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Bella’s grilled peach, coriander, and prawn salad, for Australia Day, as seen in Daily Telegraph

This time of year is all about celebrating the sun... casual BBQ's bring best friends and families together, the ocean offers us delicious seafood, and the land blesses us with sweet and delicious stone fruits. So why not combine all 3? This salad is perfect for summer, it's light and [...]

By |January 26th, 2016|

Bella’s Kangaroo Kofta with Tzatziki, for Australia Day, as seen in Daily Telegraph

I just love Kangaroo, it's a wonderful native ingredient that is incredibly sustainable - most meat available commercially comes from wild animals and is a byproduct of population control programs. The meat has a delicate gamey taste, somewhere between duck and beef. It's also very very lean and high in [...]

By |January 23rd, 2016|

Lurpak Go Freestyle X Gourmet Escape + Vego open sandwich recipe

Two weeks ago we were lucky enough to be invited to host the Lurpak Go Freestyle kitchen at Gourmet Escape in Margaret River. We had over a 150 people join us each day to go freestyle and make some delicious sandwiches using Lurpak Spreadable Butter. We had an enormous amount [...]

By |December 7th, 2015|

Bella’s Barilla Gluten Free Penne with mushroom, red wine and garlic ragu

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! [...]

By |October 26th, 2015|

Sammy’s food scrap saving recipes, for world food day, as seen on The Morning Show

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 [...]

By |October 22nd, 2015|

Sammy’s Barilla Tagliatelle prawn pasta with fresh herbs, as seen on The Morning Show

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 [...]

By |October 20th, 2015|

Sammy’s Barilla Orecchiette with Pesto Genovese, crispy prosciutto, peas, and pea sprouts, 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 [...]

By |October 15th, 2015|

Sammy’s Tagliatelle with bottarga and mussels, from Vernazza, Italy

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 [...]

By |October 12th, 2015|

Bella’s coriander cured kingfish, passionfruit and shiso

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. Shiso (also called beefsteak plant or perilla) is a [...]

By |September 11th, 2015|

Bella’s Smoked Beef Tartare with Porcini Dust and Pickled Rainbow Beets

This is a recipe with essentially no cooking… if you’re not familiar with tartare, it’s a dish of superb quality raw minced beef with raw egg yolk and condiments such as capers, minced echallot, and mustard. But it’s not just a classic French dish… it’s a staple of polish and [...]

By |September 4th, 2015|