Solar Pilaf

ASO4-13

Bulgur and lentils combined with a little sunshine make a hearty, satisfying, meatless meal.

Sun Oven lentil and Bulgur Pilaf

Ingredients

4 cups water

4 carrots, sliced

2 cups frozen corn

1 cup bulgur

1/2 cup dried brown lentils, rinsed and drained

1 teaspoon dried oregano

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Solar Sweet Potato Soup

cats and Sun Oven

The maple syrup gives this creamy soup a subtle sweetness.

Sun Oven Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients

2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

1 onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 clove garlic, minced

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Solar Breakfast Bars

Oatmeal Banana Bars

Here’s a good way to take your oatmeal on the go. These breakfast bars are sweet enough even without any added sugar, but I might sneak a little maple syrup into my next batch.

Sun Oven Baked Oatmeal Bars

(adapted for the Sun Oven from Hillbilly Recipes)

Ingredients

3 medium ripe bananas

2 cups old-fashioned oats

1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce

1/4 cup almond milk

1/2 cup raisins

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon.

Preparation

Set Sun Oven out to preheat. Line a baking pan with parchment paper, set aside.

In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a potato masher or fork. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared baking pan.

Bake in the Sun Oven until firm and starting to brown, about 40 minutes. Cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Use the parchment paper to lift it out of the pan. Let cool completely before cutting into 16 bars.

 

 

Solar Broccoli and Potato Frittata

Frittata with Broccoli

Frittatas are probably one of the few egg dishes that actually taste better the next day making them perfect for packed lunches or picnics. This one, with broccoli, potatoes, and cheese is a little bit like a fully loaded baked potato to go.

Sun Oven Cheese and Broccoli Frittata

Ingredients

1/2 pound red potatoes, well scrubbed and diced

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

3/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced

10 ounces broccoli florets, cut into small pieces

7 large eggs, at room temperature

1/3 cup milk

1/3 cup heavy cream

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Solar Samosa Pie

Samosa Pie

The savory vegetarian filling in this pie can be served on its own as a side dish. Just add the peas about five minutes before taking the pot out of the Sun Oven. Traditional pie crust can also be used in place of the filo dough.

Sun Oven Samosa Pie

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter

2 russet potatoes (about 1-pound), peeled and diced

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

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Solar Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup

Red lentils cook quickly, don’t need to be presoaked, and are delicious. What’s not to like about that?

Sun Oven Red Lentil Soup with Feta

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 carrots, finely chopped

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Solar Rutabaga and Potato Mash

Patate Lesse

The rutabaga and buttermilk give these mashed potatoes great flavor and texture.

Sun Oven Potato and Rutabaga Mash

Ingredients

1 large rutabaga (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces

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Creamy Tomato Soup Minus the Cream

Serve this soup with a grilled cheese sandwich for the ultimate feel good lunch or light dinner.

Sun Oven Tomato Soup

Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil, divided

1 onion, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 (28-ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/2 cup arborio rice

2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

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Solar Braised Greens

There’s no excuse for not eating your veggies if you have a Sun Oven. Most vegetables come out great with just a little oil and sunshine.

Sun Oven Braised Baby Bok Choy

Ingredients

4 baby bok choy, quartered lengthwise

1 tablespoon sesame seed oil

salt

Preparation

In a dark, lightweight pot, toss the bok choy with the oil. Season with salt. Cover and cook in the SunOven until soft, 30 to 4o minutes.

Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Purée

This lovely purée goes well with roasts but could also be served with a salad for a light, vegetarian lunch.

Sunny Sun Oven Sweet Potato Purée

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, chopped

1 stalk celery, chopped

2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound total) peeled and chopped

1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin

1 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon curry powder

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