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Bella’s Wild weed and native spinach spiral spanakopita with dukkah

In rural areas of Greece, local home cooks love using wild weeds in their cooking, for their amazing health benefits and slightly bitter flavour. Plus, it’s free! It’s a wonderful sustainable way to eat – and the best way to get rid of pesky weeds that might be growing in [...]

By |May 19th, 2017|

Sammy’s Pan fried Barramundi with lemon and aniseed myrtle bush spice

Lemon myrtle has a wonderful lemongrass flavour, and it’s readily available online… Essentially the leaves are cold dried (to avoid any loss of essential oils) and powdered. We are using the powdered version in the spice mix today, but you can also use whole dried or fresh leaves in sauces, [...]

By |May 15th, 2017|

Bella’s Kangaroo and Macadamia Sausage Rolls

Skippy the bush kangaroo is as delicious as he is cute… After all, don’t we eat other cute animals, such as sheep and cows? Getting people to try a new meat isn’t always easy, as people are often conscious of trying new things. By putting kangaroo in a sausage roll, [...]

By |May 11th, 2017|

Chinese crispy roast pork belly with crackling, Siu Yuk 燒肉 – as seen on The Morning Show

  When we were kids, Mothers Day and special occasions meant mum had the night off from cooking, and her favourite place to go out was our local Chinese Restaurant. Back then, she had no idea how to cook Chinese food at home, so going out was our only option… in fact, she [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|

Sammy’s quick and easy Pizzette

Pizzette in Italian literally means mini pizza, a traditional finger or buffet food that can be either enjoyed straight out of the oven or cold the next day. I have fond memories of meeting my mum at her work after school and the Italian café next door did the best [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|

Bella’s Pear, White Bean and Blue Cheese salad, as seen on The Morning Show

If you have diabetes it’s important to keep your blood glucose (or blood sugar – different words for the same thing) level within a fairly tight range. Not spiking your blood glucose levels may also help prevent type 2. This salad contains ingredients that promote stable blood glucose levels. Type [...]

By |April 29th, 2017|

Naan bruschetta, eggplant pickle, and Kachumber salad

Bread. It’s a staple dish, literally all over the world. The fantastic thing about bread is that it’s a flavour carrier, so you can put almost anything on it and take your taste buds on a journey to anywhere: from a Vietnamese bahn mi, to a French croque madame, to [...]

By |April 29th, 2017|

Sammy’s Gnocchi alla Norma

Looking for a delicious way to use up Potatoes? Look no further! This yummy vegetarian Gnocchi is done in no time, and best yet, the Gnocchi only needs 5 ingredients! Tips: Use as little flour as possible, this will depend on the water content of the potato Bake the potatoes [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|

Sammy’s Thai Chicken chopped salad

My Thai sister-in-law is a fantastic cook but I do know there is a lot of work that goes into preparing the ingredients for Thai dishes, which then can be cooked in under 5 minutes in a hot wok. A luxury she didn’t have growing up was a food processor [...]

By |April 19th, 2017|

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|