Austrian Plum Cake

This simple cake from 177Milkstreet.com showcases tangy-sweet summertime plums; baked in the solar oven it's both easy and elegant. 

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Sun-baked Green Bean Casserole

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If you’ve been afraid of cooking for guests with your solar oven, start with a simple green bean side dish. This healthy twist on the classic green bean casserole is perfect for holiday dinners, potlucks and summer picnics alike, and it’s very easy to make. Just mix everything together in a casserole dish and let it bake for 90 minutes—that’s it! The longer this dish bakes, the more meltingly delicious it becomes, so don’t be afraid to leave it in the solar oven even longer.

We recommend using fresh tomatoes if you make this dish in the summer. Otherwise, a 14-ounce can of diced tomatoes makes a great substitute; just make sure to drain it well to avoid making your casserole too watery. If you would like some extra crunch to complement the wonderfully soft green beans, top the cooked casserole with a can of French fried onions before serving.

Ingredients

1 ½ lbs. green beans, washed and trimmed

¼ cup olive oil

1 medium onion, minced

1 cup diced tomatoes (canned or fresh)

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1 2.8-oz can French fried onions (optional)

 

Directions

Set your solar oven in the sun to preheat.

 

Toss all of the ingredients except the French fried onions in a deep casserole dish. Cover and cook in the solar oven until the beans are soft, at least 1 ½ hours.

 

Top with French fried onions, if desired, and serve warm.

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Sun-baked Eggplant Parmesan

Start early, the seeds roast all day for this recipe.

Ingredients

1.5 cups sesame seeds
2 T oil (grapeseed or olive oil)
pinch of salt

Directions

Set your Solavore Sport out in the sun to preheat.

Pour sesame seeds into a roasting pan or sheet pan that fits in the oven

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Homemade Gingerbread Biscotti Recipe

Gingerbread Biscotti – double-dipping holiday cheer

Homemade biscotti - gingerbread of course for the holiday season - is easier than you think, and a holiday plate is sure to impress your friends, especially when you tell them you baked them in the sun.

Biscotti requires two trips to the oven, so you’ll be giving a Christmas gift to the planet as well, when you bake without consuming a drop of fossil fuel.

The perfect pairing?  A steaming mug of chai tea for dunking. 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ c all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ tablespoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Place your Solavore Sport, with reflector if you have one, in the sun to preheat.

Line a baking sheet (Good Cook’s 9” x 13” cookie sheet fits perfectly) with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and cloves.

In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, butter, egg, molasses, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon water.  Stir into flour mixture until a stiff dough comes together.

Shape into an 8” x 2” log.  Place on a baking sheet and press or roll to flatten slightly.  Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon raw sugar.

Place in your Solavore Sport as shown, 

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Bake approximately 60 minutes with a 200º oven (less time if hotter, longer if cooler).

Remove from oven and let cool until it can be handled, then transfer to a cutting board and cut into ½” slices.

Lay slices on baking sheet and bake another 20 minutes.  Flip slices and bake another 10 minutes more.

Cool completely on a rack.

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Solavore Solar Oven 5-Bean Chili Recipe

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Comfort food without the calories, and a foolproof option for winter’s short sun days.

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 1½ lb protein of choice (ground turkey or ground beef, browned, or leftover turkey, diced) – OPTIONAL
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (seriously!)
  • 15-ounce can white beans
  • 15-ounce can kidney beans
  • 15-ounce can black beans
  • 15-ounce can pinto beans
  • 15-ounce can lentils
  • 4 cups chopped zucchini
  • 4 cups (32 ounces) organic bell pepper-tomato soup
  • 1 heaping teaspoon sea salt
  • Chopped cilantro, for garnish.

Directions:

It’s a dump! 

Everything into a very large bowl, stirring to mix.  Divide evenly between two Solavore GraniteWare pots. 

Load into your solar oven, checking after 4-5 hours without reflectors, 3 hours with reflectors.

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Solar Oven Tahini

Start early, the seeds roast all day for this recipe.

Ingredients

1.5 cups sesame seeds
2 T oil (grapeseed or olive oil)
pinch of salt

Directions

Set your Solavore Sport out in the sun to preheat.

Pour sesame seeds into a roasting pan or sheet pan that fits in the oven

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Solar BBQ Cooker

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Back Ribs (Also called Pork tenderloin ribs)

We're so excited for this recipe. Yes because it's so delicous but also because it was submited by a Solavore customer and friend Roger Stanton.

Take it away Roger...

When cooking BBQ ribs, there are two main objectives;

  1. Maintain a steady temperature over time.
  2. Keep the ribs moist.

The Solavore Solar Oven is perfect for both makes an amazing solar BBQ cooker.

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread With Chocolate Chips

Got a sunny day and some really ripe bananas? This recipe is a hit with everyone, especially the kids.

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