Sammy’s Creamy Chicken and Almond Curry with Hahn Super Dry, the Perfect Pairing!

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Wow! We can’t believe round 2 of our Perfect Pairings campaign is coming out!

This month, we’re inspired by winter warmers, and a delicious full flavoured curry is definitely on the cards (especially if you’re in your trakkie daks on the couch!). If you’re concerned about your weight, then fear not! This curry is deliciously low fat. Its creamy consistency comes from the addition of almond meal, which also adds a natural sweetness to balance out the spice. This curry re-heats and freezes well too – so you can . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Creamy Chicken and Almond Curry with Hahn Super Dry, the Perfect Pairing!

Sammy’s Leftover Bread Panzanella Salad with Rocket Pesto

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Summer leftover bread Panzanella with rocket pesto

 

Serves 4 as a side

Toasted bread

3 cups sourdough day old bread, cut into 2cm cubes spray olive oi

Salad

2 roasted red capsicums, good quality jarred is ok 2 medium heirloom tomatoes ½ red onions 1 cup chickpeas ½ bunch basil leaves 40 ml extra virgin olive oil 1 garlic clove salt and pepper 2 tbs lemon juice 3 tbs basil pesto

Pesto

300g wild rocket 300g walnuts 150g grated Parmesan 1 ½ tbs finely chopped garlic sea . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Leftover Bread Panzanella Salad with Rocket Pesto

Bella’s Healthy Ancient Grain Chocolate Crackles plus Home Made Yoghurt, as seen on The Morning Show

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It’s school holidays! Sammy and I are lucky enough to have 2 younger sisters, 12 year old Paris and Zara. They just love cooking (’tis in the blood, you see!) so we’ve teamed up with the whole family to present this week’s segment on The Morning Show!

Chances are, your kids are getting bored and driving you a bit crazy. The solution? Get them in the kitchen! Kids love getting creative in the kitchen, but it can get dangerous with hot ovens and sharp knives… not to mention . . . → Read More: Bella’s Healthy Ancient Grain Chocolate Crackles plus Home Made Yoghurt, as seen on The Morning Show

Sammy’s Dark Chocolate and Mascarpone Mousse in a Thermomix, as seen on The Morning Show

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Desserts can be a lot of work, especially when entertaining for special occasions. This Easter we made a delicious and simple chocolate marscarpone dessert which was perfect for entertaining as it could be made up to 2 days in advance and set in individual glasses.

If you own a thermomix then you’ll be extra pleased because this dessert can be made in under 10 minutes in the thermomix and using only the one bowl. Make the chocolate base first then whip the cream for service in under 25 . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Dark Chocolate and Mascarpone Mousse in a Thermomix, as seen on The Morning Show

Bella’s leftover christmas ham and pea broth with summer vegetables

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This is definitely NOT the stodgy pea and ham soup most people are used to. It’s actually light, fresh, and full of healthy garden fresh greens. The best thing is that it’s summer friendly, so even on a warm day you can devour it without feeling heavy.

This is exactly how my mum always made pea and ham sou – thanks for the recipe mum! But we’ve added a little twist. Some fresh lemon zest spiked gremolata over the top really brings this dish to life.

If you don’t . . . → Read More: Bella’s leftover christmas ham and pea broth with summer vegetables

Bella’s Caveman Lamingtons, a paleo treat, as seen on The Morning Show

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We’ve heard that there are cavemen and cavewomen running all over Australia… the paleo diet is huge! So we thought we’d give you a paleo-friendly and gluten free dessert, which will tickle the taste buds of paleo’s and grain eaters alike.

Nothing brings out a sense of nostalgia like a good old Aussie lamington, and ours are made with taste bud and paleo friendly coconut flour. Coconut flour is fantastic gluten free flour, best used when you actually want a coconut flavour in the final dish as it’s quite strong. . . . → Read More: Bella’s Caveman Lamingtons, a paleo treat, as seen on The Morning Show

Choc orange ganache filled eggs with candied almond, for Oliver Brown Chocolate Cafe

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This Easter we’ve teamed up with Oliver Brown Chocolate cafes to create some extravagant Easter creations!

We started by creating Australia’s most extravagant and expensive Easter egg… The concept was born out of our eastern European heritage and Aussie taste buds. The 60cm tall, 100% edible Faberge Easter egg was covered in edible 24 carat white gold leaf, edible pearls and edible diamonds. Inside it was filled with spiced chocolate ganache, 3kg of honeycomb and dozens of specialty chocolates from Oliver Brown. All in all, the egg weighed over 23kg . . . → Read More: Choc orange ganache filled eggs with candied almond, for Oliver Brown Chocolate Cafe

Bella’s BBQ lamb salad with feta creme dressing, perfectly paired with James Boags Premium

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Coming from a Polish background, food has always been at the centre of any family occasion. Never too far away while making food, and sitting down to enjoy it, was the drink of choice (the only choice), a beer.

So from the day we were able to enjoy a drink, beer has always been the companion to the food we shared around the table.

When the opportunity arose to pair our recipes with the beers we love to drink with them, we were naturally very excited.

Sipping our way . . . → Read More: Bella’s BBQ lamb salad with feta creme dressing, perfectly paired with James Boags Premium

Bella’s leftover chistmas turkey and grilled peach salad with cranberry vinaigrette

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I just love adding fruit to a savoury dish… just like adding a pinch of salt to your dessert, the addition of sweet fruit to a savoury dish rounds out the taste by balancing any number of flavours. Spicy chilli, fatty/fuller flavoured meats, or bitter greens are all made tastier with a little sweetness.

This is a fantastic summer and autumn dish, and you can grill any summer stone fruit or autumn pears/apples to add to your salads. Just make sure the fruit is slightly underripe so that it . . . → Read More: Bella’s leftover chistmas turkey and grilled peach salad with cranberry vinaigrette

Bella’s Paprykarz z kurczaka, Polish chicken and red pepper stew, as seen on The Morning Show

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When it comes to fruit and vegetables, cheap is usually the best! Food prices don’t just depend on the quality of the produce, when it comes to fresh fruit and vegetables, mother nature has the most influence! At peak times it’s season, fresh produce is in bulk supply, so producers flog their stock at excellent prices to make sure they clear the stocks before they spoil. The end of the season is often even better… fruits and veggies have had many hours in the beaming australian sunshine . . . → Read More: Bella’s Paprykarz z kurczaka, Polish chicken and red pepper stew, as seen on The Morning Show