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Topic: Tonight I cooked dinner using the sun! (Super easy and cheap solar oven)  (Read 31574 times)
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« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2008 12:35:04 PM »

This is one of the most awesome things I've ever seen! I wonder if I could bake my polymer clay with this.. I hate having to heat up the oven in the house to cook clay. It always seems wasteful.

I'm going to have to try to make one of these. Thanks for the inspiration!

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« Reply #41 on: June 27, 2008 12:58:50 PM »

That is amazing! 

Is the pan in the oven bag? At first I just thought it was laying over it. Can't tell from the picture.  Embarrassed

« Reply #42 on: June 27, 2008 01:16:10 PM »

I own a Solar Oven! I use it all the time... it cooks everything (especially chicken... mmmm... fall-off-the-bone tender!) so perfectly! Cheesy And it's especially great during the summer when I want something hot without heating up the house! Grin

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« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2008 02:12:00 PM »

I was wondering, what is your recipe for your chicken & vegetables?  It looks super yummy!

My "recipe" was just one of these Parampara Indian spice packets (http://www.ishopindian.com/shop/parampara-brand-c-86.html) and 2 tomatoes, 1/2 an onion, a bell pepper, a carrot and one chicken breast all chopped and tossed in the pot with 1 cup of water.  I used the Jaipuri packet, even though it is usually served only with veggies.  The packets are more expensive than making up the spice mixes yourself, but they are convenient and easier if you don't have an Indian grocery around to get some of the more rare spices.

That is amazing! 

Is the pan in the oven bag? At first I just thought it was laying over it. Can't tell from the picture.  Embarrassed

Yes, when I cooked the curry, I put the pot in a Reynolds oven bag and sealed it with a twist tie.  This helps get the temperature up quicker and higher, and keep it there if it's breezy, etc.  The bags can be reused many times (some say up to 30 times).  They eventually will deteriorate from UV ray exposure.  Some people use glass bowls to surround the pot and this seems to work even better (and  needs no replacement).

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« Reply #45 on: July 09, 2008 11:31:58 AM »

that is seriously awesome. I love finding different and efficient ways to be earth friendly. I will have to try that out now...
thanks for sharing!  BTW...I looooove curry. mmmm Smiley

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« Reply #46 on: July 09, 2008 11:59:08 AM »


hey California is up for a heat wave this week... Wooohoo for solar cooking!

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« Reply #47 on: July 09, 2008 02:15:19 PM »

I've been using my Global Sun Oven in Valencia Spain since December ...and it's works for us . Fish is the best dish to cook ...or just veggie curry . The book 'Cooking with Sunshine ' was our best book but now we depend on a slow cooking book ..it works .

Temperature ...150 c easy - 175 / 200 . it's great . We get some funny looks sometimes but maybe it's envy we when go solar picnicking when barbecues are banned ....and we've got the hot chicken ..
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