Bella’s Tagliatelle alla Bolognese with Heineken – Perfect Pairings

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There’s not a single person in Australia, young or old who doesn’t love Bolognese sauce, and there are many who claim their version is the best. We’re super excited to share our authentic recipe because not only did we visit Bologna in Italy where Bolognese comes from, but we’ve perfectly paired it with the clean, crips taste of Heineken .

 

Authentically a ragu (which means slow cooked meat sauce) is served with tagliatelle pasta because it’s wide enough to hold onto the lovely thick meaty . . . → Read More: Bella’s Tagliatelle alla Bolognese with Heineken – Perfect Pairings

Sammy’s Healthy Chocolate Cake – as seen on The Morning Show

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Sammy’s Healthy Chocolate Cake

Recently I have had a number of friends begging me to make my uber decadent Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cake, (you can find the recipe here) and I’ve kind of been avoiding it. Mainly because I’m on a bit of a health kick and although it is flourless, it still has a bit of sugar.

 

So to keep my keep my friends and myself happy I stared to research some super healthy chocolate cake recipes that are, sugar, dairy and gluten free. And there . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Healthy Chocolate Cake – as seen on The Morning Show

Sammy’s Wild Mushroom Risotto – as seen on The Morning Show

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Autumn is the season of wild mushrooms and we couldn’t be more excited. Each year we throw on our gum boots and warm coats, grab a basket and knife and head out mushroom foraging. Our family has been doing it for generations, and we have been going since we could walk. It’s probably one our families favourite traditions and you’ll find a lot of other Eastern European families do the same each year. We usually go out to Belanglo State Forest, which is about a 2.5 hour drive . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Wild Mushroom Risotto – as seen on The Morning Show

Bella’s Dark chocolate pudding with White Rabbit Dark Ale, the Perfect Pairing

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We’re so excited about the latest Perfect Pairings recipe for our Winter Chocolate Puddings with White Rabbit Dark Ale. This beer has become a new favourite of ours because of its rich, dark flavour but at the same time it’s also refreshing – perfect for any dark ale novices out there.

 

We loved creating this recipe because it gave us a chance to experiment with a dark ale in a dessert and combine our passion for beer and dark chocolate. The mix of . . . → Read More: Bella’s Dark chocolate pudding with White Rabbit Dark Ale, the Perfect Pairing

Bella’s Shakshouka Eggs with Labne and Zhoug, as seen on The Morning Show

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This has to be the best breakfast in the world… and perfect for Mothers’ Day, a chilly Sunday morning in bed (possibly with a hangover!) or as an amazing brunch dish if you’ve got friends or family dropping by. In fact, you can eat this dish for dinner too! #breakfastfordinner

Shakshouka eggs are basically baked eggs in a rich tomato, chilli and cumin sauce. The dish originated in Tunisia and is eaten all over North Africa and in Israel, where it has become a national favourite ever since it . . . → Read More: Bella’s Shakshouka Eggs with Labne and Zhoug, as seen on The Morning Show

Sammy’s deconstructed christmas pavlova with passionfruit cream

deconstructed pavlova with passionfruit cream

Did you know that Pavlova is just as good in chilly winter as it is in Summer? Tropical fruits are a MUST, and although mango is out of season, the good news is that passionfruit is in season! WHAT??!? I hear you ask. It’s true, passionfruit drops twice per year, in summer and again in winter (usually late may to early june, weather dependant).

So why not have a wintery christmasy dinner party and feature this delicious deconstructed Pav! mmmmmmmmmmm!

xoxo S&B

For more christmas recipes, CLICK HERE!

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Bella explains aged beef: wet vs dry, as seen on Lifestyle Food

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Let’s start by discussing what aging means, exactly. Aged meat is juicier, more tender, and more delicious, and it’s mostly due to the natural enzymes which break down the connective and muscle tissues. Some meats, such as chicken, only need a few days of aging, while beef can take weeks or even months.

Dry aging is the most traditional process, where whole sides of beef are hung in temperature and humidity controlled environments for at least 4 weeks. In addition to the naturally occurring enzymes, the beef quality . . . → Read More: Bella explains aged beef: wet vs dry, as seen on Lifestyle Food

Sammy’s leftover christmas turkey waldorf salad

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Yum! We just love waldorf salad, it’s the perfect combination of meatiness, creaminess and crunchiness. The flavours balance perfectly too – the bitter almonds, sweet apple and salty dressing are a match made in heaven. You can use leftover turkey or leftover roast chicken in this recipe, or some grilled or poached chicken will do the trick too.

Apples are in season right now so it’s great time to use them in all your cooking, whether it be a sweet or savoury dish like this one. For presentation, try . . . → Read More: Sammy’s leftover christmas turkey waldorf salad

Bella’s Anzac Day Rosemary and Poppy Seed Shortbread

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Today we celebrate Anzac Day with a recipe inspired by some of the traditional symbols of Anzac Day – Rosemary and Poppy. We also pay tribute to the Aussies who remained at home, whose ration packs with home baked goods (such as Anzac Biscuits) were sent all the way to the battle fields. And we pay respect to the heart felt messages of love and support, delivered via these baked goods.

The poppy is a powerful symbol for remembrance day on 11th November, it represents the blood shed by . . . → Read More: Bella’s Anzac Day Rosemary and Poppy Seed Shortbread

Sammy’s Old Irish Soda Bread, as seen on Lifestyle Food

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We’re very lucky to be Home Cooking Experts for Lifestyle Food. Each week, we answer your questions on www.lifestylefood.com.au! If you’d like to ask us a foodie question, just CLICK HERE and ask away

Recently, John asked us for our recipe for Old Irish Soda Bread. If you’d like to try our recipe, you can read the full article HERE!

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