Starting the First day of the New Year with lucky food. In the American south it’s soul food, black eyed peas. Cooking it with the sun it’s “sol” food. A little solar cooking humor ... 😉 . • Black eyed peas, there seems to be many views of from grateful to have the peas, to they plump with wealth, or they represent coins. Some say a person should eat 365 peas, one for each day of the year, but leave one on the plate to share with others. I leave one, but I will pass on counting the peas. . • Collards represents money. . • Pork symbolizes wealth, has a wealthy person had pork. . 😋They all agree that they should all be eaten together! . Ingredients: 1 pounds black-eyed peas, soak in hot water for 1 hour, or soak overnight. 1 pound smoked ham hock, meaty ham bone or slab bacon 1 teaspoons salt, omit salt if ham has already been cured and is salty. 1 large onion, cubed 1/4 tsp clove 1 bay leaf 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon allspice 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 pounds collard greens, cut in 1-inch ribbons (about 8 cups) 1 bunch scallions, cleaned and chopped, for garnish. . 🥣 Directions: • Soak black eyed peas, then drain. • Place peas, ham, onion, and spices in roaster, cover with 1 inch of water, and cook covered in the Sunflair for 1.5 hours. • Add collards and cook covered for the latter 20-30 minutes. 🌽 Serve with cornbread. Cornbread represents gold. @sunflairsolarovens
Bringing a Merry and Bright Christmas to families in transition at the Family Rescue Center in Los Angeles. Every family is pre checked before receiving an oven. Life gave these beautiful families curve balls with the loss of work, illness, to loss of a bread winner. Some where living in cars or on streets. This wonderful center helps them successfully transition back to health, work, and housing. Housing in Los Angeles is costly and cooking is a limited or not possible. The Sunflair Solar Ovens give them a way to cook and save money. #givingback #sunflairsolarovens #solaroven
A freshly made, sun cooked Cranberry Sauce, brightens, and sets table with its cheery red color. What is a dish that brightens your spirit during the holidays? . 🥣INGREDIENTS 1/2 Cup brown sugar 1/2 Cup white sugar 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/2 Cup orange juice 1/2 Cup water fresh cranberries (12 oz) . 🥣INSTRUCTIONS Combine all the ingredients well in the pot. ☀️Place in the Sunflar®️ Oven. Go do fun things while it cooks for 3.5 hours. . Mash with a potato masher to the desired consistency. 😋Let cool and serve.
Enjoying the bright winter’s sun for some solar cooking and baking for neighbors. Oh, the Holiday goodness begins😋☀️ @sunflairsolarovens
Our rescue pal Baz was quite the photo-bomber when we took him along on his first trek to the mountains during a product shoot. We we’re cracking up 😂
Happy Birthday, to my daughter Anza! @classicanza The number “2” candle was from her second birthday, and favorite vegan donuts on great grandmother’s china. Happy 20th!! Always remember you are BRAVE, SMART, and surrounded with LOVE. It has been a joy to see the STRONG beautiful woman you have become! xoxo
Happens to be National Kindness Day. Lots of Cookies for Woolsey Fire evacuees. It brightened their day, and mine. Prayers for all.
My heart is broken for all those effected by the fires in California. Thought it helpful to share for those who have loss and don’t know where to start. 1. Get a P.O. Box so mail gets forwarded. 2. Look for long term rental. Get a place that you like, don’t settle. Think being there for 2 years. Insurance should cover it as long as it is comparable to what you had before. 3. Register with the Red Cross, FEMA, and or other government organizations. Most in coming aid use these lists. They can keep you updated and connected. 4. Network with others who have been effected. Share information and support each other. 5. Get sturdy gloves, boots, and shovel. 6. Save receipts. Loss of use insurance will cover incidentals such as toothbrush, phone chargers, and etc. 7. Let people help, they want to help. This will give a chance focus other details instead of errands. 8. Of course, itemize your belongings for insurance. 9. To rebuild is staggering. Share your strengths and learn from others. 10. And in the end, safety, health, love and sunshine is what matters. 💛☀️💛☀️💛☀️💛
Dance before the blessings of the 4 directions, north, east, south, and west. Paraphrasing the prayer, and not as in depth. North from which cold winds come and the strength of the bear, like the mother bear the strongest animal in the lands. East from which the sunrises and gives new life. South is gentle and kind. And west where the sunsets and illuminates with color of rememberance, the cycle of life, to rise again tomorrow, and to one day our sun will set.
The days and air is filled with the aroma of autumn. Cool air and cozy sunshine. . ☀️This dish suits both the Mini Sunflair Solar Oven and Deluxe Sunflair Solar Oven. . 🥣Ingredients: ¾ cup brown sugar, packed 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 2 acorn squash halved and seeded ¾ cup raisins ¼ cup butter 1/3 chopped pecans. . 🥣Sprinkle squash halves with brown sugar, spice, raisins, and dot with butter. Place in roaster with lid, or wrap each squash half tightly with a good seal in aluminum foil. Cook for 4 hours until squash is tender. Serve with chopped pecans. . . 🍽Enjoy😋
A visit to Walnut Canyon, AZ. Every nook and cranny of this planet holds surprises. . Sinagua people lived in cliff dwellings 800 years ago and were master artisans. This is a reconstructed doorway. Dynamite was used to scare off rattlesnakes for early visitors and destroyed many structures. The walls were thick which stayed cool in the blistering summers, and retained heat in snowy winters. And they had the best views! #family
Goodnight sun! How many sunsets has this magnificent canyon seen? . “Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.” ~Theodore Roosevelt Thanks TR for setting aside this wondrous place.
In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, I’m excited to be teaming up with the wonderful Shiva Rea to bring Sunflair®️Solar Ovens to people in need of them. ☀️”Be A Light” in someone’s life. Buy One and One will Given. Plus, receive a 10% discount. Coupon Code: bealight at Sunflair.net It’s a win, win, win! For you, others, and Mother Earth🌏
A care bag for an older women that lives in her car with her little white poodle. She keeps herself, dog, and vehicle tidy-clean. I peeked over my back fence early this morning, and she had a foot outside the window chillaxing, she even had her toenails painted pink. To see them, you wouldn’t think they were roughing it. She’s been staying at that spot off and on for 2 years that I know of. She keeps on the move. Finally had a chance to leave a little bag next to the car. So many people hold jobs and live the gypsy way.
Who’s excited for pumpkin season! The largest pumpkin was a whopping 2,625.6lbs, set in 2016, Belgium. 🎃There’s 42 varieties and all edible. Some are just to lovely cook. The Giant Pumpkins is appropriately named for those big mega pumpkins cultivated for competitions. Seeds from the winner are used for the next year’s competition. Looking forward to bread, soup, curry ...😋 @sunflairsolarovens
This has become our morning fav. I triple the recipe to enjoy through the week. . 😋Turmeric, Ginger, Cinnamon, & Cardamom Oatmeal. It’s creamy and healthy, without tasting like it’s good for ya. The oatmeal and spices are loaded with beneficial goodness. This was cooked in the Sunflair®️ Mini Solar Oven. Increase recipe for more servings in the Sunflair Deluxe #solaroven . 🍽Serves: 2-3 ☀️Cook Time: 1 hour (approx) . •Ingredients: 1 3/4 cup water (see first sentence in directions) 1 cup rolled oats (see first sentence in directions) 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates, or raisins 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil A pinch of Himalayan salt Coconut flakes . •Directions: Look at the water to oats ratio on package, but reduce the water by 1/4. Add all the ingredients in the pot, mix together, and cover with the lid. Place in Sunflair® and cook for approximately 1 hour. A bit longer if the volume of the recipe had been increased.