Silky Solar Vegan Soup

Silky Soup

Chickpea (garbanzo) flour is my new favorite ingredient. When used in soups it creates a smooth texture and enhances the flavor, eliminating the need for cheese or cream.

Creamy Sun Oven Vegan Soup

Ingredients

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 onion, thinly sliced

1 small potato (about 3-ounces), well scrubbed and diced

1 bag (1-pound) frozen California blend vegetables

2 tablespoons chickpea flour

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Solar Baked Crispy Kale

Kale Chips

Here’s an easy to make, crunchy, snack that’s healthy too.

Sun Oven Kale Crisps

(adapted for the Sun Oven from “The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook”)

Ingredients

1 bunch (4 to 5 cups) kale (preferably Lacinato)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

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Multigrains in the Sun

New Sun Oven

This pilaf can be served as a side dish but, especially if you use soy beans, it is hardy enough for a vegetarian main course. If wheat berries and barley don’t make frequent appearances on your table look for a market that sells in bulk. Get just enough for the recipe. You can always go back for more if you really like it.

Sun Oven Multigrain Pilaf

Ingredients

2/3 cup wheat berries

1/2 cup  barley (not quick cooking)

1/2 cup wild rice

3 1/2 cups vegetable broth or water

2 cups frozen edamame (soy beans) or baby lima beans

1 sweet red pepper, seeded and chopped

1 onion, finely chopped

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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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