Recipe: Polish “Kompot”, steeped fruit and spices with vodka, as seen on The Morning Show

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Here in Australia we still follow many food traditions from the cooler countries over Christmas serving glazed ham and turkey, but we have also adopted some new traditions making the Aussie prawn the star of many Christmas day feasts. One I’m sure our European friends are jealous about!

We are always looking for ways to bring our polish heritage together with the Australian Christmas, which is hard considering Poland . . . → Read More: Recipe: Polish “Kompot”, steeped fruit and spices with vodka, as seen on The Morning Show

Recipe: Super Green Thermomix Blended Juice, as seen on The Morning Show

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Summer is definitely on it’s way and we all want to look our best, but we don’t want to sacrifice flavour. This delicious blended juice is the perfect breakfast or snack to keep you healthy and looking good.

This green juice is packed full of superfoods, and interestingly it’s a blended juice, not a juiced juice. What’s the difference? All the dietary fibre remins in the drink rather than . . . → Read More: Recipe: Super Green Thermomix Blended Juice, as seen on The Morning Show

Recipe: Avocado Smoothie, the Hangover Cure-all, as seen in Food on Tap

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So we’ve got a healthy berry cacao smoothie, an indulgent peanut butter smoothie, and a indian mango lassi – now it’s time to shake it up a bit! Some of us might be drowning the winter blues with one-too-many glasses of vino, and waking up to a cold morning and a headache is not fun. If this is the case, we recommend you continue a liquid diet with this . . . → Read More: Recipe: Avocado Smoothie, the Hangover Cure-all, as seen in Food on Tap

Recipe: Mango and Coconut Lassi, as seen in Food on Tap

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A lassi is a traditional Indian smoothie (not a canine TV star…), and can be served as a dessert or a drink. It’s rich, thick and full of flavour, and the secret is to balance the acidity from the yoghurt with the sweetness of the honey. You should only use fresh mango in summer when it’s in season and ripe, otherwise use frozen or tinned mango during the cooler months.

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Recipe: Nutella and Peanut Butter Bang Smoothie, as seen in Food on Tap

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If you feel like an indulgence, this smoothie is your one way ticket to gluttony. The rich ingredients blending into an ice cold smoothie make this the perfect dessert! The secret is the peanut butter, which adds a creamy flavour with a slight salty note which compliments all the sweetness from the Nutella and banana. Consider yourself warned, its addictive!

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Serves 4

3 heaped . . . → Read More: Recipe: Nutella and Peanut Butter Bang Smoothie, as seen in Food on Tap

Recipe: Berry, Raw Cacao and Almond Breakfast Smoothie, as seen in Food on Tap

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This smoothie is all about superfoods. Berries are fantastic as they are low in sugar and high in antioxidants. Almonds add crunch and are low GI, to get you through to lunch. Chia seeds are high in fibre, have more vitamin C than oranges and more calcium than milk. Head down to your local health food store and buy some Maca powder which is kind of like your energizer . . . → Read More: Recipe: Berry, Raw Cacao and Almond Breakfast Smoothie, as seen in Food on Tap

Recipe: Valentine Blush (Gin, Cardamom, Rose and Cucumber)

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Valentines Day is nearly here, in case you haven’t already guessed! Whether or not you have plans with a loved one, it’s a day to treat ourselves with something delicious and a little bit special. Many of us will have plans for some yummy food and you can find some great valentines recipes right here on www.sammyandbella.com. Try Oysters, Breakfast in Bed, cupcakes, or our special “dude food” . . . → Read More: Recipe: Valentine Blush (Gin, Cardamom, Rose and Cucumber)

Recipe: Home made almond milk shake with dates and raspberries, as seen on The Morning Show

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There seem to be so many people with lactose intolerances these days, and even though there are alternatives to cow’s milk (soy milk, almond milk, rice milk and oat milk) we often hear complaints about some of the added sugars, flavours and emulsifiers in these products, as well as the high cost of some brands. A healthy and cost effective solution is to make your own almond milk at . . . → Read More: Recipe: Home made almond milk shake with dates and raspberries, as seen on The Morning Show

Recipe: White hot chocolate with chestnuts – as seen on The Morning Show

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The chill of winter is on its way and that can only mean 1 thing in our house – hot chocolate! The chestnuts not only add flavour, but an amazing thick and creamy texture… making this hot chocolate the perfect late night winter snack to enjoy curled up on the couch. Whole unsweetened chestnuts are available in a tin (try Clement Faugier brand, for stockists call 02 9669 2211) . . . → Read More: Recipe: White hot chocolate with chestnuts – as seen on The Morning Show

Recipe: Raspberry and Mint Scented Water

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What a refreshing and delicious drink for a hot summer lunch! . . . → Read More: Recipe: Raspberry and Mint Scented Water