Quick and easy “Tomato soup is a soup made with tomatoes as the primary ingredient. It may be served hot or cold in a bowl, and may be made in a variety of ways. It may be smooth in texture, and there are also recipes which include chunks of tomato, cream, chicken or vegetable stock, vermicelli, chunks of other vegetables and meatballs. Popular toppings for tomato soup include sour cream or croutons.” Perfect as a winter warmer, this soup is my favourite during that time of […]
Quick and easy “Shepherd’s pie is a ground meat pie with a crust or topping of mashed potato. The recipe has many variations, but the defining ingredients are ground red meat cooked in a gravy or sauce with onions, and topped with a layer of mashed potato before it is baked. Sometimes other vegetables are added to the filling, such as peas, celery or carrots. The pie is sometimes also gratineed with grated cheese to […]
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 […]