Summer leftover bread Panzanella with rocket pesto
Serves 4 as a side
3 cups sourdough day old bread, cut into 2cm cubes spray olive oi
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
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
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
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
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
There are a lot of things that happen in the 80’s that most of us would like to forget about mainly the fashion and haircuts. When is comes to 80’s food the attitude isn’t much different. Sure we still love a classic crème brulee or carrot cake, but when was the last time you saw a roulade or cob loaf?
Being born in the 80’s we have many memories of food our parents made, especially for all those buffet style birthday parties. So we have decided to give the . . . → Read More: Sammy’s 80’s Spinach Dip, as seen on The Morning Show
Why not spice up your next dinner party with this delicious home made dip? It’s always a crowd pleaser at our house, and it’s definitely something different that your guests have probably never tried before. You can make this dip up to 3 days before hand, and it’s also a great spread for your morning toast or favourite sandwich.
To go with the dip, why not try some interesting vegetable crudités? Fennel and red breakfast radish are great alternatives to boring celery and carrot. Or, why not use up . . . → Read More: Bella’s Spiced Carrot Dip with Caraway and Chilli, as seen on The Morning Show
I’ve just come home from an amazing trip to Italy. I really had to pinch myself… not only was I on the spectacular amalfi coast, but I was also eating some of the most delicious food I’ve ever tasted. The very best lemons in Italy are grown here, in fact the town of Sorrento is famous for its limoncello, which has a DOP (Protected Designation of Origin). Our hotel was right opposite a lemon grove, which sold home made limoncello. The bad news is that even though I bought . . . → Read More: Bella’s Delizia Al Limone from Sorrento, as seen on The Morning Show
Spring racing season has begun! It’s a big day full of fabulous fascinators, outrageous outfits, sky high heels and bucket loads of bubbles. To survive such a big day, make sure you wear sunblock, hydrate well, and most importantly – have a proper energy boosting breakfast! There are loads of great energy boosting foods… especially blueberries, almonds, bananas and even dark chocolate. On top of that, all these ingredients are perfect hangover preventers! Sounds like a recipe for a delicious energy boosting breakfast smoothie to me…
Watch us demonstrate . . . → Read More: Bella’s Spring Racing Blueberry Smoothie, as seen on The Morning Show
Regionality in Chinese cooking is so important. Chinese isn’t just Chinese. In fact, each province has it’s own unique style and there’s a plethora of new and exciting traditional dishes that most Australian’s haven’t even heard of.
I’ve just come back from a trip to China where I came across this Northern Chinese speciality. Interestingly, they use potato in many traditional dishes. Although most people associate the potato with European cooking, it’s actually native to South America. It made its way to the Philippines through Spanish colonization then hop-skipped . . . → Read More: Bella’s Sichuan Spicy and Sour Shredded Potato “Tu Dou Si”, as seen on The Morning Show
Sammy’s Rocket and Walnut pesto on crostini
This may look like a simple pesto but it packs a good flavour punch. The peppery rocket with earthy walnuts is a match made in taste bud heaven and makes a more robust combination compared to basil and pine nuts. You can serve this simply on some toasted crostini or keep in the fridge for up to one week and enjoy tossed through linguine with some extra Parmesan grated on top.
This recipe is great served as a canapé or a dip . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Rocket and Walnut pesto on crostini