04 April 2018OUR FAVOURITE: NOURISHING SOUPS
Those seeking solace in a rounded meal during the cooler months can take time to enjoy a soothing bowl of soup – filled with the season’s starring vegetables and immune-boosting ingredients.
29 March 2018
how to: hot cross buns
A warm, fresh-from-the-oven hot cross bun is always a welcomed sight come Easter time. Follow our simple step-by-step recipe to bake the perfect batch this year! Click on the steps to reveal the full recipe.
08 March 2018
04 March 2018
As we leave summer behind and move into the cooler months, beautiful, crisp pears become the hero of many dishes. Here are just some of our favourite pear recipes.
12 February 2018
29 January 2018
What’s not to love about coconuts! From aromatic main meals, pretty breakfast bowls to dreamy summery desserts, the humble coconut is far more versatile than you think!
17 January 2018Our favourite: tasty salads
If entertaining is on the agenda this weekend or you’ve been asked to bring along a salad to a barbecue, then give your salad repertoire a little shake-up and throw together one of these flavoursome wonders!
17 January 2018Best Ever: Berry Desserts
During the summer months, make the most of the beautiful, sweet jewel-like berries that are in season. Here are four gorgeous berry recipes, all fit for a queen (and her king!).
08 January 2018Best ever: Barbecue mains
Summer holidays call for lots of barbecue action and this year we plan to up the ante! So fire up the grill - we’ve collected a few of our best-ever barbecue mains - just click on each image for the recipe.
06 January 2018Our favourite: Frozen desserts
Summer entertaining just got a whole lot cooler… Escape the heat these holidays with one of these mouthwatering frozen desserts.
03 January 2018Our favourite: icy cool treats
Summer’s here and the perfect antidote to scorching hot days? One of these scrumptious summer treats - that just happen to be dairy-free. Click on each image for the recipe.
01 January 2018Our favourite: vegetarian meals
In need of inspirational vegetarian meal ideas? Make the most of the season’s fresh and natural produce with these impressively delicious veggie dishes - just click on the image for the recipe.
30 December 2017our favourite: festive drinks
Celebrate Christmas and party all summer long with our pick of the season’s coolest drinks. From, watermelon and mint to lemongrass and cucumber, these winning combinations are perfect for the festive season!
29 December 2017Our favourite: party snacks
Whether you’re hosting a lunch or heading out to a barbeque, impress your guests with everything from arancini meatballs and char-grilled chicken wings to crunchy quinoa and thyme tofu chips this party season.
28 December 2017Our favourite: Summer quenchers
Take inspiration from our collection of cool and refreshing quenchers this summer - just click on each image for the recipe.
27 December 2017our favourite: easy weeknight meals
If having more time is on your New Year wish list… We’ve got your Summer nights sorted, these quick and easy meals will be on the table in minutes!
26 December 2017Our favourite: Summer salads
From apple and fig complete with creamy goat’s curd to grilled chicken and watercress drizzled in a tahini dressing, these salads are fit for those sizzling summer days - just click on each image for the recipe.
23 December 2017our favourite: festive sides
Bring a little magic to your festive table with these stunning sides for your guests to share. They complement the big dishes and help to create a truly memorable feast!
22 December 2017Our favourite: Festive meringues
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a pav! So here’s our favourite meringue recipes designed to impress and guaranteed to melt in your mouth!
21 December 2017Our favourite: Festive roast potatoes
Spin the classic spud on its head and ring in the festive season with these versatile potato recipes! From fresh seafood to traditional turkey, these hearty and wholesome sides will compliment each and every main.
20 December 2017Our favourite: Festive gingerbread
Deck the halls with our picture-perfect gingerbread decorations — from Christmas tree ornaments to wreaths and table arrangements, these scrumptious treats will have you feeling festive in no time!
19 December 2017Our Favourite: festive salads
A summery festive season is the best time for using all the beautiful, natural produce. Adding some fresh and crisp elements to any Christmas feast will give it the perfect balance!
17 December 2017best ever: iced coffee treats
When the sun is scorching sometimes you need a coffee and a cool treat, simultaneously. A great iced coffee is a delicious afternoon pick-me-up but it doesn’t stop there. We’ve created a collection of our favourite icy-cool coffee treats made using Nespresso’s Limited Edition coffees, Leggero on Ice and Intenso on Ice!
In association with Nespresso
17 December 2017Our favourite: christmas puddings
It’s time to get preparations rolling for this year’s Christmas pudding, cake or even mince pies. The most indulgent dried fruit mixtures have the luxury of time to mature and let the flavours intensify - so let’s get started!
16 December 2017Our favourite: Christmas mains
‘Tis the season to impress your guests with one of these delicious festive birds! Get inspired this Christmas with everything from a sage-infused turkey breast to a decadent herb and sherry stuffed chicken.
15 December 2017Our favourite: Festive trifles
Ring in the festive season with our selection of the perfect Christmas trifles - just click on each image for the recipe.
14 December 2017our favourite: edible gifts
Impress your friends this festive season and gift them the perfect Christmas treat! Who wouldn’t be happy with homemade spiced star cookies or a handful of classic vanilla caramels? Yum!
13 December 2017our favourite: christmas hams
A perfect, glistening ham is a Christmas must-have, so choose from one of our simple cheat’s glazes to make your ham the star of the show.
02 December 2017Our Favourite: Festive treats
30 November 2017
behind the scenes - part 2
Take a sneak peek into all the fun that happened behind the scenes of my new series, Basics to Brilliance. I was lucky to have such a fabulous team from Foxtel who made filming my new series such a pleasure. We worked hard, but we had loads of laughs and I suspect they were the best-fed crew in television! D.x
28 November 2017Our favourite: Christmas truffles
Indulge a little this festive season and spoil your guests with these mouthwatering Christmas truffles. From rum and raisin and choc-cherry to eggnog and caramel – we dare you to try and stop at just one!
25 November 2017How to: Christmas pudding
Historically, parents would teach their children how to make the pudding, so get the kids involved and start a new tradition of you own.
24 November 2017our favourite: edible decorations
Turn your home into a gingerbread wonderland this Christmas with these oh-so sweet edible decorations.
22 November 2017Our favourite: Thanksgiving pies
For those celebrating Thanksgiving this week - or for those who just love pie! Here’s a collection of our firm favourites - just click on each image for the recipe.
10 November 2017Our favourite: festive nibbles
The festive season calls for quick and easy recipes fit for entertaining. Whether it be a picnic or a backyard barbeque, these festive nibbles will prove popular crowd-pleasers.
10 November 2017behind the scenes
04 November 2017Summer days by the sea…
28 October 2017weekend baker: apple pie
Planning on staying in this weekend? One warming slice of this apple pie will take you to heaven. We made our own pastry crust in a few easy steps too!
27 October 2017best ever: nut butters
Swap unhealthy spreads for our nutritious, homemade wholefood nut butters. A great source of heart-healthy fats and protein, they are simple to make and offer plenty of opportunity to experiment with different flavours such as cacao. Smooth and creamy, they’re delicious on sliced toast or dolloped into smoothies or porridge.
11 October 2017
cooking with . . . honey
As a sticky marinade, a delicious glaze or a natural sweetener, honey is an easy way to add depth of flavour and a little golden goodness to even the simplest recipes. Click through to our blog for inspiration.
14 September 2017sweet 16th birthday – behind the scenes
02 September 2017spring is in the air…
28 August 2017best ever: make-ahead breakfasts
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.
10 August 2017cooking with… eggplant
From beautifully glossy globes in hues of rich autumnal violet to the delightful petite pea-green variety, we celebrate eggplants in all shapes and sizes with these warming recipes.
05 August 2017
how to: homemade sauerkraut
Fermentation is one of the oldest techniques for preserving food and you get to enjoy the tasty results in less than a week. Tangy and refreshing, a forkful of sauerkraut will uplift any dish. Bottle a batch yourself before using it in a range of zesty meals.
28 July 2017
how to: coconut raspberry slice
A winning combination of nostalgic flavours, this classic homemade dessert is an instant crowd-pleaser!
03 July 2017American All-Star favourites
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.
30 June 2017best ever: breakfast bowls
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.
22 June 2017
weekend baker: handmade cake boxes
Entertaining this weekend? These handmade cake boxes will make the perfect takeaway gift for your guests. We used 225gsm cardboard and attached name tags with tiny wooden pegs to add a personal touch. Cute and practical!
21 June 2017cooking with… sage
With its soft and delicate leaves in shades of silvery green, with splashes of purple and cream, sage is favoured for its elegance in both beauty and flavour. Offering a slightly sweet, peppery aroma to balance rich, robust dishes, this earthy herb adds strength and warmth to rustic breads, pastas and roasted meats. Click ‘read more’ to learn about the different varieties of sage you can find.
05 June 2017Shimmering sunset
02 June 2017best ever: cacao desserts
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.
23 May 2017best ever: gluten-free cakes
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.
08 May 2017exploring the olive groves
21 April 2017how to: cannelloni
Impress your dinner guests with this comforting traditional Italian dish. It’s so easy to make!
12 April 2017best ever: seafood
We’re talking all things seafood with these delicious favourites. Click on each photo for their amazing recipes.
07 April 2017DEAR EASTER BUNNY…
06 April 2017how to: classic chicken laksa
Indulge in a warming bowl of comfort food, perfect for a crisp autumn’s night.
24 March 2017
best ever: breakfast in bed
Who needs an excuse to treat someone they love to breakfast in bed? Click on each photo for these amazing breakfast recipes.
14 March 2017GO GREEN FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY
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.
28 February 2017
fresh + light: lunch rolls
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!
20 February 2017Fresh + Light: simple dinners
Simple and satisfying Fresh + Light weeknight meals. Click the images to see their recipes!
10 February 2017We 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.
10 February 2017How to: cocktail popsicles
Put an icy-cool twist on happy hour by freezing your favourite drinks into sophisticated popsicles!
26 January 2017Best ever: barbecue ideas
Click the images to see recipes and click below for Donna’s top tips for barbecue perfection!
21 January 2017HOW 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…
13 January 2017best ever: popsicles
26 December 2016Donna’s Sydney to Hobart adventure!
21 December 2016Best ever: Christmas mains
20 December 2016best ever: christmas salads
A collection of fresh and flavourful salads to complement your mains for a spectacular Christmas feast!
18 December 2016best ever: Christmas desserts
16 December 2016All-time favourite: cocktails
15 December 2016best ever: frozen festive desserts
14 December 2016How to: fruit mince pies
Christmas isn’t Christmas without mince pies… these fruity little treats are festive baking at its best!
10 December 2016Best ever: edible gifts
Who doesn’t love a home made gift - especially when it’s pretty and delicious! The hardest part is choosing which one to make…
09 December 2016How to: shortbread and raspberry slice
Buttery shortbread teamed with fruit-filled raspberry jam… this festive-looking slice is simple and seriously tasty!
06 December 2016Basics to Brilliance DVD – on sale now!
The Basics to Brilliance DVD has arrived just in time for Christmas! Catch every episode of Donna’s latest television series.
Each basic recipe, think the perfect tender steak, golden roast chicken, crispy pork belly, sponge cake or Donna’s renowned chocolate brownies, is followed by clever variations and simple flavour change-ups, so one recipe becomes many and your repertoire naturally grows. It’s the perfect guide to take you from basics to brilliance in the kitchen!
You can choose from four great gift options by clicking the links below:
+ Basics to Brilliance DVD
+ Basics to Brilliance DVD
+ Basics to Brilliance cook book
+ Basics to Brilliance DVD
+ Basics to Brilliance cookbook
+ Pot holder - pale blue + Cook’s spoon - pale blue
+ donna hay gift box
+ Basics to Brilliance DVD
+ Basics to Brilliance cookbook
+ Pot holder - pale blue
+ Tea towel set - pale blue
+ Medium wire rack + loaf pan
+ donna hay silicone spatula
+ donna hay extra large gift box
We’re giving away 10 copies of the DVD. To enter, simply post a photo of a recipe you mastered from Basics to Brilliance on our Facebook timeline. See below for terms and conditions.
30 November 2016How to: easy passionfruit tart
This fresh and flavourful dessert is an instant crowd-pleaser and ideal for sunny days.
17 November 2016Best ever: Christmas sides
12 November 2016HOW TO: LEMON CURD
Add a zesty tang to your favourite desserts with homemade lemon curd. This simple recipe is perfect on ice-cream, cakes or swirled through a vanilla cream to top a crispy meringue.
08 November 2016Best ever: CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS
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!
01 November 2016Donna’s tips: for Christmas bliss
I adore Christmas. I love having everyone over to my place which usually involves a mix of classic and traditional dishes, as well as drinks to start, and of course, something spectacular for dessert. Try not to let cooking for a large number of people stress you out – there are plenty of things you can do in advance to help make the occasion as simple as possible, but one which will still be impressive and memorable.
28 October 2016best ever: frozen fruity treats
26 October 2016best ever: halloween treats
21 October 2016How to: spicy chicken satay skewers
Whether you like them tongue-tingling spicy or satisfyingly mild, skewers of chicken satay are a firm favourite for the barbecue or grill – and now, they’re super easy to make!
14 October 2016quick fix: super green smoothies
Smoothies brimming with fresh fruits and vegetables, good-for-you ingredients and superfoods are our favourite way to give our bodies more nutrients and nourishment. Great to kickstart your metabolism in the morning or satisfy a 3pm energy slump, we’re sharing our secrets to help you create your own beautiful blends and get the perfect smoothie, every time.
‘I start every day with a large green smoothie that I make at home and then pour into a container that I can take in the car with me to work – I then sip on it all morning at my desk. My favourite blend is baby spinach, parsley, mint, coconut water and cucumber – no specific quantities of each, just whatever I have in the fridge.’ Donna Hay
07 October 2016BEST EVER: CHILDHOOD TREATS
11 September 2016Behind-the-scenes: the team on location
Those beautiful glossy pictures don’t happen without a whole lot of work behind-the-scenes. Click through the gallery for a little peek inside the world of donna hay magazine as we celebrate our 15th birthday issue.
09 September 2016Best ever: coffee treats
08 September 201615th birthday party!
07 September 2016donna hay team 15th birthday seaside celebration video
Back to where it all began! My amazing team enjoy a marvelous seafood feast along Sydney Harbour to celebrate 15 wonderful years of donna hay magazine.
26 August 2016cooking with: hummus
Who doesn’t love hummus? The irresistibly smooth and creamy mix is perfect dipping fodder to serve with drinks or as a snack. But with a few clever shortcuts your hummus will be ready to party!
19 August 2016best ever: Sunday roasts
12 August 2016weekend baker: the prettiest melting moments
Melting moments are the ultimate afternoon-tea treat – so dainty and sweet, they are also incredibly easy to make and, when presented on a pretty cake stand or plate, are bound to impress at your next gathering.
04 August 2016weekend baker: top five homemade breads
29 July 2016best 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.
24 July 2016weekend baker: sticky cinnamon buns
Whether you call them cinnamon scrolls or sticky buns, this pull-apart treat is a favourite treat the world over. They’re surprisingly easy to make and the end results are seriously delicious.
15 July 2016weekend baker: easiest melt-and-mix desserts