Sun Oven Overview

Powerless Cooking
Description: While the Sun Oven isn't a FUEL, the SUN is! We couldn't talk about fuels, without mentioning the Sun. We love our Sun Ovens. Often times people ask us how we would cook our food if there were no power. Our answer is: We would use the Sun Oven as much as possible, then fill in the rest with a variety of fuels and stoves. Benefits: - Uses the Sun as a source of fuel for cooking - Can be used in the year round as long as there is enough sun to cast a shadow - Functions just like a home oven - Preserves your other fuel stores Drawbacks: - Can't be used on rainy days - Isn't as fast and effective to boil water as some other…
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SUN OVENS: Winter Cooking, February Special and GIVEAWAY WINNER

Giveaways
As we mentioned in our giveaway post last week the weather has been beyond awful in Utah for the past few weeks. We posted the giveaway to celebrate the sunny day, and then it got smoggy again right after. Boo! However, this weekend it was GORGEOUS and we took advantage. Saturday I pulled out my Sun Oven and made this Chocolate Swirled Banana Bread recipe from Our Best Bites (you might have heard us mention them before, lol) Julie thought I should make quinoa instead .... Well my oven did not even get up to 200 degrees, my bread did not cook at all, and I had to bring it inside to finish it in the oven. I was so sad since we have been told by numerous people that…
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Powerless Cooking Event – LIVE RECORDING

Events, Powerless Cooking
We had so many readers ask if we could record our Powerless Cooking Event that we held earlier this month. We did a recording but weren't sure how the quality would work out. We've done a bit of editing and think that it is at least watchable and you can hear everyone, so we decided to post it, even though the quality isn't totally professional. We actually forgot to hit the record button so the beginning is a little funny because you miss half of the intro. Hope this is helpful if you have a spare hour to check it out. You can also download the FREE HANDOUTS we distributed at the class with tutorials on how to make your own inexpensive stoves and ovens. For more details on all…
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JOIN US for a FREE Powerless Cooking Event

Events, Powerless Cooking
Join us on May 10 for a FREE Powerless Cooking Event in Draper, UT We're excited to be hosting a free Powerless Cooking Event! The event will consist of 2 parts- instruction and booth time. The instruction portion of the event will last about 1 hour and include segments featuring various products, that will be taught by experts from the respective companies of each powerless cooking tool. Each segment will be long enough to give a good overview of the product and how it is helpful in a powerless emergency. Following the instruction portion, we will have booth time where you can ask detailed questions on the products you're interested in at individual booths. This will allow for you to learn as much as possible about multiple options, then delve…
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Julie’s Turn at the Sun Oven … Then we’re done (sort of)

Grains, Powerless Cooking, Powerless Cooking Adventures, Wheat
We know we've been covering Powerless Cooking a LOT the past few weeks. It's a major goal of ours to become better at this stuff... but We DO remember what it was like to find all these tools COMPLETELY overwhelming. So from now on, we'll post most of our weekly attempts at cooking a meal without power on our Summer Adventures page. You may want to bookmark that page, or subscribe to our new YouTube channel to get immediate access to the videos (more on our YouTube channel next week). We'll still mention it on facebook and here and there on the blog, but we'll be back to a variety of the posts next week. Since Jodi tried her Sun Oven with rice last week, I worked up the courage…
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YOU’RE INVITED: POWERLESS COOKING ADVENTURES!

YOU’RE INVITED: POWERLESS COOKING ADVENTURES!

Events, Powerless Cooking, Powerless Cooking Adventures
It's hard to believe, but 3 years have passed since we started this blog. When we first started, the thought of powerless cooking paralyzed us. We felt so overwhelmed by gathering a food storage, we couldn't face figuring out how to cook the foods without power too! We decided we would break the process of actually building our storage down into BabySteps, and THEN deal with powerless cooking later. Well this year is the year we are really focusing on powerless cooking. If you've followed along, you know it's one of our goals for 2011. We KNOW from our 7 day challenge that trying these things out and practicing them is SO valuable. So this summer we're going to try cooking without power! We hope you'll join us in this…
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