24 March 2017

all-time favourite: breakfast in bed


  • all-time favourite: breakfast in bed

    Ah, the joys of breakfast in bed. Grab a fork, pull up the duvet and treat your loved one to one of life's simple pleasures.


  • Power seed bircher with maple vanilla yoghurt

    A bircher bowl of blissful berries, protein-packed seeds and a drizzle of sweet maple vanilla yoghurt will have you waking up on the right side of the bed!


  • Asparagus and ricotta souffle omelette

    The secret to a super light and fluffy omelette? It's all in the whipping. Separate out your eggwhites, whip until stiff peaks form, add to your yolks then cook in your frying pan. Easy!


  • Cheat's croque madame pizza

    For a simple and speedy way to whip up a croque madame, try this cheat's version, using clever flatbread. Top with pancetta, egg and an abundance of cheese and cook in the oven. Voila!


  • Light and fluffy pancakes

    If you only have one pancake recipe in your life, it has to be this one from Basics to Brilliance. Whipped eggwhite makes it light and fluffy… and adding buttermilk makes it even more fluffy!


  • Smashed avocado toast with soft-boiled egg

    Nothing beats this cafe classic that you can make right at home – smooth smashed avo, soft-boiled egg and a sprinkle of sesame, chia and cumin seeds for crunch.


  • Smoked trout with mascarpone scrambled eggs

    You can't get more gourmet than this! Creamy, cheesy mascarpone scrambled egg on crunchy toasted sourdough, topped with smoked trout and fragrant fresh herbs.


  • Smoky chorizo haloumi and spinach breakfast waffles

    The ultimate big and tasty breakfast comes in the form of these homemade waffles. Smoky chorizo, spinach, haloumi and chives INSIDE the waffle batter. Miracles do happen.


  • Yoghurt-granola-popsicles

    Popsicles for breakfast? Well, if it's got granola and yoghurt in it, it must be breakfast, right?! That's our rule anyway. What better way to start your day with this Fresh + Light sweet treat!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the UK mums! But who needs an excuse to treat mums to breakfast in bed? Click on each photo for their amazing breakfast recipes. 

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14 March 2017

GO GREEN FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY

  • Go green... feel virtuous!

    We're celebrating St Patrick's Day with a feast of green. From snacks to salads and everything in between


  • Celeriac watercress pea and ham hock soup

    This ham hock soup is packed with vibrant, fresh vegetables and a simple nourishing broth.


  • Cucumber lime and mint popsicles

    You can beat the heat with these cucumber, lime and mint popsicles – cool, light and refreshing!


  • Pandan key lime icebox pie

    Feeling tropical? One slice of this zesty lime pie with its biscuity base and luscious pillowy ice-cream and you will be transported.


  • Ginger matcha latte doughnuts

    These beauties are baked, not fried! Ginger matcha latte doughnuts topped with a layer of shimmering green tea icing.


  • Kate and spinach omelette

    A quick and easy midweek meal that's brimming with the good stuff and even better, it works for breakfast, lunch or dinner!


  • Matcha green tea ice-cream

    Crunchy waffle cone dipped in dreamy white chocolate and sprinkled with pistachios teamed with refreshing matcha ice-cream... heaven!


  • Super green rice paper rolls

    The perfect little roll of green goodness... ready for lunch. Betel leaves, green cabbage, snow peas, basil leaves, mint and avocado... yum!


  • Green smoothies

    Is there a better way to start the day? Whip up a smoothie brimming with good-for-you ingredients and superfoods.


  • Watercress and walnut pesto pasta salad

    Perfect for a busy weeknight, this watercress and walnut pesto salad is made almost entirely from pantry staples.

We’re celebrating St Patrick’s Day with a feast of green. From snacks to salads and everything in between. Click on each pic for their recipes.  

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28 February 2017

fresh + light: lunch rolls


  • Fresh + Light: rolled lunches

    ​From raw tuna tortilla to sweet potato omelette and smoked salmon avocado spinach rolls, your lunchtime fare has become a lot more exciting!


  • Raw tuna and avocado tortilla

    A virtuous spin on the Mexican classic that's super simple to make and is sure to go down a real treat!


  • Kimchi and green tea noodle sushi

    We've experimented with a few different ingredients – like kimchi, nori and green tea soba noodles – to make this Fresh + Light sushi dish.


  • Smoked salmon avocado and spinach rolls

    Salmon, avocado and spinach - the perfect combination for a light and wholesome lunch!


  • Quinoa sushi with chilli tofu and avocado

    Using protein-packed quinoa in place of rice gives this traditional sushi dish a deliciously Fresh + Light upgrade.


  • Sweet potato omelette

    Give your lunch a protein-packed and flavour-filled boost with this sweet potato and labne omelette.


  • Spicy tofu and green tea noodles rice paper rolls

    A light, yet satisfying lunch option bursting with flavour and freshness in the form of tofu and green tea noodle rice paper rolls.


  • Supergreen ricepaper rolls

    Fill your lunch with the good stuff – think betel leaves, green cabbage, snow peas, basil leaves, mint and avocado – and you'll soon start to feel good from the inside, out!


  • Turkey kimchi and quinoa rice paper rolls

    Try something a little different and add a layer of nutritious spinach leaves to your rice paper rounds. That's lunch, sorted!

Upgrade your lunch break with these clever rolled lunches. From amazing sushi to flavoursome tortillas and fresh rice paper rolls, they’re deliciously satisfying and so simple to make!

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20 February 2017

Fresh + Light: simple dinners

  • weeknight winners

    Stuck for dinner ideas? No problem. We've got your midweek meals sorted with these positively virtuous Fresh + Light recipes.


  • Brown rice and tofu teriyaki balls

    Try your hand at these meat-free meatballs, full of tofu, chickpeas and nutty brown rice. Add homemade teriyaki sauce and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds as the finishing touch.


  • Kale pumpkin and sage quinoa pasta

    Ever tried cooking with quinoa penne? It's naturally gluten-free! Toss it in the pot with some kale, pumpkin and chopped almonds for the perfect mid-week meal.


  • Portuguese chicken skewers

    Spice up your chicken skewers with a sprinkle of cayenne and smoked paprika, then add a burst of freshness with a dollop of coriander yoghurt sauce. So good!


  • Zucchini tuna pasta

    'Zoodles' (aka 'courgetti') are a lighter way to bulk up your noodle bowl. Just add some nuts for crunch and tuna for protein and you have yourself an all-round wholesome meal.


  • Quinoa and haloumi spring salad

    Go green with this light quinoa salad. Think fresh mint, creamy avocado and crunchy snap peas and cucumber. And let's not forget our favourite – lightly toasted haloumi.


  • Lentil veal and zucchini spelt pasta

    Try this virtuous take on spaghetti bolognese, with fresh zucchini, protein-packed lentils and wholemeal spelt spaghetti to add a mild, nutty flavour. Perfect!


  • Spiced turkey skewers

    Give your weeknight meals a boost by experimenting with new flavour combinations like these turkey mince skewers, flavoured with fragrant garlic, cumin and coriander - so good!


  • Nori prawn salad with broccolini

    Transform a simple prawn salad with a power boost! Nutritious nori flakes are a clever way to to season a salad, adding texture, colour and superfood power.

Simple and satisfying Fresh + Light weeknight meals. Click the images to see their recipes! 


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10 February 2017

We love: Flavour-infused ice cubes

If the temperature outside is soaring, don’t sweat: just drop a couple of these fruity jewels into a tall drink, put your feet up and watch the heat melt away.

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10 February 2017

Cocktail popsicles

​Put an icy-cool twist on happy hour by freezing your favourite drinks into sophisticated popsicles!

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26 January 2017

All-time favourite: barbecue

  • Best-ever barbecue!

    Everything you need for a super summer is crammed into our amazing best-of barbecue blog. Happy grilling!


  • Buttermilk jalapeno and coriander char-grilled steaks

    If you love juicy, succulent steak - buttermilk is your friend. This steak is marinated in buttermilk, lime, garlic, coriander and of course jalapenos!


  • Salmon skewers with crab and chilli lime butter

    Take your perfectly barbecued salmon skewers to new heights this summer with a generous drizzle of chilli lime butter.


  • Texan-style ribs with smoky barbecue sauce and grilled corn with lime and chilli butter

    I don't know anyone who doesn't love sticky barbecued ribs! These are cooked with smoky paprika and a delicious homemade barbecue sauce.


  • Char-grilled thai lamb cutlets with green bean salad

    Not only are these char-grilled lamb cutlets melt-in-your-mouth delicious, they're also super quick and easy to make – just 20 minutes and you're done!


  • Grilled rosemary and chilli pork skewers

    Gently infused with the flavour of rosemary, these show-stopping pork skewers are perfect if you're entertaining.


  • Char-grilled and chilli octopus noodle salad

    Barbecues don't stop at steak! Give this fresh and simple Mediterranean seafood dish pride of place on your table this summer.


  • Chorizo and prawn skewers with piri piri sauce

    Add a touch of spice to your barbecued prawns this weekend with chorizo slices and a smoky piri piri sauce.


  • Green peppercorn t-bone steaks with smoky barbecue relish

    This tender, green peppercorn t-bone steak, generously drizzled with homemade smoky barbecue relish is summer grill perfection!


  • Lime and tequila chicken with smoky chilli sauce

    Spice up your chicken with a fresh twist on a classic. Brined in zesty lime and tequila, with an irresistible smoky chilli sauce and peppy jalapenos, this is chicken at its best.

Click the images to see recipes and click below for Donna’s top tips for barbecue perfection! 

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21 January 2017

HOW TO: rustic free-form tart

We’ve got the perfect weekend baking project! The rustic folds of pastry house a medley of sweet summer fruits in this free-form tart, here’s how to make it…

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13 January 2017

all-time favourite: popsicles

  • frosty favourites

    Glorious sunny days call for plenty of perfectly refreshing treats like homemade popsicles... Loaded with fresh fruit and tropical flavours here are some of our favourites. Best bit? They're not just for kids! Click the images for the recipes


  • Raspberry swirl popsicles

    Swirls of fresh raspberry bring new life to rich, creamy yoghurt. The finishing touch... white chocolate and pistachios! Master these refreshingly ice-cold popsicles and you’ll be set for summer.


  • Mango lime and coconut popsicles

    Like a sea breeze... Made with fresh mango and coconut water, these tropical popsicles are destined to become your ultimate frosty treat.


  • Cookies and cream popsicles

    If you love my famous chewy chocolate chip cookies, you'll adore them transformed into creamy popsicles. Time to get the kids busy in the kitchen!


  • Coconut raspberry and chia popsicles

    These refreshingly simple summer treats have a secret weapon – wholesome oh-so-good-for-you chia seeds! It'll be hard to stop at just one…


  • Dark chocolate turkish delight ice-creams

    If you need a popsicle with wow factor, look not further. This decadent dark chocolate Turkish delight ice-cream tastes as good as it looks.


  • Coconut lychee and raspberry popsicles

    You need just three simple ingredients to make these super-refreshing coconut, raspberry and lychee popsicles. A fabulous school holiday project!


  • Candied almond ice-creams

    Cool, crunchy and full of sweet joy, these candied almond ice-creams are the ultimate indulgence.


  • Raspberry, thyme and lemonade popsicles

    With tart raspberry, fresh thyme and sweet lemonade, these delightful popsicles are the ultimate summer sweet treat.


  • donna hay popsicle mould

    It's time to get creative and start making your own fabulously frosty creations with our brand-new popsicle mould - click the image to buy!

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