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Sammy’s Gnocchi alla Norma

Looking for a delicious way to use up Potatoes? Look no further! This yummy vegetarian Gnocchi is done in no time, and best yet, the Gnocchi only needs 5 ingredients! Tips: Use as little flour as possible, this will depend on the water content of the potato Bake the potatoes [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|

Sammy’s Thai Chicken chopped salad

My Thai sister-in-law is a fantastic cook but I do know there is a lot of work that goes into preparing the ingredients for Thai dishes, which then can be cooked in under 5 minutes in a hot wok. A luxury she didn’t have growing up was a food processor [...]

By |April 19th, 2017|

Korma Kale and Chickpea Fritters with Pataks Eggplant Pickle

  Corn fritters and zucchini fritters might have taken Aussie kitchens by storm, but did you know that they have been cooking fritters in India for years? “Pakora” are little fried snacks made from vegetables and chickpea flour. They are fried to crispy golden deliciousness, and our version, made with [...]

By |April 14th, 2017|

Bella’s slow cooked Dukkah Lamb on Turkish rolls with pickled Carrot and herb mayo

  Easter is coming! Christian cultures around the world celebrate Easter with many different recipes, and one thing’s for certain, there is always a luscious feast on Sunday with some very special meat and the Pope himself always eats lamb. The origins of lamb as a symbol of Easter come [...]

By |April 13th, 2017|

Egg-cellent Easter Entertaining Platter with two of our favourite dips, as seen on Sunrise

Easter isn’t just about chocolate, and when entertaining over the long weekend we love to tuck into savoury dishes with family and friends too! Fresh fruit and veggies, delish cheeses, and yummo proteins on an easy sharing platter, along with some Arnott’s crackers is how we like to entertain! But [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|

Cheat’s Torta Pasqualina: an Italian Easter spinach pie

The Italians are big on food and big on Easter! One of their most traditional Easter dishes is a torta pasqualina, literally translating to Easter Pie. It’s a spinach pie with a secret surprise -whole eggs baked into it. Eggs are an important symbol of Easter and new life in [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|

Sammy’s Kellogg’s French Toast Dip Sticks with Salted Caramel

We’ve been blogging for over 4 years now, and have shared over 450 free recipes in that time. I have to admit that while we do have lots of healthy light meals, we do also have some really fun, quirky and decadent dishes that just make you go “wow”. This [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|

Sammy’s Jamaican Cheese board with traditional Hot Cross Buns

Jamaica is the last place you’d expect to find hot cross buns… but they are indeed a legacy left by the British and an absolute local favourite at Easter time. The secret to good Jamaican cooking is in the spices (especially in Jerk chicken!) so their palates really do love [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|

Bundaberg Pork and Bacon Brioche Burger with pineapple chutney

  It might be Autumn but we’ve still got them summer vibes happening and now is the chance to use up whats left of our warm days and throw a tropical BBQ down the beach. To mix it up we are going to ditch the seafood and cook up some [...]

By |March 31st, 2017|

Bella’s Beef and Porcini Mushroom Sausage Rolls

This is a LUXURY sausage roll! Porcini mushrooms have an incredible flavour – and are the perfect pairing for delicious beef. So it’s just as important to buy best quality grass fed beef mince for this recipe. I quite like the Tamara Valley grass fed beef mince which I often [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|