Category: Solar Cookers

Check out these recipes for planet-friendly treats!

The latest issue of The Free Weekly is out today, and Making Ripplesis all about baking and goodies that aren’t secretly baddies. Here are some recipes from Ripples to help you get started eating green and baking with organic, fair trade ingredients:

Try baking Solar Cookies with the recipe of your choice!  Here’s a how-to video from YouTube.

Want soup? Go vegan and try out this Vegan Cheddar Baked Potato Soup. Warm and comforting!

I love pancakes, and this recipe from Ripples is great for putting autumn flavor into your breakfast: Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Apple Butter

Just for fun, our friend Chris and his students from Colombia want to teach you how to make gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies with your host, Piggy. :)

Ripples will begin experimenting not only with allergen-free recipes, but solar cookies too!

Since we don’t have an oven right now and are using a toaster oven / microwave unit, which bakes 6-10 cookies at a time, I decided today that I’m going to try and use a solar oven to bake the cookies.  Heck, if I have to use substitutes for the flour, eggs, butter, chocolate and sugar, I might as well substitute the gas oven for the solar oven.  First, I gotta decide which one to buy! It’s not an easy decision.  Ya’ll know the pizza box method utterly failed me in a previous post, so at least we’ve narrowed it down :)

Solar Cookies

Here’s a fun, 3 minute video about baking cookies in two types of solar ovens:

Follow me in real time as I attempt to cook with solar while writing this!

(writing that made me feel like a trapeze artist balancing two puppies while everyone watches)

No, we haven’t yet met our goal with cookie sales to afford a “real” solar cooker, but my friend Nan was kind enough to lend me her pizza box solar cooker after she built it herself then realized she didn’t have enough sunny spots.  Our 2nd story corner apartment has plenty of sun, so today I am experimenting with my first solar meal: fake chicken teriyaki stir-fry.  This meal is just for me for lunch, and even if I ate it raw, it wouldn’t hurt me, so it’s a great starter meal. View full article »