Sammy’s Moroccan Rice Pudding for Floriade 2017

We were invited to attend Floriade for the first time this year and were given the challenge to create two recipes that could be made 'Out of the Box'. Meaning from staples and basics found int he pantry, fridge or freezer. This recipe is for a Moroccan style rice pudding [...]

By |October 14th, 2017|

Egg-cellent Easter Entertaining Platter with two of our favourite dips, as seen on Sunrise

Easter isn’t just about chocolate, and when entertaining over the long weekend we love to tuck into savoury dishes with family and friends too! Fresh fruit and veggies, delish cheeses, and yummo proteins on an easy sharing platter, along with some Arnott’s crackers is how we like to entertain! But [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|

Bella’s Beef and Porcini Mushroom Sausage Rolls

This is a LUXURY sausage roll! Porcini mushrooms have an incredible flavour – and are the perfect pairing for delicious beef. So it’s just as important to buy best quality grass fed beef mince for this recipe. I quite like the Tamara Valley grass fed beef mince which I often [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|

Bella’s savoury Parmesan Custard Tart with fresh Chive Cream

The party season has officially arrived! And to celebrate, people around the world are hosting cocktail parties with plenty of bubbles… and if you’re going all out with French champagne then we have your canapé sorted! We are pairing our parmesan custard tart with a sparkling wine from the champagne [...]

By |December 23rd, 2016|

Bella’s Tart of Feta emulsion, Spicy Chorizo and roasted Grape

Cava – we’re not talking about the hallucinogenic drink from Fiji – but a delicious sparkling wine from Spain that’s taking Europe by storm! Cava bars are popping up left, right and centre with pretty much everyone falling in love. It’s made in a very similar way to French champagne, [...]

By |December 23rd, 2016|

Bella’s Grilled Pear with Lemon Labneh and toasted Almond

Prosecco is incredibly popular in Australia – it’s light, fresh, slightly sweeter than a traditional champagne, and perfect for a hot summers day of drinking. On top of that, it’s very well priced, you can get a top of the line bottle for around $25 and more everyday brands for [...]

By |December 22nd, 2016|

Bella’s Turkey, Mayo and Harissa Tart with Coriander

Did you know that one of the most common grape varietals used in making sparkling white wine is pinot noir, a red grape? The grapes are pressed and skins removed straight away – so the colour doesn’t taint the wine. A rosé sparkling wine is left to ferment on the [...]

By |December 22nd, 2016|

Bella’s Cured Kingfish, Cucumber two ways, Finger Lime

Recently we attended a gorgeous lunch at Sydney’s Chiswick restaurant, where head chef Tom Haynes prepared this dish especially to match with some delicious Arras blanc de blanc  sparkling wine. It was my favourite dish of the day, and easy enough for you to make at home too! So I’ve [...]

By |December 22nd, 2016|

ALDI Comp winning recipe: Spicy Pork Arancini

    We love Pork, so to celebrate our love for this delicious meat we have teamed up with ALDI and our Facebook fans to find three of your favourite pork recipes for us to re create! ALDI has a great range of high quality meat products and their fresh [...]

By |September 30th, 2016|

Bella’s Mississippi Okra and Polenta Fritters with special sauce

What happens when you combine 2 staples of southern american cooking, Okra and Grits (polenta)? Heaven! There are many variations of recipes for okra fritters in the south, and these are my favourite. Traditionally they are made with grits, which is white corn polenta, but the Italian style yellow cornmeal [...]

By |April 11th, 2016|