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
Quinoa is one of those superfoods that many people find hard to pronounce. Its Keen-wah by the way, and a lot of people are getting very keen on its health benefits and its deliciously earthy nutty flavour!
Quinoa is very high in B vitamins, zinc, potassium, calcium, fibre and vitamin E. Because is give a slow release of every it’s a great alternative to rice and cous cous. Its also not to be mistaken for a grain, its actually a seed and comes in white, black and red colours . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Brekky Quinoa salad with chorizo and fried egg, as seen on The Morning Show
Sammy’s Jamming Season!!
Summer is over and Autumn is in full swing, so now is the time that we are seeing the last of summers fruits in our super markets, which it therefore means its perfect time for jamming. Jamming is a method of food preservation that has become an extremely popular past time for those of looking to reconnect with their granny’s roots.
Sugar is the main preservative and unfortunately there isn’t really anyway around it. But if you’re like me and prefer to eat very little, to . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Jamming Session, as seen on The Morning Show
We’re very excited that it’s national pie week! Although the classic Aussie pie is usually meat, we just can’t help but do a sweet pie recipe with seasonal fruit! Early autumn sees gorgeous pears and apples gracing the supermarket shelves, and we’re just at the end of berry season so you can still pick up gorgeous strawberries and blueberries.
Now, I know that pies don’t exactly have the reputation of the healthiest of foods, but this one is naughty and nice! Let’s be honest, a super healthy . . . → Read More: Bella’s naughty but nice pear and blueberry pie, as seen on The Morning Show
We’re very excited to be working with taste.com.au on their new mini cookbook collection! This recipe is from the “Weeknights” book, and we just love it because it’s super simple, easy to make, and ready in a flash! Italian food is a fantastic weeknight dinner option because it’s such a simple cuisine – the skill is in selecting the best quality ingredients.
Buy top-notch sausages, and remember that snags freeze very well so it’s a great idea to stock up on your favourite varieties and keep them in the . . . → Read More: Easy Weekday Sausage Ragu, as seen on Sunrise
Portuguese chicken has become an Aussie favourite with take away shops popped up all over the country. Its the simplicity in this dish that’s so addictive. Spatchcocked chicken marinated its all its best friends, garlic, bay leaves, and paprika. Combining to make marriage like no other.
Because it is such a simple recipe its important to use the best quality ingredients. A big organic or free range bird is essential to ensure a juicy flavoursome chook, and the highest quality spices from Hoyts means that you’re getting the full . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Chicken with Home Made Piri Piri Marinade, as seen at Good Food and Wine Show
They say that most of us only have about 7-10 dishes in our cooking repertoire and we just keep repeating them over and over again. Although some of us might every now and then try something new, its not often that we add a new dish to our go to list.
If this sounds like you then fear not! We are putting together recipes over the next few weeks that are aimed at becoming your next go to week night meals. They will most likely be so tasty that . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Pork Chops with Romesco and Caramelised Carrots, as seen on The Morning Show
For those of you who are unfamiliar with polish food, you should know that the country has somewhat of a soup obsession. Even growing up in Australia, in 40C summer heat, I ate soup as a starter EVERY SINGLE DAY (thanks mum!).
The good news is that the Poles are expert soup-ologists, and this is one of my all time favourites. Sorrel is a leafy green that looks similar to english spinach. The taste, however, is vastly different. It’s tangy, sharp, slightly peppery and definitely astringent. It gets the . . . → Read More: Bella’s Sorrel Veloute with quail egg and crispy speck, a Polish family favourite
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
Any mum will tell you that one of the hardest things about cooking for the family is pleasing everyone at the table. There are fussy kids, dad’s who hate veggies, mum’s watching their weight, and any number of food allergies.
I recently cooked a dinner for Pete Evans and a typical Sydney family with 2.4 children, so the brief was to make healthy, paleo-friendly, gluten free food that will be loved by both kids and adults. The star dish of the menu were these chicken nuggets. Even if you’re . . . → Read More: Bella’s Caveman Chicken Nuggets, paleo and gluten free! As seen on The Morning Show