Servings: 4 Cook time: 40 min. A go-to side dish that pairs well with a multitude of entrees, and a favorite to take to potlucks.
- 2 cups (500 ml) water, chicken, or vegetable broth
- 1 cup (225 g) quinoa
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) fresh lime juice
- 1/3 cup (80 g) cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon (1 g) sugar
- Garnish with sliced almonds
- In a large pot, add liquid, quinoa, and garlic. Cover and cook for 40 minutes in preheated Sunflair® Solar Oven.
- Mix in lime juice, chopped cilantro, and sugar. Garnish with sliced almonds. And enjoy.
Servings: 6 Cook time: 4 hours Nothing says fall and winter like apple cider. It is nice served cold, but even better served hot to take the chill off on those crisp cold days. And better snuggled up by a fireplace with a throw blanket....
The orange and red wine combined with the cranberries in this cranberry sauce recipe is a flavor sensation. Delicious with turkey and other poultry. This is nice to make in advance and keeps in the refrigerator for a week or freeze.
Collapsible Pot Servings: 2-3 Cook time: 45 min. Large Roaster (double the recipe) Servings: 4-6 Cook time: 1.5 hours French toast is one of those anytime comfort foods. The recipe can be followed, or just toss ingredients of your choosing in the pot. Make at home, on...
Servings: 4 Cook time: 2 hours This a go-to carrot side dish that seems to complement any entry. Easy for everyday, and delightful for gatherings.
- 1 pound (450 g) carrots, washed, cut 3 inches (7.5 cm) long, and then cut into sixths lengthwise
- extra virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon (2.4 g) dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon (4.8 g) dried parsley
- ⅛ teaspoon (0.6 g) dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place prepared carrots in the roaster, drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with all the seasonings. Toss so the carrots are evenly coated with oil.
- Cover with lid, and place in the Sunflair® for 2-3 hours until tender.
- Serve with your favorite entre.
Servings: 4 Time: 2 hours This comfort-food is easy, tasty and healthy. Great for lunch at work, car camping, and showy enough for guests. It can be enjoyed simply with the two main ingredients of just the sweet potato and egg, or garnish with purpose or with leftover...
Quinoa flour is gluten free, low carbohydrate, nutritious, with a slightly nutty flavor, and is a substitute for recipes calling for wheat flour. It’s a bit pricey, so I make my own.
Most available quinoa and other grains in stores theses days has had the saponins removed, so all that is left is roasting and milling. Look for a package that states pre-washing is not required. Another convenience about quinoa is gums such as xanthan gum or guar gum don’t need to be added for baked goodies.
Some 3000 to 4000 years ago, quinoa was domesticated high in the Andean mountains. The Incas believed it to be sacred. However, the Spanish conquistadors made the indigenous people grow less nutritious wheat. But the secret is out and gaining in popularity. It is now being grown in the United States, Europe, etc. Saponins are chemicals that coat the outside of seeds and grains to deter instincts and birds. They appear as foam when washing. In the old days, the foam was used as a soap.
- 1 package of pre-washed quinoa
- Spread a layer of quinoa on the baking tray. Cover with a second black baking tray. Pace in the Sunflair® oven for approximately 25-30 minutes until slightly golden. It will have a fragrance similar to that of a chocolate peanut butter cup.
- Let the roasted quinoa cool completely.
- Once cool, mill until it is a fine power.
- Store in an airtight container. Quinoa will last for 12 months in a freezer, 6 months in a refrigerator, and a few months on a cool shelf.
Additional tools: Coffee/spice grinder to mill the roasted quinoa into flour. I’ve tried a food processor and a blender and they don’t do the job. It stays coarse and with whole seeds.
Making a lovely dinner for two is easy, and the stuffing is exquisite with apples and brandy soaked golden raisins.
- ¼ cup (38 g) golden raisins
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) brandy
- 2 Rock Cornish hens, thawed if frozen
- 1 small lemon
- ⅛ teaspoon (0.6 g) onion powder
- ½ cup (115 g) diced tart apple, unpeeled
- 1 tablespoon (14 g) fresh, minced Italian parsley
- 1 teaspoon (5 g) fresh minced thyme or ⅓ teaspoon (1.6 g) dried, crushed thyme
- salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon (5 g) butter, melted
- 1 cup (225 g) cornbread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons (28 g) apricot jam
- Soak raisins in brandy in a separate cup for 1 hour.
- Preheat Sunflair® Solar Oven. Set up oven outside with cooking chamber facing the sun.
- Rinse hens inside and out with water. Pat dry.
- In a bowl, grate ½ teaspoon rind from lemon and set aside. Cut lemon into a couple of wedges and rub the insides and outsides of hens with cut side of the wedges. After, discard lemon halves.
- In the reserved lemon rind bowl, combine onion powder, apple, parsley, cornbread crumbs, thyme, soaked raisins, and any brandy left in the cup. Stir. Add onions and butter remaining in the skillet. Stir well. Season with salt and white pepper.
- Divide stuffing between the two cornish hens. Spread apricot jam on the top outside of the hens. Place the hens in the roaster, cover with lid, place inside the Solar Oven.
- Cook for 2½ hours.
Go ahead and play with your food. Great for kids, parties or anytime! This pizza recipe uses ingredients that most likely can be found at a local market. SUNFLAIR® Solar Ovens.
The holy trinity in this Creole jambalaya recipe is onion, celery, and peppers. And the meat is chicken and andouille sausage.
My family thought I was nuts, but they unanimously agree that this recipe for avocado chocolate chip cookies, tastes even better and has a creamier texture than the usual recipe.
Nothing beats fresh biscuits out of the oven with some butter. And better yet when made with the sun. For refrigerated biscuits, place directly into the roaster and cover. Cook until golden brown.
Saw this cute twist on s’mores using marshmallow chicks and just had to make them! However they are made, they are always a crowd favorite!
Cooking hard eggs in a solar cooker is so easy! Eggs never cracked like boiled eggs tend to do on me. Making hard eggs in an oven is different then a stovetop.
Beer bread is an easy and rewarding bread to make. It is a hearty bread, and when cooked in the Sunflair®, it won’t rise as much, but it will be moist and tender.
The flavors of beef and stout together are fabulous! Make sure you have some hearty bread on hand to soak up every drop.
A frittata is an Italian dish similar to a crustless quiche or an omelette with vegetables, cheese, and meats. They make a lovely meal for a brunch, lunch or dinner.
Simple decadence! Melting chocolate in a solar oven is wonderful as it melts evenly.
Decadence from a solar oven! This is a flameless version of Bananas Foster. Traditionally it is set on fire then served over vanilla ice cream. But don’t stop there, try it with pancakes, crepes, pound cake, bread pudding … Yum!
Chicken noodle soup is like a splash of love from Nana on a crisp winter’s day. This chicken noodle soup recipe is nice for leftover chicken or from scratch.