MELT AND POUR OAT AND HONEY SOAP
Try this wonderful soap recipe. Oats and honey are used in skin care products to aid reducing inflammation and soothe dry and itchy skin. The oats are also a great exfoliator.
1 lb. goat’s milk melt and pour soap base from craft store, cubed
2 tablespoons finely ground oats
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol
Preheat Sunflair® solar oven to 120-125F
You will be using both silicone pots for this. Cut the goat milk soap base into cubes and place 12 oz in one silicone pot, and 4 oz in the other. Cover and place in oven for about 5 minutes. Stir and repeat until completely melted.
Once the 12 oz of soap base is melted, combine ground oatmeal and honey. Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles. Add a dusting of cinnamon on the surface. Let the top cool a little to the touch. Now, add the melted 4 oz soap goat’s milk soap base and sprinkle with whole oats.
Let cool completely before removing and cutting.
BEER CHICKEN WINGS
Cook time: 1 1/2 - 2 hrs
This awesome beer chicken wings recipe is perfect for parties or tailgating.
5 to 10 wings or drumsticks (to fill 3/4 of collapsible pot)
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
2 green onions, sliced
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/4 cup beer
*Double ingredients for large roaster
Arrange chicken in bowl. Mix the other ingredients together, drizzle over chicken, cover with lid and cook until tender.
Southern Slow Cook Dry Rub
Cook time, 4-6hrs.
Mouthwatering Solar Oven Ribs, cooked to perfection. This rub is great on everything from beef, chicken, lamb, pork, etc.
1 tsp (5g) salt
1 tsp (5g) sugar
1 tsp (5g) brown sugar
1 tsp (5g) chili powder
1 tsp (5g) ground cumin
1 tsp (5g) freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp (10g) paprika
1/2 tsp (2.5g) cayenne pepper
Mix all ingredients in a separate bowl. Cut meat to fit in roaster. Rub the dry mix on the meat, cover and cook for 4-6hrs. Leave in longer if desired for extra tenderness.
CORN ON THE COB
Here’s how to make sweet, juicy corn on the cob in your solar oven. Enjoying this traditional summertime treat couldn’t be simpler.
Cook Time: 1 1/2 hrs.
Place unopened ears of corn with the silks and husks into pot and cover. Cook for 1 1/2 hrs.
If the corn doesn’t fit into the pot, cut the top end off.
SOLAR OVEN TROUT, SALMON OR STEELHEAD
Cook time: 45 min to 1 1/2 hrs
Imagine fresh baked fish cooked just hours after it’s caught… right there on the lakeshore. Try this baked fish recipe in your Sunflair Solar Oven and taste the difference.
4 trout, salmon, or steelhead, cleaned, no head and tail
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 shallots, chopped
1/3 cup flat leaf-parsley, chopped
1 lemon, sliced
1 cup dry white wine
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Arrange fish in metal pot and sprinkle the inside and out with salt and pepper to taste. Add bits of butter, shallots and parsley to the inside. Pour wine around the fish and add the lemon slice on top.
Cover with lid and cook for 45 mins to 1 1/2 hrs
STEEL CUT OATS
Cook Time: 1 1/2 - 2 hrs
Steel cut oats are a healthy meal any time of day. Enjoy this delicious, nutritious steel cut oats recipe for a chewy, nutty treat that won’t spike your blood sugar.
1 cup steel cut oats
3 cups liquids (Such as water, milk, apple juice, or oatmeal, rice, soy, or almond milk. Or a variation of. Example: 3 cups water & 1 cup milk)
2 tsp cinnamon
1 apple, skinned & chopped
1/4 cup raisins (or other dried fruit. chopped apricots, cranberries, strawberries, etc.)
sugar or stevia to taste
garnish with some almond slices, sunflower seeds, pecans, etc.
For the collapsible pots: 1/4 the recipe. 1/4 cup oats, 1 cup water, 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
BACON!! Bacon is not just for breakfast. Solar oven bacon is great for sandwiches, toppings, casseroles, etc. It’s nice making bacon in the Sunflair® as it doesn’t splatter like on a stove top and doesn’t have to be tended.
Cook time: 1 to 2 hours
Place rack with the legs tucked under and place in the baking tray to catch drippings. Now add the bacon. Cook for 1 to 2 hours.
Note: The bacon will most likely release moisture and cause the cover to steam up. If this happens wipe the moisture from the cover with a soft cloth and unzip part way to to release steam. It is like a tea kettle, heat in and steam out.
SPAGHETTI SQUASH CURRY
This spaghetti squash recipe is a nice fix it and leave it side dish. Only 3 ingredients!
Cook time: 3-4 hours.
1 medium spaghetti squash, 3 – 4 lbs. (1 – 2 kg.)
1 can coconut milk, well shaken.
1 – 2 tablespoons (14 – 18 grams) yellow or red curry paste to your taste
1 teaspoon (5 grams) sugar (optional)
Garnish with Cilantro (optional)
Cut spaghetti squash into quarters to fit into pot.
Scoop out the seeds. These can be save and roast in the Sunflair! They taste and smell like popcorn. See drying seeds.
Pour the coconut milk into the pot, and add your favorite curry paste.
Blend the curry paste into the coconut milk.
Place the squash flesh side down in the coconut curry mixture.
Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
Remove the squash from the pot. Caution! Will be very hot! Scoop out squash with a fork onto a platter or bowl.
Mix and pour the desired amount of the coconut/curry milk over squash.
If the curry has a kick to it, a bit of sugar balances it out.
Garnish with fresh cilantro.
This baked potato recipe is an easy favorite. I set them out to cook while I do other things. Prepare the potatoes to your taste and direct towards the sun an additional 30 degrees west from the sun current position for continual cooking. If it’s not an optimal sunny day, then the oven may need to be aimed at the sun more regularly.
The potatoes in the images are the length of a hand. Smaller and/or cut potatoes will cook quicker.
Cook Time: 4 to 6 hours.
Servings: 4 – 6
2.5 lbs/1.15kg 5 baking potatoes, pricked
bitter or olive oil
Suggested garnishes to taste: salt and pepper, butter, fresh herbs are the best such as minced flat parsley, chives, garlic, rosemary, etc.
1. Wash, dry, prick each potato a few times and rub potatoes with butter or olive oil. Or add bits of butter or drizzle olive oil over potatoes
2. Place potatoes in roaster with lid on. Do not add liquid.
3. Do other things and check in 4 hours. If not done, leave in a longer.
4. Serve your taters how you like them!
SUNFLAIR in the Solomon Islands
We love this photo sent by a customer of an oven donated to a family in the Solomon Islands. Show us how you’re using your SUNFLAIR Solar Oven!