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Bella’s Pasta e ceci (Pasta soup with chickpeas) for Floriade

  Somewhere between a pasta and a soup, this typical Roman dish gets the thumbs up from everyone who tastes it! And best of all, every ingredient comes from the pantry, so it’s an easy dish to whip up in weeknights. Even better is the fact that it’s all cooked [...]

By |October 17th, 2017|

Sammy’s Moroccan Rice Pudding for Floriade 2017

We were invited to attend Floriade for the first time this year and were given the challenge to create two recipes that could be made 'Out of the Box'. Meaning from staples and basics found int he pantry, fridge or freezer. This recipe is for a Moroccan style rice pudding [...]

By |October 14th, 2017|

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|

Chicken, Barley and sweet potato soup w/spiced yoghurt, for Westfield

Soup is life. Seriously. If I didn’t eat soup daily in winter I think I might die! At least that’s what my Polish mother always said. Although you might not actually die, I can say that you haven’t lived until you’ve experienced the glory of soup making. Not only is [...]

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|

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|

Chinese crispy roast pork belly with crackling, Siu Yuk 燒肉 – as seen on The Morning Show

  When we were kids, Mothers Day and special occasions meant mum had the night off from cooking, and her favourite place to go out was our local Chinese Restaurant. Back then, she had no idea how to cook Chinese food at home, so going out was our only option… in fact, she [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|

Bella’s Pear, White Bean and Blue Cheese salad, as seen on The Morning Show

If you have diabetes it’s important to keep your blood glucose (or blood sugar – different words for the same thing) level within a fairly tight range. Not spiking your blood glucose levels may also help prevent type 2. This salad contains ingredients that promote stable blood glucose levels. Type [...]

By |April 29th, 2017|