Solar Braised Chicken

  Chicken, garlic, lemon, and olives come together divinely in this easy to prepare, sure to please, one pot dish. Sun Braised Chicken with Lemon and Olives Ingredients 1 chicken cut into 8 pieces, trimmed of excess fat Salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons...

French Onion Soup

Slow cooked caramelized onions are always a good thing to have on hand. During the shorter winter days I like to take advantage of the morning sun  to make a batch. That way I can put together a dinner stovetop and the bulk of the cooking has already been done in the...

Simple Solar Cinnamon Muffins

This is one of my go to muffin recipes for two reasons: it uses ingredients the I generally have on hand and, since it only yields six muffins, fitting a full batch in the Sun Oven is not an issue. Plus, it’s not too sweet. OK, that’s three reasons. Sun...

Sun Roasted Carrots with Mint

The fresh mint is a nice twist in this recipe, but if you can’t find it flat-leaf parsley will do. Solar Roasted Carrots with Mint (adapted for the Sun Oven from Not Your Mother’s Casseroles by Faith Durand) Ingredients 2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut...

Solar Simmered Chicken in a Pot

With cold and flu season upon us there is nothing more comforting than a steaming hot bowl of  chicken broth. I like to serve the strained broth as a starter and the meat and vegetables as the main course. If you prefer, the meat can be shredded, the veggies chopped...

Solar Baked Shredded Cabbage

Slow solar cooking brings out the best of red cabbage. Serve it alongside pork or sausages. Sun Baked Red Cabbage Ingredients 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 teaspoon caraway seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup dry white wine 1...

Solar Braised Short Ribs

Serve short ribs with crusty bread, creamy polenta, or mashed potatoes. Sun Braised Basic Short Ribs Ingredients 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons pepper 2 teaspoons dry mustard 4 pounds beef short ribs (bone-in), patted dry with paper towels 1/4 cup olive oil 2...

Easy Mini Mocha Cheese Cakes

I usually avoid nonfat dairy products but the nonfat cottage cheese works well in this recipe. It’s not New York style cheese cake, but still pretty good for being under 200 calories per serving. (196 to be exact) Sun Oven Mini Mocha Cheese Cakes (Adapted for...

Solar Pasta al Limone

Sun Oven One Pot Pasta Ingredients 4 cups penne or other short pasta 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 3/4 cups water 1 3/4 cups vegetable broth 4 ounces ricotta cheese 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon olive oil 2...