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Fish Souvlaki Wrap, as seen on The Monrning Show

Diabetes: Most people think: “It won’t happen to me, that’s an old person’s disease”. Sure it may have happened to Grandma or Grandpa, Mum or Dad, Aunty Norma or Uncle Frank but: 10 years ago type 2 was a seniors’ disease. Today it commonly affects those aged 45+ Type 2 [...]

By |March 31st, 2016|

Bella’s “Kulebiak”, aka Salmon Wellington, as seen on The Morning Show

Beef wellington is a British favourite that we all know and love, but did you know that the Eastern Europeans make a very similar dish, but with salmon? In Poland they call it a “Kulebiak”, where it’s a regional dish from the eastern parts - and of course it’s also [...]

By |March 30th, 2016|

Bella’s Polish meatballs in wild mushroom sauce, Klopsy w sosie grzybowym

This week it’s international meatball week, so we thought we’d share a recipe that’s close to our hearts – Polish meatballs! Every culture has their own version, and although I’m not quite certain where and when this honourable day came from, one thing’s for sure… everyone around the world should [...]

By |March 17th, 2016|

Sammy’s Pasta al Pomodoro, as seen on The Morning Show

Ohhhhh we LOVE pasta! Italian food can be so ludicrously simple... And this is one of the simplest and tastiest pasta dishes you'll ever try. BUT. There is still some skill involved... the skill of shopping! Shop for the best quality ingredients and you'll have the best dish. Right now [...]

By |March 12th, 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|

Keeping your cool in the kitchen with Sammy and Bella – Recipe and Competition

Competition: Win The Ultimate Cooking Lesson With Sammy and Bella. Scroll down to the comments to enter Foodie season has started with Season 7 of MKR kicking off, and we have already seen tantrums and accidents taking their toll on the quality of food being served in home kitchens across [...]

By |February 19th, 2016|

Sammy’s Thermomix Spiced Cherry Brioche Wreath

Nothing says Christmas like spices... unless you add delicious ripe, in season cherries to the mix! Stone fruits are a symbol of the traditional Australian Christmas, and we're so lucky that they pair perfectly with nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, clove and anise. This festive brioche is the perfect way to celebrate [...]

By |February 15th, 2016|

Bella’s Patates Yahni, Greek Potato Stew with Purslane

photo credit: Kitti Gould www.thebrandcanteen.com "Yahni" is a kind of vegetable stew made in Greece, Persia, Turkey and many other countries in the region. In fact, their popularity spread during the reign of the ottoman empire, from Syria all the way up to the Balkans, so there are a huge [...]

By |February 4th, 2016|

Bella’s Kangaroo Kofta with Tzatziki, for Australia Day, as seen in Daily Telegraph

I just love Kangaroo, it's a wonderful native ingredient that is incredibly sustainable - most meat available commercially comes from wild animals and is a byproduct of population control programs. The meat has a delicate gamey taste, somewhere between duck and beef. It's also very very lean and high in [...]

By |January 23rd, 2016|

A very Greek Christmas, as seen on Lifestyle Food

Although Greeks often have Christmas trees, an even older tradition is also very common. To keep away the kallikantzaros, bad spirits who break into your house via the chimney, a shallow wooden bowl filled with holy water and a cross with basil attached to it is prepared. Each day from [...]

By |January 16th, 2016|