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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|

Sammy and Bella’s Green Tea Smoked Duck with Orange 5 spice sauce and wilted greens

Recently we were invited to teach some our favourite recipes, using local produce, at The Kitchens in Robina on the Gold Coast. And boy do we love smoking! Nothing funny, of course, but smoking duck, salmon, or even butter is such an amazing technique that adds incredible complexity of flavour. [...]

By |January 25th, 2017|

Sammy’s Native Australian Lamb BBQ – Australia Day Recipe

    What better way to spend Australia Day than by showcasing some of our most delicious native ingredients. As many of us will be crowding around a BBQ cooking up some Aussie favourites like Beef, Lamb and Prawns, we’ve come up with a native Aussie spice mix that will [...]

By |January 24th, 2017|

Sammy’s Iraqi inspired spiced BBQ lamb – Australia Day Recipe

  One of our favourite meats to eat in Australia is without a doubt Lamb. We love it roasted, seared, slow cooked and of course BBQ’d. This Australia Day we are not only celebrating our native ingredients and indigenous traditions but also those of our new citizens. Every year this [...]

By |January 24th, 2017|

Sammy and Bella’s Coffee glazed pork chops with honeydew and summer vegetable salad

We were recently invited to do some cooking demos at the AMAZING “Kitchens” at Robina town centre on the Gold Coast – and this dish was a surprise favourite! The coffee glaze is fantastic for basting any kind of meat, either grilled on the BBQ or pan fried. The cold [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|

Nostalgic banana split with cherry compote, gluten free crunch and cacao nibs

  We’re so excited to be partnering with Special K who have challenged us to reimagine our New Year’s resolutions with some delicious and interesting breakfast recipes! Each year there are loads of new food trends, and we have chosen some of our favourites to inspire our breakfast dishes. You [...]

By |January 14th, 2017|

Bella’s Cured Kingfish, Cucumber two ways, Finger Lime

Recently we attended a gorgeous lunch at Sydney’s Chiswick restaurant, where head chef Tom Haynes prepared this dish especially to match with some delicious Arras blanc de blanc  sparkling wine. It was my favourite dish of the day, and easy enough for you to make at home too! So I’ve [...]

By |December 22nd, 2016|

Sammy’s Larb Gai as seen on The Morning Show

Thai cooking is all about the prep and fast last minute cooking. Spend the time to prep each of your ingredients a head of time and clean as you go. Then when it comes time to cooking, you’ll be done in a flash, with a delicious hot meal ready to [...]

By |November 24th, 2016|