Tag Archives: food

Ask An Expert: Cooking with less energy

Q: I think I use a lot of electricity for my cooking. I like to cook meals, which require long cooking times, like beans, stews and samp. What can I do to save energy?

A: Soaking your dry beans overnight before cooking is one way, but some people complain that this would affect the taste. Another way to save electricity when cooking is to make use of the fantastic Wonderbag! It’s actually a kind of donut-shaped pillow, filled with insulating material. After you’ve brought your beans or stew to boiling, put your pot into the Wonderbag, cover it and wait until food is ready! As simple as that. Read what Nontando writes about her wonderbag


Finding out about food

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You may recall Project 90’s carbon challenge in April was to only eat food within a 50km radius for one day. Hin Wah spent one day finding out where her food came from, and created this fantastic presentation for us all. Continue reading


Food for thought

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Here are some pictures of families across the globe showing the type of food that they each typically eat for one week. The comparisons in amount of food and cost are astonishing.

And also, congratulations to our five winners of a bottle of Pick ‘n Pay Green dishwashing liquid! Belinda, Kim, Elephant’s Eye, Desh and Nenette please send me your postal details so that we can send you a bottle. Continue reading