Bella’s hot smoked salmon, ruby red grapefruit and fennel salad, as seen on Food For Life

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So now you’ve all learned hot to hot smoke salmon, you’ve got o try this recipe! If you don’t have time to smoke the salmon, you can purchase some from the store. It won’t be as good, but still delicious! This salad is REALLY simple, and so delicious. The tartness of the ruby grapefruit works perfectly with the rich salmon, and the dish looks oh-so pretty with all the . . . → Read More: Bella’s hot smoked salmon, ruby red grapefruit and fennel salad, 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 chicken ballotine with green olives and prosciutto, polenta and red capsicum sauce

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This is a great dish for entertaining and very special occasions as it’s very, very impressive, and mostly can be prepared the day before. Deboning your own bird is a great skill and can be applied to chickens, ducks and even turkeys! The bones are not wasted – they go towards making a lovely stock that flavours our polenta. If it’s a bit tricky for you, remember . . . → Read More: Bella’s chicken ballotine with green olives and prosciutto, polenta and red capsicum sauce

Bella’s poached chicken in shitake broth with enoki, as seen on Sunrise

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Wow, this MKR is full of drama at the moment isn’t it?! Chloe & Kelly get inspired by michellin starred cuisine with their poached chicken in mushroom broth… this dish has loads of home-style potential and we’ve recreated it with some simple ingredients, all available at your local supermarket.

The girls used chicken breasts and skin (we see it’s Lilydale free range, it makes us happy to see . . . → Read More: Bella’s poached chicken in shitake broth with enoki, as seen on Sunrise

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

sammy’s perfectly crackled porchetta sambo with fennel seed rub and salsa verde, as seen on The Morning Show

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The weather is cooling down and we are slowly easing into comfort food zone! One of the best comfort foods has to be pork belly. Its fatty, fragrant with the right herbs and oh so deliciously satisfying. But the most prized part has to be the delicious pork crackling. Im a stickler for tradition and think that the skin should never be removed to crackle. Roasting it whole on . . . → Read More: sammy’s perfectly crackled porchetta sambo with fennel seed rub and salsa verde, as seen on The Morning Show

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

Catering for a big group? Easy! Making it a HOT delicious meal? Super easy! our top entertaining tips on LIfestyle food, as well as a recipe for old school chili con carne…

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Today’s question: I am preparing my birthday party. I would like to serve some hot food but I don’t want a big mess. Can you suggest something which will be nice, yummy, easy to serve and quickly clean up afterwards. I don’t want to cook while I am entertaining, so it has to be something, which can be done beforehand. It’s going to be 30 people.

You can ask . . . → Read More: Catering for a big group? Easy! Making it a HOT delicious meal? Super easy! our top entertaining tips on LIfestyle food, as well as a recipe for old school chili con carne…

Bella’s Best Ever Gumbo, as seen on The Morning Show

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So we’re back to our series on the delicious food of USA, and today we’re heading south to New Orleans, the home of gumbo. It may look like there’s a lot of ingredients, but trust me, it’s easy to make. The best part is that this recipe serves 8, so you’ll be chowing down on leftovers for a while! The great thing about gumbo is that you can put almost . . . → Read More: Bella’s Best Ever Gumbo, as seen on The Morning Show