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Sammy and Bella’s Salmon and Fennel Risotto with Lemon Dill Pangrattato

We recently demonstrated this dish at The Kitchens, at Robina town centre on the Gold Coast. There’s lots of delicious fresh produce in the centre, so we couldn’t help but share one of our favourite seafood dishes with all the locals. One of the biggest lessons that we can learn [...]

By |January 22nd, 2017|

Bella’s French Onion soup in a Bread Bowl

The secret to good soupe à l'oignon Gratinée is patience. Too often we’re told to make meals in 30 minutes or less, but the truth is that it’s often not enough time to add a generous pinch of love. Instead of rushing, why not take the time to enjoy cooking [...]

By |January 2nd, 2017|

Sammy’s Left over Christmas Ham Croque-Madam as seen on Sunrise

Watch us demonstrate this dish on Sunrise HERE Oh Christmas Ham, Oh Christmas Ham, what ever will we do with all this Christmas ham? The Christmas season is officially over and now we welcome in the Party/New year/hangover season, but there is likely to be a little bit of Christmas [...]

By |December 30th, 2016|

Bella’s Cafe de Paris Butter and THE perfectly cooked steak

For those who haven't had the pleasure of matching this classic French Cafe de Paris Butter with a mouth watering steak, don't be scared off by the amount of ingredients in the butter.. We promise its worth it! You can freeze any excess butter for up to three months, and this [...]

By |December 20th, 2016|

Bella’s Christmas tree almond cookies with spiced mixed fruit jam

Linzer is a traditional Austrian/German shortbread cookie filled with jam, and something we grew up making with our mum at home. This is a really great festive version, perfect to devour with a cup of tea or share with your family and friends as an edible gift. For an added touch, we made [...]

By |December 12th, 2016|

Thermomix: Our Babcia’s Gingerbread Spice Mix and Piernik Recipe as seen on The Morning Show

  Its that time of year where we dust off the old Christmas recipes and bring our family traditions back to life. Most of us, even those who aren’t big cooks, will have a specialty dish that they are assigned to make each year. However this year we have decided [...]

By |December 10th, 2016|

Sammy’s Rum and gourmet Mixed Fruit Chocolate Salami 

Despite the name and resemblance to a traditional salami, this dessert does not contain any meat. Instead, its packed full of delicious biscuits, nuts, Sunbeam Gourmet Selection Mixed Fruit and of course, lots of dark chocolate! This dense chocolate log can be found all over Italy with many different regional variations: some use dark rum or [...]

By |December 7th, 2016|

Bella’s Gołąbki – Polish stuffed cabbage rolls

There are many eastern and central European cultures that make cabbage rolls, and it’s safe to say that every one of them is delicious! The Croatians and Serbians make their “sarma” with pickled cabbage, the Ukrainian “holubtsi” have a more sour flavoured sauce, the jewish “golub” omits pork and bacon, [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|

Bella’s Pierogi with Warrigal Greens and Paperbark Smoked Butter, as seen at Dożynki Festival Adelaide

There’s not a human in this world that doesn’t love pierogi, and everyone has a favourite traditional flavour - cheese & potato, meat, or sauerkraut & wild mushroom. We’ve given this version an Aussie twist and it’s our new favourite! Foraging and using native ingredients in the kitchen is a [...]

By |October 24th, 2016|

Sammy’s Cacio e Pepe

Sammy's Cacio e Pepe You’ve probably seen this creamy cheesy pasta popping up in your social media new feeds if you follow any chefs or foodies. Its having a bit of a moment really, chef David Chang from Momofuku, Bon Appetite magazine and yours truly, are all obsessed with this super easy, delicious [...]

By |October 20th, 2016|