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Bella’s Pasta e ceci (Pasta soup with chickpeas) for Floriade

  Somewhere between a pasta and a soup, this typical Roman dish gets the thumbs up from everyone who tastes it! And best of all, every ingredient comes from the pantry, so it’s an easy dish to whip up in weeknights. Even better is the fact that it’s all cooked [...]

By |October 17th, 2017|

Chicken, Barley and sweet potato soup w/spiced yoghurt, for Westfield

Soup is life. Seriously. If I didn’t eat soup daily in winter I think I might die! At least that’s what my Polish mother always said. Although you might not actually die, I can say that you haven’t lived until you’ve experienced the glory of soup making. Not only is [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

5 spice Pork steaks with bbq fennel and caramelised mandarin, for Westfield

In Chinese cooking, pork is often paired with 5 spice powder – a mix of cinnamon, clove, fennel, star anise, and Sichuan peppercorns. Some go a few steps further, and even add ginger, nutmeg and liquorice. It’s a BRILLIANT spice blend to keep in the pantry, as it can jazz [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

Lamb and Pear Tagine with toasted sesame, for Westfield

Moroccan food is absolutely delish! It might seem like it’s always sweltering hot there, but they do indeed have a (mild) winter and love cooking with seasonal ingredients. It’s the perfect time of year to be cooking with pears, as they are fresh, cheap, and above all delicious! They add [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

Gluten Free Smoked salmon scotch eggs with quinoa flakes, for Westfield

Are you gluten free but love schnitzel? Quinoa flakes are your friend! They are crunchy, and yummy, and good for you too! Today we’re making scotch eggs, which are traditionally made by coating an egg in sausage meat, then crumbing and deep frying. We love them, especially when you can [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

Ryba smażona w panierce, fish schnitzel, from Sopot in Poland

In so many cultures around the world, especially in Australia, summer beach holidays with family bring back memories of fantastic fish and chips… Eaten by the seaside with the smell of salt in the air and the roar of the waves on the shore. It’s such a strong evocative dish, [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

Leek and roast chicken pilaf w/pomegranate, as seen at Westfield Carindale

Leftovers. Love them or hate them? We love! It’s especially important to use up leftover meats, as we wouldn’t want an animal to go to waste. A pilaf is a super quick and easy way to use up leftovers, especially since all the other ingredients are probably sitting in your [...]

By |July 25th, 2017|

Breakfast Piadina, at the Good Food and Wine Show

Bread is a staple of so many cultures, and Italy has some of the best bread in the world! But it’s not just focaccia and ciabatta – there is a plethora of styles, each belonging to the hearts of specific Italian regions. “Piadina” is a flat bread that originates in [...]

By |June 24th, 2017|

Bundy Rum Braised Wagyu Beef Brisket with Rum sauce

  Is there anything better than Footy night, mates, an easy mouth watering slow cooked piece of meat, and a few Bundaberg Rum Old Fashioned drinks to round it all off? We’ve teamed up with Bundaberg rum to create the perfect footy night dish that not only compliments the brut [...]

By |May 8th, 2017|

Bella’s Pear, White Bean and Blue Cheese salad, as seen on The Morning Show

If you have diabetes it’s important to keep your blood glucose (or blood sugar – different words for the same thing) level within a fairly tight range. Not spiking your blood glucose levels may also help prevent type 2. This salad contains ingredients that promote stable blood glucose levels. Type [...]

By |April 29th, 2017|