they have stoneware, cast iron and even make a stainless steel skillet too: This is a cute set

What about baking sheets and pans? Those need stainless steel replacements too, if you ask me. I LOVE to bake, so this was a MUST find for me. The thought of my gluten free cookies baking at 350 for 12 minutes on a toxic baking sheet was enough to send me searching!

I had a hard time finding replacements for these, but they are readily available in the commercial kitchen supply world and on Amazon.com. You can find stainless steel muffin tins, roasting pans, and cake pans there as well.

PS: If you are buying a Cast Iron skillet, don’t forget the silicon handle cover. This will save your from burning your paw like I did! PAIN-FUL.

Here’s what I bought for cookies I love these! Easy to grab out of the oven as well:


Happy Healthy Cooking!

 

tiffany
     

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  1. Nadia

    June 21st, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Thank you for sharing, my husband and I have been talking about changing out our pans. He mentioned some of our older pots and pans (non stick) have scratches and he has been concerned about the Teflon getting on the food. I have been trying to do my research to find good pots and pans that are worth it. I am checking out all your links!

  2. Brooke

    June 21st, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Those pans look amazing. You are amazing Tiffany. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Jennifer Klint

    June 21st, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    These would be so great use. My daughter has Lyme disease and we have been trying to clean up everything we can!

  4. Shamra Meek

    June 21st, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    FABULOUS!!!! Love to try!!!

  5. Chalom Foreman

    June 21st, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you so much for the great content
    With my health in decline due to Lyme & recent mold poisoning I need all the healthy things here I’m down to one nonstick pan because the stainless I have sticks I need to get rid of the nonstick now so didn’t know if the gnarly chemicals
    I’m tagging my mom @gloria11 so she can cook w out using her nonstick too
    Xo
    Cheers to healthy happiness

  6. Annie King

    June 21st, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Hope I win!!!

  7. Irina Nikolaev

    June 21st, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Eeekkk I forgot to tag someone here sorry! Love love love how classy there look as well! @irunova @whituhmz

  8. Jillian Glaser

    June 21st, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    First time reader! Your All Cladd giveaway and Elizabeth Davis brought me here! What great content. Thank you!

  9. Marlene Villarruel

    June 21st, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    @ditzydiva_ Please choose us!! I’m @vintagemom89

  10. Nikki Novella

    June 21st, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Really great info I’m a Mom as well I have a almost three year old. Being a stay at home mom and wanting her to have the best thinking non toxic even in the kitchen is a huge worry.

  11. Lacey Radecki

    June 21st, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    I always love and enjoy seeing your tools that you cook with and enjoy creating the freaking delicious recipes that you share! 😍♥️

  12. Cynthia Walker

    June 21st, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Dear Tiffany,
    Here I am again… haha
    I love how you are always teaching us these important things that we take for granted… we definitely need to get these pots. 🙂
    Xoxo
    Cynthia

  13. Wanda Ruiz

    June 21st, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    I definitely needs these in my life! I’m embarrassed to admit I have nothing but toxic pans, most are shedding and I really need to start shopping around ASAP. Thanks for the info ❤

  14. Anahit minaya

    June 21st, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Great tip, i love watching you i always feel more grateful.

  15. Mandy Schneider

    June 21st, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    I would love to win this set of pans! I am enjoying cooking healthy food for my family and new pans are always exciting!!!

  16. San

    June 21st, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Amazing set , beautiful and functional! Me and Shelby need this so much ! Us pleaseeeee!

  17. Ruby

    June 21st, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Love your posts and blog!

    All-clad.. yaasss!

  18. Editha Colitti

    June 21st, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Thank you for your recommendations on this safe cookware.

  19. Serafina Hill

    June 22nd, 2019 at 12:13 am

    I have followed you for year’s now,I discovered you through your sweet sister Kandee! It was while you still were having very bad day’s from your Lyme having a best friend who suffers terribly from the disease I quickly became a follower I enjoyed watching your YouTube videos back in the day and enjoy your Instagram streams/updates to this very day. I am ao please and thankful you have such good day’s now it’s such a miracle and blessing. 🍈💚. I wil keep my finger’s crossed I will get lucky and my friend and I win!!

  20. Jennifer Gregg

    June 22nd, 2019 at 12:59 am

    🙏🙏Healthy pots & pans 😘
    (Apologies if I already posted one like this I couldn’t remember if I did or not 😂)

  21. Trena Morvee

    June 22nd, 2019 at 3:28 am

    This cookware looks amazing, thank you for the giveaway!

  22. Natalie Lomeli

    June 22nd, 2019 at 5:41 am

    Awesome pans!!!!

  23. Tiffany FB

    June 22nd, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Same. Same. Same. I have autoimmune diseases and changing pots and pans (along with everything else) is necessary! I

  24. Jessica C. Keller

    June 22nd, 2019 at 6:31 am

    I’ve never even thought about the toxins that I could be using in my cookware. These are amazing! ♡ I am so happy that I am now aware. I try to be so good about the food I buy. Thank you. Thank you thank you.

  25. Leah Williams

    June 22nd, 2019 at 8:58 am

    I posted my little story and need for healthy cookware on your IG post. I’m getfitwithleah. It’s so true, it’s very important to our health what we cook our food in! Thanks for sharing this amazing healthy tip with everyone who needs to learn!❤️ I enjoy watching you share your life on IG and your blog! You are always so cute, cheerful and encouraging! You are genuine and the real deal! Thanks for being a beautiful light to aworkf that needs you! 😘

  26. Rebekah Smith

    June 22nd, 2019 at 10:54 am

    I don’t see my previous comment, but I realized I forgot to include my instagram handle! I’m @bailiesmama. I tagged my sister @rachael_paola_81. I’m glad you recommended these. I’ve been searching for some new pots and pans and haven’t been sure what to get just yet. This looks like a good set to possibly invest in!

  27. Emmily

    June 22nd, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Ekk finally I can post on your blog! I wasn’t able to load it yesterday!! Hope it’s not too late!! ❤️ I would love for you to share more products like this as I am learning the cooking/baking realm ☺️😂

  28. Ashley Bookman

    June 22nd, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Beautiful pans!! Thank you so much for keeping us informed. Lots of love!! Ashley

  29. Hannah franklin

    June 22nd, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    💗💗💗

  30. Hannah franklin

    June 22nd, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    💗💗💗

  31. Mary

    June 22nd, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Thank you for sharing!! So many products on the market it makes it difficult and overwhelming to make an educated decision. I love your Smart, Sincere and Sweet Style you bring to Instagram. Please share more healthy life style choices, like these pans!! Love the blog.

  32. Jennifer Roth

    June 22nd, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Wow I will be for are referencing this blog when looking for new cookware. As someone who’s family had a long history of kidney disease I had no idea of the link to Teflon. My husband and I have a son now and he’s all the reason to get more educated and make the switch to healthier choices in our lives including cookware. Thank you for the information Tiffany! ❤️

  33. Shelly Higgins

    June 22nd, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    I have been following you for a while now. I found you through your sweet sister Kandee. I love your instagram post. They are always inspirational!! Thank you for the chance to win these amazing pans. They are awesome!!!

  34. Misstereefinds

    June 22nd, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Oh goodness! I didn’t know about the nonstick pans! I’m gonna have to sort through my cabinets this weekend. I’ve been following you on Instagram and I’ve always admired your dedication to a healthy lifestyle. This post is really helpful. Also, you have a beautiful kitchen and really fancy set of pots and pans! Jealous!

    (Sorry for posting again. I wasn’t sure if my comment went through. I’m posting with my IG name 😀 Thank you!)

  35. Faby

    June 22nd, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    This is a great post very good info I cook
    For my family of five, I would love to have these pans, I’m getting rid of my old thrifted skillets. If i win I will give a set to my daughter who is in college and cooks for herself. Thanks XX

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