Quick and easy “An Italian dish known as calzoni di patate filanti, AKA trousers of stringy potatoes. A calzone is directly translated as “stocking” or “trouser” is an Italian oven-baked turnover made with folded pizza dough. It originated in Naples in the 18th century. A typical calzone is made from salted bread dough, baked in an oven and is stuffed with salami, ham or vegetables, mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan or pecorino cheese, as well as an egg. Different regional variations in or on a calzone can often include […]
Quick and easy “Udon is a type of thick, wheat-flour noodle used frequently in Japanese cuisine. It is usually topped with thinly chopped scallions.” I’ve always loved japanese food, it’s culture and country. Recently, since the start of 2020, I made a personal choice to focus on eating more vegetarian meals throughout the week the choice was to see whether my health would improve; such as sleep, energy levels. Before covid-19, I used to always […]
Quick and easy “Asian style risotto inspired by Master Chef of Thailand Pam, recipe from Taste Life.” It’s always exciting to combine both cuisines from different cultures like East meets West. This fusionised risotto is so easy to make with a heaty kick in the end, all you want to do is have another bite of this rich creamy dish. This dish does really well with duck breast as an alternative to pork tenderloin.
For all my readers out there wondering what has happened to Tastingtales, it is with sad news to say that I find it hard to find the motivation to log into my blog following the death of my dad. Everything about food, cooking and eating doesn’t feel the same and everything about Tastingtales reminds me of him and it pains me to feel emptiness when attempting to get back into the kitchen or brain storm […]
Quick and easy “This is a latino inspired lasagna style. A healthy and quicker alternative than it’s traditional Italian rival.” This is a shorthand Mexican-influenced piled up in a lasagna-like fashion. In place of pasta layers, there are soft tortillas and in between them an assembly of minced beef tomato sauce, sour cream, avocado and tortillas sheets and plenty of cheese. I recently came across this dish when someone cooked this dish for me one […]
Quick and easy “Chilli crab is a Singaporean seafood dish. Mud crab are commonly used and are stir-fried in a semi-thick, sweet and savoury tomato and chilli based sauce. Despite its name, chilli crab is not a very spicy dish. It is listed at number 35 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods compiled by CNN Go in 2011. “The king of all crab dishes, this popular dish is served with the shell on, and […]