Vintage recipes that you HAVE to try!

Do you want to surprise your friends with some traditional American vintage recipes?! Then keep reading because in this blog I will share some of my favourite (vegetarian) recipes. Invite some friends over for a dinner party and channel your inner domestic goddess. These recipes are guaranteed to impress.

Brunch: Eggs Benedict
There is a reason why Eggs Benedict is one of my and even one of the worlds all-time favourite dishes. Have you ever tasted this delicious dish? No?! Then it’s time to put on your apron and get your cook on, because your festive brunch won’t be complete without this delicious classic.

What do you need?

  • 2 English muffins
  • 4 large eggs
  • Hollandaise sauce
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cherry tomatoes
  • Sprigs of parsley

What’s cooking, good looking?

  • Start by poaching the eggs and keeping them warm in a bowl of warm water.
  • Slice the English muffins, toast them and then butter them.  
  • Put two halves of muffin on each plate and top with a poached egg.
  • Pour over some Hollandaise sauce and garnish with parsley and chopped cherry tomato. Best brunch ever!

Dinner: Veggie Pot Pie
After all the delicious Christmas food and sweet treats, you might fancy a delicious veggie boost. Why not give my recipe for veggie pot pie a try? This culinary delight is ready in no time and tastes finger-licking good! And the best thing is that you can mix and match veggies making it a real versatile dish.  

What do you need?

  • Pie dish
  • 1 ready rolled puff pastry sheet
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 60 grams flour
  • 100 grams peas
  • 200 grams white beans, drained
  • 275 ml vegetable stock
  • A pinch of pepper
  • A pinch of salt
  • A dash of soy sauce
  • Oil

I’ve bean thinking about you

  • Preheat the oven to 200oC/400oF and grease the dish with oil.
  • Chop the onions and garlic and dice the carrot and celery.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the onions, garlic, carrot and celery until the onion is translucent.
  • Peel and dice the potatoes, add to the vegetables and mix well.
  • Then add the flour, the vegetable stock and the peas to the mixture.
  • Add the white beans to the pan and flavour with salt, pepper and soy sauce. Cook for another 3 minutes and take off the heat.
  • Line the dish with the puff pastry and leave some pastry to cover the filling.
  • Pour the filling into the pastry-lined dish and arrange the rest of the puff pastry over the filling.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes until the crust is golden brown and crispy. The exact time depends on the oven you use, so make sure that you keep an eye on your pot pie. Yummy in my tummy!

Dessert: homemade Cherry Milkshake
Let’s go back to the fifties… Is there anything better than sitting in a typical diner with red leather seats and a black-and-white chequered floor, slurping a milkshake and listening to the jukebox playing? Wouldn’t you just love that? You can now recreate these lovely vintage feelings at home with your friends! 

What do you need?

  • Blender
  • 125 ml milk
  • 2 Tbsp cherry sauce or cherry jam
  • 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cherry
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles

I can shake it, shake it, like I’m supposed to do!

  • Using the blender, mix the milk with the cherry sauce or jam until the mixture is frothy. 
  • Add the ice cream and blend until smooth. 
  • Pour the shake into a tall glass, top with lots of whipped cream, decorate with sprinkles and finish off with a cute paper straw and a cherry. My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard…

Maxime

Red lipstick and eyeliner are my eternal loves, but I also love travelling, shopping, cacti, eating sushi and doing spontaneous things. Less bitter, more glitter!

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