The Solavore Sport: Helping You Toward A Solar Powered Tiny House

Owning a solar powered tiny house, or a home powered by standard utility, comes with many challenges--properly utilizing space, being eco-friendly, not having guests over--the list goes on. Luckily the Solavore Sport, a solar oven, offers a lot of different ways to make your tiny house lifestyle just that much more comfortable--not to mention take you one step closer to having an awesome, off-the-grid solar powered tiny house.

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Mandarin Orange and Olive Oil Cake | Solar Oven Recipes

This recipe was adapted for solar baking from one found on The Splendid Table.  We were curious about solar baking with olive oil, and are very happy with the result. In addition to the health benefits (no saturated fat compared to butter) the subtle herbal flavor of the olive oil is just right to balance the citrus in this recipe.

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DIY Glamping: Only Using The Sun's Energy

Glamping: glamorous camping.

Life is all about the balance right? We want to be outdoors, it’s crucial for us to get out and experience nature. However, when it comes to sleeping, we don’t necessarily want to rough it each time and go traditional camping. And hey, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! So instead of going camping- we go glamping. We get to hike all day, swim, explore, adventure and come back to a- dare we say- “cute” place to hang out for the evening. 

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Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo

We're making plans for Mardi Gras and figured we'd start with a hearty gumbo recipe. This one features sausage meatballs and shrimp; it was perfect after a long day slow cooking in the sun. In February we still need to remember to start cooking early, this gumbo went in the oven by 10:00 am to take advantage of all the sun had to offer.

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How to Cook Farro in Your Solar Oven

You've probably seen recipes lately calling for farro. This ancient grain is gaining popularity for its health benefits and ability to adapt to different recipes. Farro is a great source of protein, fiber, antioxidants and B vitamins. It also provides iron magnesium and zinc. Its somewhat chewy, nutty flavor adds interest to salads and side dishes. 

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Urban Homesteading: Where To Begin

Urban homesteading is about finding a level of self sufficiency even when surrounded by the modern world. It’s about taking a step back, using the land and sun as an energy source, reducing your carbon footprint and perhaps growing/raising your own food- without doing so on acres and acres of land in the country. 

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Steel Cut Oatmeal

Here is a healthy, warm breakfast that takes approximately an hour to cook. Add your favorite toppings and you're ready for the day.

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Winter Camping Guide: The Essential Top Tips

Avid campers know that the thrill of being outdoors doesn’t end when the snow starts to fall. In fact, some people are just starting to gear up for the year and hit the trails hard. Whether you’re new to camping or a seasoned vet, there are some things you need to know before you head out on your next winter camping trip.

We have extensively researched and compiled the most essential winter camping tips for you.

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