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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|

Sammy’s Native Australian Lamb BBQ – Australia Day Recipe

    What better way to spend Australia Day than by showcasing some of our most delicious native ingredients. As many of us will be crowding around a BBQ cooking up some Aussie favourites like Beef, Lamb and Prawns, we’ve come up with a native Aussie spice mix that will [...]

By |January 24th, 2017|

Sammy and Bella’s Coffee glazed pork chops with honeydew and summer vegetable salad

We were recently invited to do some cooking demos at the AMAZING “Kitchens” at Robina town centre on the Gold Coast – and this dish was a surprise favourite! The coffee glaze is fantastic for basting any kind of meat, either grilled on the BBQ or pan fried. The cold [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|

Whipped cinnamon yoghurt bowl with turmeric and forest berry crunch

We’re so excited to be partnering with Special K who have challenged us to reimagine our New Year’s resolutions with some delicious and interesting breakfast recipes! Each year there are loads of new food trends, and we have chosen some of our favourites to inspire our breakfast dishes. You can [...]

By |January 15th, 2017|