All posts tagged: food

Losing my passion with Tastingtales

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My thoughts

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 […]

Mexican lasagna

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Western cuisine

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 […]

Chilli crab

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Asian cuisine

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 […]

Butterflied roast chicken

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Western cuisine

Quick and easy “Butterflying a chicken means to remove the backbone of the chicken so that the whole chicken can lay flat on a baking sheet or rack while it roasts. The culinary theory behind butterflying is very simple: it allows the breasts and the legs to cook more evenly. With all the parts of the chicken at the same height, the heat in the oven will reach them more evenly. This way, you don’t […]

Oven-baked almond chicken

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Western cuisine

Quick and easy “A clean eating version of chicken breasts that are baked instead of fried, and coated in almonds flakes and breadcrumbs. This almond crusted chicken is fantastic for stubborn eaters – it crunchy on the outside, moist inside and full of flavour.” This oven-baked chicken recipe has a combination of super flavours and is so easy to do. Have dinner on the table in less than an hour.

Apple and almond meal flaugnarde

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Western cuisine

Quick and easy “A baked French dessert of fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter. The clafoutis is dusted with powdered sugar and served lukewarm, sometimes with cream. A traditional Limousin clafoutis contains pits of the cherries.  The pits contain amygdalin, the active chemical in almond extract, so during baking a small amount of amygdalin from the pits is released into the clafoutis, adding a complementary […]