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Breakfast Piadina, at the Good Food and Wine Show

Bread is a staple of so many cultures, and Italy has some of the best bread in the world! But it’s not just focaccia and ciabatta – there is a plethora of styles, each belonging to the hearts of specific Italian regions. “Piadina” is a flat bread that originates in [...]

By |June 24th, 2017|

Greek braised lamb shanks, Arni Kokkinisto – αρνί κοκκινιστό

Winter is for braising, and this Greek dish will have all your neighbours begging to come over for family dinner! In Greek it’s called Arni Kokkinosto (pronounced koh-keen-isto), and it essentially translates to “reddened” – referring to the rich tomato sauce the lamb is cooked in. Lamb shanks do take [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|

Healthy brekky – One Pan Mexican Shakshouka

Last week we had the pleasure of being invited to an amazing event – the World’s Biggest Degustation! It was indeed a massive brekky degustation with 42 courses (just a bite size of each thank goodness!) created by Sydney top chef, Matt Fletcher. We especially loved to soft boiled eggs [...]

By |June 10th, 2017|

Butter Chicken and Almond Seekh Kebab with Mango Chutney Yoghurt, for Pataks

Seekh kebabs are a North Indian/Pakistani dish with ties to middle eastern cookery - spiced ground meat is threaded onto skewers and cooked over a charcoal BBQ. It's fantastic street food - especially delicious wrapped up in a naan bread with some sauce. This is a really easy chicken and [...]

By |June 10th, 2017|

One-pot slow cooker butter chicken and buttery rice, for Pataks

Traditionally, butter chicken, also known as “makhani” in Indian, is made with chicken pieces on the bone, which are perfect for slow cooking coming into the cooler months. The bones release lots of flavour and nutrients into the dish, which is cooked in butter for extra yumminess. Don’t be tempted [...]

By |June 10th, 2017|

Lamb Tikka Shephards Pie with Mushy Pea Crust, for Pataks

This dish is an homage to British Indian cooking. When you think about it, there are so many ingredients that both the Indians and British love to use – potatoes, peas, lamb, and mint are all classics in both cuisines. So it’s no wonder that throughout history the English have [...]

By |June 10th, 2017|

Sammy’s Smoothie madness

So I think its pretty clear that all current food trends are pointing to smoothies! I’ve been making smoothies all my life and over the past 4 years it’s been all about the healthy smoothie. Adding super foods and substituting dairy for homemade almond milk have been the main changes [...]

By |May 23rd, 2017|

Chinese crispy roast pork belly with crackling, Siu Yuk 燒肉 – as seen on The Morning Show

  When we were kids, Mothers Day and special occasions meant mum had the night off from cooking, and her favourite place to go out was our local Chinese Restaurant. Back then, she had no idea how to cook Chinese food at home, so going out was our only option… in fact, she [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|

Bundy Rum Braised Wagyu Beef Brisket with Rum sauce

  Is there anything better than Footy night, mates, an easy mouth watering slow cooked piece of meat, and a few Bundaberg Rum Old Fashioned drinks to round it all off? We’ve teamed up with Bundaberg rum to create the perfect footy night dish that not only compliments the brut [...]

By |May 8th, 2017|

Sammy’s quick and easy Pizzette

Pizzette in Italian literally means mini pizza, a traditional finger or buffet food that can be either enjoyed straight out of the oven or cold the next day. I have fond memories of meeting my mum at her work after school and the Italian café next door did the best [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|