Sammy’s Brekky Quinoa salad with chorizo and fried egg, as seen on The Morning Show

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Quinoa is one of those superfoods that many people find hard to pronounce. Its Keen-wah by the way, and a lot of people are getting very keen on its health benefits and its deliciously earthy nutty flavour!

Quinoa is very high in B vitamins, zinc, potassium, calcium, fibre and vitamin E. Because is give a slow release of every it’s a great alternative to rice and cous cous. Its also not to be mistaken for a grain, its actually a seed and comes in white, black and red colours . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Brekky Quinoa salad with chorizo and fried egg, as seen on The Morning Show

Sammy’s Jamming Session, as seen on The Morning Show

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Sammy’s Jamming Season!!

Summer is over and Autumn is in full swing, so now is the time that we are seeing the last of summers fruits in our super markets, which it therefore means its perfect time for jamming. Jamming is a method of food preservation that has become an extremely popular past time for those of looking to reconnect with their granny’s roots.

Sugar is the main preservative and unfortunately there isn’t really anyway around it. But if you’re like me and prefer to eat very little, to . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Jamming Session, as seen on The Morning Show

Bella’s Spring Racing Blueberry Smoothie, as seen on The Morning Show

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Spring racing season has begun! It’s a big day full of fabulous fascinators, outrageous outfits, sky high heels and bucket loads of bubbles. To survive such a big day, make sure you wear sunblock, hydrate well, and most importantly – have a proper energy boosting breakfast! There are loads of great energy boosting foods… especially blueberries, almonds, bananas and even dark chocolate. On top of that, all these ingredients are perfect hangover preventers! Sounds like a recipe for a delicious energy boosting breakfast smoothie to me…

Watch us demonstrate . . . → Read More: Bella’s Spring Racing Blueberry Smoothie, as seen on The Morning Show

Bella’s Spiced Fig and Almond Laucke Scones, as seen at Good Food and Wine Show

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If you thought your nanna made the best scones… then you might just have to give her a run for her money with this recipe!

The Country Women’s Association has long been the toughest judge when it comes to scones. They should be light and fluffy, rather than dense and stodgy, and have a light crusty top. For this, make sure you:

don’t overwork the dough make sure the dough isn’t dry – it should be slightly sticky cut using a floured cooking cutter or knife, to help them . . . → Read More: Bella’s Spiced Fig and Almond Laucke Scones, as seen at Good Food and Wine Show

Seadas, Sardinian Pastry with Ricotta and Pecorino, for Barilla at Good Food and Wine Show

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The traditional Italian breakfast is very different from what we’re used to in Australia. Brekky is always sweet, and always accompanied by a cappuccino! Across Italy, the cornetto (essentially, a croissant) is most popular, but today we’re cooking a regional specialty from the island of Sardinia.

Seadas (or sebadas) are a fried pasta, filled with fresh young unripened sheeps milk cheese and drizzled with local honey. These local treasures are eaten at any time of the day, including breakfast!

If you can get it… young pecorino sheeps milk cheese . . . → Read More: Seadas, Sardinian Pastry with Ricotta and Pecorino, for Barilla at Good Food and Wine Show

Sammy’s Apple and Poppy Pancakes with Rhubarb and Jalna Sweet and Creamy Yoghurt, this weekend at Good Food and Wine Show SYDNEY

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Coming from a Polish background I know how popular apples are so it’s no wonder that there are so many polish dishes with apple in them. Growing up there was nothing I loved more than my mothers Apple pancakes. When I’m feeling a little homesick it’s the first thing I’ll cook to cheer me up.

Over the past few years I’ve adapted my mothers recipe, by adding another typically Polish ingredient, poppy seeds. Then I finish it off some stewed rhubarb which is in season over winter.

The secret to . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Apple and Poppy Pancakes with Rhubarb and Jalna Sweet and Creamy Yoghurt, this weekend at Good Food and Wine Show SYDNEY

Sammy’s Brazilian Acai Breakfast Bowl, as seen on The Morning Show

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The world cup begins very soon and many of us will have a few early mornings waking up to watch the football matches before work or school. To celebrate the host country and also fill our tummies in the early hours of the morning I’m going to share my favourite recipe for a Brazilian Acai berry bowl.

Acai is a native Brazilian berry that’s extremely high in antioxidants making it a bit of a super food. These nutritious berries can be found growing on a species of palm in . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Brazilian Acai Breakfast Bowl, as seen on The Morning Show

Bella’s Macadamia, Coconut and Mango Muesli, as seen on Lifestyle Food

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Vic Asks: I am wanting to create a topping for a plain yoghurt with a New York theme and another with an Australia theme. Can you suggest anything that goes together well and is easy to source?

Bella answers:

I just LOVE yoghurt, and you definitely need to start with a great quality yoghurt. Many products on the market contain everything that you don’t want. I just looked up 1 popular supermarket brand of mango flavoured yoghurt and it contained: less than 2.5% mango (shock!), 4 different types of . . . → Read More: Bella’s Macadamia, Coconut and Mango Muesli, as seen on Lifestyle Food

Sammy’s Simple Classic Omelette, as seen on Food For Life

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A classic French omelette has to be the best go to quick meal. I for one am extremely guilty of enjoying a quick omelette for dinner every now and then. The perfect omelette should be soft and fluffy on the outside and the center should be soft and gooey. Simple flavorings are my favorite. I usually see what fresh herbs I have in the garden, but I usually choose between chives, tarragon, parsley, or even basil. A little butter while cooking adds a nice flavor to the omlette but . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Simple Classic Omelette, as seen on Food For Life

Sammy’s Mothers Day Special: Breakfast Blinis with Smoked Salmon, as seen on The Morning Show

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Warming up in autumn can be a little tricky, its not cold enough for hot and heavy food, yet there is still enough of a chill to want something light, but warm and tasty. On weekends we are sleeping in a little later and more llikey to enjoy a brunch rather than breakfast. Growing up in our house on the weekend we would enjoy pancakes, all sorts of pancakes. One of our persoanl favourites as we grew up became the buckwheat blini with smoked salmon. The slightly sour . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Mothers Day Special: Breakfast Blinis with Smoked Salmon, as seen on The Morning Show