Mexican Breakfast Burritos

INGREDIENTS

8 Yukon Gold potatoes

1 Yellow onion

2 Garlic Cloves

2 tsp Olive oil 

1 TBSP Chipotle chili powder

1 tsp Cumin powder

2 tsp Dried oregano 

1tsp Smoked Paprika powder 

1/2 tsp Liquid smoke (optional)

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Water 

1 can Black beans 

1 Avocado

1 Tomato

Cilantro to garnish

Large Flour or Gluten Free Tortillas

*can be made a day in advance* 

METHOD

  1. Rinse and chop potatoes into quarters. The bigger the chunks the firmer the potatoes will be
  2. Dice onion and slice garlic 
  3. Heat olive oil in a large pot on medium heat. Once hot, sauté onions until slightly browned
  4. Add garlic and stir until garlic is fragrant or slightly browned
  5. Add potatoes, increase heat to medium-high. Toss for a few minutes until potatoes begin to brown 
  6. Drain and rinse canned black beans (to avoid gas) and add to pot, stirring frequently. 
  7. After a couple of minutes add all spices including salt and pepper to taste, and liquid smoke (if using) and mix thoroughly. 
  8. Add enough water to cover 1/2-3/4 the potatoes. Add more salt/seasonings to taste if needed
  9. Bring everything to a boil, once at a boil remove from stove and place your pot in your Wonderbag. 
  10. Close your Wonderbag and cook for 5 Hours. 
  11. Once cooked, remove pot from your Wonderbag. Slice the tomatoes and avocados and arrange on a serving plate to assemble your breakfast burritos! If making a day in advance just re-heat the potato/bean mixture when ready to eat and serve. 

Thanks to @ _falconcara_

Let's Go Camping

Sleeping under the stars whether you’re camping or “glamping” (glamorous camping) is a great way that can help you to relax, boost your happiness and reenergize the senses.  

It also offers the opportunity to enjoy quality time with friends and loved ones without the usual distractions of everyday life, and gives us the chance to switch from ‘Netflix and Chill’ to simple pleasures such as playing cards, reminiscing and making campfire smores.

If you’re thinking about packing up the car for a fun, outdoor adventure, here are a few ideas to help get to you started:

1. Check The Weather

Take a look at the weather forecast for your intended stay and use this as a reference for packing wet weather gear or sunblock and shades. You might also benefit from checking the local visitor center website for advice.

2. Outdoor Gear and Gadgets

It’s crucial to check all equipment, gear and gadgets before packing them in the car. The last thing you will want is to pitch your tent only to find a big hole, or to have left the bag of pegs at home, or forgotten spare batteries for the torch! Check that all equipment and accessories are accounted for, all kitchen utensils are clean and ready to go, and all gas bottles, radios and lights are in working order.

3. Campsite Know-How

Upon arrival, take a walk around your campsite area and familiarize yourself with the surroundings before pitching your tent. A few things to look out for:

- Avoid holes, ditches, lumps or anything that could become puddles in heavy rain

- Look up at the trees and check you don’t have overhanging branches or are close to nests and homes where wildlife might make its way into your tent

- When setting up your campsite take into consideration any shade or shelter and always be sure to check your tent is facing the correct way before pitching a fork in the ground

- Campsite etiquette is important to keep top of mind for an enjoyable stay – always be mindful you’re not walking through a neighbor's campsite and at night keep your noise at a respectful level.

- Campsite games add to the fun factor and good times, we recommend packing a deck of cards, board games, and your favorite books to swap, share and chat about over the campfire.

4. The wonderbag Campsite Kitchen And Heat-Retention Cooking

Campfire cooking is a highlight of any camping trip and whether you’re a professional tour guide, king of the grill or an outdoor kitchen rookie, the wonderbag’s clever design will have you wondering why you hadn’t been cooking this way all along.

How about changing things up and spending 10-20 minutes in the morning prepping lunch or dinner and then leaving it to cook without supervision or power? It’s now possible, as wonderbag’s innovative and eco-friendly insulation combined with its low-tech, high-impact heat-retention technique offers the cook a means of producing delicious meals without the usual requirement and use of fire or power sources.

This means cooking on your next camping trip saves fuel, eliminates the cook from tending to the fire or stove and produces tasty, tenderized dishes every time. It’s even impossible to overcook food giving you failsafe, delicious meals time and time again.

Sometimes when we’re out hiking, either time gets away from us or Mother Nature changes our plans. Imagine never having to worry about your next meal cooking away when you’re out enjoying the sights or when you return to basecamp from an exhilarating day of kayaking… You guessed it; your delicious meal prepped earlier that morning is cooked to perfection and ready when you are.

The wonderbag's heat-retention is perfected using repurposed foam chips from around the world, including the motor trade, furniture, and industrial machinery industries. The chips are created and then packed into each machine-washable bag, saving a great amount of waste that would otherwise end up in landfill and ultimately the ocean.

Super convenient, the wonderbag can be rolled up and easily added to a backpack or shoulder-bag, and the drawstring feature is adjustable for different sized pots to seal in the heat, the nutrients and all the goodness.

Now that you’re in the know on the wonderbag miracle, let’s get cracking on some scrumptious campfire recipes.

CHILLI CON CARNE (SERVES 4 - 6)

PREP TIME: 15 MINS. STOVE TOP TIME: 35 MINS

WONDERBAG TIME: 2 HOURS

Try your hand at our hearty Chilli Con Carne, the rich spiced mince and bean dish is a favorite any time of the year. We’ve added a hint of cocoa and recommend pairing the dish with tacos, cheese, jalapenos, sour cream and a squeeze of lime. 

INGREDIENTS

600g beef mince

30ml oil

1 onion, finely chopped

1 green bell pepper, diced

3 clove garlic, chopped

5 ml cayenne pepper

15ml paprika

30ml tomato paste

15ml cocoa powder

600g crushed tomatoes

2 beef bouillon cube

3 x 400g black beans. Drained and rinsed

7 ½ ml hot sauce

15ml salt

10ml coarse black pepper

Plus, your favorite toppings such as grated cheese, sliced spring onions, and sour cream.  

DIRECTIONS

Heat the oil in a medium sized pot, add the onions and garlic and fry until lightly browned

Add the mince and fry for 10 minutes until browned. Add the remaining ingredients, bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent the beans from sticking. Place the lid on and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Place the sealed pot in the wonderbag on a mat or cloth, seal and leave to cook for 2 hours.

Serve with taco’s or tortillas, grated cheese, sour cream and your favorite toppings.

wonderbag Features At Slow Food NYC

Chantelle's Yummy Duck Confit

Wonderbag took part in the 'An All-Duck, Competitive Chef Cook-off benefitting Urban Harvest, the Slow Food New York Program of Good Food Education for NYC Youth

Our very own Chantelle Sturt called a lovely Duck Confit alongside chefs from  @BlankSlateKitch @HillCountryNY @ENYFARMS @TheInnSpot@jakeshandcraft and @FungTuNYC.

Proceeds from the event support Slow Food NYC Urban Harvest, the program of good food education for New York City youth.

#EmpowerDinner At SXSW

Marcus Samuelsson leads our EmpoweringDinner panel at SXSW

Marcus Samuelsson leads our EmpoweringDinner panel at SXSW

Our commitment to empowering safer and healthier cooking in Africa was part of the converted line-up for this years SXSW festival in Austin.

Our panel had the honor of being moderated by Chef Marcus Samuelsson as we discussed the impact of our recent project in Ghana, where over 4000 people attended our wonderfeast.

In sub-Saharan Africa, 94 percent of the rural population cooks over open fire, which leads to indoor air pollution-related illnesses, including four million deaths/year globally.

Innovative solutions come in many forms, not just high-tech gadgets and the panel discussed the Wonderbag / Pfizer pilot program in Ghana that explored the way an alternative cooking method could lead to the sharing of knowledge about healthier living.

Key takeaways included learnings from public-private partnerships; creative delivery of health information to spark measurable, sustainable behavior change; and ways to apply learnings from Africa’s “last mile” villages to communities here at home.

 

Join Our Schools Program : Spark Wonder

Sarah Collins : Founder of the wonderbag.

Sarah Collins : Founder of the wonderbag.

We are on a mission to drastically improve the health conditions and quality of life for millions of families around the globe, while teaching and inspiring the next generation of innovators.

Our new Spark Wonder schools program inspires K-12 students to use science to solve real world problems and to become globally informed citizens. 

Collaborative experiences include science experiments testing the wonderbag, tinkering challenges to create new technologies, as well as planning and cooking wonderbag meals together.

Find out how you and your school can join the program below.