Savory Solar Vegan Veggie Fritters

Vegan Fritters

These savory vegan treats can be whipped up in no time. Try different vegetables and spices to make them your own.

Vegan Veggie Fritters

Ingredients

1/2 cup chickpea flour

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon curry powder

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Sun Baked Vegetarian Pot Pie

New Sun Oven

A vegetarian twist on a comfort food classic.

Chickpea Pot Pie

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 pound white mushrooms, coarsely chopped

2 carrots, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

1 onion, finely chopped

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Split Pea Soup – Bacon Optional

Dutch Oven

This soup is good with or without the optional bacon. Plus, the bacon isn’t added until the end so everyone can make their own choice.

Have it Your Way Split Pea Soup

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 large carrot, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

1 tablespoon dried marjoram

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Solar Braised Beet Salad

AA Oval Roasting Pan

Since discovering solar cooking, beets have become one of my favorite vegetables and this is one of my favorite ways to enjoy them.

Sun Oven Braised Beets with Horseradish Sauce

Ingredients

6 medium beets, peeled and quartered

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

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Solar Southwest Spaghetti Squash

roaster-broaster

This is a fun, healthy side dish that goes great with tacos or other “south of the border” fare.

Sun Oven Southwest Spaghetti Squash Bake

Ingredients

1 spaghetti squash (about 3 pounds), cut in half length-wise, seeds discarded

1 (14-0unce) can Mexican-style diced tomatoes

1 (14-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided

1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped (optional)

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Solar Beets with Horseradish

New Sun Oven

Before using the Sun Oven I never cooked beets. Now they’re one of my favorite vegetables.

Sun Oven Braised Beets

Ingredients

6 medium beets, peeled and quartered

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

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Sun Baked Black Rice

Black Rice

At the grocery store I always keep a look out for new foods. Recently a package of black rice caught my eye and my imagination. The instructions on the box said to let it simmer stovetop for 25 minutes but we all know I had to wait for a sunny day like today to cook it in the Sun Oven. The outcome was not bad. The rice had a hint of nuttiness and a slightly chewy texture. It seems to lack the high starch content necessary for a good risotto, but should work well in salads and side dishes. Here’s how I prepared it:

Sun Oven Baked Black Rice with Spinach

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup black rice

1/2 cup dry white wine (optional)

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Super Simple Solar Sauce

Grape Tomatoes

A sunny day, a carton of grape tomatoes close to their expiration date, some fresh basil, a few cloves of garlic, and a little olive oil came together in my Sun Oven today to make a delicious, easy to prepare pasta sauce.

Sun Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

14 ounces grape tomatoes

4 clove garlic, peeled

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Yummy Solar Baked Cranberries

Cranberry Bake

Cranberries are so good for you that it’s a shame many of us only consume them once or twice a year. This simple dish is great on its own. It also goes well with roast meats. Any leftovers can be stirred into oatmeal or yogurt.

Sun Oven Cranberry Bake

Ingredients

1 bag (12-ounces) fresh cranberries, picked over and rinsed

1 large firm apple, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

The zest of one orange

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Solar Baked Falafel Patties

chickpea burgers

These chickpea patties are a little labor intensive, have nothing to do with Thanksgiving, and are only partially cooked in the Sun Oven, but hey, it’s what we had for lunch today so here’s the recipe. They go great with a salad and tzatziki.

Sun Baked Chickpea Burgers

Ingredients

1 cup dried chickpeas, soak overnight and drained

1 onion, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped

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