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’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
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 native Japanese herb. Its flavour is often described as reminiscent of coriander, honey, spruce, and lemon peel. As you can imagine, it’s fantastic with seafood. The Japanese eat the leaves fresh (sliced and garnishing cold noodle dishes), as cress . . . → Read More: Bella’s coriander cured kingfish, passionfruit and shiso
We all know the classic dessert of bread and butter pudding… but for extra warm wintery indulgence you can’t go past a croissant and butter pudding. The buttery, flaky pastry of the croissants are perfect for soaking up the rich and creamy custard, which we’ve spiked with decadent white chocolate. This is a dessert lovers dream…
And it’s super easy! Because the croissants are already baked with butter, there is no need to butter each slice. So essentially it’s just croissants and custard. The custard is made using Lodge . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Croissant and Butter Pudding with warm very coulis and ice cream, as seen on The Morning Show
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 Russian cuisine, and also pops up with different seasonings around the world. Koreans eat a version spiked with soy and nashi pear called yukhoe and Ethiopians love kitfo which is laced with chilli and clarified butter. You can also . . . → Read More: Bella’s Smoked Beef Tartare with Porcini Dust and Pickled Rainbow Beets
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
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