Greetings all. I dont know about you but i Love love love boiled eggs. It is so versatile. Shredded and mixed with mayo and cucumber makes a delicious filling for a sandwich for school. Or plain salt and pepper on the side, a filling and nutritious snack filled with protein. Boiled Eggs are super easy made in the Wonderbag. Before bedtime place your eggs into a pot and cover with tap water. Place the pot onto your stove and bring to boil. Put stove off and place pot into Wonderbag. It just needs an hour or 2. but when you open up your WOnderbag the next morning your eggs will be perfect. The shells are easy to peal off as well. Enjoy.
Over the past year I have been overwhelmed with positive feedback from successful Wonderbag users. With every product comes criticism and skepticism and its so important to get beyond that to use the Wonderbag successfully. Here are some of the Negative Feedback or "Duds" i have received and this my "diagnosis" . If you have any feedback negative or positive please do not hesitate to contact me:
Firstly Read this checklist to determine whether you using the product correctly:
1. The pot and its lid must be made of metal. (Stainless steel, Aluminium, etc). Glass Lids will not suffice. Heat is retained better in metal.
2. Fill your pot with food when cooking with the Wonderbag. Use Size appropriate pot for the amount of food you cooking.
3. Do NOT open the pot and disrupt the cooking process while it should be in the Wonderbag. It will result in uncooked food.
4.Cook dense foods in your Wonderbag that has enough liquid to produce steam, eg stews, bredies, curries with potatoes, beans, carbo dishes like breyani, Akni, couscous, pasta. Experiment with Roast and more complicated foods later after you got the knack of it.
5. Be Forgiving with the Wonderbag at first. It takes trial and error to get your dishes perfect. Once you've mastered it you will cook no other way.
6.Reduce Water usage in wonderbag.
Feedback from Clients:
Query: The Wonderbag didnt keep my food warm. I placed the food into the Wonderbag when it was lukewarm and expected it to remain lukewarm for hours.
Response: The Wonderbag requires the pot to be piping hot straight from the stove before placing it into the Wonderbag. At the lukewarm pot had lost most of its heat and therefore the food became cold. At times the pot will feel lukewarm but the food inside especially in the middle is already cold. It is Dangerous to put a lukewarm pot into the WOnderbag as it breeds bacteria. Rather place in fridge.
Query: My meat didn't cook soft in Wonderbag however the potatoes were soft.
Response After through the checklist with the client, i discovered that she added water while the pot was in the Wonderbag disrupting the cooking process resulting in tough meat.
Query: My Wonderbag was burnt what do i do?
Response: Your Wonderbag is not guaranteed for so burn take precaution when placing a pot inside. Place a thick newspaper/oven glove or towel in base. In the meantime patch it up and its good to go.
Query: My Pasta came mushy in the Wonderbag
Response: When cooking pasta in the Wonderbag the pasta just needs a boil and place in Wnderbag. If you leave too much water in the pasta it will continue to absorb the water and result in mushy pasta.. i would just bring to boil and place half cooked drained pasta into prepared sauce then place in Wonderbag to continue steaming to perfection.
Please read the FAQ Section for further dos and donts to get the best benefit out of the Wonderbag.
I never ventured into the kitchen as a teen. Too lazy and disinterested to watch mum work her magic with the delicious indian dishes she cooked. After having to run my own kitchen for many years and trying to mimic her lamb curry i eventually discovered that the secret to get the taste to hers is using only the freshing unprocessed ingredients and in this case fresh garlic ginger paste. My Recipe:
1-2 large Onions chopped and braised in Oil till soft and saucy (VERY IMPORTANT to have onions soft)
Add 1 kg lamb pieces and continue braising for 15 minutes.
Add the following spices : (1 tsp cayenne pepper/chilli powder, 2 tsp Coriander powder, 1 teaspoon cumin powder/jeera, 1 tsp Barishap powder aka Fennel, 1 tsp tumeric, 1 stick cinnacom and 2 cardoman pods)
Add 1 tablespoon Garlic /ginger paste (Homemade is the best)
1 large grated tomato.
Add about 1 tsp Salt to taste
Continue slow cooking on stove for further 10 minutes (Total Cooking time exclusing braising of onions ...= 25 mnutes) Add a handful of chopped coriander and
Place in Wonderbag for a minimum of 3 hours.
1. Add potatoes halfway through cooking,
2. For a richer curry add cream or coconut milk
Enjoy with White braised rice or Naan bread
Dhal step 1. braise 1 onion and tomato. add 1 cup rinced red lentils dhal. add 1/2 tsp some tumeric , 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper..bring to boil and simmer for about 10 minutes on stove
Dhal step 2- add some coriander (optional) and put in Wonderbag
Place in Wonderbag
Dhal Step 4- Open up dhal 2 hrs later.soft perfectly cooked ready to be pureed and add some fried garlic.
This Dhal is Versatile can be eated with Flat Naan bread or fluffy white rice. With a side of spicy butternut. braised..
Did you know that when your kids enter the school environment they are constantly faced with germs from other kids? Is your kids immune system ready for it?
It's important for parents to sit and reflect on what they are doing to prepare their children physically for going to school. I am doing the following for my kids . :Ditching sugary cereals and processed Snacks in the morning and replacing it with wholesome porridge and fruit. Oats/Maize or High protein packed breakfast gives your child the added boost they need to concentrate in class. My biggest obstacle for making Raw Unprocessed porridge for breakfast is the amount of time and the cleanup. Wonderbag is to the Rescue. Check out how i made these oats in only a few minutes before bed and enjoyed creamy soft oats in the morning. Thats one less thing to stress about in the morning. And you get NO BURN at the base of the pot.
Before Bedtime DO this..!! Follow the instructions on pack but add extra milk
Ive added Stick Cinnamon for flavour and pinch of salt
Bring to boil and simmer for 5 Minutes. Make Sure your pot is as full as possible
Jungle Oats ready to eat. It may require a slight reheat depending how full your pot was.
Delicious Creamy Oats, Sweetened with Bananas and honey. Flavoured with cinnamon. (Which is great for weight loss by the way.)
How about sprucing up those lunchboxes with some colourful green vegetables. Sweet Baby Carrots, Cucumber Sticks and to add a delicious Hummus to add in the extra protein.
Make the Hummus from raw chickpeas with your Wonderbag. Save money and time and gain the benefit of nutrient packed raw legumes. You can make it in advance and store the cooked chick peas in freezer and make your weekly supply of Hummus when you remove from freezer.
Recipe : Adapted from allrecipes.com
2 cups chick peas, drained
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
3 cloves garlic, halved
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pinch paprika
1 teaspoon chilli powder (optional)
Recipe can be changed according to taste(more or less chilli, lemon, tahini etc)
1. Soak the raw chick peas for 1 day or overnight.
2. Rinse and place in pot with water
3. Bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
4. Leave in Wonderbag overnight.
Place the chick peas, tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.
Drizzle olive oil over the bean mixture. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley.
Serve as a dip with pita bread, cut up veggies.
CE COLD WATERMELON AT THE BEACH anyone? Do you leave the Watermelon in the sea to keep it cold. What if it floats away with the tide lol.. This Summer Chill your fruits and Watermelon in the fridge for a few hours and place it in your Wonderbag. It will stay Cold all day. No need to leave it in the sea. !! Get ready for Summer get your Wonderbag 072 834 3888/whatsapp.
Greetings all. Atiyya Gardee i just want to say thank you for your inspiration. Home Made Yoghurt is the cheapest easiest way to enjoy high quality yoghurt using your Wonderbag. No expensive yoghurt makers or techniques.
1.Boil some milk (I used 1 litre as i have a big family)
2. Allow to cool to lukewarm (If milk too hot cultures wont work so please this is important. Remove skin layer from milk.
3. Add 1 or 2 tablespoon of yoghurt (store bought or i used from a previous batch i made last week as their was only small little left) this is for the cultures.. you can add more for quicker development. Mix in. Tartness of yoghurt depends on how long you leave in Wonderbag.
4.For buttermilk, 3 hrs is enough in Wonderbag, for thick yoghurt leave about 6 hrs undisturbed..i left mine overnight.
And found this thick thick yoghurt and super creamy..there will be a layer of water on top this is protein packed whey..which you can either remove or you can mix in. if you want to make Labneh which is a yoghurt like cheese (consistency of creamed cheese) get some cheesecloth..take a big blob of yoghurt place in the cheesecloth wrap in a ball and leave it in fridge fo r2 days..Awesome..im gona hunt for cheesecloth today and make this..just had some lovely muesli fruit nd my homemade yoghurt..easy peasy Imagine 1 litre of Yoghurt for only R5, 50 (usually price is R20)
Humaira Brood, avid Wonderbag user sent me this idea. She makes these amazing looking cakes and cupcakes.Now transporting her works of art to the party venue was always a worry since the heat affects the cake. Her delicate choc wrap mousse cake and rose cupcakes are now looking absolutely stunning on arrival. The same as it looked from her kitchen. This is how she does it: Place the finished cake in a suitable Tupperware container ,cupcakes needs a cupcake holders to keep from knocking against ea other. Place in fridge for about an hour to chill and place the whole container in the wonderbag and into the car. No Melting or ruining of all your hard work.