Sammy’s Rocket and Walnut pesto on crostini
This may look like a simple pesto but it packs a good flavour punch. The peppery rocket with earthy walnuts is a match made in taste bud heaven and makes a more robust combination compared to basil and pine nuts. You can serve this simply on some toasted crostini or keep in the fridge for up to one week and enjoy tossed through linguine with some extra Parmesan grated on top.
This recipe is great served as a canapé or a dip . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Rocket and Walnut pesto on crostini
Who knew that this pesky weed could be so delicious? Nettles are usually the weed most avoided, but this time we’re pulling down our sleeves, putting on a pair of gloves and getting picking!
History tells us that the Ancient Greeks not only ate the weed for its nutrients but also as something of a cure-all. Its extremely rich in iron and potassium, and one of the richest sources of chlorophyll.
It can be a troubling weed and mowing can increase plant density. So the best way to deal . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Stinging nettle pasta – as seen on The Morning Show
Not all of us are confident in cooking fish well. We are often scared of over cooking it resulting in a less than delicious piece of fish that requires some serious lemon juice squeezing to bring back the moisture.
Cooking fish en papillote means to cook in a parcel. A gift-like presentation – here with white fish, fennel, fronds and all carefully wrapped in a round of parchment paper, then left to intermingle in the oven. Hmmm its warming us just thinking about it.
Once ready, tear . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Fish en papillote with fennel – as seen on The Morning Show
We’ve all heard the saying that we eat “with our eyes” and this is especially true for kids who all too often seem to have a genetic aversion to all things green. Hiding veggies is the most common trick parents use, but have you tried celebrating the veg?
There are loads of delicious healthy veggies that aren’t green, like sweet potato, corn, carrots, and tomatoes. Our favourite is definitely beetroot, it’s natural sweetness make it delicious for kids, and they will love the hot pink colour.
Beets are a . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Hot Pink Beetroot Dip, as seen on Food For Life
Mushrooms are probably one of the most versitile ingredients to cook with. We are lucky enough to have some great farms that can provide us with these delcious buttons of fungus all year round! For a warming wintery treat we like to make a decadent creamy mushroom bruschetta with Truffle oil. Serving it on some hot charred artisan bread with a rub of garlic means this dish ticks all the boxes.
The mascarpone in this recipe means that the mushrooms arent too heavy with cream and won’t make the . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Mushroom and Mascarpone Bruschetta with Truffle Oil, as seen on Food For Life
Scallops are one of the most delicious foods to come from the sea, but they can be ruined if cooked improperly. Our preferred way to cook them is pan frying after brining for the best flavour and caramelised scallop. Its also very important to not over cook scallops, otherwise you risk making them rubbery.
A few tips when cooking scallops: heat a larger pan on a high heat and make sure you don’t over crowd it when cooking the scallops. Another tip is to only turn your scallops once . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Seared Scallops with Crispy Pancetta and Watercress, as seen on Food For Life
Everyone loves gnocchi, not just Italians! They are delicious little potato based dumplings with a pillow like soft texture… and if you’ve ever eaten real home made gnocchi, you’ll never ever ever ever go back to the stodgy store bought stuff which is more akin to rubber bullets. Make these super simple gnocchi your new family favourite!
We’re all about inspiring every Aussie out there to reconnect with their family traditions and heritage through food. We asked our Facebook fans with Italian heritage to tell us what their favourite . . . → Read More: Bella’s Italian Family Favourite: Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage, as seen on The Morning Show
We’re all about inspiring every Aussie out there to reconnect with their family traditions and heritage through food.
Often, we’ve somewhat lost connection to our blood backgrounds, sometimes because our families came to Australia several generations ago and we’ve let go of some of our traditions. Some people no longer speak the language or follow many cultural traditions, but no matter who you are or where your blood came from, we ALL remember 1 thing with fondness and nostalgia… the food!
Whether your ancestors came from Greece, Scotland, China or . . . → Read More: Bella’s Cantonese Family Favourite: Chicken Corn Soup, as seen on The Morning Show
Click here to watch the official VIDEO RECIPE on Food For Life!
This is a great quick and easy soup that is light and full of flavour. Its perfect as an entrée or canapé and a great vegetarian option. The stock can be made upto 3 months in advance and kept in the freezer, and broad beans are available year round in the frozen section of your local supermarket. The olive tapenade adds great kick and the goats cheese emulsion adds zing to the dish. Serve on its own, . . . → Read More: Sammy’s chilled broadbean soup with home made tapenade
This question comes from ray: could you please give me the best recipe for garlic prawns i have tried a few but I want to try yours thank you cant what to here from you
Garlic prawns are a very simple recipe, so to make the best garlic prawns you need the best quality ingredients.
You should always buy Australian prawns as they have much better flavour than the Asian version, especially as we have better farming methods and better quality water.
Imported garlic has hardly any flavour, . . . → Read More: The best ever recipe for garlic prawns, as seen on Lifestyle food