Sun to Table, March 2016

Spring baking, a review of the Solavore Sport, and a promo for our Amazon launch.

Hello Sunshine!

At last – the first day of spring, the Vernal Equinox, from the Latin equus (equal) and nox (night), the transition day from winter to spring when the sun crosses the celestial equator on its way north along the ecliptic, when, all over the world, days and nights are approximately equal.

Enough with the pedantics already – time to dig out the solar oven and get outside and cook!

The first day of spring is early this year, and so is Easter. And there’s no better way to impress your Easter bunnies than with our internationally-renowned Solavore Carrot Cake.  What’s magic about a carrot cake baked in the Solavore Sport (besides all that cinnamon)?   It’s that due to its lower cooking temperature, you can actually see and taste the carrots – imagine!

Slow Cooking Unplugged campaign launches Solavore on Amazon 
Just in time for spring, Solavore is open for business on Amazon, with free shipping to the 48 contiguous states.  If you search “solar oven” you’ll see the Sport beaming at you right up front. With an accompanying Facebook campaign we’re aiming to convince the slow-cooker crowd to unplug their crock-pots in favor of sun-powered slow-cooking and shop Solavore on Amazon. And if you haven’t yet made the leap, we’ll offer you the same great deal. Just click here to learn more and get your coupon code.
[By the way, we’d be forever grateful if you’d post a review on Amazon, a sentence or two on how you use your Sport, favorite dishes, why you love solar cooking. You don’t have to have purchased your oven on Amazon.]
Please click here to add your review of the Solavore Sport on Amazon.

Solavore Gear Review in MisAdventures Magazine
MisAdventures Magazine is a gorgeous online and hardcopy bi-monthly written by and about adventurous women. Senior editor Jessica Malordy tries her hand at solar cooking in her recent Gear Review column. She loved it – 4.7 out of 5. Check out Jessica’s Buffalo Chicken Dip – a devour-it-right-out-of-the-pot success!

Solavore Works in Haiti
Mike Kampmeyer of TruNorth Solar in Edina, Minnesota, followed his own true north on a recent work mission trip to Haiti as part of World Wide Village, a non-profit currently working on a water well project for in the town of Williamson, just outside Port-au-Prince. As the Kampmeyer family chef and one whose livelihood comes from the sun, Mike was inspired to introduce the village to fuel-free solar cooking. TruNorth Solar donated two Solavore Sport solar ovens, and while in the midst of building public showers adjacent to the new well, Mike served up a steady supply of simmered chicken, seasoned goat, vegetables and rice – 100% sun-powered, nary a chunk of precious charcoal. Upon leaving, the Sport solar ovens were left in the hands of the schoolmaster with instructions to put them to good use. The World Wide Village team will return in two months to check in, so they had better!
Solar chef Mike Kampmeyer in Haiti.

Spread the Solavore Word
It’s hard to believe how the hard-working Solavore Sport consistently delivers – from appetizers to desserts, from succulent roasts to healthy vegan. That’s why word of mouth is the best way to spread the word, and we need your help! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram
And if you’d be willing to get serious about building the Solavore community, with Solavore’s affiliate program you’ll be rewarded handsomely for your efforts, cash that you can donate to your favorite cause (or your piggy bank). Click here to learn more about how this program works and see if it’s right for you.