Picnic season has begun! There’s nothing better than spending a lazy weekend in the fresh air, lying in the shade of a big tree and eating some amazing food. At the same time, there’s nothing worse than a picnic that goes wrong! Here are my top tips for the perfect picnic:
Plan carefully, it’s just like a dinner party, but outdoors Simple is best Choose finger Food to avoid cutlery Take food that won’t melt or go off Avoid fragile foods to transport
It’s also a good idea . . . → Read More: Bella’s Banana and Buttermilk Cupcakes with Peanut Butter and Yoghurt Icing, as seen on The Morning Show
In Australia we are so lucky to sample so many amazing foods from different cultures from around the world. This week Hindus around the world will celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, and families everywhere decorate their homes with lamps and candles, and even throw fireworks displays! A huge annual festival was held last week in Melbourne’s Federation square to commemorate the festival, with a turn out of over 50 thousand people!
And if you would like to celebrate this . . . → Read More: Bella’s Indian Almond and Pistachio fudge slice ”Badam Burfi”, as seen on The Morning Show
The best Italian food is often considered to be peasant food. Its made with cheaper or left over ingredients that form a simple but delicious dish. Italians are all about the best quality ingredients and they don’t like wasting anything. A little extra thought and lots of love make the peasant style dishes some of Italy’s best foods.
This dish uses day old bread like never before, to make soft and fluffy dumplings. When I first read this recipe I didn’t know how they would bind and hold together . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Thermomix Ricotta Dumplings with Napoletana Sauce, as seen on The Morning Show
Pancakes are one of the worlds favourite breakfasts. What makes them so special is that almost every cuisine has their own version. Ricotta pancakes are believed to have originated in Italy but now it seems that most European countries will have their own version of ricotta pancakes.
Ricotta is the easiest cheese to make, which is probably why so many countries around the world will cook with it. You can find my recipe in our first ever e-book where is make fresh ricotta to go into a Calzone.
When . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Ricotta lemon pancakes with fruit salad, as seen on The Morning Show
Australians are really jumping onto the bandwagon when it comes to celebrating Halloween… Kids are getting dressed up and trick or treating in every Aussie suburb these days! Halloween’s roots lie in ancient pagan rituals celebrating the end of the harvest season, and the festivity evolved into an important day in the Christian calendar… All Hallow’s Day, All Saints Day, or Day of the Dead is a time to remember friedns and family members who have passed, celebrate their lives, and cook some of their favourite foods!
No where . . . → Read More: Bella’s Day of the Dead Skull Cookies, as seen on The Morning Show
If you watch The Morning Show on channel 7, it’s likely that you’ve seen us galavanting around Italy stuffing our faces full of the most amazing pasta! We were incredibly lucky to be invited by Barilla to attend and judge the world pasta championships. And since we were in Italy, we thought the best way to bring home the authentic flavours to our viewers was to create a mini series for The Morning Show, “Sammy and Bella’s Italian Feast”.
Our trip started with a tour of the Barilla pasta . . . → Read More: Sammy and Bella travel to Italy to visit Parma, Italy. The home of Barilla and Italy’s best Pasta
Are you a silly yak? Oops… typo, I mean coeliac. In all fairness, it’s not a laughing matter. It’s estimated that 330,000 Australians suffer from coeliac disease, and that means that 330,000 pasta lovers are concerned about how on earth they are going to eat their favourite food. Fear not! Barilla is now making AMAZING tasting gluten free pasta!
Many of us have specific dietary needs these days… so we’ve created a “cure all” recipe which is gluten free, vegetarian, and very low in lactose (we’re using pecorino, which . . . → Read More: Bella’s Barilla Gluten Free Penne with mushroom, red wine and garlic ragu
October 16th is Word Food Day, and here in Australia we are utterly obsessed with food. It splashed all over our televisions, smart phones and magazines. I’m sure we can all agree that we love food, but how many of us treat our food with the utmost respect. In Australia we waste about 20% of all our fresh produce, which amounts to about $1000 per household. Now a thousand dollars might not seem like a lot over the year but when you consider the fact that 850 million people around . . . → Read More: Sammy’s food scrap saving recipes, for world food day, as seen on The Morning Show
Australian spring has arrived, and I know this because my hay fever is going crazy and there is a swarm of bees outside moving from one flowering tree to the next. Ill be trying to avoid them coming into my apartment this year.
With spring also comes the heat and our desire to eat delicious fresh seafood. So before you whip out the BBQ and throw on the shrimp, try this delicious prawn spaghettini, made even more deliciously prawny with a home made prawn oil.
We were lucky enough . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Barilla Tagliatelle prawn pasta with fresh herbs, as seen on The Morning Show