If you love simple home cooked meals with a great flavour pairing like beef, mushrooms and potatoes, then you’ll fall even more in love with this refined version of a classic steak with mushroom sauce. Using the scotch fillet cut as a roast rather then single steaks keep it even more juicy and tender, and it also makes it easier to cook perfectly for 2 or more people when entertaining.
To refine this classic dish I’ve stuffed it with a mushroom duxelle made with Portobello mushrooms as well as . . . → Read More: Sammy’s porcini stuffed scotch fillet with paris mash, as seen at The Chop
The best Italian food is often considered to be peasant food. Its made with cheaper or left over ingredients that form a simple but delicious dish. Italians are all about the best quality ingredients and they don’t like wasting anything. A little extra thought and lots of love make the peasant style dishes some of Italy’s best foods.
This dish uses day old bread like never before, to make soft and fluffy dumplings. When I first read this recipe I didn’t know how they would bind and hold together . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Thermomix Ricotta Dumplings with Napoletana Sauce, as seen on The Morning Show
Minced meat is a favourite ingredient of frugal housewives across the world. Here we explore the history and types of mince, as well as blast some rumours as to what exactly goes in. Plus, we share our mum’s favourite recipe for chicken rissoles!
The word ‘mince’ usually refers to minced beef, but of course you can mince almost any kind of meat you like! Aussie supermarket shelves now stock chicken, veal, pork, lamb, turkey and even kangaroo mince to satisfy every taste bud and recipe.
Americans usually call . . . → Read More: Bella’s tips on Wallet Friendly World Recipes with Mince, and our mums recipe for Chicken and semolina rissoles! as seen on Lifestyle Food
Are you a silly yak? Oops… typo, I mean coeliac. In all fairness, it’s not a laughing matter. It’s estimated that 330,000 Australians suffer from coeliac disease, and that means that 330,000 pasta lovers are concerned about how on earth they are going to eat their favourite food. Fear not! Barilla is now making AMAZING tasting gluten free pasta!
Many of us have specific dietary needs these days… so we’ve created a “cure all” recipe which is gluten free, vegetarian, and very low in lactose (we’re using pecorino, which . . . → Read More: Bella’s Barilla Gluten Free Penne with mushroom, red wine and garlic ragu
Australian spring has arrived, and I know this because my hay fever is going crazy and there is a swarm of bees outside moving from one flowering tree to the next. Ill be trying to avoid them coming into my apartment this year.
With spring also comes the heat and our desire to eat delicious fresh seafood. So before you whip out the BBQ and throw on the shrimp, try this delicious prawn spaghettini, made even more deliciously prawny with a home made prawn oil.
We were lucky enough . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Barilla Tagliatelle prawn pasta with fresh herbs, as seen on The Morning Show
One of Italy’s greatest culinary inventions has to be Pesto. Its become one of the worlds favourite sauces for not only pasta, but also as a marinade and dip. Originating from Genoa in the Liguria region, traditional pesto is made with the best quality Basil, parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil. Like with many things its best to make fresh pesto at home, but if you don’t have the time or the season isn’t right then there is one jarred pesto we turn on a regular basis. . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Barilla Orecchiette with Pesto Genovese, crispy prosciutto, peas, and pea sprouts, as seen on The Morning Show
All I have to say is WOW! This was by far my most enjoyable dish this year… well so far, but to be honest it will be nearly impossible to beat. I ate this dish in Vernazza, Italy, which happens to be my favourite place in the world. Vernazza is a small town part of the Cinque Terre coastline in northern Italy. Its located in the Liguria region which is famous for its basil, olive oil, pine nuts, focaccia and of course seafood!
I’ve been to Vernazza twice and . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Tagliatelle with bottarga and mussels, from Vernazza, Italy
A perfectly cooked steak is one of top 10 favourite dishes us Aussies love to eat. We enjoy it year round, whether its at a summer BBQ or a easy fulfilling week night meal in winter. It really is no wonder we love steak so much. Here in Australia we produce some of the best beef in the world, and at Aldi supermarkets you can find some great steak cuts from Highland Park Award Winning Grass Fed Beef. This steak has been graded by MSA (Meat Standards Australia) for . . . → Read More: Sammy’s BBQ porterhouse with 3 easy flavoured butters, as seen on The Morning Show
Mmmm we just love tortellini! Freshly hand made versions are delicious… but take oh-so long to prepare! For an easy weeknight meal we love to pull out a pack of Barilla cheese tortellini from the pantry and toss it with some simple burned butter, sage and parmesan. You don’t necessarily need a complicated topping, as the tortellini are already so delicious. They are made from fresh natural ingredients, free range eggs and top quality wheat make up the dough, and the filling is made with not 1 but 3 . . . → Read More: Bella’s 3 cheese tortellini with sausage ragu, as seen on The Morning Show
It’s school holidays! Chances are, the kids are going stir crazy… so we have some fun ideas to get your kids in the kitchen and enjoy some yummy food. These recipes are already really fun for keeping groups of kids engaged… they are all interactive, hands on and super fun!
Kids will adore flavouring their own popcorn, and the flavoured salts reflect some of kids ultimate favourite foods… pizza and tacos!
When making the dogs, make sure you buy good quality nitrate-free frankfurts in natural casings (no orange franks!) . . . → Read More: Bella’s School holiday treats, topping popcorn and hot dogs with kids favourite flavours, as seen on The Morning Show