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Turkey chili con carne, black beans, brown rice, with Phillips All in One Premium

This recipe is magic – It’s not only super healthy and full of nutrient rich, high fibre and low GI foods, it’s also ridiculously delicious! Normally it requires lots of slow cooking, but if you can use the Phillips Premium All in One to speed things up with both the [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

5 spice Pork steaks with bbq fennel and caramelised mandarin, for Westfield

In Chinese cooking, pork is often paired with 5 spice powder – a mix of cinnamon, clove, fennel, star anise, and Sichuan peppercorns. Some go a few steps further, and even add ginger, nutmeg and liquorice. It’s a BRILLIANT spice blend to keep in the pantry, as it can jazz [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

Lamb and Pear Tagine with toasted sesame, for Westfield

Moroccan food is absolutely delish! It might seem like it’s always sweltering hot there, but they do indeed have a (mild) winter and love cooking with seasonal ingredients. It’s the perfect time of year to be cooking with pears, as they are fresh, cheap, and above all delicious! They add [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

Gluten Free Smoked salmon scotch eggs with quinoa flakes, for Westfield

Are you gluten free but love schnitzel? Quinoa flakes are your friend! They are crunchy, and yummy, and good for you too! Today we’re making scotch eggs, which are traditionally made by coating an egg in sausage meat, then crumbing and deep frying. We love them, especially when you can [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

Ryba smażona w panierce, fish schnitzel, from Sopot in Poland

In so many cultures around the world, especially in Australia, summer beach holidays with family bring back memories of fantastic fish and chips… Eaten by the seaside with the smell of salt in the air and the roar of the waves on the shore. It’s such a strong evocative dish, [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

Almond butter, strawberry and dark chocolate grilled toast, as seen at Westfield Carindale

When most people think of grilled/toasted sandwiches, they think of oozy cheese. But what about oozy chocolate?!?!? We’ve made an oozy chocolate ganache using coconut cream and dairy-free chocolate, so it’s perfect for any lactose free people out there. In fact, it’s also vegan, And the best thing? By popping [...]

By |July 25th, 2017|

Greek braised lamb shanks, Arni Kokkinisto – αρνί κοκκινιστό

Winter is for braising, and this Greek dish will have all your neighbours begging to come over for family dinner! In Greek it’s called Arni Kokkinosto (pronounced koh-keen-isto), and it essentially translates to “reddened” – referring to the rich tomato sauce the lamb is cooked in. Lamb shanks do take [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|

Healthy brekky – One Pan Mexican Shakshouka

Last week we had the pleasure of being invited to an amazing event – the World’s Biggest Degustation! It was indeed a massive brekky degustation with 42 courses (just a bite size of each thank goodness!) created by Sydney top chef, Matt Fletcher. We especially loved to soft boiled eggs [...]

By |June 10th, 2017|

Sammy’s home made Sauerkraut

  Sauerkraut has been sneaking its way back into our kitchen and meals with the fermented foods revolution. This revolution was brought back on in my opinion by kraut master Sandor Katz, who has been nicknamed Sandorkraut. You can read about him here: http://www.wildfermentation.com/who-is-sandorkraut/ For Bella and I our interest [...]

By |May 26th, 2017|

Sammy’s Smoothie madness

So I think its pretty clear that all current food trends are pointing to smoothies! I’ve been making smoothies all my life and over the past 4 years it’s been all about the healthy smoothie. Adding super foods and substituting dairy for homemade almond milk have been the main changes [...]

By |May 23rd, 2017|