Sammy’s fool proof thermomix custard, as seen on The Morning Show

Thermomix Custard

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

Bella’s Crispy Skin Salmon with Passionfruit Beurre Blanc, as seen on The Morning Show

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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

Bella’s Sweet Potato jacks with Mexican inspired beans and real guacamole, as seen on The Morning Show

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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

Bella’s Peanut butter and lilly pilly jam thumbprint cookies, as seen on The Morning Show

peanut butter jam cookies

These cookies will make you feel like a kid again… they are inspired by one of my favourite childhood treats – the peanut butter and jam sandwich!

When I was a kid, mum and I used to love baking cookies. My favourite were shortbread cookies with a dollop of jam in the middle (known as linzer cookies) which are really popular in Poland. I remmebr having so much fun using the back of a wooden spoon to make little indentations in the cookie dough, and filling it with luscious . . . → Read More: Bella’s Peanut butter and lilly pilly jam thumbprint cookies, as seen on The Morning Show

Sammy’s Healthy Chocolate Cake – as seen on The Morning Show

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Sammy’s Healthy Chocolate Cake

Recently I have had a number of friends begging me to make my uber decadent Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cake, (you can find the recipe here) and I’ve kind of been avoiding it. Mainly because I’m on a bit of a health kick and although it is flourless, it still has a bit of sugar.

 

So to keep my keep my friends and myself happy I stared to research some super healthy chocolate cake recipes that are, sugar, dairy and gluten free. And there . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Healthy Chocolate Cake – as seen on The Morning Show

Sammy’s Wild Mushroom Risotto – as seen on The Morning Show

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Autumn is the season of wild mushrooms and we couldn’t be more excited. Each year we throw on our gum boots and warm coats, grab a basket and knife and head out mushroom foraging. Our family has been doing it for generations, and we have been going since we could walk. It’s probably one our families favourite traditions and you’ll find a lot of other Eastern European families do the same each year. We usually go out to Belanglo State Forest, which is about a 2.5 hour drive . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Wild Mushroom Risotto – as seen on The Morning Show

Bella’s Shakshouka Eggs with Labne and Zhoug, as seen on The Morning Show

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This has to be the best breakfast in the world… and perfect for Mothers’ Day, a chilly Sunday morning in bed (possibly with a hangover!) or as an amazing brunch dish if you’ve got friends or family dropping by. In fact, you can eat this dish for dinner too! #breakfastfordinner

Shakshouka eggs are basically baked eggs in a rich tomato, chilli and cumin sauce. The dish originated in Tunisia and is eaten all over North Africa and in Israel, where it has become a national favourite ever since it . . . → Read More: Bella’s Shakshouka Eggs with Labne and Zhoug, as seen on The Morning Show

Sammy’s Triple Green Salad, as seen on The Morning Show

triple green salad

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

Bella’s Healthy Ancient Grain Chocolate Crackles plus Home Made Yoghurt, as seen on The Morning Show

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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

Sammy’s Dark Chocolate and Mascarpone Mousse in a Thermomix, as seen on The Morning Show

thermomix chocolate mascarpone mousse

Desserts can be a lot of work, especially when entertaining for special occasions. This Easter we made a delicious and simple chocolate marscarpone dessert which was perfect for entertaining as it could be made up to 2 days in advance and set in individual glasses.

If you own a thermomix then you’ll be extra pleased because this dessert can be made in under 10 minutes in the thermomix and using only the one bowl. Make the chocolate base first then whip the cream for service in under 25 . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Dark Chocolate and Mascarpone Mousse in a Thermomix, as seen on The Morning Show