Sammy’s Cacio e Pepe

Sammy's Cacio e Pepe You’ve probably seen this creamy cheesy pasta popping up in your social media new feeds if you follow any chefs or foodies. Its having a bit of a moment really, chef David Chang from Momofuku, Bon Appetite magazine and yours truly, are all obsessed with this super easy, delicious [...]

By |October 20th, 2016|

Bella’s ricotta stuffed crepes with strawberry and balsamic sauce

Balsamic vinegar comes from the town of Modena in northern Italy and it’s production dates back to the 11th century… The best doesn’t have to be quite that old, but do buy the best you can afford. “Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale” is the best, and is aged for either 12, 18 [...]

By |October 18th, 2016|

Bella’s corn fritters, braised silverbeet, cauliflower humus and zataar egg

When you have such amazing produce, grown locally around Sydney, a vegetarian brunch like this can be absolutely spectacular and win over the taste buds of meat eaters and vegos alike. We recently discovered cauliflower humus, and it’s one of our favourite dishes. This recipe makes extra – because we [...]

By |October 13th, 2016|

Bella’s Blackened Snapper

“Blackened redfish” is a famous dish from 1980’s at K-Paul’s Louisiana kitchen in new Orleans, invented by chef Paul Prudhomme. The technique of blackening involves dipping food in melted butter, then a mix of dry herbs and spices, then cooking an an extremely hot skillet. The black colour comes from the [...]

By |April 13th, 2016|

Bella’s Prawn Etouffee

Étouffée is a classic cajun/creole dish hailing from New Orleans and south west Louisiana (the New Orleans/Creole version tend to feature tomato and a blonde roux rather than a dark roux, but it's essentially the same dish). It's name comes from the french "Étouffée" which means to "smother", which is [...]

By |April 6th, 2016|

Fish Souvlaki Wrap, as seen on The Monrning Show

Diabetes: Most people think: “It won’t happen to me, that’s an old person’s disease”. Sure it may have happened to Grandma or Grandpa, Mum or Dad, Aunty Norma or Uncle Frank but: 10 years ago type 2 was a seniors’ disease. Today it commonly affects those aged 45+ Type 2 [...]

By |March 31st, 2016|

Sammy’s Pina Colada Tim Tam Cheesecake, as seen on The Morning Show

Who doesn't love cheesecake? Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, we've pimped out the classic cheesecake with... Tim Tams! The Aussie favourite cookie has also been given a limited edition update, with a new range of mocktail flavours - we've fallen in love with the Pina Colada [...]

By |March 28th, 2016|

Bella’s Buttery Basmati Rice and Risoni, the best rice you’ll ever try!

Yes, you read correctly. Rice and pasta. In the same dish. Double the carb. Ten times the flavour. Twenty times the happiness. By these calculations, I forecast that this side dish will enter your weekly repertoire and never leave! If you've ever been to Turkey, Israel or pretty much anywhere [...]

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Bella’s Polish meatballs in wild mushroom sauce, Klopsy w sosie grzybowym

This week it’s international meatball week, so we thought we’d share a recipe that’s close to our hearts – Polish meatballs! Every culture has their own version, and although I’m not quite certain where and when this honourable day came from, one thing’s for sure… everyone around the world should [...]

By |March 17th, 2016|

Bella’s Georgian Green Beans with Walnut Sauce, Satsivi

Georgia, oh Georgia. Very few people in Australia could point out this former soviet country on the map, and even fewer can tell you something about its cuisine. Nestled in the Caucasus, between Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia, their cuisine carries both european and middle eastern influences. The country is famed [...]

By |March 15th, 2016|