The Best Camping Food: Deliciously Out Of This World!

We’ve all been there, the brief weekend camping trip where you only pack the essentials and pass on the extras. Instead of delicious meals cooked on your camping stove, maybe you settled for a couple cans of beans warmed up over the fire--not the best camping food in the world but it gets the job done.

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Surviving Camping With A Sweet Tooth: Top Camping Desserts

Being comfortable is important. Why would you spend all the time and energy to go camping just to miss out on some of the finer things in life?

Nothing finishes off a great, solar powered meal quite like a sweet, sun baked dessert

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Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry - Solar Oven Recipes

This is a healthy one pot dish ideal for solar cooking. The curry sauce is simply whipped up in the blender then poured over the veggies before cooking. In a pinch you could always use a jar of pre-made curry. 

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John Lison’s Solar Oven Whole Grain Bread Recipe

Used aboard in Florida and in Puerto Rico

This post is from our sailor friend John Lison!

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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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