Thanksgiving is an American tradition we’ve all seen played out on TV and in movies. Who can forget that hilarious scene from the Lampoon’s Thanksgiving Family Reunion… and that deflated turkey. And we all love that Friends episode… so why not get together with your friends and have your own thanksgiving?
Although the holiday is rooted in Christian pilgrim values, it’s about so much more than that. It’s essentially a harvest festival – it’s all about giving thanks to the earth for providing us with its fruits, to the farmers . . . → Read More: Bella’s Thanksgiving Spriced Pumpkin PIe, as seen on The Morning Show
Picnic season has begun! There’s nothing better than spending a lazy weekend in the fresh air, lying in the shade of a big tree and eating some amazing food. At the same time, there’s nothing worse than a picnic that goes wrong! Here are my top tips for the perfect picnic:
Plan carefully, it’s just like a dinner party, but outdoors Simple is best Choose finger Food to avoid cutlery Take food that won’t melt or go off Avoid fragile foods to transport
It’s also a good idea . . . → Read More: Bella’s Banana and Buttermilk Cupcakes with Peanut Butter and Yoghurt Icing, as seen on The Morning Show
Australians are really jumping onto the bandwagon when it comes to celebrating Halloween… Kids are getting dressed up and trick or treating in every Aussie suburb these days! Halloween’s roots lie in ancient pagan rituals celebrating the end of the harvest season, and the festivity evolved into an important day in the Christian calendar… All Hallow’s Day, All Saints Day, or Day of the Dead is a time to remember friedns and family members who have passed, celebrate their lives, and cook some of their favourite foods!
No where . . . → Read More: Bella’s Day of the Dead Skull Cookies, as seen on The Morning Show
It’s school holidays! Chances are, the kids are going stir crazy… so we have some fun ideas to get your kids in the kitchen and enjoy some yummy food. These recipes are already really fun for keeping groups of kids engaged… they are all interactive, hands on and super fun!
Kids will adore flavouring their own popcorn, and the flavoured salts reflect some of kids ultimate favourite foods… pizza and tacos!
When making the dogs, make sure you buy good quality nitrate-free frankfurts in natural casings (no orange franks!) . . . → Read More: Bella’s School holiday treats, topping popcorn and hot dogs with kids favourite flavours, as seen on The Morning Show
The authentic flavour of Mexico is actually very easy to achieve, and the secret is in picking the right herbs and spices. The magic combination of cumin, dry oregano and paprika powder makes everything delicious… especially this vegetarian jacket potato! Even the meat eaters will love this recipe. So no matter what fussy eaters you have to feed at your family table, this recipe is a sure thing.
And for all those who are watching what they eat, you’ll just adore this recipe! It’s low GI and full of . . . → Read More: Bella’s Sweet Potato jacks with Mexican inspired beans and real guacamole, as seen on The Morning Show
Wow, it is COLD!!!! Yukky weather outside can only mean one thing… more time cooking inside! Anything that inspires us to get in the kitchen is a good thing
This week I’ve been inspired by a competition being run by Dilmah, who are encouraging people to design a high tea recipe to wine a trip to Sri Lanka! Now, there’s nothing anyone loves more than a brownie… and I’ve spiced mine with chai! So it’s the perfect match for a cup of hot tea. I quite like it . . . → Read More: Bella’s Super Quick Chai Spiced Brownies
Yum! We just love waldorf salad, it’s the perfect combination of meatiness, creaminess and crunchiness. The flavours balance perfectly too – the bitter almonds, sweet apple and salty dressing are a match made in heaven. You can use leftover turkey or leftover roast chicken in this recipe, or some grilled or poached chicken will do the trick too.
Apples are in season right now so it’s great time to use them in all your cooking, whether it be a sweet or savoury dish like this one. For presentation, try . . . → Read More: Sammy’s leftover christmas turkey waldorf salad
The world is full of different cuisines and almost every culture will have its own version of a pancake. Sammy and Bella share their top 5 delicious pancake discoveries from around the world.
This month Sammy has been obsessed with making her grandmother’s crepes as a mid-afternoon snack and as a dessert. While enjoying her freshly made crepes with caramelised peach, yoghurt and local honey, she had begun to think about the pancake and its many variations not only within western cultures, but also its delightful eastern cousins.
The . . . → Read More: Our Top 5 Most Delicious Pancakes, as seen on Lifestyle Food
There are a lot of things that happen in the 80’s that most of us would like to forget about mainly the fashion and haircuts. When is comes to 80’s food the attitude isn’t much different. Sure we still love a classic crème brulee or carrot cake, but when was the last time you saw a roulade or cob loaf?
Being born in the 80’s we have many memories of food our parents made, especially for all those buffet style birthday parties. So we have decided to give the . . . → Read More: Sammy’s 80’s Spinach Dip, as seen on The Morning Show
Any mum will tell you that one of the hardest things about cooking for the family is pleasing everyone at the table. There are fussy kids, dad’s who hate veggies, mum’s watching their weight, and any number of food allergies.
I recently cooked a dinner for Pete Evans and a typical Sydney family with 2.4 children, so the brief was to make healthy, paleo-friendly, gluten free food that will be loved by both kids and adults. The star dish of the menu were these chicken nuggets. Even if you’re . . . → Read More: Bella’s Caveman Chicken Nuggets, paleo and gluten free! As seen on The Morning Show