Solar Oven Recipes

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It has been four years since I first published my solar recipes in June 2011, and, by way of thanks to all those who, over the years have supported me, on that new blog I will offer all the recipes at no charge.

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My solar recipe blog can be found at "Free From the Sun"


I am thrilled to announce that I have finally finished transcribing all my solar oven recipes for my first solar oven cookbook, "Free from the Sun".  I have (for ease of sending it to you via a (smaller) e-mail .pdf attachment) divided the recipes into the following six categories:

1 Solar Eggs and Soups (to purchase as one .pdf)
2 Solar Bread, Biscuits and Cakes (to purchase as one .pdf)
3 Solar Chicken (to purchase as one .pdf)
4 Solar Meat (to purchase as one .pdf)
5 Solar Vegetables and Vegetarian (to purchase as one .pdf)
6 Solar Desserts (to purchase as one .pdf)

There are 170 recipes within those 6 categories.

Given the state of the world's economy, I have tried to keep it affordable - but please bear in mind I have given approximately 240 (shoulder / neck-hurting) hours to deciphering my food-splattered scrawls and typing out these recipes.  Cooking time involved - I have no idea!

I must also add, though, that I have included a few recipes which I have come across on the Net and which I have tweaked – adding other local ingredients, actually stating cooking temperatures, or advising on the duration of cooking time. These recipes invariably came from organizations which promote the use of solar cooking and / or sell solar ovens. 

I have separated the sections, because I am aware I have some fellow Vegetarians out there, whom I know, and understand, would not be interested in getting meat recipes.  Included with each recipe purchased I will send you the "Introduction to Solar Cooking.pdf"

Finally, given the amount of time / work I have given to this, could I ask you to please respect my effort and not copy / distribute to friends / family members.

Thank you - hopefully the detail in these recipes will increase your confidence and encourage the use of your solar oven. Enjoy using your solar ovens - they are the way forward on this planet.

The recipes in each category are as follows:


  •   Puffy Eggs
  •   Fried Eggs
  •   Hard Boiled Eggs
  •   Cheese Egg Rolls
  •   Poached Eggs in Spanish Sauce
  •   Asparagus Quiche
  •   Crustless Quiche
  •   Spinach Quiche
  •   Zucchini Quiche
  •   Ham and Corn SoufflĂ©
  •   Mushroom and Potato Frittata

  •   Root Vegetable and Ginger Soup
  •   Pureed Vegetable and Onion Soup
  •   Hearty Chicken Soup
  •   Split Pea and Potato Soup
  •   Gingered Chicken Soup with Julienne Vegetables
  •   Sensational Turkey Soup
  •   Wholesome Slow Cooked Tomato Soup
  •   Cream of Carrot Soup
  •   Hannepoort Spiked Carrot Soup with Ginger and Orange
  •   Matchstick Soup
  •   Thai Chicken Soup
  •   Cock-A-Leekie Soup
  •   Borsch
  •   Minestrone
  •   Pumpkin Soup
  •   Vichyssoise
  •   Zucchini Soup

  •   French Bread
  •   Solar Cornbread  
  •   Easy Wholewheat Loaf
  •   Pumpkin Bread
  •   Chunky Wholewheat Loaf
  •   Pizza Bread
  •   Carrot, Zucchini and Pineapple Bread
  •   Blueberry Bread
  •   Mango and Banana Bread
  •   Orange, Banana and Oatmeal Bread
  •   Beer Bread
  •   Herb Parmesan Loaf
  •   Parmesan-Herb Bread with Almond Flour
  •   The Ultimate Solar Bread Recipe
  •   Solar Honey Bread
Biscuits and Cakes:

  •   Almond Loaf
  •   Cherry Choc Biscuits
  •   Boiled Fruit Cake
  •   Basic Butter Biscuit Recipe
  •   Simnel Cake
  •   Marrow Muffins


  •   Barbeque Chicken Pieces
  •   Chicken and Vegetables
  •   Sweet and Sour Chicken
  •   Spanish Chicken
  •   Greek Style Chicken
  •   Chicken with Barley and Mushrooms
  •   Chicken in Sherry Sauce
  •   Honeyed Chicken Breast
  •   Garlicky Drumsticks
  •   Chicken with Mushrooms
  •   Chicken and Cheese Bake
  •   Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts
  •   Baby Chickens with Rice and Raisin Stuffing
  •   Chicken with Cashew Nuts
  •   Malay Braised Chicken
  •   Chicken Stew with Orange and Tomatoes
  •   Chicken Biriani
  •   Baked Chicken and Potatoes

  •   Roast Duck

  •   Roast Turkey with Bread Stuffing
  •   Turkey Legs


  •   All day Beef stew
  •   Beef Loaf
  •   Beef Olives
  •   Beef Shin with Beans and Lentils
  •   Classic Hungarian Goulash
  •   Chilli Con Carne
  •   Chilli Mince
  •   Meat Loaf
  •   Osso Bucco
  •   Pot Roast Beef with Vegetables
  •   Roast Beef with Mushroom Sauce
  •   Roast Beef or Lamb
  •   Solar Chilli Beef and Beans
  •   Solar Lasagne
  •   Solar Pot Roast
  •   South African Frikkadels (Meatballs)
  •   Stuffed Vine Leaves (Dolmades) with Avgolemono
  •   Sweet and Sour Meatballs

  •   Honeyed Roast Lamb
  •   Tomato Bredie
  •   Roast Beef or Lamb

  •   Bacon
  •   Pork Chops
  •   Port Spareribs
  •   Swedish Meatballs
  •   Spicy Pork Stew
  •   Solar Cooked Ham
  •   Solar Roast Pork with Apples, Pears, Cabbage and Caraway

  •   Macaroni and Cheese with either Ground Beef, Lamb or Pork

Beans - Dry and Green

  •   Baked Beans
  •   Green Bean Casserole
  •   Solar Mexican Beans
  •   Solar Cooked Pinto Beans
Beets and Beetroot:

  •   Basic Method
  •   Sweet and Sour Beetroot with Citrus Sauce

  •   Broccoli Casserole


  •   Butternut and Aubergine Coconut Curry

  •   Stewed Red Cabbage

  •   Corn off the cob
  •   Fresh Corn with Husks
  •   Mealies or Corn on the Cob
  •   Corn Casserole
Eggplant (Aubergine):

  •   Baked Eggplant
  •   Eggplant Parmesan
  •   Eggplant and Coconut Curry
Lentils and Nuts:

  •   Healthy Lentils
  •   Lentil and Rice Casserole
  •   Lentils with Raisins
  •   Lentil and Walnut Loaf
Mixed Vegetables:

  •   Mixed Spring Vegetables
Onions and Garlic:

  •   Cheesed Onions
  •   Baked Onions
  •   Baked Garlic
Peppers (Capsicum):

  •   Stuffed Peppers

  •   Solar Polenta

  •   Baked Potatoes
  •   Pineapple and Sweet Potatoes
  •   Potato and Mushroom Bake
  •   Baked Scalloped Potatoes
  •   Potato Au Gratin
  •   Mashed Potatoes
  •   Potato Salad
  •   Boiled Baby Potatoes

  •   Curried Pumpkin

  •   Brown Rice
  •   White Rice
  •   Rice Pudding
Squash and Marrows:

  •   Stuffed Gem Squash
  •   Stuffed Marrow
  •   Zucchini
  •   Zucchini Casserole

  •   Solar Tomato Sauce
  •   Whole Stewed Tomatoes
  •   Stuffed Tomatoes
  •   Sun-dried Tomatoes
  •   Tomato and Vegetable Stew


  • Apple Custard
  • Baked Apples
  • Baked Stuffed Apples
  • Baked Cinnamon Apples (Pie without the crust)
  • Brownie Pudding
  • Crustless Apple Pie
  • Chunky Fruit Sauce
  • Golden Sponge Pudding
  • Hot Fruit Dish
  • Hot Fudge Sundae Pudding
  • Lemon Pudding
  • Pavlova
  • Peach Meringues
  • Peach Pudding Cake
  • Quick Raisin Pie
  • Rice Pudding
  • Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding
  • Semolina Pudding
  • Solar Fruit
  • Solar Rice Pudding
  • Spicy Baked Apples
  • Strawberry Pie
  • Stuffed Peaches

Solar Recipe Category

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Once I receive confirmation from PayPal that you have purchased a recipe section, I will immediately e-mail you the recipe pdf('s).  For my peace of mind, could I ask you to please confirm, via return e-mail, that you have received the .pdf('s)?

Update:  For those living in South Africa / Namibia who are interested in purchasing recipes - please contact me via my e-mail address so that I can give you my banking details for you to make a direct deposit.  Again, for my peace of mind, could I ask you to please confirm, via return e-mail, that you have received the .pdf('s)?

Happy solar cooking :-)


  1. I've very much enjoyed having all these recipes plus solar cooking pointers at my finger tips. I didn't plant zucchini but when my neighbor dropped by with a shopping bag full, suggested zucchini bread (after seeing my dismayed face, I suppose). I immediately went to your solar breads, biscuits, and cakes, and there it was - zucchini bread! Very yummy, I might add.

    1. Leigh - So glad the recipe helped with the over supply of zucchini :) Thanks for leaving some feedback on this page :)

  2. You should self-publish the complete package as a Kindle book for even more exposure.

    1. Cassie - Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.

      I decided not to self-publish (viz. an e-book) because that option is very expensive in this country. I was trying to keep the costs as low as possible. But, thank you for the suggestion :)


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