Sammy’s Hot Pink Beetroot Dip, as seen on Food For Life

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We’ve all heard the saying that we eat “with our eyes” and this is especially true for kids who all too often seem to have a genetic aversion to all things green. Hiding veggies is the most common trick parents use, but have you tried celebrating the veg?

There are loads of delicious healthy veggies that aren’t green, like sweet potato, corn, carrots, and tomatoes. Our favourite is definitely beetroot, it’s natural sweetness make it delicious for kids, and they will love the hot pink colour.

Beets are a . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Hot Pink Beetroot Dip, as seen on Food For Life

Sammy’s Mushroom and Mascarpone Bruschetta with Truffle Oil, as seen on Food For Life

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Mushrooms are probably one of the most versitile ingredients to cook with. We are lucky enough to have some great farms that can provide us with these delcious buttons of fungus all year round! For a warming wintery treat we like to make a decadent creamy mushroom bruschetta with Truffle oil. Serving it on some hot charred artisan bread with a rub of garlic means this dish ticks all the boxes.

The mascarpone in this recipe means that the mushrooms arent too heavy with cream and won’t make the . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Mushroom and Mascarpone Bruschetta with Truffle Oil, as seen on Food For Life

Sammy’s Seared Scallops with Crispy Pancetta and Watercress, as seen on Food For Life

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Scallops are one of the most delicious foods to come from the sea, but they can be ruined if cooked improperly. Our preferred way to cook them is pan frying after brining for the best flavour and caramelised scallop. Its also very important to not over cook scallops, otherwise you risk making them rubbery.

A few tips when cooking scallops: heat a larger pan on a high heat and make sure you don’t over crowd it when cooking the scallops. Another tip is to only turn your scallops once . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Seared Scallops with Crispy Pancetta and Watercress, as seen on Food For Life

Bella’s Italian Family Favourite: Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage, as seen on The Morning Show

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Everyone loves gnocchi, not just Italians! They are delicious little potato based dumplings with a pillow like soft texture… and if you’ve ever eaten real home made gnocchi, you’ll never ever ever ever go back to the stodgy store bought stuff which is more akin to rubber bullets. Make these super simple gnocchi your new family favourite!

We’re all about inspiring every Aussie out there to reconnect with their family traditions and heritage through food. We asked our Facebook fans with Italian heritage to tell us what their favourite . . . → Read More: Bella’s Italian Family Favourite: Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage, as seen on The Morning Show

Bella’s Cantonese Family Favourite: Chicken Corn Soup, as seen on The Morning Show

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We’re all about inspiring every Aussie out there to reconnect with their family traditions and heritage through food.

Often, we’ve somewhat lost connection to our blood backgrounds, sometimes because our families came to Australia several generations ago and we’ve let go of some of our traditions. Some people no longer speak the language or follow many cultural traditions, but no matter who you are or where your blood came from, we ALL remember 1 thing with fondness and nostalgia… the food!

Whether your ancestors came from Greece, Scotland, China or . . . → Read More: Bella’s Cantonese Family Favourite: Chicken Corn Soup, as seen on The Morning Show

Sammy’s chilled broadbean soup with home made tapenade

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Click here to watch the official VIDEO RECIPE on Food For Life!

This is a great quick and easy soup that is light and full of flavour. Its perfect as an entrée or canapé and a great vegetarian option. The stock can be made upto 3 months in advance and kept in the freezer, and broad beans are available year round in the frozen section of your local supermarket. The olive tapenade adds great kick and the goats cheese emulsion adds zing to the dish. Serve on its own, . . . → Read More: Sammy’s chilled broadbean soup with home made tapenade

The best ever recipe for garlic prawns, as seen on Lifestyle food

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This question comes from ray: could you please give me the best recipe for garlic prawns i have tried a few but I want to try yours thank you cant what to here from you

Answer:

Garlic prawns are a very simple recipe, so to make the best garlic prawns you need the best quality ingredients.

You should always buy Australian prawns as they have much better flavour than the Asian version, especially as we have better farming methods and better quality water.

Imported garlic has hardly any flavour, . . . → Read More: The best ever recipe for garlic prawns, as seen on Lifestyle food

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 MKR is supporting happy healthy chooks!) for their dish, but in our recipe we’re using the whole bird. We’re pulling . . . → 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 can put almost any filling inside the lettuce leaf, the important thing is the combination of textures. The crisp, cold . . . → Read More: Bella’s Vegan Sang Choi Bao, as seen on The Morning Show

Bella’s Popcorn Shrimp (don’t stop til you pop!), as seen on The Morning Show

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So, I went to America and I fell in love. Love at first taste with Old Bay spice mix. The celery salt ridden pearl of southern seafood cooking was absolutely delicious. One of my favourite memories was hanging out by the wharf in DC, eating freshly boiled Chesapeake Bay crabs off a table covered in newspaper. It’s messy, delicious business. The crab was oh-so-sweet but the best bit was the old bay. We mixed up an artery-clogging (but so worth it) dipping sauce of simple melted butter with . . . → Read More: Bella’s Popcorn Shrimp (don’t stop til you pop!), as seen on The Morning Show