The Wonderful Wonderbag

Camping with the wonderbag

 

It’s a no-fuss portable non-electric slow cooker.  It’s clever, versatile and innovative.  It will make your life easier and help you to make healthy, delicious meals for your family and friends

 

Top 10 benefits of the Wonderbag

  1. No battery, plug or electricity needed.  It saves you energy.  It continues to cook food (which has been brought to a boil by conventional methods) for up to 8 hours without the use of additional electricity or fuel.
  2. Take it anywhere you’ll need a ready to share, delicious home cooked meal:  picnics, camping, fishing, boating, potluck dinners, sports events.
  3. Simple healthy cooking made easy:  all the moisture and nutrients remain in the food.
  4. Your food can cook safely at home when you’re not there.
  5. Insulated:  It can keep things hot or cold.
  6. Multipurpose:  It’s also a yoghurt maker, rice cooker and excellent for proving bread.
  7. Convenient:  Great for when your dinner guests are running late.  The food can be kept fresh and hot until they arrive.  You can also prepare your meal the night before, and then it can be reheated later.
  8. Minimum evaporation during cooking.
  9. A simple innovation that’s money saving and environmentally friendly.
  10. It’s an Award Winner.

 

Fishing with the Wonderbag

 

 

How does it work?

  1. Boil it
  2. Bag it
  3. Slow Cook It
  4. Share It

Wonderbag How it works

 

The Wonderbag is a simple heat retention cooker.  Bring your pot of food to the boil, and leave it on the heat for a few minutes.  Remove from the heat, seal the pot inside the bag and leave to continue cooking without risk of overcooking or burning.   The end result is an amazing, healthy nutritious meal ready to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Sarah Collins has published a cookbook called The Wonderbag Way.  It provides practical tips for getting to know the bag, as well as some wonderful recipes to help you build a lifelong relationship with your Wonderbag.  As well as cooking delicious casseroles and stews, there are recipes in the book for:

Appetizers:  Spinach & Artichoke dip, Ratatouille Crostini
Salads and Sides:  Mushroom Barley Risotto, Lentil-Feta-Barley Wheat Salad
Soup and Chili recipes:  Poblano and Pork Tenderloin Chili, Tomato Gazpacho, Hearty Tuscan Bean Soup

Main Dishes:  Poached Salmon, Thai Curry, Chicken Marbella, Durban Lamb Curry, Mediterranean Paella, Spinach & Ricotta Lasagne, Irish Beef Stout Stew

Desserts:  Sticky Syrup Pudding, Blueberry & Peach Cobbler

Hot Drinks:  Hot Spiced Cider, Mulled Spice Wine

Recipe Basics:  Rice, 4 kinds of Beans, Stocks, Tomato Sauce for pasta or pizza

Breakfast:  Steel cut oatmeal, Whole milk plain yogurt.

 

Life Changer & Award Winner

In the developing world, wood based fuels are still the dominant source of energy.  Families in developing countries can use up to 2 tonnes of firewood each year.

Designed by South Africa-based entrepreneur Sarah Collins who won the Fairlady’s 2016 Woman of the Future, the Wonderbag is intended for cultures where fuel is costly, or it takes lots of time and energy to gather it.  By using the Wonderbag, time spent gathering water, cutting wood and cooking is cut in half, and can save a family over 30% of what they spend on cooking fuel.

 

An Instrument for Change

This simple cooking device has the potential to save and improve the quality of millions of people.  It has given rural women opportunities to improve their quality of life and concentrate their energies in other areas outside of the home.  The Wonderbag has given back six hours per day to rural women in Africa, who previously spent the bulk of their day sourcing fuel and cooking the daily meal.  By using The Wonderbag they now have more money for education, improved health, more time to spend with their families, they’re safer, use less fuel and forests are able to grow back.

 

For every Wonderbag purchased in a developed country, a bag is donated to a family in Africa.

the wonderbag at home