Cooking up a storm in sustainable fashion

During the winter holiday the RAGA students did a one day Cooking Course; “Conscious Cooking’ led by Liesel James, who runs the Creating Change not for profit organisation. The students started by washing and cutting vegetables which were added to a big pot and brought to the boil on the stove. The pot was then removed from the stove and placed in a “Wonder Bag”, which is a nifty heat-retention device that saves energy. The food continued to cook by way of clever insulation, remaining at around 65°C for about 90 minutes.

While the vegetables cooked, the students prepared healthy roti wraps from scratch. They then set the table and invited the management of Clovelly Country Club to act as jury of the wholesome meal. All the students were given a Wonder Bag for their own use after the course. Some of them have already surprised their families with a delicious supper by only using a fraction of the electricity normally used for cooking.

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