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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|

Naan bruschetta, eggplant pickle, and Kachumber salad

Bread. It’s a staple dish, literally all over the world. The fantastic thing about bread is that it’s a flavour carrier, so you can put almost anything on it and take your taste buds on a journey to anywhere: from a Vietnamese bahn mi, to a French croque madame, to [...]

By |April 29th, 2017|

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|

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 Iraqi Braised Okra with Tomatoes, Margat Banya Basrami

The worlds very first known cookbooks were actually found in Mesopotamia, now modern day Iraq, where recipes were prepared in religious ceremonies in temples over 10,000 years ago. Ancient cooking traditions have evolved to form a rich cuisine in this region, where meals always start with mezze, the middle eastern version of antipasta. [...]

By |March 22nd, 2016|

Bella’s Georgian Green Beans with Walnut Sauce, Satsivi

Georgia, oh Georgia. Very few people in Australia could point out this former soviet country on the map, and even fewer can tell you something about its cuisine. Nestled in the Caucasus, between Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia, their cuisine carries both european and middle eastern influences. The country is famed [...]

By |March 15th, 2016|

Sammy’s guide to home made Passata, as seen on The Morning Show

How to make passata... Making passata is an ancient past time for Italians and every region has their own technique and way of making the fresh tomato sauce. The sauce is usually made at the end of the tomato season (end of summer) when there is an excess of ripe [...]

By |March 11th, 2016|

Bella’s Indian Chips and Salsa, Papadums with Kachumber

My best friend Kitti has just returned from a holiday in north India, and although I didn't quite fit in her suitcase, I was certainly with her in spirit. To celebrate her return I threw a north indian inspired dinner party, and challenged myself to featuring some curious and lesser [...]

By |March 10th, 2016|

Bella’s Israeli Chopped Salad with Purslane, and a guide to seasonal vegetables

A basic chopped up salad is Israeli as Israeli can be. It's almost ludicrously simple, so much so that even the worst cook can master this salad. The skill is in the shopping, not the cooking, and finding the best quality ingredients isn't always easy. The best place to pick [...]

By |February 9th, 2016|