The Sun Oven is a versatile tool. It can bake banana bread, roast a butternut squash, cook a lasagna or quiche, and turn brown rice into moist perfection. Normally, I appreciate it for the way it keeps my house cool in the summer and for it's zero carbon emissions.
But lately, it's been doing more than that. It's been saving my bacon.
I currently have no functioning kitchen sink, dishwasher, cooktop, or oven. Because my family is in the middle of a remodel in which we are doing half the work (general contracting, prepping cabinets for paint, painting, and tiling), it's proceeding slowly. Despite the remodel, we are still living and cooking at home. But how to make a variety of healthy meals without a cooktop or oven? The answer is: the Global Sun Oven.
I've been able to use it on almost every sunny day that we plan to eat at home, and what a blessing that is! About two-thirds of the days have been sunny since our remodel began, and I've re-discovered the variety of things that the Sun Oven can cook:
- Rice for rice and bean salads, burritos, a good side for anything
- Chili, stews, soups
- Quiche and cheese -and-egg dishes
- Potatoes (baked or cut up for potato salad)
- Roasted vegetables / ratatouille
Of course, it's cloudy today. Looks like we may have hummus sandwiches for dinner!