Donna Hay Fast, Fresh, Simple

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Donna Hay is Australia’s best-selling cookbook author and home cooking icon. In Donna Hay fast, fresh, simple she shows us how to use some of her repertoire of short-cuts and tricks of the trade to achieve her signature style and easy to prepare meals that really do look as good as they taste.

Episode 1 – Modern Classics

Donna revamps some classics with her chic and easy version of Steak and Three Veg and her special twist on Pasta Carbonara. Find out her secret to the perfect BBQ Chicken Burger and her two favourite ingredients come together to make the ultimate dessert – Coconut and Macaroon Ice-Cream Sandwiches. Also see her Chocolate and Cinnamon Wontons and Chicken with Haloumi and Honey


Episode 2 – Fresh Spin on Old Favourites

Leftovers never looked so good as Donna whips up her version of Prawn Fried Rice. Her Gourmet Beef Burgers will add simple sophistication to any BBQ and discover the cheat’s way to an easy and light Crème Brulée.


Episode 3 – Simply Summer

Simply Summer as Donna takes the fear out of soufflé with her Goat’s Cheese Soufflés that anyone can make…the freshest Summer Tomato Pasta with a simple no cook sauce and her new take on the classic Peach Crumble.


Episode 4 – Mealtimes Made Easy

Mealtimes made easy as Donna cooks up One Pot Chinese Chicken and standby pasta that you won’t even need to shop for. Caesar Salad gets a total transformation as Donna gives it her fresh take. And Berry Mille Feuille – a glamorous dessert that’s so simple., anyone can do it.


Episode 5 – Fast Flavours

Deliver big results in the minimum of time.  Donna makes tasty Pork and Fennel Meatballs in minutes, teaches her tricks for the perfect Roast Pumpkin Soup and whips up a fresh and simple guilt free dessert, Mango and Banana Gelato.


Episode 6 – Fast Flavours

Never fear pastry again….Donna cooks up the easiest Chicken Pie you’ll ever make and shows her secret to simple Jam Tarts.   Be inspired by her totally tasty Thai Fish Cakes and a magical Baked Lemon Pudding you won’t want to share.


Episode 7 – Standby Staples

Donna freshens up a family favourite with her quick and easy take on Chicken Schnitzel, offers a new spin on Greek Salad and makes a Tiramisu so simple you’ll want it every night. 


Episode 8 – Cheat Eats

More secrets revealed as Donna makes a perfect  Roast Chicken and Chips in only half the time, a simple Slow Cooked Balsamic Lamb that’s super tender and full of flavour and she reveals her no fail method for Chocolate Fondants that are perfect every time.


Episode 9 – Dinners Updated

Modernise your mealtimes the simple way with Donna’s version of Steak and Mash – Seared Beef with Garlic White Beans, a no-fuss Fig and Gorgonzola Tart, no chop Vegetable Soup and an almost guilt-free Buttermilk Pannacotta.



Episode 10 – Fresh flavours


Life’s too short to mess around with pastry.  Donna shows her cheat’s solution when she cooks up her easy Caramelised Onion, Potato and Feta Tart. |
Her Garlic Prawn Pasta takes mere minutes; and she bakes a Simple Lemon Yoghurt Cake that’s perfect for afternoon tea in a hurry.






Episode 11 – Instant Dinners

No more excuses for dull dinners as Donna cooks her quick and easy Greek Inspired Lamb Meatballs, Maple Glazed Chicken and Pork Loin with Stilton, Port and Honey Glaze.  And for dessert?  No Fuss Banana Caramel Pudding.




Episode 12 – Simple Suppers

Donna‘s simple recipe Too Easy Blueberry Muffins will have you baking before breakfast. Plus a no stir Baked Pumpkin and Sage Risotto and Porcini Salt Minute Steaks with Crispy Potato Rosti – a simple supper with bite.


Episode 13 – Modern Flavours

Food full of flavour as Donna cooks her tastiest, no mess Spice Roasted Ribs, a deceptively simple Quince Lamb with Blue Cheese Polenta, her fresh and crunchy Rustic Crumb Pasta and the easiest pavlova you’ll ever make.