Bella’s “Babka Wielkanoncna”, Polish Easter Babka with Lemon and Raisins

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Babka. Baba. Bundt. Kugelhopf. It’s a sweet, brioche-like yeast cake with a hole in the middle made all over continental europe, from Germany, to Poland, to France, Italy and as far as Turkey! There are loads of different versions, and in the culinary world the rum baba is most well known. The story goes that the king of Poland, Stanislaw Leszczynski, was fed the French-Alsatian version which . . . → Read More: Bella’s “Babka Wielkanoncna”, Polish Easter Babka with Lemon and Raisins

Bella’s easy peasy mac ‘n’ cheesy, as seen on Food For Life

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It’s comfort food time and who can say no to mac n cheese? This is a proper mac n cheese, as opposed to a mac n cheesy béchamel, aka cheesy white sauce, which most recipes call for. It’s a little more expensive to cook it this way, with pretty much just pasta and cheese, but it’s a real treat when done properly! And hey, if you’re going to treat yourself . . . → Read More: Bella’s easy peasy mac ‘n’ cheesy, as seen on Food For Life

Sammy’s French Tarte Tatin with Honey Brandy Creme Anglaise, as seen on The Morning Show

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Well we’ve experienced a bit of that Autumnal chill this week, and to celebrate I headed to the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains for a little get away, only 2 hours drive away from Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Its small quaint towns and warm hospitality made for a perfect weekend away. A highlight had to be The Apple Bar in Bilpin, serving local pear and apple ciders and a gorgeous apple . . . → Read More: Sammy’s French Tarte Tatin with Honey Brandy Creme Anglaise, as seen on The Morning Show

Bella’s Vegan Sang Choi Bao, as seen on The Morning Show

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On last week’s show we made a giant slab of pork for our traditional Italian porchetta… so this week we’re going vegan for a change! Plus, this recipe is gluten free and lactose free so it’s a fantastic dish for anyone who’s got tummy issues.

In Chinese, Sang Choi Bao means “lettuce wraps” and they are usually eaten as part of a celebration or banquet meal. Essentially, you . . . → Read More: Bella’s Vegan Sang Choi Bao, as seen on The Morning Show

Bella’s poached eggs with cheat’s hollandaise, as seen on Food For Life

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Such classic simplicty, such a beatiful dish. Such technique! Hollandaise has been known to strike fear in even the most experienced of chefs – the classic technique is marred with fears of curdling. Here, out cheats version is the next best thing. It’s made off the heat, so there’s no chance of curdling. And then there’s the . . . → Read More: Bella’s poached eggs with cheat’s hollandaise, as seen on Food For Life

Bella’s Autumn Spiced Sweet Potato Pie with Toasted Marshmallows and Bourbon Cream, as seen on The Morning Show

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We’re heading into autumn and some wonderful produce is coming into season, especially pumpkins and sweet potatoes! Sweet potato pie is a true American classic and is traditionaly served for thanksgiving, at the height of the northern hemisphere “fall”. This dish has been around since the 18th century, and was brought to America through the African slave trade in the 18th century.

Although sweet potatoes were considered a cheap . . . → Read More: Bella’s Autumn Spiced Sweet Potato Pie with Toasted Marshmallows and Bourbon Cream, as seen on The Morning Show

Sammy’s Last of Summer Panzanella Salad, as seen on The Morning Show

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Traditionally Panzella is a Tuscan dish made of day old bread, fresh tomatoes, olive oil, salt and vinegar. In this version we want to showcase the end of summer and enjoy a few last mouthfuls of the season best offereings.

Everyone knows tomatoes are best enjoyed in summer when the flesh is thin and the flavour has been perfectly developed and sweetened by the suns warm kiss. For this salad . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Last of Summer Panzanella Salad, as seen on The Morning Show

mmmm Mizeria, our go-to salad, as seen on Lifestyle Food

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This is a question from Anne: Hi girls! What’s your go-to Christmas salad? Something to have with all sorts of meats and seafood?

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For Christmas and all things summer our go to salad is joyfully simple and delicious for all types of meals. Its actually our dads recipe and its the only salad we would eat growing . . . → Read More: mmmm Mizeria, our go-to salad, as seen on Lifestyle Food

Bella’s Californian Black Bean dip with Jalapeños, as seen on The Morning Show

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I’ve just got back from a trip to the USA and ate SOOOOOOOO much good food! American food isn’t just about fast food and burgers… there are so many delicious dishes (some healthy, some more of a treat) from so many mini food cultures across different states.

From the classic Texan chili, to baja fish tacos from California, to Louisiana jambalaya, to Maryland crab cakes, to New York buffalo wings . . . → Read More: Bella’s Californian Black Bean dip with Jalapeños, as seen on The Morning Show

Can you be vegetarian on a budget? Your questions answered on LIfestyle Food

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This question comes from Jodie: Hi, I’m a student & a wannabe vegan/vegetarian, but I’m just learning to cook and I’m worried the price of fruit & veg may be a problem for my budget. Help! PS: I live in rural Australia, so no major fruit markets here (only small ones once a month?) Thank you for your time

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