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|

Bella’s Chunky Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Tomatillo's are a very special and very delicious type of tomato from Mexico, also known as the mexican husk tomato or "tomato verde" in spanish. Don't confuse them with tomatoes as used in the cooking of America's deep south, "fried green tomatoes" are simply made with normal tomatoes which are unripened. [...]

By |January 17th, 2016|

Bella’s Day of the Dead Skull Cookies, 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 [...]

By |October 28th, 2015|

Bella’s Sweet Potato jacks with Mexican inspired beans and real guacamole, 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 [...]

By |August 13th, 2015|

Sammy’s Ancient Aztec Hot Chocolate, as seen on The Morning Show

Yay it's national chocolate day! The Aztecs are credited with discovering the wonderful cacao bean. Today being National Chocolate day we wanted to celebrate this delicious food by sharing a recipe for traditional Mexican Hot chocolate to pay homage to its ancient history. When first discovered, cacao beans were roasted [...]

By |July 11th, 2014|

Sammy’s Laucke Tacos with Hoyts Mexican Pulled Pork, this weekend at Good Food and Wine Show Melbourne

We will be demonstrating this dish at the Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show this weekend, at the Laucke Creative Kitchen Stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Free to take a seat at the Laucke Creative Kitchen! Buy your tickets to the show HERE Coming into winter I’m all about slow cooking and one of my [...]

By |May 28th, 2014|

Bella’s Californian Black Bean dip with Jalapeños, as seen on The Morning Show

I’ve just got back from a trip to the USA and ate SOOOOOOOO much good food! American food isn’t just about fast food and burgers… there are so many delicious dishes (some healthy, some more of a treat) from so many mini food cultures across different states. From the classic [...]

By |March 11th, 2014|

Gluten Free, Home Made Corn Chips? Yes Please! as seen on Lifestyle Food

Sandy asked us this question via the Lifestyle Food Website, you can ask your very own question too! just click here and type away... Question: sammy and bella hi, i want a receipe for home made corn chips. can you help me? please please Answer: Homemade corn chips are super easy [...]

By |March 6th, 2014|

Recipe: Kingfish Ceviche, for Bertolli at the Sydney Seafood Cooking School

What a day! We recently held a fantastic cooking class at the Sydney Seafood Cooking School at the famous Sydney fish markets. on the menu was, of course loads of seafood, but also lots of Bertolli Olive Oil. We just love olive oil, but a lot of people get confused about [...]

By |November 20th, 2013|

Recipe: Raw Kingfish with Caperberries and Black Olives, as seen at Good Food and Wine Show

Raw fish is incredibly healthy for you, and it's a wonderful way to stay healthy every week. But did you know that it's not just for Japanese food? Raw fish is delicious in ceviche, which is a classic Mexican dish where the acid from citrus fruit "cooks" the flesh, turning [...]

By |July 17th, 2013|