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Panko crumbed chicken nuggets, zucchini fries and home made natural yoghurt sauce, for Phillips

Nom nom nom we LOVE chicken nuggets, they are such a childhood favourite! They can be very naughty though… so we have an AMAZING recipe that’s actually healthy! Firstly, it’s home made. So you’re using real chicken and real ingredients. And we’re making zucchini fries, which are a great way [...]

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|

Almond butter, strawberry and dark chocolate grilled toast, as seen at Westfield Carindale

When most people think of grilled/toasted sandwiches, they think of oozy cheese. But what about oozy chocolate?!?!? We’ve made an oozy chocolate ganache using coconut cream and dairy-free chocolate, so it’s perfect for any lactose free people out there. In fact, it’s also vegan, And the best thing? By popping [...]

By |July 25th, 2017|

Bella’s Wild weed and native spinach spiral spanakopita with dukkah

In rural areas of Greece, local home cooks love using wild weeds in their cooking, for their amazing health benefits and slightly bitter flavour. Plus, it’s free! It’s a wonderful sustainable way to eat – and the best way to get rid of pesky weeds that might be growing in [...]

By |May 19th, 2017|

Sammy’s Pan fried Barramundi with lemon and aniseed myrtle bush spice

Lemon myrtle has a wonderful lemongrass flavour, and it’s readily available online… Essentially the leaves are cold dried (to avoid any loss of essential oils) and powdered. We are using the powdered version in the spice mix today, but you can also use whole dried or fresh leaves in sauces, [...]

By |May 15th, 2017|

Bella’s Kangaroo and Macadamia Sausage Rolls

Skippy the bush kangaroo is as delicious as he is cute… After all, don’t we eat other cute animals, such as sheep and cows? Getting people to try a new meat isn’t always easy, as people are often conscious of trying new things. By putting kangaroo in a sausage roll, [...]

By |May 11th, 2017|

Bella’s Bush Tomato and Tasmanian mountain pepper relish

Using Australian natives doesn’t mean eating witchetty grubs! In fact, there is a plethora of native spices which you can use to jazz up your every day cooking.   Bush tomato, also known as Kutjera, comes from the desserts of the Northern Territory and South Australia. There are hundreds of [...]

By |May 6th, 2017|

Sammy’s Kellogg’s French Toast Dip Sticks with Salted Caramel

We’ve been blogging for over 4 years now, and have shared over 450 free recipes in that time. I have to admit that while we do have lots of healthy light meals, we do also have some really fun, quirky and decadent dishes that just make you go “wow”. This [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|

Bella’s Beef and Porcini Mushroom Sausage Rolls

This is a LUXURY sausage roll! Porcini mushrooms have an incredible flavour – and are the perfect pairing for delicious beef. So it’s just as important to buy best quality grass fed beef mince for this recipe. I quite like the Tamara Valley grass fed beef mince which I often [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|

Bella’s homemade truffle ketchup/tomato sauce

I just LOVE elevating every day foods, and one of my childhood favourites was tomato sauce – I used to eat it on white sliced bread with plenty of butter and nothing else! So is it tomato sauce, or ketchup? Well, that depends on where you are. The condiment made [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|