Author: Carolyn Guzman

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How to Make a Pizza Box Solar Oven?

When outdoor cooking comes to mind, most people think of grills or a campfire. Well, while those are popularly used for outdoor cooking, there’s also a less popular low-cost option – a pizza box solar oven. It’s very suitable for cooking outdoors on a very hot day. So if it’s a sunny afternoon and you want to cook these solar oven recipes for your kids, you should know how to make a pizza solar box oven.
In certain places, campfires are prohibited, and you won’t always have your grill with you. …

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Cooking with the Sun: Top 3 Solar Oven Recipes

There’s nothing you can’t cook with solar ovens. May it is for boiling, stewing, steaming, or baking, a solar oven is very convenient and can do just about anything.
A solar oven is composed of a cooking pot and reflector system. The setup will utilize the sun’s rays to produce heat, allowing you to cook.
Here are the top 3 best solar oven recipes that will make you realize that nothing beats the feeling of having a delicious meal with the sun’s life-rays:
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter with Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep time: 10 minutes…

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5 Best Solar Cooking Books to Buy in 2021

Solar heat indeed has helped thousands or millions of households worldwide in saving ample amounts of energy daily. In fact, there are thousands of Americans who have enjoyed the benefits of solar cooking. However, without the right knowledge on maximizing the benefits of solar heat, people may still have difficulty achieving a sustainable lifestyle. Yes, wrong knowledge can be dangerous. This is why we have listed some of the most informational …

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Solar Cookers Reviews

All Season Solar Cooker

Since the hot summer sun is not always around, people living in non-tropical countries ask if it’s even worth trying solar cooking. Fortunately, the All-Season Solar Cooker (ASSC) is here to address that concern! The ASSC is a bright yellow panel cooker that uses two large bowls. Here are its key features:

It is light weight and has a portable design that can easily be stored wherever I go.
It also comes with an instruction manual and 6 sets of nuts and bolts for easy assembling.
True to its name, the ASSC can cook really well even during winter. Its wooden sun dial helps me align my solar cooker to get the…

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Solar Cookers Reviews

All American Sun Oven

For me, nothing can beat the All-American Sun Oven in all-around solar cooking! Discover why below:

I can cook, bake, dehydrate, and boil large amounts of food and water because of its large size.
Its temperature range is from 350° – 400° F.
It has three racks, parchment paper, two pieces each of loaf pans and easy stacking pans w/ enamel and glass lids, and a WAPI.
It has sun track indicators!
The glass lid is thicker, and this increases insulation and safety.
The stabilizer bar increases wind resistance.
Includes a built-in thermometer to check the oven’s …

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Solar Cookers Reviews

Sport Solar Oven

There are so many things that I love about the rebranded Solavore Sport Solar Oven that amplifies my cooking sessions! Here are some of the reasons:

With its 10” round pots, I can cook two meals at once!
Reflectors are optional because of their efficient insulation design with temperatures ranging from 210° to 300°.
The Solavore only weighs 10 lbs, and it doesn’t tip over easily. It also has a water pasteurization indicator (WAPI) and user manual recipes.
Its removable top …

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Macaroni and Cheese

This includes a lot of steps and will need another Solar cooker. Therefore, it is advisable to plan for this in advance.

1lb of ground sausage of your choice
2 cups uncooked macaroni noodles
4 tbsp each of butter and flour
Milk (4 cups)
Grated cheddar cheese (4 cups)
5 cups of water

First Procedure:

Boil the bowl of water with salt for three hours.
Cook the sausage in another cooker. Slice into small portions.
Once cooked, drain the fat and leave the sausage covered …

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No Meat Chili

Here is the procedure for making chili without meat on the solar oven.

1 can each of kidney beans, black beans, and red beans
2 cans pinto beans
3 cans of whole stewed tomatoes
1 can dice green chilies
1 onion
2 large cloves of garlic
1 package chili mix any brand
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp black ground pepper
5 tbsp salt (more or less if desired)
1 tsp paprika
2 beef bouillon cubes or it’s vegetarian equivalent


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Fresh Salsa

There are two different ways that you can use to make this salsa without deflecting from the original taste: You can either use fresh tomatoes and chilies or use diced tomatoes and canned green chilies. The former method takes more time while the latter is quicker

1-2 cans of green chiles and dice tomatoes
1/2 large cloves of garlic
1/4-1/2 of fresh cilantro
1/8-1/4 of an onion
1/8 tsp of black ground pepper
1 tsp of lemon juice
1 tsp of vegetable oil (or other)
Fine ground oregano
A sprinkle of fine ground basil…

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Where Is the Best Place to Do Solar Cooking?

Location plays a vital role when you want to start solar cooking. Ideally, countries that are near the equator get the best benefits. However, that doesn’t mean that countries with colder temperatures cannot do solar cooking anymore. Remember that solar cookers can still function even with the changing seasons. Here are the places that are ideal for solar cooking:
1. Countries with tropical climate
Example of these countries are Indonesia and the Philippines. Since these countries are situated near the equator, the rays of the sun hit them directly. In fact, there are some places in Indonesia that largely…

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