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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Spanish Rice

Once in awhile you find a recipe that works so much better in a solar oven than it ever could on a stovetop. This is one of those recipes, the slow cooked flavor is truly delicious. If you can find canned roasted tomatoes, it adds even deeper flavor. We made this as accompaniment for tamales on New Years Eve; just be sure to get it started early if you're making it in the winter. This side dish needs about four hours to cook. 

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Green Chile Cornbread

This cornbread recipe mixes up quickly and is the perfect size for one Solavore Sport pot. Use your other pot for Solavore Smokin' Chili  and you've got a satisfying meal everyone will love.

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6 Best Solar Oven Holiday Recipes

We know that this time of the year is perfect for two things: family and hearty meals. We want to give you the opportunity to create delicious, healthy and hearty meals that can bring the family together to cook and eat. What's even better? You're using the sun to do so. The Solavore Sport is kid-friendly and it's always fun to get them involved! 

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Pfefferneuse Bake Off!

It’s a Christmas Bake-off!

The contenders: conventional oven vs Solavore Sport

The challenge: Pfefferneuse, (“Pepper Nuts”), anise-flavored German Christmas cookies

The judging: blind taste test, 4 judges

The prize: bragging rights

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How To Start Homesteading: Tips From Seasoned Homesteaders

Thinking about homesteading? Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, excited and curious are all part of the process. It’s hard knowing even where to begin. Well, fortunately, we are friends with some great, seasoned homesteaders, and they revealed to us their top tips for how to start homesteading. 

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Pecan Snowball Cookies

These classic holiday cookies do great in a solar oven. If you are baking them on a sunny day at Christmastime in the northern hemisphere, aim for a before noon bake time. That's when the sun will be at the best angle for heating the oven.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (plus more for coating)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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