October 16th is Word Food Day, and here in Australia we are utterly obsessed with food. It splashed all over our televisions, smart phones and magazines. I’m sure we can all agree that we love food, but how many of us treat our food with the utmost respect. In Australia we waste about 20% of all our fresh produce, which amounts to about $1000 per household. Now a thousand dollars might not seem like a lot over the year but when you consider the fact that 850 million people around . . . → Read More: Sammy’s food scrap saving recipes, for world food day, as seen on The Morning Show
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
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
EWWWWWW! I hate Brussels sprouts!
If you’ve ever said that, then these recipes are for you. Today, we’d like to show Australia that Brussels Sprouts are super delicious, healthy, and will be loved by kids and adult veggy-phobes alike… as long as you cook them properly.
So why do they taste so bad? They are part of the Bressica family of plants, which also includes cabbage and broccoli. Because of this, they can have a pungency if overcooked, and have a naturally bitter flavour which needs to be balanced.
They . . . → Read More: Fall in love with Brussles Sprouts, 3 ways! As seen on The Morning Show
There is nothing more satisfying in the winter than enjoying an incredible warming dessert. My favourites have to baked or stewed fruits, sticky date pudding and crumbles. My go to accompaniment is normally ice-cream, but because its been so cold I’ve been really craving warm velvety, creamy, rich delicious custard.
Custard is one of those things you have to make yourself at home because store bought just wont cut it. If you’ve never made custard before and you’re a keen cook then you should attempt it. Be warned though it . . . → Read More: Sammy’s fool proof thermomix custard, as seen on The Morning Show
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!)
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
Quick! The last of summer is slipping through your fingers, and so are the last of the most luscious summer tomatoes! Panzanella salad is a quick and easy Italian salad designed to use up leftover bread and super ripe and juicy end of summer tomatoes.
Summer leftover bread Panzanella with rocket pesto
Serves 4 as a side
3 cups sourdough day old bread, cut into 2cm cubes spray olive oi
2 roasted red capsicums, good quality jarred is ok 2 medium heirloom tomatoes ½ . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Leftover Bread Panzanella Salad with Rocket Pesto
It’s school holidays! Sammy and I are lucky enough to have 2 younger sisters, 12 year old Paris and Zara. They just love cooking (’tis in the blood, you see!) so we’ve teamed up with the whole family to present this week’s segment on The Morning Show!
Chances are, your kids are getting bored and driving you a bit crazy. The solution? Get them in the kitchen! Kids love getting creative in the kitchen, but it can get dangerous with hot ovens and sharp knives… not to mention . . . → Read More: Bella’s Healthy Ancient Grain Chocolate Crackles plus Home Made Yoghurt, as seen on The Morning Show