Football Pizzas

pizza recipeGo ahead and play with your food. Great for kids, parties or anytime! This pizza recipe uses ingredients that most likely can be found at a local market.  SUNFLAIR® Solar Ovens.

This recipe makes one large pizza or 4 little pizzas.

Ingredients
1 pkg refrigerated pizza dough
1 small jar pizza sauce
grated mozarella cheese
pizza condiments of choice

Directions
Flatten dough to the size and shape you like, 1/4″ thick. Place on greased baking tray. Cover dough with another baking tray. Bake in solar oven until dough is cooked. About 25-30 min.

Add pizza sauce, cheese and your favorite pizza condiments to the cooked crust. Place back in the solar oven until cheese is melted. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

NFL Pizza dough

Making NFL Pizzas

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CREOLE CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE JAMBALAYA

jambalaya recipeServes 6

Jambalaya is an American dish that developed in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The early Spanish tried to make paella but there wasn’t any saffron, so tomatoes were used instead. The French added their flair with their spices. Thus, Creole jambalaya or red jambalaya was born. The holy trinity in this Creole jambalaya recipe is onion, celery, and peppers. And the meat is chicken and andouille sausage. The use of tomatoes is why it’s called red jambalaya.

Cook time 3-5 hours.

INGREDIENTS
1  large yellow onion, chopped
2  cloves garlic, minced
1  cup (180 g.) thinly sliced celery
1  jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1  14.5 oz  (411 g.) can chicken broth
1  14.5 oz (411 g.) can diced tomatoes with juice
1 1/2   cup (316 g.) converted rice.
3 oz. (85 g.) tomato paste
2 teaspoons (5 g.) paprika
1 teaspoon (2 g.) garlic powder
1 teaspoon (2 g.) onion powder
1/2 teaspoon (1 g.) black pepper
1/2 teaspoon (1 g.) red pepper
1/4 teaspoon (0.5 g.) dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon (0.5 g.) dried thyme
8 oz. (227 g.) boneless, skinless chicken cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
8 oz. (227 g.) andouille sausage, sliced or raw large shrimp peeled and deveined
1 large green pepper, seeded and diced

DIRECTIONS

In the large roaster, combine chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped celery, chopped jalapeno, tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, red pepper, dried oregano, and dried thyme. Stir in chicken and sausage and rice. Cover and cook until most of the liquid is absorbed, and the chicken and sausage are cooked through, and rice tender. Cook for 3-5 hours.

Stir in green pepper and cover for the last 10 min. And if using shrimp, add the shrimp at this time too.

Serve nice and hot with fresh french bread and butter.

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Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Avocado Chocolate Chip CookiesServings: Makes 36 cookies

This avocado recipe hack shaves 1,105 Calories off the traditional recipe on the back of chocolate chip bags. That’s 31 calories less per cookie. 31 calories may not seem like much, but who eats just one cookie?!

My family thought I was nuts, but they unanimously agree that this recipe even tastes better and has a creamier texture. Avocado also has more vitamins.

Example:
1 cup/230g       butter = 1627 calories, 585% of Daily Value of saturated fat. Traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe calls for 1 cup butter.
1 cup/230g       avocado = 368 calories, 32% of Daily Value of saturated fat.

Plus solar cooking requires less oil as less moisture is lost, making solar cooking healthier than traditional cooking.

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 cups/300g              all-purpose flour
1 tsp/5g                            baking soda
1 tsp/5g                            salt
1/2 cup/13g = 115 Cal    pureed/mashed avocado *Measure exactly. Leftover avocado makes a healthy sandwich spread or other.
2oz/57g = 407 Cal          butter at room temperature or substitute an equal amount of another oil for dairy-free. Add another 2oz  butter/oil if cooking in a traditional oven.
1 cup/227g                      light brown sugar
1/2 cup/113g                   white sugar
1 tsp/5ml                         vanilla extract
2 egg yolks                      from 2 large eggs  *Save whites for another purpose or discard.
1 pkg. 12 ounce/340g     semi-sweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

Preheat Sunflair® Solar oven to 215F/101C. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium-size bowl. Set aside.
In a separate larger bowl, mashed avocado with butter until smooth. Add vanilla
Add brown and white sugar and mix on medium speed until combined and fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time, mixing well before adding the second yolk. On low speed, slowly add flour mixture. Beat until all flour is incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spoon dough into round balls and flatten slightly.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until done.
Cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes and transfer to a towel or cooling racks.
Store in an airtight container.

Serving Suggestion: cold or hot milk, coffee, or other

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Biscuits (from scratch or refrigerated)

solar oven biscuitsCook time: 1 to 1.5 hrs

Nothing beats fresh biscuits out of the oven with some butter. And better yet when made with the sun.

For refrigerated biscuits, place directly into the roaster and cover. Cook until golden brown.
 
Biscuits from scratch:
2 cups (457 g.) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon (5 g.) sugar
1 tablespoon (14 g.) baking powder
1 teaspoon (5 g.) salt
7 tablespoons (100 g.) butter, cubed (or alternative)
3/4 cup (176 ml.) milk or milk alternative

Preheat Sunflair® Oven. Set oven up outside with cooking chamber receiving full sun.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. Cut in butter until it begins to looks like coarse meal.

Slowly stir milk into the middle of the mixture. Now, knead the dough with your fingers. Can add a little more milk if necessary. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to desired thickness. Cut biscuits out with a biscuit cutter or a juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all the dough is used.

Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits into the un-greased roaster with lid.

Cook until golden brown.

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S’mores / S’more Chicks

Ts'moresime: 10 minutes

Saw this cute twist on s’mores using marshmallow chicks and just had to make them! However they are made, they are always a crowd favorite!

Preheat oven (set oven up with cooking chamber directed towards the sun)

Ingredients:

Marshmallows
Graham Crackers
Chocolate (flat, bar, milk chocolate)

Place one marshmallows per graham cracker on a baking tray in the Sunflair® Solar Oven until warm and gooey. Remove tray, place a wedge of chocolate on top of the marshmallow and sandwich with another graham cracker on top. Enjoy the melty goodness!!

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