Heaven Sent Food
Extraordinary flavors from ordinary foods
By Jackie Harsha
In one lovingly prepared and beautifully illustrated volume, Arizona-based author Jackie Harsha brings you all of the essentials you need to know about cooking with sunshine. Her book contains tips on getting a solar cooker, selecting cookware and cooking techniques, as well as 115 mouth-watering recipes for meats, vegetables, breads, soups, casseroles, desserts, and more.
"The first time I cooked anything in my solar oven - meatloaf - it blew my mind that I cooked this for free," says Harsha, emphasizing that solar cooking is convenient, needs no fuel, and saves money. She also notes how "the flavor is so much more intense…food stays moist and succulent.”
That’s because solar cooking typically requires no water to be added to dishes. Nutrients don’t get cooked out, so full flavors remain sealed inside. What’s more, even though Harsha’s recipes use no hydrogenated oils, such as shortening or margarine, foods never burn or stick to pots or pans. The resulting meals are natural and nutritious, perfectly cooked every time.
One objective of the book is to “demystify the secrets” of fireless cooking. Optimum temperatures, weather conditions and cooking times are covered in detail, and the benefits of various types of cookers are compared.
Among the many popular “sun-kissed” recipes you will want to try are: Corn Soufflé; Carrot, Zucchini & Pineapple Quick Bread; Mediterranean Chicken Breasts; and Blueberry Cheesecake. Harsha also provides ideas for using leftovers—which dishes reheat well—and recommends occasions for various recipes, from pasta and rice dishes to cookies, cakes and convenience foods.
Readers of “Heaven Sent Foods” have heaped praise on the book, saying it is “a fantastic job”…“so informative”…“the family loved it”…”fun to experiment with”…“a welcome addition to our library.”
Please allow for a delivery time of 1-3 weeks.