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
There’s not a soul in the world that doesn’t love pasta… eating it feels like a big warm hug from your Italian nonna. And if you want to feel like you’ve been hugged by a world class Italian chef, you can’t go past this dish of Tortiglioni with saffron, ricotta and italian sausage.
Recently, we were lucky enough to be invited by Barilla to Italy to attend the World Pasta Championships as guest judges. What a life! How lucky are we?!
Daniel Evangelista was crowned the . . . → Read More: Tortiglioni Pasta with Saffron and Italian Sausage, as seen on The Morning Show
Sorry we didn’t have better news for aging steak at home. You seem like a very keen steak eater, as are we, so we love getting questions thrown at us! If you can, do a little research about the butchers in your area and see if you can find one that dry ages their beef. If you have no luck, try asking your local butcher if he or she would consider dry aging some beef for you. I’m sure they would have no trouble selling it/eating it . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Tips and Recipes for Dry Rubbing Meats, as seen on Lifestyle Food
Eggless Pasta Dough
Eggless pasta dough is incredibly easy to make just like egg pasta dough.
Eggless pasta dough is made with semolina which is 100% durum wheat, and makes very tough pasta which is what most commercial dried pasta is made with. In this recipe I used a combination of pasta flour and semolina for the perfect balance of strength and flavour. If you’re looking for eggless pasta in your supermarket you shouldn’t have too much trouble as they should be very clearly labeled. Often when . . . → Read More: Sammy explains home made vegan pasta, as seen on Lifestyle Food
You might be surprised to see passion fruits flooding into your green grocers this week…. That’s because it’s actually a summer and a winter fruit! Yes it has 2 seasons a year. So while the weather gets cooler, why not heat things up a bit in the kitchen with some tropical flavours and a lovely hit of chilli in this delicious savoury passion fruit sauce that works perfectly with salmon, ocean trout, snapper, or any other richer flavoured fish.
Beurre blanc is a warm emulsified white butter sauce. The . . . → Read More: Bella’s Crispy Skin Salmon with Passionfruit Beurre Blanc, as seen on The Morning Show
The authentic flavour of Mexico is actually very easy to achieve, and the secret is in picking the right herbs and spices. The magic combination of cumin, dry oregano and paprika powder makes everything delicious… especially this vegetarian jacket potato! Even the meat eaters will love this recipe. So no matter what fussy eaters you have to feed at your family table, this recipe is a sure thing.
And for all those who are watching what they eat, you’ll just adore this recipe! It’s low GI and full of . . . → Read More: Bella’s Sweet Potato jacks with Mexican inspired beans and real guacamole, as seen on The Morning Show
What a fantastic slow cooked, heart-warming, soulful winter dish! Pie making is often described as an art, but it’s actually really easy.
It’s a dish that must always contain a lot of love, so make sure you prepare this for your friends and family!
Essentially, this is 2 recipes in one. A great pot roasted lamb with home made gravy is simply made in steps 1+2+4. Or, you can make a pie using leftover roast meats in step 3-10.
We’ve used a fantastic quality award winning leg of lamb, . . . → Read More: Bella’s Slow cooked Lamb and Parsnip Pie with Sour Cream Pastry, as seen on Sunrise
Since winning My Kitchen Rules in 2011, we’ve been very busy working hard in the kitchen every day. Running a successful catering business is wonderfully challenging, and designing new and interesting canapés with curious flavour combinations keeps our creative minds active.
I came up with a curious combination recently… and we’ll showcasing FREE tastings this Saturday! Come to Kings Cross Markets this Saturday 1st August from 9am!
We’re promoting next week’s Good Food and Wine Show, in Sydney 7-9 August 2015…. we’re very busy at the show with lots . . . → Read More: Bella’s Canapé of Smoked Speck, pickled mustard seed, coffee glaze (a food mash up, come and taste it this weekend!)