"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003

Solar Oven Recipes

This page is currently being moved to a new blog I've started.

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.

Please be patient whilst I get it up and running.

If you would like to know when the blog is up and running, please go to the new blog - hit the followers button, or follow by e-mail, or bloglovin.

Thanks - and see you there :)

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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