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Bella’s slow cooked Dukkah Lamb on Turkish rolls with pickled Carrot and herb mayo

  Easter is coming! Christian cultures around the world celebrate Easter with many different recipes, and one thing’s for certain, there is always a luscious feast on Sunday with some very special meat and the Pope himself always eats lamb. The origins of lamb as a symbol of Easter come [...]

By |April 13th, 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|

Cheat’s Torta Pasqualina: an Italian Easter spinach pie

The Italians are big on food and big on Easter! One of their most traditional Easter dishes is a torta pasqualina, literally translating to Easter Pie. It’s a spinach pie with a secret surprise -whole eggs baked into it. Eggs are an important symbol of Easter and new life in [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|

Sammy’s Jamaican Cheese board with traditional Hot Cross Buns

Jamaica is the last place you’d expect to find hot cross buns… but they are indeed a legacy left by the British and an absolute local favourite at Easter time. The secret to good Jamaican cooking is in the spices (especially in Jerk chicken!) so their palates really do love [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|

Sammy and Bella’s Salmon and Fennel Risotto with Lemon Dill Pangrattato

We recently demonstrated this dish at The Kitchens, at Robina town centre on the Gold Coast. There’s lots of delicious fresh produce in the centre, so we couldn’t help but share one of our favourite seafood dishes with all the locals. One of the biggest lessons that we can learn [...]

By |January 22nd, 2017|

Bella’s “Kulebiak”, aka Salmon Wellington, as seen on The Morning Show

Beef wellington is a British favourite that we all know and love, but did you know that the Eastern Europeans make a very similar dish, but with salmon? In Poland they call it a “Kulebiak”, where it’s a regional dish from the eastern parts - and of course it’s also [...]

By |March 30th, 2016|

Sammy’s Poached prawn rolls with prawn chipotle butter, and thousand island sauce

One of the biggest trends to hit our shores this summer has to be the famous and expensive lobster roll. A few restaurants have popped up around the country that have a signature lobster roll on their menu. The most notable one being the $14 Lobster roll from Supernormal in [...]

By |January 27th, 2016|

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|

Sammy’s Croissant and Butter Pudding with warm Berry coulis and ice cream, as seen on The Morning Show

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. [...]

By |September 9th, 2015|

Bella’s Slow cooked Lamb and Parsnip Pie with Sour Cream Pastry, as seen on Sunrise

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 [...]

By |August 3rd, 2015|