28 August 2017

best ever: make-ahead breakfasts

  • Best-ever: make-ahead breakfasts

    Cruise through your morning rush hour with these wholesome and delightful breakfasts you can make the night before!


  • Coconut and blueberry overnight oats

    These coconut and blueberry overnight oats are made with a blend of chia seeds and shredded coconuts for a refreshing and creamy grab-n-go breakfast.


  • Quinoa and almond butter overnight oats

    Add quinoa to your oats for a protein kick in the morning! Drizzle with honey and serve with figs. Perfection!


  • Seeded overnight oats

    This power packed recipe is full of seeds and nuts that will help you kick start your day - sunflower seeds, linseeds, almonds and chia seeds served alongside a healthy handful of raspberries.


  • Cacao and puffed quinoa granola

    Who doesn't love hazelnuts and pistachios, especially when coated in maple syrup and cocao. This breakfast treat will have you excited to wake up in the morning.


  • Coffee and almond overnight oats

    Have a busy day ahead? Start it on the right foot with a hit of coffee in your oats.


  • Crunchy buckwheat granola

    Add a little buckwheat into your diet. Top up your essential nutrients with this granola mix that uses buckwheat as its base ingredient.


  • Date nut and seed granola

    Super easy to make and full of goodness. You'll be wanting to eat this granola mix not just for breakfast, but as a snack throughout the day.


  • Power seed bircher with maple vanilla yoghurt

    With a healthy dollop of maple vanilla yoghurt this power seed bircher is one of our favourite 'get up and go' recipes.


  • Quinoa bircher muesli pistachios blueberries

    The ultimate way to start you day - grated apple, quinoa, raisins, pistachios and blueberries. You cant't go wrong with this recipe.

Our busy schedules can sometimes leave us with little time to stay healthy. So we’re giving you 9 make-ahead breakfast recipes for when your mornings are all go. Click on each image for the recipe.

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03 July 2017

American All-Star favourites

  • American All-star Favourites

    From gooey s'mores cookies to fried chicken and bourbon fries, we need little encouragement when it comes to reasons to party like it's 4th July!


  • Buttermilk fried chicken

    Who can resist a piece of crunchy, golden fried chicken? If you have never made your own - this perfect southern fried chicken is what you've been waiting for.


  • Pineapple and chipotle pulled pork sliders

    It's teamwork. The combination of pineapple and chipotle make these sweet and spicy mini burgers the perfect party food.


  • Loaded fries with cheese and beer sauce

    Not just your average potato chip. Layers of cheesy goodness just rocketed these loaded fries from good to amazing.


  • Spiced apple pie

    Summer or winter, you can't go wrong with apple pie. Time to take it up a notch by adding some spice to this classic!


  • Sticky maple and bourbon pork ribs

    It's napkins at the ready for these sweet and sticky pork ribs bathed in a bourbon glaze. So tender and flavoursome!


  • Rosemary and speck mac and cheese

    Garnished with rosemary and crispy speck, this creamy mac and cheese is so easy to make and perfect for any occasion.


  • S'mores cookies

    No party's ever complete without dessert. We've given the classic campfire treat a makeover with these simple s'mores cookies.

Inspired by the festivities of our American friends, these crowd-pleasing recipes are perfect for any occasion - so let’s get the party started! Click ‘read more’ then click on each picture to find the recipe.

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30 June 2017

best ever: breakfast bowls

  • best ever: breakfast bowls

    Start your day right with these super simple, deliciously tasty breakfast bowls!


  • Almond and apple bircher muesli

    This flavour-filled recipe has all the right ingredients to kick start your day – shredded coconut, raisin, green apple and pistachio, all drizzled with a generous helping of honey. Sweet!


  • Banana and almond porridge with burnt butter honey

    Once you learn how to make burnt butter honey, you'll never go back! This amazing ingredient magically enhances the flavour of any dish, like this banana and almond porridge.


  • Coconut and brown sugar porridge

    Get creative with your breakfast porridge and try it with coconut! Pour in a little coconut milk and coconut water, add a sprinkle of brown sugar and top it off with a handful of toasted coconut flakes. Perfection!


  • Coffee and almond overnight oats

    Now this is sure to get you hitting the ground running in the morning! Power-packed banana, almonds and LSA – plus a hit of strong espresso. Zing!


  • Crunchy buckwheat granola

    It's all about the texture with this one. Raw buckwheat, chopped almonds and pumpkin seeds make this crunchy granola bowl the perfect breakfast option.


  • Power seed bircher with maple vanilla yoghurt

    A big dollop of maple vanilla yoghurt will have you dreaming of this bowl well into midday! If fresh raspberries are in short supply, frozen works just as well.


  • Quinoa bircher muesli pistachios blueberries

    Got a big day ahead of you? The protein-rich quinoa bircher muesli will keep you fuelled up and ready to go for hours on end.


  • Savoury oats with roast thyme mushrooms

    We're loving savoury oats right now. Who wouldn't with all-star ingredients like flavourful mushrooms, fragrant thyme and sweet sun-kissed tomatoes. So yum!


  • Vanilla porridge with honeyed apples

    A simple, yet standout breakfast bowl. Rich caramel flavours and sweet apple, it's the ultimate way to start your day.

These chilly winter mornings make it’s so tempting to lay under the covers a little while longer. So we’re giving you nine delicious reasons to spring out of bed! Our collection of best-ever breakfast bowls will add some wholesome goodness to your morning routine. Click on each pic for the recipes. 

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02 June 2017

best ever: cacao desserts

  • best ever: cacao desserts

    We love the feel-good flavour cacao brings to lighter sweet treats, power snacks and clever bakes. From dairy-free desserts to clever raw treats and nutrient-rich drinks, here are our favourite recipes using cacao powder.


  • Flourless cacao cake

    A cake with no flour? That's right! This flourless cacao cake is so delicious that it gives the classic chocolate cake a run for it's money.


  • Raw cacao ice-cream with hazelnut praline

    Did someone say ice-cream? This dark and decadent raw cacao ice-cream is just the bowl to get your cheeky chocolate fix!


  • Coconut caramel slice

    Paired with light coconut and cacao, spoil yourself with these delightful coconut caramel slices.


  • Choc-coconut bites

    Balancing antioxidant-rich raw cacao with the sweet fresh taste of coconut, treat yourself with these easy to make choc-coconut bites!


  • Raw date, cacao and matcha chocolate bars

    Matcha and cacao are a match made in heaven! Loaded with antioxidants and earthy flavours, keep these bad boys in the fridge for an indulgent snack or after-dinner bite.


  • Cacao and hazelnut spread

    Smooth and creamy, this homemade cacao and hazelnut spread is delicious on sliced toast or dolloped into smoothies or porridge. Spread the word!


  • Cacao, date and dandelion tea smoothie

    Naturally detoxifying and packed with goodness, this cacao, date and dandelion tea smoothie is the ultimate pick-me-up to start your day.


  • Date, almond and cacao bliss balls

    Satisfy those 3 o'clock cravings with these date, almond and cacao bliss balls. So easy to make - just mix and roll!


  • Cacao and puffed quinoa granola

    Whether you're at home or on-the-go, this cacao and puffed quinoa granola is packed with the good stuff that will keep you running through your day!


  • Cacao, pear and coconut muffins

    These cacao, pear and coconut muffins uses wholemeal flour and a few wonder ingredients to make them the ultimate light teatime treat.

We know everyone’s been talking about this superfood for a while, but we still can’t get enough of raw cacao powder. So simple to cook with –  it’s a deliciously dark and decadent way to get your ‘chocolate fix’ with a little less guilt. Click on each photo for their delicious recipes.

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23 May 2017

best ever: gluten-free cakes

  • all-time favourite: gluten-free cakes

    Using a clever combination of nuts, buckwheat flour or coconut, you'll see how seriously simple it is to side-step gluten. We definitely don't miss it in this wholesome selection of flourless delights.


  • Raw caramel slice

    Forget baking! Keep your cool with this refrigerated raw caramel slice.


  • Carrot and coconut cake with ricotta icing

    Who needs flour? This fluffy carrot and coconut cake has a delicious crumb and perfect texture. Filled with creamy ricotta icing for a flour-free take on an old classic.


  • Coconut cake

    Whether you're after a celebration cake, afternoon tea or indulgent dessert, this coconut cake will hit the spot.


  • Zucchini ricotta pistachio and chia cake

    This wholesome zucchini ricotta pistachio and chia cake uses buckwheat flour and almond meal as a gluten-free substitute; nourishing and seriously yummy.


  • Flourless cacao fudge cake

    With only five ingredients this flourless cacao fudge cake is nothing short of full chocolate flavour.


  • Lime and pistachio cake

    Packed with fragrant pistachios and a hint of lime this cake has a distinct Middle Eastern undertone.


  • Flourless chocolate fudge layer cake

    No gluten? No problem! You can still treat yourself with this decadent chocolate fudge layer cake.


  • Mandarin and polenta syrup cake

    Using an almond meal and polenta substitute this mandarin syrup cake is a vitamin-rich citrus delight perfect for any occasion.

These gorgeous cakes are full of nourishing goodness and free of flour! With rich flavour to satisfy every sweet tooth; whether or not you’re gluten-free, you have to give them a try! Click on each photo for their amazing recipes.

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12 April 2017

best ever: seafood

  • All-time favourite: seafood

    Looking for some seafood inspiration? From a classic fish pie to an impressive cured salmon or exotic fish curry - nothing beats the flavour and versatility of fresh fish.


  • Caramelised leek and broccoli fish pie

    This simple winter warmer is one to please the whole family and keep everyone coming back for more. Crispy on the top and soft in the middle, just the way a pie should be.


  • Dill and salt cured salmon

    Get in early with this 24-hour cure. Impress your guests or simply treat yourself with this simple, salty salmon.


  • Fresh turmeric coconut fish curry

    With an aromatic combination of turmeric and chilli, this full flavour coconut curry will have everyone complimenting the chef.


  • Salmon skewers with crab and chilli lime butter

    Ready to take your barbecue skills to the next level? Perfect for a sunny day, these salmon skewers will melt in your mouth and leave you asking yourself why you haven't tried this before.


  • Salmon green curry

    There's nothing dull about this green curry. Full of colour and flavour it's a seafood dish with an exotic twist.


  • Quinoa crumbed salmon with glazed carrots

    Keep it light and crispy with this quinoa-crumbed salmon. With a hint of paprika and honey it's the perfect omega-3 fix.


  • Roasted cauliflower caper and tuna spaghetti

    Put a spin on a timeless classic with an ultimate combination of tuna, cauliflower and capers. Abundant with flavour and texture, it's bound to be a new family favourite.


  • Tarragon crab cakes with aioli

    Spice up your classic crab cakes with fresh tarragon and you'll never look back. A little aioli on the side? What more could you want?

We’re talking all things seafood with these delicious favourites. Click on each photo for their amazing recipes.

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24 March 2017

best ever: 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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26 January 2017

Best ever: 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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13 January 2017

best ever: 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!

21 December 2016

Best ever: Christmas mains

  • Your ultimate festive main

    Whether you're after a traditional turkey, glistening glazed ham, crispy crackling or melt-in-the-mouth lamb - your ultimate Christmas dinner starts here!


  • Slow-roasted lamb shoulder with brussels sprouts and crispy kale

    Pork or turkey not your thing? Melt-in-the mouth lamb shoulder nestled in brussels sprouts, kale and almonds is hard to beat.


  • Tarragon-brined roast turkey

    Without question, the most succulent turkey you will ever eat. Our brine will take your turkey to decadent new heights - watch our video to see how it's done.


  • Fennel black pepper and lemon slow-cooked pork

    Prepare for the accolades. This roast pork will raise the bar for Christmas lunch for ever more. Actually for Sunday roasts full stop.


  • Prune-stuffed crispy pork with roasted red cabbage

    Fantastically fruity rolled pork ticks a lot of boxes. A flavourful dish so tender and juicy we guarantee you'll be back for seconds!


  • Roasted turkey with cranberry and sage stuffing

    The perfect roast for your Christmas table? Classic and packed with flavour, this beautiful roast will be the star of the show.


  • Slow cooked lamb with garlic and rosemary

    The classic simplicity of garlic and rosemary infused lamb that also happens to be meltingly tender. Says Christmas to us!


  • Apple cider, mustard and sage glazed ham

    Pairing tangy apple and mustard with sweet maple and earthy sage - this flavourful show-stopper is set to impress.


  • Lemon thyme roasted chicken

    As delicious as it is impressive. The delicate aroma if thyme is infused throughout the meat and yet the skin is crisp to perfection.


  • Whisky, marmalade and mustard glazed ham

    Seriously glam but secretly really very simple using just a few store-cupboard staples. This glazed ham will become a family favourite for years to come.

20 December 2016

best ever: christmas salads

  • all-time favourite: christmas salads

    Load up your plate with these fresh salads. Click each image for their recipes…


  • Char-grilled potato salad with mustard dressing

    These gorgeous crispy-skinned potato slices drizzled in rich mustard dressing takes just 20 minutes to cook!


  • Charred radicchio pear haloumi + hazelnut salad

    With a perfect balance of savoury haloumi and sweet pear, this protein-packed salad will be an instant crowd-pleaser.


  • Dukkah-roasted cauliflower salad with creamy avocado dressing

    Being a toast topper isn't the only good thing about avocadoes. Paired perfectly with fresh salad leaves and fluffy cauliflower, it's the ultimate summer salad.


  • Green bean sugar snap pea + cranberry salad

    Balance out the richness of your roast with a forkful of oh-so-fresh crunchy salad greens.


  • Quinoa + asparagus salad

    With fluffy quinoa, crunchy asparagus and a burst of sweet pomegranate, this salad will be a fast favourite amongst the family.


  • Red cabbage mango + coconut slaw

    Wow your guests with this Asian-inspired cabbage and mango salad drizzled with luscious coconut dressing.


  • Roast beetroot + brazil nut salad

    Make your Christmas feast a memorable one with this rustic, wholesome salad.


  • Tray-baked panzanella salad

    Don't think you could possibly fit in another bite? This super light salad is the perfect palette cleanser… to prep your tastebuds for dessert!

A collection of ​fresh and flavourful salads to complement your mains for a spectacular Christmas feast!

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18 December 2016

best ever: Christmas desserts

  • Best ever festive desserts

    From billowing meringue to our irresistible trifle or the prettiest hazelnut and brandy cake finished with snow-capped trees, this magical collection of sweet treats embrace the spirit of Christmas! Click the images for the recipe.


  • Rum and raisin brownie Chirstmas trees

    These enchanting little rum and raisin brownie Christmas trees will be adored by kids big and small!


  • Raspberry and white chocolate trifle

    There's trifle, then there's folds of marscarpone cream, layered with raspberry jelly and white chocolate ganache, The perfect addition to your festive menu.


  • Classic Christmas pudding

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a classic pudding. All that's left to decide is which accompaniment... brandy butter, custard ice-cream or perhaps the works?


  • Hazelnut and brandy forest cake with cream cheese icing

    Straight from the pages of a fairytale, this beautiful cake is not only delicious... it looks like a magical scene from a winter wonderland.


  • Classic pavlova

    Adorned with pillows of cream and ruby fruits, the sweet, delicate shell of meringue encases a soft marshmallow surprise. Is there anything more festive?


  • Cranberry and fig bundt with gingerbread antlers

    Impress your guests with these perfect little bundt cakes finished with the sweetest gingerbread antlers.


  • Peach and sloe gin jelly trifle

    Take classic trifle to a new luxe level with layers of sweet meringue, stunning jelly and folds of rich cream topped with grilled peaches.


  • Smashed pavlova with mulberries

    All the flavour but with a more relaxed attitude, this super simple summer dessert is topped with cream, roasted raspberries and fresh mulberries! Pretty and delicious.

16 December 2016

All-time favourite: cocktails

  • Perfect festive cocktails

    Well, it is Christmas after all! Time to share some of our favourite festive cocktails to add to your drinks menu this party season.


  • Cranberry and pomegranate spritz

    If you need something festive fast this drink is super simple to make. Top it off with a few strategically placed berries and you have Christmas.perfection!


  • Fennel-infused vodka punch with blueberries

    Sophisticated and complex. This vodka infusion will leave your your guests thinking you're a mixology master!


  • Rose petal and prosecco punch

    The delicate aroma of rose water makes the perfect partner for delicious prosecco. Perfectly dressed with some pesticide-free rose petals.


  • Lemongrass and cucumber caprioska

    If you like a touch of tang in your party drink, this one's for you. A refreshing mix of lime, lemongrass and cucumber bring new life to white rum.


  • Rosehip raspberry and blood orange cocktail

    What's not to love about a tall glass loaded with chambord, rosehip, blood orange and sparkling wine?


  • Raspberry and basil mules

    Perfectly pretty raspberry ice cubes transport this simple vodka lime to a party-season high.


  • Grapefruit vodka punch

    A refreshing, fruity treat every summer party needs loaded with pink grapefruit, coconut water, vodka and a touch of vanilla.


  • Watermelon and mint cooler

    Sweet, juicy watermelon is the perfect fruit for cocktails and pairs perfectly with champagne or sparkling wine.

15 December 2016

best ever: frozen festive desserts

  • ice-cold christmas treats

    Create your own little touch of white Christmas for your festive table with our stunning frozen desserts. And the best bit? You can make them ahead, set and serve!


  • Brandy-maple ice-cream panettone

    It looks like a panettone, but one slice reveals the sweet secret.. Luscious brandy maple flavoured custard ice-cream. You can of course make it family-friendly sans brandy.


  • Sour cherry ginger and pistachio ice-cream tart

    Don't sweat it out this year... enjoy many of the traditional flavours of Christmas pudding served neatly in a cool ice-cream slice - complete with a sweet ginger biscuit base.


  • Christmas cake ice cream truffles

    After feasting on the main event, it could be tricky squeezing in a pudding. Fear not! These dainty little truffles are balls of bliss.


  • Raspberry and eggnog bombe alaska

    Beneath the peaks of this showstopper cake hides a Christmas surprise. Layers of creamy eggnog ice-cream on top of tart raspberry sorbet make this the most stunning of festive desserts.


  • Gingerbread men ice-cream sandwiches

    The kids will squeal with delight at the sight of these whimsical gingerbread men sandwiched with ice-cream. Customise to your heart's content!


  • Raspberry and chocolate frozen trifle

    Wow the guests at your table with this incredible feast of chocolate cake, ganache, raspberry sorbet and finished with billowing meringue icing.


  • Frozen christmas pudding

    It's Christmas pudding, just not as you know it! Enjoy all of the traditional flavours wrapped in blissfully cool ice-cream. Perfect for the hot Australian Christmas.


  • Candy cane and brownie ice-cream

    Add a simple but festive twist to your ice-cream offering this season with tiny morsels of candy cane and brownie. What's not to love?

10 December 2016

Best ever: edible gifts

  • Gifts made with love...

    From twisted honey caramels to rose petal rocky road and salted dark chocolate pudding truffles, there's something special in here for everyone. Click each image for the recipes.


  • Chocolate caramel brittle

    Simple to make and even easier to eat, these chocolate caramel brittles will be a hit among your loved ones.


  • Gingerbread cookies with salted caramel

    Packaged in cute jars and lovely ribbon, this adorable edible present is almost too pretty to eat!


  • Sour cherry chocolate and ginger mince pies

    A generous scattering of edible gold dust makes these mince pies even more special.


  • Salted dark chocolate christmas pudding truffles

    Whether you serve them with coffee or wrap them up as a gift, these chocolate Christmas truffles are a must!


  • Twisted honey caramels

    These adorable twisted honey caramels will make the sweetest stocking stuffers for Christmas.


  • Raspberry and rose petal rocky road

    Ah, rocky road… so pretty and so irresistible. These are best wrapped up and given to friends – before you eat them all!


  • Smoked almond and cherry panforte

    One slice of this delightfully decadent cake and you'll be transported to dessert heaven!

Who doesn’t love a home made gift - especially when it’s pretty and delicious! The hardest part is choosing which one to make…

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17 November 2016

Best ever: Christmas sides

  • best ever christmas sides

    ​A good Christmas roast is nothing without its talented support act. So here's a little side-dish inspiration to help you create the most magical and delicious festive feast.


  • Prosciutto-wrapped baby carrots

    We're not the only ones dressing up this Christmas! These prosciutto-wrapped baby carrots will win 'best dressed' in the delicious category.


  • Roasted duck fat tarragon potatoes

    The secret to getting your roast potatoes to that perfect level of crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside? Duck fat. You won't be disappointed!


  • Baby asparagus with garlic oregano crumbs

    Add a little freshness to your festive table with tender, juicy baby asparagus, coupled with a crispy crumb. Perfection!


  • Thyme and champagne-roasted parsnips

    A splash of champagne and a sprinkling of brown sugar gives these tender thyme and champagne-roasted parsnips a caramelised flavour.


  • Crispy leaf potatoes with oregano salt

    You might have to fight over who gets the fist serving of these marvelously crispy and perfectly seasoned potatoes. It'll be a firm family favourite!


  • Green beans with almonds, oregano and lemon

    Simplicity is the secret to this wonderful side. A little butter, oregano, lemon and almonds take green beans to a whole new level of tasty!


  • Chia and sesame pumpkin with ginger-honey glaze

    Give your pumpkin a little Fresh + Light twist this year with a ginger and honey glaze. So yum!


  • Tray-baked tomato onion and currant relish

    The wonderfully harmonious balance of tomato, onion and currant flavours makes this relish the perfect accompaniment to ham or turkey.

08 November 2016

Best ever: CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS

  • Best-ever Christmas cocktails

    Raise a glass and bring on the Christmas cheer with our fine selection of zesty, fruity and bubbly festive cocktails. Click on each pic for the delicious recipes.


  • White peach and elderflower cooler

    An all-round crowd-pleaser, a jug of this deliciously fun and fruity white peach and elderflower cooler will surely get the festive celebrations going in full swing.


  • Watermelon and mint cooler

    Sweet, juicy watermelon is the perfect summer fruit for cocktails and pairs perfectly with champagne or sparkling wine.


  • The A-Lister

    The harmonious blend of tropical coconut, zesty lime and fresh mint makes this Christmas concoction an instant refresher.


  • Pomegranate and blood orange punch

    Pomegranates can be a little tricky. To loosen the seeds, roll the pomegranate on a bench, cut in half and scrape the seeds into a bowl. Cheers to that!


  • The rum hipster

    No travel plans over Christmas? No worries! One sip of this ginger, coconut and lime-infused drink will transport your senses to a tropical haven.


  • Rose and blackcurrant champagne

    Blood red and oh-so-sweet blackcurrant is making a comeback. Paired with champagne and a sprinkle of rose petals, you'll fall in love with its magical charm.


  • Lychee and vanilla martini

    Shaken or stirred, this delightful martini is Donna's specialty cocktail. She uses deliciously pretty lychee ice cubes to guarantee the flavour stays strong!


  • Pomegranate and ginger fizz

    A celebration wouldn't be right without bubbles! Keep the smiles wide and spirits high with a generous topping of champagne with your pomegranate and ginger-filled flutes.

Whether you fancy a fruity punch or a smooth martini our favourite elegant cocktails will add a bit of spritz and sparkle to your festive gathering! 

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28 October 2016

best ever: frozen fruity treats

  • our favourite frozen fruity treats

    Who can resist an icy cold treat, especially when it’s packed with fruity goodness? Bursting with natural flavour, these refreshing iced delights are perfect for sunny days. Click on each pic for recipes. In association with Proud & Punch


  • Frozen yoghurt and raspberry slice

    This irresistible frozen slice is deliciously simple. The no-bake nutty base is topped with Proud & Punch frozen Greek-style yoghurt with raspberries, blueberries & strawberries and a sprinkle of freeze-dried raspberries.


  • Mango lime and coconut popsicles

    Made with fresh mango and ultra-hydrating coconut water, these tropical popsicles are the ultimate frosty treat to while away scorching afternoons.


  • Blood orange and mango frozen yoghurt

    Creamy scoops of frozen yoghurt are one of our favourite summer staples. When we don’t have time to make our own, we love this Proud & Punch blood orange and mango frozen Greek-style yoghurt, bursting with fruity swirls and tangy flavours.


  • Cheat's summer sorbet slice

    With vibrant luscious layers of mango, lychee and raspberry, this clever sorbet slice is what summer dreams are made of.


  • Fruit and vegie pops

    Treat your taste buds and get a bonus boost of goodness with these frosted pops! Packed with nutritious fruits and veg (including apples, pears, beetroot and more), they're the perfect feel-good refreshers.


  • Coconut lychee and raspberry popsicles

    You need just three simple ingredients to make these super-refreshing coconut, raspberry and lychee popsicles. Marvelous!


  • Watermelon and raspberry ice cream

    Beat the heat with this all-too-easy recipe for the creamiest, silkiest ice cream. Our clever cheat’s method means there’s no clunky ice-cream machine required, so you’ll have heavenly scoops in no time at all.


  • Apple cucumber and mint ice + pawpaw and lime ice

    A refreshingly icy granita bring a touch of subtle sweetness to sunny days, and these two super-simple recipes are packed with all-natural fruit flavours.

26 October 2016

best ever: halloween treats

  • our favourite halloween ideas

    ​It's that time of year... when ghosts and goblins come out to play! And of course they'll need some treats that are fun, tasty and a little bit spooky! Here are our favourites for inspiration. Click the pics for the recipes.


  • cranky witch cupcake

    Who knew an ice-cream cone could look so sinister? With just a few simple additions, you can transform a cupcake into a witch with some serious attitude. Look out!


  • scary spider cupcakes

    Pipe two carefully-placed mounds of chocolate icing, add eight licorice legs and a few sprinkles and these seemingly innocent chocolate cupcakes will suddenly make your skin crawl!


  • wicked cookie sandwiches

    Put your pumpkin-carving skills to good use and create some wonderfully wicked faces for these jam cookies.


  • creepy chocolate spiders

    We know these huge hairy spiders are actually mini chocolate truffles in disguise. But don't tell your guests!


  • gingerbread skeletons

    No sugar-dusted cottage for this guy... he's the gingerbread of Spooksville! But he's super tasty and you can make him a few days in advance of your fright-night.


  • pumpkin meringues

    Don't like pumpkin? No problem. A few drops of food colouring and these sweet little meringues morph into Jack-o-lanterns!


  • vampire bats

    The kids will love making these little no-bake marshmallow bats, they are super simple and will literally fly off the plate!

07 October 2016

BEST EVER: CHILDHOOD TREATS

  • Best-ever childhood favourites

    From delicate melting moments to our irresistible caramel slice or the prettiest coconut ice, this magical collection of sweet treats will have you feeling nostalgic in no time! Click the images for the recipe.


  • Choc-peppermint slice

    Sandwiched between a chocolate, coconut base and rich dark chocolate top is a burst of refreshing peppermint – all made in one tray. Too easy!


  • Jam drops

    These are an ideal baking project to try with the kids, task them with the job of making the little dent in the top and fill with jam, lemon curd or whatever you like!


  • Ginger honey jumbles

    The earthy warmth of ginger sets these sweet, soft pillows apart from the rest. Make them big or small and decorate at your whim, these honey flavoured favourites will have you coming back for more.


  • Caramel slice

    If you have a soft spot for a crumbly biscuit base, shimmering caramel centre and a perfect chocolate top - this caramel slice is very hard to beat!


  • Raspberry and vanilla coconut ice

    At every school fete, fair or carnival... there was always coconut ice. This pretty-as-a-picture version will transport you straight back. A perfect addition to your nostalgic repertoire!


  • Chewy chocolate chip cookie

    Crunchy and golden on the outside, delectably chewy in the centre and studded with molten chocolate chunks - these cookies are just too good!


  • Melting moments

    Who doesn't love a melting moment? The combination of melt-in-the-mouth biscuit and soft lemon filling is pure perfection. And the best bit? This recipe is super-easy!

09 September 2016

Best ever: coffee treats

  • Our favourite coffee treats

    Of course we love to drink it but adding good-quality coffee to your cooking is a great way to add extra depth and intense flavour. These are our all-time favourite coffee treats! In association with Nespresso


  • Mini almond cakes with coffee vanilla syrup

    A perfectly pretty little almond cake is transformed by a dollop of cream and a swirl of Nespresso Envivo Lungo syrup. This is high on our dream-dessert list!


  • Espresso sorbet-tini

    A glamorous dessert or a super-cool cocktail. Either way, the pairing of smooth chocolate sorbet and velvety Nespresso Cafezinho do Brasil is perfection in a glass!


  • Chocolate sponge and coffee cream tiramisu

    Chocolate... cake... cream... coffee... Tiramisu - is there any other kind of dessert?


  • Rich chocolate cakes with mocha glaze

    As if the perfectly rich chocolate cake wasn't enough. The finishing touch is a glossy glaze enriched with Nespresso Ristretto.


  • Coffee and brown sugar traycake

    Short on time? No problem. This wonderfully simple tray bake is your secret weapon. Just mix in a bowl, bake and enjoy!


  • Tiramisu sponge kisses

    All the classic tiramisu flavours delivered in one sweet morsel. Light sponge biscuits envelop the rich mascarpone cream mix and a devilishly-sweet Nespresso Volluto syrup.


  • Whisky coffee with spiced cream

    Rich and creamy, this whisky coffee is ideal as a nightcap or a wonderfully warming drink on a cold day.

19 August 2016

best ever: Sunday roasts

  • Best Sunday roasts

    From crispy pork belly to slow-cooked beef brisket and tender lamb shoulder, these are our all-time favourite roasts - guaranteed to make Sunday special. Click the images for recipes.


  • Beef brisket with bourbon barbecue sauce

    This one's a favourite with dinner guests. Tender on the inside and crispy on the outside with a little added kick, thanks to the bourbon, paprika and cayenne.


  • Slow-roasted lamb shoulder with brussels sprouts and crispy kale

    You'll win the trophy for most beautiful roast. The contrast of deep browns and vibrant greens is enough to make anyone's tastebuds dance. A lighter option to roast potatoes.


  • Quick-butterflied-roast-chicken

    It's simple, it's quick and it's all in one pan. This butterflied chicken rests on sliced lemons, gently infusing the meat as it cooks. This roast is a mid-week staple in my house!


  • Crispy pork belly with cider pickled pears

    Who doesn't love a roast pork and pear combination! For a slice of Italy, drizzle your crispy pork with lashings of vincotto – made of grapes, it cuts through the richness of the pork.


  • Fennel and herb-crusted salmon with garlic potatoes

    As delicious as it is impressive, if you want to wow your guests with seafood on this will do the trick! Just add a simple crumb topping to a fresh salmon fillet add some tender potato chips and roast away.


  • Roasted spatchocks with port mushrooms and lentils

    This easy one-tray dish is my go-to when I want to cook a roast with minimum effort and maximum flavour. The bed of chorizo and mushroom really gives it that rich taste.


  • Prune-stuffed crispy pork with roasted red cabbage

    Prunes are my secret weapon to giving roast pork that hint of sweetness. A flavourful dish so tender and juicy, I guarantee you'll come back for seconds!


  • Milk-braised dijon chicken

    Not a traditional roast I hear you say, but the addition of some bold-flavoured mustard makes this a chicken dinner that packs a punch.

29 July 2016

best ever: buttermilk fried chicken

​I can never resist a piece of crunchy and golden fried chicken, and, as with most things deep-fried, it tastes even better when you make it fresh at home! My southern-style recipe creates a perfectly balanced bite; soaking the chicken in buttermilk keeps the meat moist and juicy while the spicy flour mixture results in an impossibly crisp and flavourful skin.

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03 June 2016

fresh + light: top 10 better breakfasts

  • Fresh + Light: Top 10 Better Breakfasts

    Start your mornings just right with our top 10 better breakfasts to fuel your day! From on-the-go smoothies and veg-packed fritters to crunchy granola or a twist on avo on toast, these recipes from Fresh + Light are perfect for any day of the week.


  • smashed avocado toast with soft boiled egg

    Creamy smashed avocado with chia seeds and a squeeze of lime is topped with a runny egg to keep you energised for the day ahead.


  • power breakfast smoothie

    Try my power smoothie for breakfast on the go - it's loaded with almonds, silver beet and sweet mangoes.


  • cacao and puffed quinoa granola

    Chocolate doesn't always mean unhealthy. For a sweet breakfast option our cacao and puffed quinoa granola is packed with crunchy hazelnuts, slivered pistachios and omega-3 rich chia seeds.


  • zucchini and brussels sprout fritters

    Loaded with zucchini, brussels sprouts and basil these good-for-you green fritters are gluten-free and topped with goat's cheese and zesty lemon.


  • quinoa bircher muesli pistachios blueberries

    I love making this the night before for a super simple breakfast the next morning. Cinnamon and honey are the perfect pair with chewy raisins and protein-packed quinoa.


  • cauliflower and rainbow chard frittata with lemon and goat's curd

    With the goodness of cauliflower and leafy veg, this frittata recipe is ideal served hot from the oven. Even better it can double as lunch or dinner the next day!


  • cacao and hazelnut spread

    Packed with good fats and protein, this cacao and hazelnut spread is best served on fruit loaf or slathered on pancakes.


  • apple bircher popsicles

    Frozen almond milk and sweet apple slices make this breakfast ideal to grab-and-go on warmer mornings.


  • ricotta and banana toasts with cinnamon tahini

    Sweet and simple, these ricotta and banana toasts drizzled with spiced cinnamon tahini is an ideal lazy Sunday brunch.


  • cinnamon-spiced granola shards

    Full of energy-boosting puffed rice and ground sunflower seeds and almonds, our sweet and spiced granola shards will be a breakfast favourite. Find this recipe, and plenty more healthy breakfast ideas in issue #4 of Fresh + Light.

27 May 2016

best ever: chocolate cakes

  • All-Time Favourite Chocolate Cakes

    The humble chocolate cake is adored by many, and for good reason. In this special collection, we’ve transformed this classic cake into something truly special with velvety layers, creamy chocolate ganache or a salty-sweet topping.


  • Milk chocolate popcorn cake

    Spoil the birthday boy or girl with this milk chocolate cake topped with a mountain of golden caramel popcorn.


  • dark chocolate pretzel chocolate cake

    My dark chocolate fudge-like cake is topped with salty pretzels – a decadent slice with a savoury finish.


  • Chocolate buttermilk layer cake

    Stacked as high as the sky, this four-layer sponge cake with lashings of chocolate frosting will impress at any party.


  • Beetroot chocolate loaf cake

    Sneak some veggies in! Grated beetroot keeps this loaf cake moist for an afternoon pick-me-up.


  • Chocolate mudcake

    Sometimes the best desserts are simple, and this indulgent chocolate mudcake won't disappoint.


  • Chocolate pound cake

    This luscious loaf is perfect for all occasions, from afternoon tea to an easy sunday baking session.


  • Flourless cacao cake

    One of our most iconic Fresh + Light desserts, this light-as-air mousse cake is gluten-free and uses no refined white sugar, so you can feel good about having that second slice!


  • Lamington slice cake

    An easy tray-bake that the kids can help with, this simple lamington slice cake is perfect for picnics or parties.


  • little molten mud cakes

    Warm, sweet and slightly gooey in the middle, these molten mud cakes are a decadent treat for chilly winter evenings.


  • Chocolate meringue cake

    This is my ultimate go-to chocolate cake: a chocolate meringue topping that's just slightly crispy, with a fudgey, indulgent base. Yum!

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