Solar Autumn Soup

New Sun Oven

Fall flavors, sunny days, and cooler evenings. The prefect combination for this delicious soup.

Sun Oven Leek and Apple Soup

(adapted for the Sun Oven from the L.A. Times)

Ingredients

4 leeks, white and pale green parts only, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

4 teaspoons olive oil, divided

1 small onion, thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped

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Solar Breakfast Mini Muffins

Mini Muffin Pans

These mini egg muffins can be frozen for convenient weekday breakfasts. They are also a great party food. And, mini muffin pans fit perfectly on the Sun Oven baking racks.

Sun Oven Mini Egg Muffins

Ingredients

2 small zucchini, finely chopped

1 onion, finely chopped

3 ounces freshly grated Parmesan cheese

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Solar British Comfort Food

Bubble & Squeak

If your household is anything like mine, the only way to have leftover mashed potatoes for a recipe is to make a very large batch and set aside (hide) the needed amount before serving. Any kind of leftover vegetables can be used instead of cabbage, but if they were not cooked with bacon you might want to fry some up to throw into the mix.

Sun Oven Baked Bubble and Squeak

Ingredients

About 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes

3 or 4 wedges Sun Oven Braised Cabbage with Bacon or other left over cooked vegetables

2 tablespoons butter, divided

Preparation

Set Sun Oven out to preheat.

Roughly chop the cabbage and combine it with the mashed potatoes. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a pot over medium heat. Press the potato mixture into the pot. Dot with the remaining tablespoon butter, cover, and bake in the Sun Oven until nicely browned. Serve warm.

Makes 4 servings.

 

Solar Lime Chicken

AA Oval Roasting Pan

Use the lime juice from yesterday’s veggie chips for this easy to prepare chicken dish.

Sun Oven Lime Chicken

Ingredients

5 bone-in, skinless chicken breast halves

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup lime juice

1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

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Super Easy Solar Soup

New Sun Oven

Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you, it’s packed with flavor. And don’t let the amount of garlic scare you, it mellows as it cooks and melds perfectly with the beans. If you can’t find cranberry beans use cannellini or great northern instead.

Sun Oven Smooth and Garlicky Bean Soup

Ingredients

1 pound dried cranberry beans, picked over, rinsed, soaked overnight, and drained

10 cups water

1 large garlic bulb

10 stems flat-leaf parsley

6 sprigs fresh thyme

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Fun Solar Hummus

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Easy Solar Thai Chicken

Thai chicken

I’ve had a jar of Trader Joe’s Thai curry simmer sauce in the cupboard for a few months now.

Every time I’d think about using it I’d face a dilemma, cook the chicken first or not?

The instructions on the jar say to cook it until done and then add the sauce.

With other packaged foods, especially things like rice mixes that are added to boiling water, I just combine all the ingredients (without bringing the water to a boil) put it in the Sun Oven and call it a day. It always seems to work just fine. But this time I choose to cook the chicken first.

Once it was done, I cut it up in to chunks before mixing it with the sauce. And that worked just fine too.

Solar Savory Corn Muffins

Apple Pumpkin Muffins

These savory corn muffins have an Italian twist. Medium-ground cornmeal can be used in place of the polenta (coarse-ground cornmeal). The texture will be a little different but just as pleasing.

Savory Sun Oven Italian Corn Muffins

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/4 cups polenta

3/4 cup cake flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

1/3 cup olive oil

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Easy Solar Lasagna

Tea Towel

This lasagna can be assembled in the evening and stored in the fridge overnight. It will take a little longer to bake, but the flavors will be just as good.

Easy Sun Oven Lasagna

Ingredients

1 pound ground turkey

1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

1 onion, finely chopped

10 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

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Solar Breakfast Bread

New Sun Oven

This sweet bread can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. It’s perfect for a quick breakfast to go.

Sun Oven Oatmeal Bread

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

2/3 cup golden raisins

3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

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