Cooking up some healthy meals…
Introducing a brand new Vintage download –
30 old style salad recipes to try at home!
Celeriac Salad with Onion Cream Dressing
Nothing like a little oil and cream to zap up a salad! The picture shows a garnish of ham and shredded lettuce but they are optional.
Cauliflower and Egg Salad
This is a must try for me 🙂 I’m always looking for new ways to serve and eat cauliflower. Again from ‘Cooking for Today’. Give it a go!
Iceberg Lettuce with Fruit & Nuts
Another stunning salad centre-piece from ‘Cooking for Today’. It looks so refreshing and delicious.
Herbed Cream Cheese on Cress
This is a delicious herb feast! If you haven’t got access to all the herbs, improvise by using more of those you have got.
Spinach and Orange Salad
Another delicious recipe from ‘Cooking for Today’ . I never thought of putting orange with spinach before – needs a little preparation but well worth it!
Honestly, the words broccoli and cocktail don’t usually connect in my mind but this grown up salad looks yummy 🙂 When I acquire some Pernod, I’m definitely giving it a go!
Ye Olde Potato Recipes
More century old recipes with potatoes this time…These are all very different from my usual repertoire of baked, roasted or mashed!
A classic family dish. Another way to serve potatoes and the added ingredients make it fulfilling and fairly nutritious on the whole! – 5 Ingredients, 7 simple steps
These old fashioned recipes have been lifted from cookery books from around 100 years ago. They are the tastiest (and easiest) ones I could find!
Potatoes are so versatile…. try these perfectly delicious roasties!
Vintage Tomato Recipes
More from a century ago. There seems to be a lot of ‘stewing’ going on here and as we know stewing and boiling the life out of veggies really does reduce the vitamin content dramatically, it may be a better idea to steam or boil gently.
Garlic Baked Tomatoes
I tend to chop up a tomato and throw it on the plate but this looks a lot more appealing, especially if you’re putting the oven on anyway. Found in 30 minute cooking – My go-to at the moment!
The tomato is known to have been cultivated as a food crop by the Incan civilization, but was believed to be poisonous by many other cultures across the world.
Kitchen Garden Recipes – Tomatoes
These wonderful tomato recipe ideas are taken from the book SCIENCE IN THE KITCHEN published in 1893.
Although vegetables are tasty, most of us in the western world have had our taste buds bombarded with all sorts of dynamic flavours, some nicer than others.
Veggie, vegan and Yummy
This is a basic veggie curry recipe. But be flexible. If you don’t like or haven’t got a turnip handy, for example, use something you do like that may be lurking in the corner of the vegetable rack!
I love cauliflower and can never resist buying them but sometimes, just sometimes 🙂 , I don’t get around to eating it.
More olden style recipe ideas. This time it’s asparagus in the spotlight. Personally I love asparagus and tend to fry it gently in olive oil for a few minutes or grill it but there are other ways …. 🙂
These Kitchen Garden Cabbage Recipes come from a book dating back a hundred years called “Science in the kitchen”. Cabbage and potatoes seem to come up a lot.
Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin
Goodness knows why I haven’t discovered this recipe before but it looks so much easier than cauliflower cheese which involves stirring a white sauce for ages.
Whether you call them zucchini or courgettes, these puffs will make a marvellous meal. According to the recipe, preparation time is 5 minutes and cooking time 6 minutes – Sounds good to me 🙂
Sesame Glazed Asparagus
Found this in a tiny little recipe book called ‘Creative Recipes for Spices’
I love asparagus and must try this as soon as I can find some sesame seeds and oil!
When you have a good crop of zucchini (courgettes) it’s easy to get bored with them, so get some recipe ideas down now before your bumper crop takes over!
Green Beans with garlic and basil
Although green beans have been cultivated for home use since the 16th century, string-less varieties weren’t really known until the turn of the 20th century.