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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|

Korma Kale and Chickpea Fritters with Pataks Eggplant Pickle

  Corn fritters and zucchini fritters might have taken Aussie kitchens by storm, but did you know that they have been cooking fritters in India for years? “Pakora” are little fried snacks made from vegetables and chickpea flour. They are fried to crispy golden deliciousness, and our version, made with [...]

By |April 14th, 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 Kellogg’s French Toast Dip Sticks with Salted Caramel

We’ve been blogging for over 4 years now, and have shared over 450 free recipes in that time. I have to admit that while we do have lots of healthy light meals, we do also have some really fun, quirky and decadent dishes that just make you go “wow”. This [...]

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|

Bella’s homemade truffle ketchup/tomato sauce

I just LOVE elevating every day foods, and one of my childhood favourites was tomato sauce – I used to eat it on white sliced bread with plenty of butter and nothing else! So is it tomato sauce, or ketchup? Well, that depends on where you are. The condiment made [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|

Bella’s Crying Tiger Skirt Steak with Lemon Myrtle Dressing

We have so many wonderful native ingredients in Australia, and one of my favourites has to be lemon myrtle. It grows in many gardens around the country, it’s foliage is very pretty and it gives off the most intense scent whenever it rains or is windy. The leaves can be [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|

Bella’s Beef Picanha Rump Cap Tacos with Green Chimichurri

The picanha, or rump cap, has to be the KING of all beef cuts. It’s most prized in Brazilian churrasco bbq’s, where they salt it very liberally and cook over a proper charcoal grill. I love it for two reasons – firstly because it has a generous thick layer of [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|

Bella’s baked Tandoori Barramundi salad with pickled Cucumber and herbed Yoghurt

Indian cuisine is probably the most diverse in the world – north to south, province to province, and even home to home have an incredible variety of dishes that would take more than a lifetime to master. Because of the complexity of spice blends and and sheer number of dishes [...]

By |February 10th, 2017|