Bella’s Peanut butter and lilly pilly jam thumbprint cookies, as seen on The Morning Show

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These cookies will make you feel like a kid again… they are inspired by one of my favourite childhood treats – the peanut butter and jam sandwich!

When I was a kid, mum and I used to love baking cookies. My favourite were shortbread cookies with a dollop of jam in the middle (known as linzer cookies) which are really popular in Poland. I remmebr having so much fun using the back of a wooden spoon to make little indentations in the cookie dough, and filling it with luscious . . . → Read More: Bella’s Peanut butter and lilly pilly jam thumbprint cookies, as seen on The Morning Show

Bella’s Super Quick Chai Spiced Brownies

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Wow, it is COLD!!!! Yukky weather outside can only mean one thing… more time cooking inside! Anything that inspires us to get in the kitchen is a good thing

This week I’ve been inspired by a competition being run by Dilmah, who are encouraging people to design a high tea recipe to wine a trip to Sri Lanka! Now, there’s nothing anyone loves more than a brownie… and I’ve spiced mine with chai! So it’s the perfect match for a cup of hot tea. I quite like it . . . → Read More: Bella’s Super Quick Chai Spiced Brownies

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

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 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

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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Our Top 5 Most Delicious Pancakes, as seen on Lifestyle Food

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The world is full of different cuisines and almost every culture will have its own version of a pancake. Sammy and Bella share their top 5 delicious pancake discoveries from around the world.

This month Sammy has been obsessed with making her grandmother’s crepes as a mid-afternoon snack and as a dessert. While enjoying her freshly made crepes with caramelised peach, yoghurt and local honey, she had begun to think about the pancake and its many variations not only within western cultures, but also its delightful eastern cousins.

The . . . → Read More: Our Top 5 Most Delicious Pancakes, as seen on Lifestyle Food

Sammy’s Triple Green Salad, as seen on The Morning Show

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Easter is over and many of us are probably regretting eating all those chocolate Easter eggs over the weekend. Fear not because I have a salad that’s not only going to make your taste buds jump for joy but it will also help you feel refreshed and back to healthy eating before you know it.

I’m using broad beans as they are readily available in super market freezers but you could also easily use frozen peas for this recipe too. Then we have snow peas, green beans, parsley and mint . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Triple Green Salad, as seen on The Morning Show

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!