Grid connectivity is never a sure thing. Electricity can be knocked out by hurricanes or wildfires. Even if the grid is running, going to the store can be complicated by a global pandemic. That's why it pays to have emergency stocks of food available. Beyond that, it pays to have a few recipes for prepper meals ready. After all, why eat unflavored rations when you don't have to?
That's what we believe at GoSun. Prepper meals can be easy to make when you have a solar oven that can cook easy, delicious meals (the Go, Sport, and Fusion have you covered here). All you need is the right recipe. Below are some of our favorite dishes to get you through whatever situation you happen to be in.
Prepper Meal #1: Curried Sweet Potatoes with Sausages
A modern twist on traditional yams that unites the incredible spices of India with the taste palette of America. Fantastic as a warming meal on a cold day, or a wholesome dinner any day. If you’re feeling adventurous, mix it up with a variety of flavoured sausages.
Cut the sweet potatoes into cubes and place them in a bowl.
Stir the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle in the salt, cinnamon and curry powder until they are covered equally.
Place the potatoes into the tray and cook until they begin to soften, stirring occasionally.
Once the potatoes are soft, add the sausages and return the tray to the stove until cooked thoroughly.
Serve with mixed lettuce and your favorite salad dressing.
Prepper Meal #2: Lasagne
Yield: 4 Servings (Add 20 minutes for a double recipe)
2 cups Spaghetti sauce
1 cup Sausage, cooked (we use Dobbins hot with extra sage)
3-4 cups Mozzarella
1 cup Parmesan
1 Egg, beaten
2 cups Ricotta Cheese
1 tsp. Basil
1 tsp. Garlic salt
1 tsp. Oregano
2 tsp. Parsley
Salt & Pepper to taste
Start stove preheating to #3.
Blend filling ingredients together, reserving 1/2 cup parmesan and 1 tsp. parsley and set aside.
In greased pan spread 2 tbsp. sauce, then a layer of noodles. Spread an even amount of filling mixture over noodles, then layer with sausage, then cheese, dot with sauce and cover lightly with parmesan. Repeat until close to the top of the pan. Finish with mozzarella and parmesan, then sprinkle with parsley.
Prepper Meal #3: Solar Black Beans and Rice
Rice and beans are a staple of the Latin kitchen, particularly Central America and the Latin Caribbean. In Cuba, this is called Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians) and is a very common side dish. Order it with Ropa Vieja, literally Dirty Clothes, and you’ve got the Cuban national dish.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
1/2 cup white rice
1 can black beans-you could sub other beans too if you like, and if you like more beans, go ahead and add another can. You could even go crazy and mix the types of beans
½ red onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
1 sprig Epazote-if you can find it. Most Latin markets will have it
1 cup water, or stock
½ cup green peas
Salt and pepper
Mix everything but the water in a bowl and load your GoSun Sport insert. Put just the tip of the insert into the GoSun to help hold the insert steady and slowly pour in your water. Do this where you are going to let it cook, otherwise all that care you put in to prevent that water spilling on your counter, will be for naught, and your water might end up on the floor as you carry it outside. Wives dont like that.
Let cook for 30 minutes until the water is all absorbed, the rice takes on a nice purple hue and you can smell the aromatic bay leaf wafting up out of your delicious humble meal.
Serve as a side dish or add corn and tomato salsa for a delicious vegan entree.
With these three great prepper meals, you'll be ready for anything that comes your way.
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