10 May 2024

warehouse sale & cookie pop-up

The donna hay warehouse sale & cookie pop-up is open, for two days only. There will be discounts of up to 60% off books, baking mixes, kitchen utensils and accessories. 

Limited drop of my classic crowd favourite Baked by Donna Hay cookies, available to purchase by the cookie. The fudgy brownie-like Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie, the irresistible Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Cookie and the creamy caramel fudge centred Salted Caramel & White Chocolate Cookie. Perfect for a morning or afternoon sweet treat.

Opening hours:
Saturday, 25 May - 8am–3pm
Sunday, 26 May - 9am–1pm

Address: 17E, 1-3 Endeavour Road, Caringbah, Sydney

Hope to see you there. 


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12 February 2024

I didn’t forget last minute cheat’s menu

If you’re planning on staying in for dinner with a Valentine, Galentine, Palentine or just want to share a bit of love around - I have you covered. I’ve put together some delightfully delicious menus for you to create for that special someone in your world. D.x

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12 February 2024

I am soooo in love with you menu

If you’re planning on staying in for dinner with a Valentine, Galentine, Palentine or just want to share a bit of love around - I have you covered. I’ve put together some delightfully delicious menus for you to create for that special someone in your world. D.x

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12 February 2024

hey there, I like you a lot menu

If you’re planning on staying in for dinner with a Valentine, Galentine, Palentine or just want to share a bit of love around - I have you covered. I’ve put together some delightfully delicious menus for you to create for that special someone in your world. D.x

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15 December 2023

Christmas Gift Guide

  • Christmas Gift Guide

    Here are some of my picks for gifts this Christmas.

  • Celebrations

    If you are feeling like I am – it’s been a big year, so let’s celebrate with the bubbly best. Perrier-Jouet Belle Époque Champagne Vintage – see link below

  • Let it Glow

    Let your skin drink the night away whilst you sleep and wake with perfectly glowing skin. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex – see link below

  • Dullness is Banished!

    This series of mini’s will have you looking your brightest and bouncy self. Go-To Dullness Defying Minis – see link below

  • Festive Sweet Treats

    Limited edition Christmas flavoured cookies, Caramel Cinnamon Sugar, Chocolate Chunk Gingerbread and Macadamia, Cranberry and White Chocolate Chunk. Baked by donna hay The Christmas Mixed Box –see link below

  • Life-changing!

    Trust me on this one. I love everything about coffee except the banging coffee grinds and mess. Anyone who owns a coffee machine needs one of these. Breville the Pucker Sucker – see link below

  • New kitchen additions

    Turn your chores into a charm with is beautifully scented and hardworking kitchen gift set. Ecoya Kitchen Gift Set – see link below

  • Fragrant Scents

    Small things in big packages, yes please to having a wardrobe of candle fragrances to suit any mood and occasion. see links below

  • Hostess Gifts

    These candles are beyond chic and make the perfect gift for the ultimate hostess. see links below

Christmas Gift Guide
Here are some of my picks for gifts this Christmas.

If you are feeling like I am – it’s been a big year, so let’s celebrate with the bubbly best.
Perrier-Jouet Belle Époque Champagne Vintage click to view

Let it Glow
Let your skin drink the night away whilst you sleep and wake with perfectly glowing skin.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Multi-Recovery Complex – click to view

Dullness is Banished!
This series of mini’s will have you looking your brightest and bouncy self.
Go-To Dullness Defying Minis click to view

Festive Sweet Treats
Limited edition Christmas flavoured cookies, Caramel Cinnamon Sugar, Chocolate Chunk Gingerbread and Macadamia, Cranberry and White Chocolate Chunk – via Sydney metro Uber Eats delivery or email orders@donnahay.com.
Baked by donna hay The Christmas Mixed Box click to view

Trust me on this one. I love everything about coffee except the banging coffee grinds and mess. Anyone who owns a coffee machine needs one of these.
Breville the Pucker Suckerclick to view

New kitchen additions
Turn your chores into a charm with is beautifully scented and hardworking kitchen gift set.
Ecoya Kitchen Gift Set click to view

Fragrant Scents
Small things in big packages, yes please to having a wardrobe of candle fragrances to suit any mood and occasion.
Diptyque Set of 12 Mini Candles click to view
Flamingo Estate The Ambiance Setclick to view

Hostess Gifts
These candles are beyond chic and make the perfect gift for the ultimate hostess.
Diptyque Baies Scented Taper Candle – click to view
Diptyque Ambre Scented Taper Candleclick to view

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31 October 2023

christmas market & warehouse sale

creamy caramels

creamy caramels




Join us at my Sydney warehouse where you can receive up to 60% off selected dh merch and hampers, just in time for Christmas! 

This year, we are excited to have my favourite small batch Christmas food gifts.

- creamy vanilla or pecan caramels
- cranberry almond or chocolate almond nougat
- caramelised balsamic onion relish, cranberry and juniper chutney or chutney for ham
- cinnamon crunch granola

Opening hours:
Saturday, 18th Nov: 8am - 5pm
Sunday, 19th Nov: 9am - 3pm

17E, 1-3 Endeavour Road, Caringbah, Sydney

Hope you can join us! D.x

Note: The christmas market & warehouse sale is in person only and will not be online. 

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21 August 2023

baked by donna hay

Our classic flavours include:
Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Cookie, Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookie, Salted Caramel and White Chocolate Cookie, Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookie, Vegan Choc Chunk Tahini Cookie and Raspberry White Chocolate Cookie.
Variety selection boxes:
Taste your way through the menu with our Classic Mixed Box 

View what’s baking this week on Uber Eats - click here

I’m now adding a little touch of sweetness to your day. I’ve always believed in the mood-sweetening power of cookies, which is why I’ve created Baked by donna hay – my small-batch, made-from-scratch, crisp-on-the-outside, fudgy-in-the-centre creations that are (sorry to say!) the most addictive cookies in town. You’ve never met a cookie like this before!

Some of you have been lovingly buying my books for many years, so I thought it was my turn to treat you with a made-with-love morsel of deliciousness this time.

I believe it’s a universal fact that cookies should be eaten fresh from the oven, which is why you can order Baked by donna hay via Uber Eats and enjoy them at their fudgiest best – you’ll smell them arrive before the doorbell rings!

Like all my creations, Baked by donna hay is made with only the best ingredients ­– the finest couverture chocolate and the fudgiest caramel fudge. Choose from single flavours, the OG mixed box filled with all of the crowd-pleasers, or the special guest stars – a mixed box of limited time flavours that might include raspberry white chocolate or chocolate salted caramel.

Good things start in small batches, but we hope to expand very soon and spread the fudgy deliciousness further.



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View the cookie allergens and all the frequently asked questions below

Cookie flavours and allergens:

Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Cookie (box of 3 or 6)
This cookie is loaded with dark choc chunks, crisp edges and a fudgy centre. We believe this is the ultimate version of the classic choc chunk cookie.
Contains: nuts, dairy, gluten and egg

Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookie (box of 3 or 6)
Our version of the classic cookie with the added sweetness of creamy milk chocolate chunks. A little bite of sweet heaven.
Contains: dairy, gluten and eggMay contain: nuts

Salted Caramel & White Chocolate Cookie (box of 3 or 6)
A truly amazing cookie loaded with white chocolate chunks, a creamy caramel fudge centre and topped with light sprinkle of flaky sea salt. This is the cookie of your dreams.
Contains: nuts, dairy, gluten and egg

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies (box of 3 or 6)
Fudgy brownie-like dark chocolate cookie with milk and white chocolate chunks. Because there is no such thing as too much chocolate!
Contains: dairy, gluten and egg
May contain: nuts

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies (box of 3 or 6)
Fudgy peanut butter cookie loaded with dark chocolate chunks. This classic combo is packed with nutty choc deliciousness. Warning…seriously addictive!
Contains: nuts, dairy, gluten and egg

Vegan Choc Chunk Tahini Cookie (box of 3 or 6)
The most deliciously morish chocolate chunk vegan cookie made with a base of nutty tahini and maple syrup, with a crispy demerara sugar crust.
Contains: gluten and sesame
May contain: nuts

Raspberry White Chocolate Cookie (box of 3 or 6)
Vanilla cookie loaded with raspberries & chunks of white chocolate. Tangy bursts of raspberry with sweet smooth white chocolate. You’ve never met a cookie like this before.
Contains: dairy, gluten and egg
May contain: nuts

View what’s baking this week on Uber Eats - click here

Still have some questions, find some answers in our frequently asked questions below:

Delivery & pick up
At this stage, we’re only offering delivery (no pick up yet) on the same day of ordering, between 10am and 4pm, Tuesday – Friday. For corporate or bulk orders email us -orders@donnahay.com

Can I visit the bakery?
Unfortunately not, as we are an online only shop (no cute signboard and awning yet, but you’ll be the first to know if we do!).

Where are the cookies made?
They’re made out of the donna hay HQ in Sydney – where all the magic happens.

What is Baked by donna hay?
Baked by donna hay is a made-from-scratch online cookie shop by bestselling cookbook author and food editor Donna Hay, made using what we think are the best ingredients, and delivering fresh to the inner city and eastern suburbs of Sydney via Uber Eats.

What are your flavours
Our cookie flavours are currently chocolate chip, milk chocolate chip, triple chocolate chip and white chocolate chip. We will also have rotating special guest flavours each week, including (but not limited to) peanut butter chocolate chip, raspberry white chocolate and lemon and blueberry. Keep an eye out on our socials or sign up to our e-newsletter for updates on these.

Is there a vegan option?
Not yet, but we’re currently testing vegan recipes! Stay tuned for some plant-based deliciousness soon.

Are the cookies gluten free?
Unfortunately not, but never say never!

Why are there nuts in the cookies?
After many hours of testing, we discovered that nothing imparts the same chewy, fudgy, crispy-edged texture as almond meal (ground almonds). We also love the subtle sweetness and nuttiness that almond meal brings to the dough.

What are the allergens?
Nuts, gluten, dairy and eggs.

How long do they stay fresh?
The cookies are baked fresh to order, so we recommend eating them on the day of arrival. You can also store them for up to three days in an airtight container for up to three days in a cool place. To give them a fudgy boost (or to enjoy them warm), place cookies on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper and bake in an oven preheated to 180°C for two minutes or microwave on high for 10 seconds.

If I can’t eat them all in one day, how do I store them?
Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days in a cool place.

Can I buy just 1 cookie?
No, the minimum cookie order is currently three or six. But on the plus side, you can order as many batches of three or six as you like!

How do I place an order?
You will need to download the Uber Eats app. From there, you can search for Baked by donna hay and start ordering. For bulk or corporate orders email us – orders@donnahay.com

How much is a cookie?
$22.5 for a box of 3
$45 for a box of 6.

How can I make a big order of cookies?
For large or corporate orders, email orders@donnahay.com.

How much is delivery?
Uber Eats charges a flat-free for delivery, depending on your location. Check your app for more details.

What are the delivery timings?
Between 10am and 4pm, Tuesday – Friday or until sold out.

Do you write gift cards with delivery?
Not at this stage. dh currently has her hands busy rolling dough!

Can I change my order?
No, sorry, as we are a small team and aren’t able to take changes. You’ll just have to try that other flavour you were eying off next time!

I have an issue with my order?
Simply open your Uber Eats app, navigate to your account on the bottom right hand corner and select help. You can then access a variety of options from this panel. 

Can I pre-order?
Yes – for advance orders, email orders@donnahay.com.

Where do you deliver?
Good things start in small batches, which is why we are currently only delivering to select parts of the inner city and eastern suburbs of Sydney, with hopes of expanding and spreading the deliciousness soon.

I can see you on Uber Eats, why?
Baked by donna hay, our new made-from-scratch online cookie shop, is available to order via the Uber Eats platform.

Will you be baking other treats besides cookies in the future?
We are loyal to the cookie for now! We think they’re the perfect, portable, handheld, sweet treat. Stay tuned as the world of dh is always changing and sweetly evolving.

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17 July 2023

warehouse & prop sale

My prop room is dangerously overflowing with bespoke created filming props, ceramics and backgrounds that need a new home. 

The donna hay warehouse & prop sale is open, for two days only. There will be discounts of up to 60% off books, baking mixes, kitchen utensils and accessories. Limited stock of everyone’s favourite donna hay storage jars, vintage wire racks and lots more!

Opening hours:

Saturday, 29 July - 8am–5pm 

Sunday, 30 July - 9am–3pm

Address: 17E, 1-3 Endeavour Road, Caringbah, Sydney

Hope to see you there. 


Note: The warehouse & prop sale is in person only and will not be online. 

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16 December 2022

beautiful christmas styling tips and tricks

The festive season is a special time of year. Let me show you my simple tips for styling your home, table and gifts using earth friendly and garden foraged decorative touches. Watch all of these tips come to life in my new series, donna hay christmas, now streaming exclusively on Disney+ D.x 

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19 September 2022

The perfect spring soiree

Styling the centrepiece

Styling the centrepiece

Surprising your guests

Surprising your guests

Creating a sensory entertaining experience from seeing, smelling and touching ingredients in new ways is one of my favourite tricks for elevating an occasion.

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14 April 2022


Easter is one of my favourite times of the year. Not only is it about spending valuable time with family, but there’s so much making, eating and gifting to be enjoyed. These are some of my absolute favourite chocolate treats for easter time – impressive to look at, and even more delightful to eat. I can guarantee every last piece of these delicious treats will be hopping off the plate (pun intended) in no time! D.x

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15 February 2022

Curating a healthy space for creativity

In partnership with Dyson. 

There’s something so rewarding about taking time to re-focus and find balance in my space. A clean space makes for a clear mind and taking the time to reorganise and reset always works wonders for my creativity. 

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24 September 2021

The Perfect Picnic


    STRAWBERRY CHIA JAM AND COCONUT SLICE Bursting with better-for-you ingredients and delicious in-season strawberries, this slice was made to be enjoyed in the springtime!


    CUPCAKES My customisable cupcakes are so super simple, and perfect for a picnic treat! Whether you prefer vanilla or chocolate, this recipe is bound to become an absolute favourite.


    OVEN-BAKED SUPER-GREEN FALAFELS These falafels are so full of flavour and fresh ingredients, you’ll want to make them all year-'round. Add them to a wrap or salad for the perfect light lunch on the go, or pack them as a simple snack as pa


    WHITE CABBAGE, FENNEL AND AND AVOCADO SLAW WITH JALAPENO DRESSING If you’re after a light and refreshing lunch while lounging in the sun, you can’t go past this delicious white cabbage, fennel and avocado slaw. With super creamy, in-seas


    HOMEMADE GINGER BEER This homemade ginger beer is so delicious. Get the kids involved to learn about fermentation, and watch as the bubbles magically appear! So yum.


    BERRY SPRITZ Bursting with delicious strawberries and refreshing mint, my berry spritz is the perfect backyard refresher.

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, there are more and more opportunities to indulge in a picnic or two! Prep ahead a refreshing light lunch, or pack some delicious snacks and a fancy drink for the ultimate celebration of springtime and togetherness D.x.

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13 August 2021

Baking project inspiration

  • There’s nothing a bit of meditative baking can’t fix. Whether you’re a seasoned baker looking for a challenge or just want to dip your toes into a small baking project, we’ve put together a few recipes to keep you inspired!


    CHEAT'S APPLE TARTE TARTIN If you want to look like you’ve pulled off a great baking feat without doing much at all, this cheat’s maple apple tarte tatin is for you.


    MISO-GLAZED DOUGHNUTS These miso-glazed doughnuts are so incredibly delicious, especially when they’re eaten slightly warm.


    SIMPLE RASPBERRY AND WHITE CHOCOLATE MUFFINS Delicious, fool-proof and easily customisable, you can’t go wrong with a simple muffin recipe.


    CHOCOLATE VANILLA BRULEE CHEESECAKE An absolute favourite in the DH studio, this cheesecake is made super special with a crispy brûléed top.


    BANANA BREAD WITH RASPBERRIES AND COCONUT You can’t go past Banana bread when looking for something easy and satisfying. This variation with raspberries and coconut is just delightful!


    CINNAMON CHURROS DOUGHNUTS WITH STICKY MAPLE SYRUP When churros met doughnuts, there was no turning back. The ultimate dessert!

Up for a baking challenge, or just want something quick, delicious and satisfying? Swipe through some of the recipes above to find your perfect baking project!

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30 June 2021

Easy ways to get your kids cooking

Setting your kids up for success in the kitchen can seem daunting at first, especially when you’re not sure where to begin. Getting them started with a few small tasks is often all it takes to give them a huge confidence boost and can lead to a few offers of a (sometimes) helpful hand in the kitchen. With school holidays upon us, there’s never been a better time to get your kids started in the kitchen. I’ve pulled together a few tips on where to start, with some easy recipes to boot.

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17 June 2021

Winter Wellness Guide

  • Winter Wellness Guide

    Cosying up with some comfort food is the perfect way to spend your Winter. Flip through or download our Winter Wellness Guide below, taken from our school of dh Winter Wellness class.

  • What is it good for?

    Kale contains an abundance of vitamin A, as well as vitamins C and K. It boasts plenty of antioxidants, plus calcium, iron and folate. See more below.

  • What is it good for?

    Packed with vitamins A, B and C, plus iron and antioxidants, a handful of spinach added to a simple salad or smoothie is a quick and easy way to get your daily dose of green power. See more below.

  • What are they good for?

    Dates are a great source of fibre, and can greatly benefit your overall digestive health. They also contain polyphenols which can help protect the body from inflammation. See more below.

  • What is it good for?

    Bursting with vitamins, minerals and inflammation-fighting omega-3’s, tahini’s full list of health benefits makes it a nutritional powerhouse. See more below.

  • What are they good for?

    Pepitas are a mineral powerhouse, packed full of magnesium, zinc and iron. Like nuts, pepitas are also a great source of plant-based healhty fats and protein. See more below.

  • What are they good for?

    Chia seeds are one of the best sources of plant-based omega-3s. Protein, fibre and antioxidant-rich, sprinkle them in smoothies, on salads or on your breakfast for a quick and easy nutritional upscale. See more below.

While it’s important to nourish your soul with warm, wintery favourites, Winter is also the perfect time to nourish your body with vitamin-rich, nutrient-packed foods that give you all the benefits, while also being totally delicious. 

I’ve put together a little guide that will help you up the goodness without losing the deliciousness, including some of my favourite ingredients and how to use them. Happy reading! D.x. 

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26 March 2021

how to: better-for-you-hot cross buns

With Easter around the corner, look no further than my better-for-you twist on everyones favourite hot cross buns. So simple and so yum, follow this step-by-step to bake the perfect batch this year. D.x

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11 February 2021

how to: chocolate heart cakes

Whether it’s your chosen valentine, galentine or palentine, this better-for-you chocolate cake is the answer to everyone’s heart. What’s more, you can personalise this delicious treat with printable gift cards too!

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23 November 2020

donna hay digital issue FAQ

We have partnered with the digital platform Issuu and it’s super simple and easy to set up and account and view the edition. Below are some frequently asked questions. 

How do I view and access the edition?
You can view your purchase on Issuu via your desktop computer or through the Issuu app on your phone or tablet. 

Viewing on desktop
Visit www.issuu.com/store and log into your account. In the top menu bar, hover over ‘read’ and navigate to ‘purchases’ and view your magazine.

Viewing on phone or tablet
Download the Issuu app via the Apple app store or Google Play store. Open the app and log in. In the bottom bar, click your account icon on the right hand side. Navigate to ‘my content’ and view your magazine. 

Do I need to create an account to purchase the digital issue?
Yes, simply follow the prompts to sign up for a free Issuu account.

Can I purchase the digital issue in print?
As we’re mindful about the environment and sustainability, there are currently no plans for the digital issue to be printed. Also, by producing a digital issue, I’m excited that I can create and deliver more current content to you more often. 

When will the next digital issue be available to purchase and can I purchase a subscription?
We have a lot of exciting plans for the new donna hay digital issue, so be sure to sign up to our newsletter at donnahay.com – and keep following @donna.hay and @donnahaymagazine on social media – to be the first to hear about what’s next. At this stage, subscriptions aren’t available.

Can I gift the digital issue?
At this stage, gifting the digital issue isn’t possible.

I used to have the donna hay app and/or digital version of the magazine, can I access these now?
The donna hay app and digital versions of the previous donna hay magazine (until September 2018) were published by News Life Media, and transactions made were not with Donna Hay but with Magsonline (a subsidiary company of News Life Media). 

When the licensing agreement between Donna Hay and News Life Media ceased, the magazine closed and News Life Media stopped supporting the App. As a result, we have no ability to restore purchases. 

We (the donna hay brand team) have spent months attempting to find a solution for our loyal fans, but unfortunately we were unsuccessful. It is not the result we wanted, however it is ultimately out of our control.

Now that the donna hay brand is a stand-alone business and no longer part of a large corporation, we will ensure our customers aren’t in this position again. 

Are the oven temperatures given in Donna’s recipes for fan-forced ovens?
All recipes tested for the donna hay digital issue, Donna’s books and at donnahay.com.au are done so using fan-forced ovens. If your oven is not fan-forced, you may need to increase the temperature slightly as fan-forced ovens tend to get hotter, faster.

I have a question about the digital issue, who do I contact?
Please email enquiries@donnahay.com.au and the DH Team will be in touch as soon as possible however we are a very small team

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31 July 2020

Donna’s favourite: Winter essentials

  • Donna's favourite winter essentials

    From the most beautiful sweaters and sneakers to the things that make my skin glow – this is my edit of must-have Winter essentials.

  • Wolfgang and Scout

    see the links below

  • Veja from Mode Sportif

    see the links below

  • GoTo Fancy Face Nourishing Oil Cleanser

    see the links below

  • Rose of Damascus Bath Salts

    see the links below

  • Glow Foundation

    see the links below

  • Salt by Hendrix Neroli and Argan Body oil

    see the links below

  • Mud Australia and Stone & Grove Olive Leaf Tea

    see the links below

  • DIY Candle Making Kit

    see the links below

08 July 2020

our favourite: slow cooked

Plan ahead for this weekend and get slow cooking. These recipes will warm you and the family from the inside out!

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02 July 2020

everyone’s favourite ribs

Everyone’s favourite is back - saucy, sticky and deliciously slow cooked, ribs paired with a fresh and zesty slaw is where it’s at right now. D.x

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12 June 2020

comforting curries

Is it just me or does everyone feel like a comforting bowl of super-yum right now? Filled to the brim with flavours, these curries will warm you up in no time. D.x.

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28 May 2020

burgers at home

  • burgers at home

  • chopped beef and cheese burger

    The classic cheese burger just got more delicious!

  • beetroot quinoa burgers with avocado smash

    Our beetroot quinoa burger is filled with good-for-you ingredients and is just so delicious!

  • harissa lamb, crispy carrot and haloumi burger

    This burger needs to go on your must-try list, it's almost too good to be true!

  • the best vegie burger

    The perfect addition to meat-free Monday that everyone will enjoy!

  • rosemary and sea salt shoestring fries

    Homemade, golden fries sprinkled fresh herbs, garlic and sea salt

  • salt and vinegar onion rings

    Crisp and crunchy, these are the perfect side to any burger

  • ultimate burger sauce

    Your new favourite burger sauce!

Need an excuse to indulge today? Well, today is World Burger Day and we are celebrating with all of the burgers, sides and even the ultimate burger sauce – yum! 

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30 April 2020

our favourite: pasta

Pasta… Deliciously versatile and loved by all. Here is a burst of inspiration to turn your mid-week meal into a mouth-watering masterpiece!

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02 April 2020

flavour upgrade - tahini

This simple paste made from ground sesame seeds is our new flavour upgrade. Just a few spoonfuls of this velvety sesame paste adds instant creaminess to sauces and dressings.

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06 March 2020

best ever: popsicles

  • frosty favourites

    We're holding onto the summer vibes as long as possible with 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

  • 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

    Get creative and start making your own fabulously frosty creations with your donna hay popsicle mould - click the image to buy!

21 February 2020

Cooking with… blueberries

  • Cooking with blueberries

    Spread the love of these nutritional superstars by adding them to sweets and treats. Click the image to reveal each recipe.

  • Puffed quinoa blueberry bars with yoghurt drizzle

    Blueberries team up with quinoa, oats and chia seeds to deliver a power-packed better-for-you punch in a seriously tasty bar.

  • Lemon almond and blueberry tart

    Paper thin pastry gives way to a luxurious and tangy curd and creamy almond filling. Simply add a generous sprinkle of fresh berries to finish!

  • Blueberry and thyme tart

    Loaded with the blueberries signature colour and abundance of goodness, this freeform tart is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

  • Coconut and blueberry overnight oats

    Start your day with a veritable powerhouse of goodness! Coconut, oats and perfectly plump berries - naturally delicious!

  • Buckwheat and quinoa blueberry muffins

    Lunchbox alert ahead! Switch up your usual muffin offering with these better-for-you buckwheat, quinoa and blueberry muffins.

  • Blueberry and lemon cake woth yoghurt icing

    The classic flavour combination of zesty lemon and blueberry springs to life in this vibrant cake. Fresh, zingy and delicious!

  • Almond and blueberry smoothie

    For breakfast on the run or a refreshing snack this smoothie boasts a healthy medley of almonds, dates and blueberries. Too good!

  • Blueberry and coconut scones

    The addition of wholemeal flour gives these scones a healthier, nuttier flavour and the fresh and dried blueberries deliver bursts of juicy goodness.

  • Banana and berry tray cake

    Everyone's favourite... the banana cake springs to life with the addition of some of our favourite berries in a simple tray bake.

13 February 2020

something special…

These sweet treats are perfect to share.. They’re also super-speedy if you need a little inspiration for a last minute V-day surprise. Click the image for the recipe.

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26 December 2019

Our best: party plates

The easiest way to make sure your entertaining recipes are the best they can be is to make sure you buy the best, freshest in-season produce. When you have good-quality ingredients, you don’t need to do much to make them taste great!

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26 December 2019

Our best: two-step slaws

Quick and easy, throw together slaw fancied up with a simple dressing is the ultimate side dish inspiration.

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26 December 2019

Our best: homemade dips

I like my dips to have slight texture to them – a crunchy sprinkle gives these quick-mix bowls an extra touch of luxury.

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26 December 2019

Our best: summer froses

Refreshingly cool and elegantly rosy, my ice-cold rosé cocktails are always a big hit on balmy summer afternoons.

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20 December 2019

Our best: Christmas easy mains

No brining, marinating or basting involved, these no-stress mains still look as impressive as ever.

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19 December 2019

Our best: Christmas no-fuss trifles

Using just a few ingredients and in just a couple of steps, these individual trifles are day-saving desserts that can be whipped up in minutes.

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19 December 2019

Our best: Christmas simple sides

Using herb-infused, slightly sweetened butters is my clever trick to quickly boosting the flavour of any veg you have on hand.

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17 December 2019

Our best: Christmas stylish gingerbread

Add a sweet touch to your Christmas décor with these inspired gingerbread centrepieces.

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17 December 2019

Our Best: Christmas Show-stopping Desserts

I love experimenting with flavours at Christmas, especially when it comes to desserts. Stray from tradition with these pudding, cakes and trifles that have an extra-special touch to really impress your guests.

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17 December 2019

Our Best: Christmas sweet gifts

The best presents are the ones you can eat! Surprise family and friends with these super special edible gifts made with love.

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12 December 2019

Christmas Gift Styling Ideas

delicious centrepiece

delicious centrepiece

eco-friendly wrapping

eco-friendly wrapping

Beautiful and practical… it doesn’t get any better than that! Here are few of my current faves for a festive centrepiece with a difference, eco-friendly wrapping and deliciously stylish edible gifting!

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10 December 2019

Our best: Christmas potatoes

The humble potato can be the hardest worker at Christmas ­– roast them in duck fat, boil them for a fresh, herby salad or thinly slice for a crispy bake or golden tart.

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10 December 2019

Our best: Christmas fresh salads

These simple salads make the most of the best in-season produce, transforming an everyday dish into a festive centrepiece.

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10 December 2019

Our best: christmas shareable breads

Don’t let everyone’s favourite staple be an afterthought – upgrade everyday dinner rolls with fragrant herbs, a cheesy topping or a clever, pull-apart design.

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10 December 2019

Our best: Christmas roasted vegies

These trays go a long way: they’re the perfect partner to a ham or turkey, or male a show-stopping vegetarian main by themselves.

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29 November 2019

Christmas styling ideas



place setting

place setting

This year, I partnered up with Country Road to create some simple styling ideas to make your Christmas table even more special.

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29 November 2019

Our best: Christmas seafood

Grilled, cured or roasted, nothing tastes more like Christmas to me than a beautiful platter of fresh seafood.

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29 November 2019

Our best: Christmas turkey, chicken and duck

With modern twists on old favourites, these are the roasts with the most.

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29 November 2019

Our best: Christmas hams and pork belly

Simple glazes and one-tray roasts make these ham and pork belly recipes a cinch.

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24 November 2019

Our best: Christmas cocktails

Light, bright and ultra-refreshing, these fruity sips will be the life of the party.

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24 November 2019

Our best: Christmas snacks

Finger food doesn’t have to be over the top – keep things relaxed with my fritters, rolls and hand-pies.

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24 November 2019

Our best: Christmas nibbles

Smart little bites to spark up a festive appetite.

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06 November 2019

WeekLight Ceramicists

  • WeekLight Ceramicists

    Swipe through to view the wonderful wares (and who made them) from my new book WeekLight. You can check out their latest work by clicking on the image. Enjoy!

  • splendid wren ceramics


  • shut up and relax


  • hayden youlley


  • little white dish


  • sarah jareth


  • the potter x the clay


I’ve always admired beautiful craftsmanship so when the time came to think about props for my new book WeekLight it was important for me to collaborate with local artists and ceramicists. 

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29 October 2019

Well Chilled…

  • Our Well Chilled afternoons at Bondi Pavilion were alive with great food, delicious wines, music and a buzzing crowd. If you couldn't make it, here are some of the highlights (and the recipes!)

  • Celebrating an incredible 35 years of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc! This year's drop boasts subtle tropical notes with hints of passionfruit backed by zesty grapefruit and kaffir lime.

  • Overlooking the stunning views of Bondi Beach, our guests enjoyed Donna's vibrant food, an oyster bar and of course some premium Cloudy Bay wine.

  • These pretty pink popsicles are perfect for those hot summer days. Pair with Cloudy Bay Pelorus Rosé to make an instant cocktail (and a fresh, fun way to chill your drink!)

  • If you're after for some fresh ideas for summer entertaining, be it long lunches or chilled beach days make sure you bookmark our recipes!

  • These super delicious and fresh fritters are certainly a crowd pleaser, and they pair perfectly with our favourite…. Cloudy Bay Chardonnay.

  • Feeling a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir? These hand-pies filled with sweet pumpkin, caramelised onion and spicy chorizo brought out notes of Morello cherry in the wine.

  • This vibrant chicken dish was voted most popular, with its perfect mix of spicy and summery green mango salad. The subtle tropical notes of Cloudy Bay's Sauvignon Blanc make it the perfect partner.

  • Good times, friends new and old... We had a blast! If you're gathering friends and family this summer share some fresh, vibrant food and a glass of Cloudy Bay!

                                                         In collaboration with #cloudybay 

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17 October 2019

WeekLight ON TOUR

To celebrate my new book WeekLight, I’m heading to Europe – read on for times, dates and details of events in London.

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02 October 2019

how to: pineapple and chipotle pulled pork sliders

​Moreish brioche slider buns filled with pineapple and chipotle pulled pork are your new go-to come weekend entertaining! Absolutely delicious. Click the steps for full recipe!

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19 August 2019

how to: potato gnocchi

These fluffy little morsels can seem daunting at first but this easy, step-by-step guide will make you a pro in no time!

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09 August 2019

Cooking With…Miso

  • Possibly our ultimate secret ingredient! Miso adds depth of flavour and an extra dimension to everything from snacks, sweets, vegies and roasts. Click on the photos for full recipes

  • Want to learn about the variety of miso paste that you can cook with? Click 'read more' below.

  • Miso scrambled eggs

    Dress up your morning eggs with a hint of white miso paste, et voila you've got a brand new breakfast to look forward to.

  • Ginger and miso glazed eggplants

    The iconic duo of miso and eggplant make up one of the most succulent dishes in Japanese cuisine. Try it for yourself!

  • Charred miso chicken with sweet potato noodle salad

    Add some fast flavour to lunch with a simple coconut miso dressing on your chicken salad. Add a dash of zesty lime and a touch of honey - winning!

  • Black sesame roasted pork with miso caramel

    Try this succulent roasted pork dressed in miso caramel. Prep ahead, let the oven do most of the work, then sit back and enjoy the compliments!

  • Ginger and miso marinated flank steak with charred broccolini

    Miso doubles up as a perfect marinade for this flank steak before it teams up with nutty tahini to make a creamy dressing. Twice the flavour!

  • Sticky miso and sesame-roasted chicken

    Cue a show-stopping chicken coated in the most glorious sticky miso glaze resting on a bed of vibrant greens.

  • Sweet and spiced miso almond popcorn

    Miso makes the perfect addition to this sweet and spiced almond popcorn - warning: it's a little addictive.

  • Miso maple ice-cream with sesame coconut crunch

    A delectable combo of flavours, miso and maple syrup deliver the perfect salty sweet combo in this dairy-free coconut ice-cream.

This fermented blend of salt, soybeans and rice or barley has been revered in Asian cuisine for centuries and now lends its unique savoury character – known as umami – to countless everyday dishes. 

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22 July 2019

how to: self-saucing caramel pudding

Self-saucing puddings are surely one of winter’s great treats! So prepare to get cosy with this decadent self-saucing caramel pudding. Follow the steps to make your own and then sit back and soak up the compliments - it’s that good! 

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10 July 2019

Best Ever: Speedy Soups


    Here's a round-up of our favourite nourishing bowls of soupy goodness that are quick and super delicious!

  • Pancetta and ravioli soup

    Can't decide between soup or pasta? Pop some four-cheese ravioli and crispy pancetta into this quick and easy soup. Winning!

  • Spinach chicken and risoni egg drop soup

    Up the ante on your chicken soup game this winter with this fast but super-tasty spinach, chicken and risoni version.

  • Tomato crispy chorizo gnocchi and oregano soup

    Delicious pillows of gnocchi swimming in a decadent tomato soup with pieces of crispy chorizo, need we say more?

  • Creamy potato and sauerkraut soup with hot smoked salmon

    A filling bowl full of the good stuff; potato, sauerkraut and smoked salmon - food for the soul.

  • Thai red chicken curry noodle soup

    Indulge in something that makes you feel good from the inside - like a warming bowl of this Thai chicken curry soup.

  • Onion sage and gruyere soup

    A speedy rendition of a classic, this simple onion soup will make you feel all nostalgic.

  • Spicy lentil meatball soup

    A nutrient-dense concoction of spicy lentils and meatballs, this soup packs a flavour punch.

 A steaming bowl of homemade soup is one of winters great pick-me-ups. Simple to make and nutrient dense, they’ll warm you from the inside, out!

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04 July 2019

For the love of chocolate

If chocolate is always top of your dream dessert list… we’ve got four of our all-time favourite chocolate desserts to add to your repertoire! 

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26 June 2019

cooking with…kimchi

  • Cooking with kimchi

    Try adding this Korean fermented staple to your next meal, from a classic cheese toasty, to delicious tortillas and stir-fries, everyday mains become showstoppers! Click on the image for the recipe.

  • Quick kimchi

    A great place to start. This quick kimchi recipe is easy and simple - the perfect reason to always have it on hand.

  • Broccolini basil and kimchi pancakes

    A stack of savoury pancakes makes an ideal speedy lunch or dinner. Kimchi adds fast flavour!

  • Kimchi waffles

    Anyone for waffles? The probiotic goodness of these kimchi waffles is all the excuses we could ever need!

  • Cheese and Kimchi toasties

    Yes, cheese toasties are awesome. But the addition of kimchi takes your Sunday night favourite to a whole new level!

  • Slow-cooked kimchi brisket tortillas with kimchi cucumber

    The crunchy and spicy Korean staple gets a Mexican makeover with these moreish tortillas - addictive!

  • Kimchi bacon and pea fried rice

    Everyone needs a go-to fried rice recipe and this one will not disappoint. Cue peas, bacon and of course - your favourite kimchi.

  • Kimchi prawn and kale stir-fry

    Kimchi delivers a kick of flavour and a splash of colour to this speedy prawn and kale stir-fry.

  • Ginger Salmon with Zucchini Soba Noodles and Kimchi

    Kimchi adds a pop of flavour to this versatile salmon and soba noodles recipe.

  • Pork and kimchi dumplings

    Oh so tasty! Once you taste how good these kimchi infused dumplings are it will be too late... addicted!

​Whether you’re a longstanding fan or new to the love of kimchi, this Korean side-dish of salted and fermented cabbage is a great way to spice up everyday meals. 

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07 June 2019

Our favourite: soups

  • our favourite soups

    It's soup season and these extra-flavourful bowls are both delicious and comforting. From nourishing green goodness to delicious creamy chicken and corn chowder - we've got you covered.

  • Herby lemon and quinoa chicken soup

    Nothing beats a comforting chicken soup... Except a comforting chicken soup that is delicious and packed with good-for-you ingredients!

  • Chickpea and broccoli soup with pecorino croutons

    Consider this chickpea and broccoli soup your new best friend - it delivers a huge dose of green goodness with the bonus of extra crunch thanks to tasty pecorino croutons.

  • Ham lentil and kale soup

    If you think soup can't be moreish, this recipe will make you reconsider. A ham, lentil and kale soup that's as cosy as your favourite sweater.

  • Roasted mushroom and brown butter soup

    We can't get enough of this rich and decadent soup - the perfect contender for cosy nights in. Simply delicious!

  • Creamy chicken and corn chowder

    The ultimate crowd-pleaser, this creamy chicken and corn chowder is food for the soul on a rainy day - consider it your new favourite.

  • Turkey meatball minestrone

    The base is a classic Italian-inspired vegetable soup but there's a twist! Hidden below are perfectly tender, turkey meatballs!

  • Potato vegetable and pappardelle soup

    Where pappardelle is involved, you can expect a dish that satisfies. This potato vegetable soup does just that, yet remains light and fresh.

  • Sweet potato curry soup with coriander oil

    Everyone needs a sweet potato soup in their repertoire and this sweet potato curry soup is perfect for nights where you need a vibrant pick-me-up.

17 May 2019

cooking with…eggs

  • Cooking with eggs savoury

    There are very few dishes the humble egg can't conquer. Click through the gallery to see some of our favourites and tap the image to see the recipe.

  • Asparagus and ricotta souffle omelette

    This asparagus and ricotta souffle omelette is the stuff of dreams. Both creamy and fluffy, the eggs partner perfectly with fresh asparagus and a generous sprinkling of parmesan.

  • Crispy prosciutto wrapped asparagus with poached eggs and avo smash

    A mouth-watering combination of crispy prosciutto wrapped asparagus topped with poached egg and avocado smash - a taste sensation!

  • Cheats croque madame pizza

    Thanks to the killer combo of gruyere, cheddar, pancetta and eggs this cheats croque madame pizza is the perfect 'breakfast for dinner'.

  • Creamy quinoa and kale bowl with haloumi and soft boiled egg

    A creamy quinoa and kale bowl with haloumi and a soft boiled egg. Finished with a creamy tahini dressing.

  • Fried eggs with corn fritters and chilli sauce

    Take your brunch offering up a notch with these corn fritters with sriracha, sesame oil, mirin, chilli, garlic and fried eschallots.

  • Power greens and ricotta baked eggs

    Loaded with power greens these ricotta baked eggs are totally nourishing, quick and ridiculously delicious!

  • Smashed egg gravlax pickled onion ryebread

    The classic pairing of eggs and smoked salmon comes bursting into 21st Century with the addition of pickled onion and rye bread.

  • Thai lemongrass and chicken salad with egg net

    If you need to impress, this Thai-inspired lemongrass and chicken salad is topped with a surprisingly simple egg net.

  • Creamy pasta with prosciutto and basil

    This comforting bowl of creamy pasta with prosciutto topped with an oozing poached egg to coat each pappardelle strand!

​Baked and loaded up with power greens, perfectly poached or dreamy, creamy scrambled… Breakfast, lunch or dinner – eggs are at the heart of many of our favourite simple meals.

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13 May 2019

donna hay - unzipped!

During the design process of my new kitchen I tried to consider elements that had wide and long-lasting impact on our health, productivity and the environment. One of the first things on my wish list was the super-stylish Zip HydroTap. This little genius with its classic style and streamlined shape fits seamlessly with the clean lines of my test kitchen and delivers boiling, chilled and lightly carbonated water in an instant!

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30 April 2019

how to: chicken and coconut rice paper rolls

​Infinitely customizable and so easy to make, we call on these chicken and coconut rice paper rolls for days where we want to eat something fresh and light but still abundant in texture and flavour. Follow the steps to make your own! 

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17 April 2019

Cooking sweets with…eggs

  • Cooking sweets with eggs

    Some of the best desserts begin with the humble egg. Beaten into a soft meringue or folded gently to create fluffy souffle - this incognito hero is the star of the show. Click through for some sweet inspiration.

  • Swiss roll with marscarpone and praline

    Mascarpone and praline add serious oomph to this beautiful swiss roll. So fluffy and light, it makes the perfect treat with a cup of tea or coffee.

  • Classic lemon cheesecake

    A superb lemon rendition on the classic cheesecake - creamy, sweet, fresh and tart all in one slice!

  • Coffee creme caramels

    If you're torn between coffee or dessert, treat yourself to one of these delicate, coffee creme caramels.

  • Simple passionfruit souffles

    Soft, fluffy and totally divine, these simple passionfruit souffles will become part of your quick-fix dessert repertoire in no time!

  • Basic pavlova

    Get creative with these individual pavlovas - top with fresh fruit, edible flowers, perfectly whipped cream or mascarpone. Too good!

  • Ricotta pancakes with maple butter

    This heavenly recipe for ricotta pancakes with maple butter are a surefire way to get the family up in the morning!

  • Individual lemon meringue cheesecakes

    Zesty and sweet, these individual lemon meringue cheesecakes are too good to share!

  • Blueberry and raspberry bread and butter pudding

    Nothing says comfort like a bread and butter pudding but this blueberry and raspberry version takes it to a whole new level.

  • Vanilla custard slice

    This pretty vanilla custard slice is wonderfully creamy yet idyllically light - a dose of nostalgia guaranteed!

17 April 2019

Our favourite: Sunday roasts

  • our favourite Sunday roasts

    There are few things as universally comforting as the magical Sunday roast! From a simple but succulent chicken to a statement standing rib here are some of our favourites.

  • Lemon thyme roasted chicken

    Nostalgia at its best, this succulent lemon thyme roasted chicken is the essence of home-cooking. This is one of those forever recipes we’ll never get enough of.

  • Mushroom lentil and vincotto standing rib roast

    Make a statement with this impressive standing rib roast. Brought to life with a variety of mushrooms, chicken stock, vincotto, garlic, eschallots and lentils.

  • Caramelised onion and olive roasted lamb

    A dreamy Mediterranean adaptation of lamb roasted in a generous lathering of caramelised onion relish, olives, anchovy fillets and rosemary – so divine!

  • Roast spicy chicken with beetroot lentils and herbed yoghurt

    Give your classic roast chicken a middle eastern twist with the addition of warming spices like fennel, chilli and paprika. Serve with beetroot, lentils and zingy herbed yoghurt.

  • Crispy porchetta with almond roasted parsnips

    This garlic-y, fennel-y, crispy porchetta is your weekend cooking project sorted. Roast it on a bed of almond milk drenched parsnips and you’ve got heaven on a roasting tray.

  • Mustard roast beef

    A quality cut of boneless beef rib eye takes centre stage in this recipe. Dressed with a classic combination of mustard seeds, thyme, olive oil and salt and pepper.

  • Blue-cheese stuffed pork and bacon roast with sweet parsnip chips

    The perfect pairing of creamy blue cheese and streaky bacon transforms a simple pork fillet seriously delicious! And don't miss the clever, crispy parsnip chips on the side.

  • Red wine and caramelised onion slow-roasted lamb shoulder

    Time on your side? This one's worth the wait. Red wine, cherry tomatoes, onion relish and olive oil lend depth and a rich flavour to this slow-roasted lamb shoulder.

  • 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. Perfect for a quick Sunday roast, or a mid-week staple.

03 April 2019

how to: brined roast chicken

There are few things as comforting as a succulent roast chicken, but brining can take it to a whole new level. Follow our simple step-by-step so you can serve up a perfectly juicy and tender chicken yourself. Click the steps to reveal the full recipe!

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28 March 2019

cooking with…almonds

  • Cooking with almonds

    The golden kernel with a glowing reputation, almonds will add crunch, warmth and depth of flavour to a whole host of dishes – here’s some of our favourites.

  • Asian greens stir-fry with almond and sesame crunch

    You had us at almond and sesame crunch. This asian greens stir-fry is good reason to keep it vegetarian for a weeknight dinner.

  • Spiced almond hummus

    It's hard to resist hummus and this delicious spiced almond version is no exception. Spread leftovers on wraps or burgers or drizzle over grilled skewers.

  • Almond satay tempeh skewers

    There's so much to love about these almond, satay and tempeh skewers served with green beans and fluffy brown rice. Simple and delicious!

  • Almond and fennel swedish meatball pasta

    For a fresh take on meatball pasta, look to almonds and fennel for a flavoursome combination that's weeknight dinner-friendly.

  • Veal quince paste and smoked almond sausage rolls

    The fusion of sourdough breadcrumbs with quince, pork and veal mince, and natural smoked almonds takes this sausage roll recipe to new heights.

  • Silverbeet fennel and almond soup

    Perfect for cooler nights, this silverbeet, fennel and almond soup is wonderfully green and full of wholesome goodness.

  • Roasted cauliflower and fennel salad with preserved lemon and almond dressing

    Almonds add some serious crunch to this versatile roasted cauliflower and fennel salad with preserved lemon and almond dressing.

  • Grilled broccolini and labne almond tart

    Adding rich flavour and a crumbly texture, fresh ground almonds make a flavoursome gluten-free tart crust that you don't need to knead. Perfect!

As an addictive spiced butter, a perfectly crumbly tart base or a creamy pasta sauce, the almond is a little ingredient with big impact. Click through our gallery for inspiration. 

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07 March 2019

cooking with…avocado

  • Cooking with...avocado

    Our favourite creamy green fruit adds creaminess, flavour and healthy fats to almost any dish. Scroll through our selection of favourite recipes for inspiration.

  • Avocado and labne toast with basil oil

    A go-to favourite that always hits the spot, this avocado and labne toast with the addition of green beans, chilli flakes, lemon juice and basil oil is a totally delicious quick-fix.

  • Chicken and zucchini noodle salad with creamy avocado pesto

    A healthier rendition to pasta, this chicken and zucchini noodle salad gets it's glorious texture from the creamy avocado - a fool-proof weeknight meal.

  • Chilli chicken skewers with noodles and avocado salad

    A delicious ode to the flavours of Thailand, this chilli chicken skewers with noodles and avocado salad is ingredient-rich but so simple to make.

  • Dukkah-roasted cauliflower salad with creamy avocado dressing

    Velvety avocado adds healthy fats to this hearty dukkah-roasted cauliflower salad adorned with roasted chickpeas, greek-style yoghurt, pink radishes, dill and lemon juice. A perfect combination of flavour.

  • Edamame and avocado hummus

    A green loving take on hummus that combines edamame and avocado with green chilli, garlic and a squeeze of lemon - totally addictive!

  • Japanese seaweed salad with creamy avocado ginger dressing

    The buttery texture of avocado adds subtlety to this beautiful japanese-inspired salad made up of seaweed, soy sauce, ginger, daikon and sesame seeds. Oh, and it's also insanely delicious.

  • Raw tuna and avocado tortilla

    A weeknight saviour, these refreshing tortillas of raw tuna and avocado with a slathering of baba ghanoush, and the sprinkle of parsley and mint are so delectable!

  • Smashed avocado toast with soft-boiled egg

    Keep it simple with a classic smashed avocado toast with a soft-boiled egg cooked to perfection and adorned with refreshing sprigs of mint, need we say more?

From classically smashed avocado on toast, a green reinvention on hummus, to Japanese seaweed salad, the crowned avocado adds heavenly oomph to a dish. 

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20 February 2019

Cooking with…salmon

  • cooking with salmon

    Omega-rich salmon with its subtle and refreshing taste is the perfect canvas for creative and versatile flavours. Scroll through this collection of our favourite recipes.

  • Crispy salmon with creamy israeli cous cous

    The fusion of crispy salmon with creamy Israeli cous cous make this easy weeknight favourite seriously delicious and comforting.

  • Thai coconut soup with salmon and en choy

    This fragrant Thai salmon broth has a fresh and vibrant flavour thanks to lemongrass, kaffir lime and coriander root - perfect as a light lunch or dinner.

  • Cumin coriander and chia-crusted salmon with buckwheat salad

    This perfectly simple salad is transformed by the addition of salmon fillet adorned with a coriander, cumin and chia crumb - perfection.

  • Salmon and brown rice salad

    The easy pairing of sesame oil, soy sauce, and mirin in this salmon and brown rice salad recipe makes for a perfect mid week dinner.

  • Miso and ginger salmon skewers

    Super versatile miso has a distinctive flavour and makes a wonderful marinate for these tender salmon skewers.

  • Salmon dill and potato cakes

    A simple but nutritious family favourite, salmon fishcakes are big on flavour yet quick and easy to prepare. Perfectly crisp on the outside, light and fluffy in the middle.

  • Salmon green curry

    Short on time? Make the curry paste ahead and you have a lightning-fast midweek meal - serve it with ginger brown rice or coconut quinoa.

  • Smoked paprika and green olive salmon

    Super-simple to make (and delicious to eat!) these sweet little paprika, green olive and salmon parcels lock in the flavour as they cook.

  • Spicy tamarind salmon with bok choy and almonds

    A bed of vibrant bok choy makes the perfect base for this salmon fillet infused with with sweet, spicy tamarind and a healthy dose of chilli.

Whether it’s pan-fried to crispy perfection, fragrantly smoked, grilled or poached in a delicate broth, here are some delicious ways to enjoy salmon.

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07 February 2019

cooking with cucumber

  • cooking with cucumber

    Cool, crisp cucumbers add freshness and crunch to our favourite summer salads and treats. Click on each image to access the recipe.

  • Mediterranean cucumber salad

    Put a fresh spin on your favourite mediterranean salad with delicate green cucumber spirals, warm chunks of haloumi finished with a cashew and basil dressing.

  • Beef eye fillet steaks with apple and cucumber salad

    Simple and refreshing - a simple green apple and cucumber salad finished with a creamy dill dressing is the perfect partner to this beef eye fillet.

  • Sumac chicken with broad beans cucumber and feta

    The sumac adds a lemony, peppery flavour to the chicken to make this simple salad super impressive.

  • Dukkah-crusted salmonn with cucumber and chilli salad

    Possibly the best-ever weeknight meal... dukkah-crusted salmon teams up with a perfectly refreshing cucumber and chilli salad.

  • Salmon gravlax pasta salad with cucumber dressing

    This simple pasta salad features not one but two varieties of perfectly fresh and vibrant cucumbers. Bookmark it now - it will be your new weeknight favourite.

  • Spicy cucumber and tuna wraps

    Keeping it light? Trade your wrap for long lean green strips of cucumber, then fill with all your favourite flavours - so yum!

  • Cucumber lime and mint popsicles

    Say hello to your new summer favourite! Super refreshing and deliciously zesty, these stunning frosty popsicles are the coolest treats.

  • Cucumber mint and apple granita

    For an uplifting treat, combine mint, apple and cucumber to make a revitalising granita. Our new summer go-to!

01 February 2019

re-style: crispy salmon with dill pickled onions

Endlessly versatile, this fabulous crispy salmon can be transformed into a multitude of quick and easy meals perfect or any occasion.

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15 January 2019

Cooking with… tomatoes

  • cooking with tomatoes

    Plump, glossy tomatoes entice us with their robust flavour and perfect sweetness in the summer months. Here's a collection of our favourite tomato recipes.

  • fresh tomato kale caperberry pasta

    Fresh ricotta and the addition of caperberries turn a simple pasta into an impressive dish.

  • lamb kofta with pomegranate and tomato salad

    Moroccan flavours, vibrant greens and fresh cherry tomatoes will make this salad the centre of attention.

  • honey wood smoked salmon with quick pickled tomato

    The subtle smoked flavour of the salmon is perfectly paired with quick pickled tomatoes.

  • char-grilled tomato skewers with dill pesto and buffalo mozzarella bruschetta

    Bursting with fresh flavours these colourful beauties team perfectly with dill pesto and mozzarella.

  • braised chilli and tomato eggplant

    A touch of chilli adds depth to the big bold Mediterranean flavours of this braise.

  • tray-baked tomato onion and currant relish

    Perfect as a side or condiment, pink peppercorns and currants add spice and sweetness to the tomatoes.

Endlessly versatile and bursting with flavour - here are some of our favourite recipes to make with tomatoes.

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04 January 2019

re-style: lime and tequila fish tacos

​If you couldn’t love tacos anymore, my lime and tequila fish tacos also can be tweaked with a few simple tricks.

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28 December 2018

Cooking with… mangoes

  • cooking with mangoes

    Juicy and satisfying, these blushing beauties are one of the most iconic fruits of the season, lending tropical sweetness to fresh summer dishes.

  • Mango passionfruit smoothie bowl

  • Mango and herb salad with sesame ginger dressing

  • Mango coconut and chilli salsa

  • Grilled mango with frozen vanilla yoghurt

A sign of summer, here are some easy ways to enjoy mangoes.

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27 December 2018

Best Ever: Picnic Snacks

​Whether it be a simple family gathering or New Year’s festivities - here are some of our favourite snacks to bring and share.

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26 December 2018

Our favourite frozen cocktails

​Just in time for the new year, here are some of our favourite icy-cool drinks for the grown-ups!

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19 December 2018

Christmas desserts

  • Looking elegant and masterful, these show-stopping desserts are specially designed to deliver a little magic to the finale of your special day.

  • Raspberry swirl pavlova wreath

    Impress your guests with this statement pavlova wreath - made extra-special with a dreamy raspberry swirl, fresh berries and a sprinkling of festive nuts.

  • Gingerbread sherry caramel trifle

    The layers of gingerbread cake are a perfect match for the sherry-based jelly and gorgeous swirls of dulce de leche, it’s the ultimate festive treat.

  • Red velvet cake marshmallow icing

    Dress up this classic with soft folds of marshmallow icing and plump berries for a striking crimson creation for your festive table.

  • Smoked almond pear and marsala christmas cake

    You'll know it's Christmas when the joyful scent of spice begins to waft through the house from this thoroughly modern classic baking in the oven.

  • Berry ice-cream slice

    All of my favourite summer berries are combined in this icy dessert, and the good news is... you don't need to make the ice-cream.

  • Spiced sticky date caramel and star-anise cakes

    This enchanting dessert is delicately spiced and topped with a decadent caramel to truly embrace the festive season.

  • Raspberry and chocolate frozen trifle

    With layers of chocolate cake, ganache, sweet sherry ice cream, raspberry sorbet and luscious meringue - this frozen trifle is perfect for a sunny Christmas feast.

  • Raspberry and eggnog bombe alaska

    Beneath the golden peaks of the showstopper cake hides a Christmas surprise. Layers of creamy eggnog ice-cream on top of a tart sorbet - simply stunning!

Make a statement with a dreamy dessert, destined to be the star of the show.

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19 December 2018

Christmas Seafood

  • It wouldn't be a Donna Hay Christmas without a splash of seafood like smoked salmon, plump prawns or a barbecued seafood platter to complete your festive feast.

  • Horseradish and creme fraiche oysters

    Oysters served with horseradish and creme fraiche are a great way to start the festivities with a sophisticated touch - perfect with bubbles!

  • Smoked salmon mascarpone and tarragon pate

    Save precious time on the big day and opt for this simple and delicious twist on smoked salmon paté that can be made 2-3 days ahead.

  • Smoked salmon wasabi and radish finger sandwiches

    These delicate finger sandwiches are the perfect balance of old and new. Silky smoked salmon, the crunch of radish and a hint of wasabi.

  • Prawn pickled fennel and pink peppercorn mini burgers

    A quick pickle of fennel and pink peppercorns will make these picture-perfect mini prawn burgers an easy way to impress your guests!

  • Beetroot and juniper glazed salmon with horseradish mash

    If you're after a seafood dish that can be the star of the show, make this elegant side of beetroot-glazed salmon the centrepiece of your Christmas table.

  • Portuguese-style-barbecued-seafood-platter

    Marinated in a smoky spice mix, this amazing seafood platter needs nothing more than a squeeze of lemon for the perfect finish.

18 December 2018

Christmas salads

  • These summery salads will add colour, crunch and a distinctly Australian feel to your Christmas feast!

  • Prosciutto and caramelised peach salad with buffalo mozzarella

    A thoroughly modern twist on an Italian classic. The addition of char-grilled peaches makes this simple salad amazing!

  • Charred broccoli and brussels sprout salad with haloumi and red quinoa

    If you can't decide between traditional veggies and salad - load up your plate with this green feast!

  • New caesar salad with oat croutons

    This better-for-you twist on a classic is topped with oats and seeds instead of croutons and finished with a creamy buttermilk dressing!

  • Tomato and crispy parsley pasta salad

    The pasta salad to beat all pasta salads. Packed full of fresh flavours, this will become a summer staple.

  • Quinoa cauliflower salad

    Quick and easy to prepare, the addition of hazelnuts and currants gives this simple salad a festive touch.

  • Sweet and sour beetroot salad

    Get set to impress! Crunchy and bold with a hint of sweetness, this salad is a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds.

17 December 2018

Christmas mains

  • ​'Tis the season to impress your guests with one of these delicious mains! Get inspired this Christmas whether you're after a traditional ham or speedy roast chicken - we've got you covered.

  • Milk braised dijon chicken

    Not only is it the most incredible chicken - ever! By cooking it on the stovetop you save valuable space in the oven for vegetables.

  • Quick butterflied roast chicken

    Short on time? Butterfly your chicken for a faster, more even cooking result. Best. Idea. Ever!

  • Fennel black pepper and lemon slow-cooked pork

    As delicious as it is impressive, this flavoursome pork roast will quickly become a family favourite.

  • Porchetta

    Deceptively simple, this lovely pork loin features delicate flavours and a perfectly crisp finish.

  • Apple and herb brined turkey with rosemary gravy

    A whole bird makes a stunning centrepiece on any festive table.

  • Buttermilk brined sage turkey breast with red currant sauce

    Easy to cook and a breeze to carve, this beautiful sage and buttermilk brined turkey breast is hard to beat.

  • Whisky marmalade and mustard glazed ham

    Seriously glam but secretly really very simple this glossy glazed ham needs just a few store-cupboard ingredients.

  • Spiced pomegranate and orange glazed ham

    Destined to impress... If you've looking for something a little extra, this spiced ham will do the trick.

  • Cheats glazed ham

    This ham is super-simple to prepare but retains the sticky sweet depth of flavour that defines traditional Christmas ham.

12 December 2018

re-style: lemongrass chicken salad

​Whether you’re serving for friends or taking something for lunch, this lemongrass chicken salad gives you plenty of options.

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12 December 2018

Christmas potatoes

  • Put a clever new spin on classic flavours this festive season with these versatile potato recipes!

  • Roast chat potatoes with Cafe de paris butter

    Raise the bar on your usual roast potatoes with a knob of velvety Cafe de Paris butter. Too good!

  • Char-grilled potato salad with creamy mustard dressing

    Going cool this year? Even the potato salad has been given a modern (read delicious) update.

  • Rosemary mascarpone and potato tart

    Try not to upstage the main with this beautiful potato, manchego and mascarpone tart.

  • Polenta and parmesan crumbed potatoes

    What a clever twist! Try using polenta and parmesan for a crunchy crumb.

  • Roasted duck fat tarragon potatoes

    When a classic is so good it can't be improved... tarragon, duck fat, potato. These potatoes are everything.

  • Roasted potato stacks with pecorino and marjoram

    Transform your potato offering into something more sophisticated, like these picture-perfect potato stacks.

12 December 2018

Christmas edible gifting

  • ​Impress your friends this festive season and gift them the perfect Christmas treat! Who wouldn't be happy with something lovingly homemade?

  • Classic vanilla caramels

    A timeless classic. These creamy vanilla caramels are wrapped and ready to become a special gift.

  • Jam drop cookies

    Suitably festive, yet quick and easy to make - these jam drop cookies are everyone's favourite.

  • Chocolate caramel truffles

    These chocolate truffles are so rich and smooth, you'll want to keep some for yourself.

  • Raspberry and rose petal rocky road

    Rocky road… so pretty and so irresistible. Best wrapped and given to friends – before you eat them all!

  • Cranberry choc-chip cookie mix

    Assemble this thoughtful present for someone to mix and make. Cookies in a flash!

  • Gingerbread men garland

    String them up around the house or tie them to a gift. These gingerbread taste as good as they look!

11 December 2018

Christmas treats sneak peek

  • Don't be without inspiration this festive season, as I've collected the best Christmas recipes in one handy cook book. Here's a look at some of my favourite sweet recipes.

  • Snowy Christmas fruit cake

  • Raspberry and white chocolate trifle

  • Cloth steamed plum puddings

  • Chewy caramels with salted peanuts

  • Gingerbread houses

  • All of these classic recipes are available in Christmas Feasts and Treats, buy the book now!

​Donna’s new cook book, Christmas Feasts and Treats is your go-to guide for a fuss-free Christmas. Here’s a sneak at the second part of the book, Treats.

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10 December 2018

Christmas sides

  • These extra special sides will add colour and style to your Christmas table. Simple to prepare and full of flavour - they will help you deliver the most magical yet.

  • Honey fennel carrots with crispy chickpeas

    Flavours of sumac and fennel complement perfectly with the sweet addition of honey.

  • Baby asparagus with garlic oregano crumbs

    Just the right amount of crunch and a little zesty dressing makes this fresh asparagus delicious.

  • Slow roasted onion tray stuffing with olives sage and oregano

    Simply perfect tray-baked stuffing you can prepare ahead of time.

  • Sweet potato hasselbacks with basil salsa verde

    A modern upgrade on the hasselback technique, this recipe is a firm favourite.

  • Pistachio orange and cranberry butter

    Festive flavours rolled into this butter will transform your beans into something extra special.

  • Parmesan and lemon thyme parsnip strips

    Crispy and crunchy wafer-thin parsnips made using the ever-versatile vegetable peeler.

We’ve rounded up our favourite sides that will add flavour and perfectly complement your mains for a well rounded festive feast.

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04 December 2018

Christmas feasts sneak peek

  • Christmas is sorted this festive season, as I've put all the classic dishes you love together in one handy cook book. Here's a look at some of my favourite recipes.

  • Spiced pomegranate and orange glazed ham

  • Apple cider mustard and sage glazed ham

  • Prosecco brined turkey breast with brussels sprouts and speck

  • Vincotto roast chicken with herb and sherry stuffing

  • Broccoli with lemon butter and thyme breadcrumbs

  • Whole roasted white wine and butter cauliflower

  • All of these classic recipes are available in Christmas Feasts and Treats, buy the book now!

​Donna’s new cook book, Christmas Feasts and Treats is your go-to guide for a fuss-free Christmas. Here’s a sneak at the first part of the book, Feasts.

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27 November 2018

Christmas sweet treats

  • Treat your guests to some festive fun with these delicious sweet treats - perfect for parties!

  • Cinnamon and chocolate caramel apples

    Destined to impress these apples are a modern twist on a classic.

  • Vanilla star christmas pudding ice-cream sandwiches

    Festive in shape and flavour, these are a hit for guests young and old.

  • Nougat ginger and mascarpone trifles

    Here's a trifle with gingery bite and a Christmas finish.

  • Salted dark chocolate christmas pudding truffles

    Using store bought Christmas pudding, here's a quick way to make a festive truffle.

  • Spiced star cookies

    Just a hint of spice, for a sweet afternoon treat.

  • Blackberry yoghurt and lemon eton mess

    Using a few simple cheats, the classic eton mess gets a bold and refreshing update.

  • You will find more ideas and your complete guide to a Donna Hay Christmas, in my new book out now!

Impress your guests with a little sweet treat – the perfect end to a magical occasion. 

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27 November 2018

Christmas party starters

  • You'll spend less time in the kitchen and more time having fun with this collection of clever and delicious nibbles.

  • Minted spinach dip with yoghurt

    Been asked to bring a dip? This simple combination of mint, spinach and creamy yoghurt will surprise and delight!

  • Goats cheese and beetroot tarte tatin

    A modern twist on a classic, this festive tart is set to impress.

  • Coconut rice paper rolls

    A refreshing starter utilising fragrant herbs for a lighter option.

  • Prawns with bloody mary mayonnaise and celery salt

    Classic prawns with a modern twist and some big flavours.

  • Ricotta and parmesan fritters with pesto

    These are great served alone, or as a base with smoked salmon.

  • Creamy lemon goat's cheese in dukkah

    A favourite pantry staple, spicy dukkah adds an exotic touch to these goat's cheese bites.

  • You will find more ideas and your complete guide to a Donna Hay Christmas, in my new book out now!

Simple and tasty, these quick and easy nibbles are guaranteed to please.

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27 November 2018

Christmas cocktail hour

  • Let the Christmas celebrations begin! With a drop of festive fizz, some sophisticated punch or a classic cocktail.

  • Fennel-infused vodka punch with blueberries

    A chic drink with a fragrant touch.

  • Rosehip raspberry and blood orange cocktail

    Served tall and with a hint of bubbles, this cocktail sparkles with Christmas colours.

  • Lemongrass and cucumber caprioska

    A classic with a refreshingly cool twist.

  • Cranberry and pomegranate spritz

    Rich red berries turn this drink into a festive hit.

  • Pink grapefruit margarita

    A zesty combination of grapefruit and lime, this margarita is perfect for the warmer weather.

  • Strawberry and bitters sparkling cocktail

    A guaranteed crowd-pleaser, this glass is bursting with bitters and bubbles.

Nothing says Christmas like the pop of a cork, fresh fruity flavours and a toast to great friends!

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12 November 2018

our favourite: edible decorations

Turn your home into a gingerbread wonderland this Christmas with these oh-so sweet edible decorations. 

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09 November 2018

Inspiration for the modern baker

​Regardless of your skill set, you’ll find some baking inspiration from my new cook book Modern Baking.

There is something for everyone, whether it be indulgent desserts, quick fixes or better-for-you treats.

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02 November 2018

cooking with… broccoli

A family favourite you’ll find in almost every fridge, broccoli is given the spotlight for inventive ways to make it exciting each and every night.

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26 October 2018

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!

25 October 2018

Donna Hay Mega Sale

​We are super excited to tell you our MEGA Sale is coming, in a brand new location, with up to 70% off!

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23 October 2018

Simple Chicken Dinners

  • Simply Chicken

    Simple weeknight dinners: here are some of my favourite recipes to keep you inspired using my go-to protein - chicken!

  • Quinoa chicken and kale fritters

    Quinoa, chicken, kale and feta - what a winning combination. These fritters are packed with flavour and great option for busy weeknights.

  • Coconut poached chicken salad

    This is simply the best way to perfectly cook chicken breast, every time. Plus the poaching liquid is used for the dressing, if you like it spicy add a dash of chilli.

  • Buttermilk not-fried chicken with zucchini slaw

    All the flavour and crunch of fried chicken, but without the mess. These flavour packed thighs are oven-baked and so easy to make.

  • Miso grilled chicken skewers

    An easy marinade to whip up for a weekend bbq or outdoor entertaining. I'm certain this recipe will quickly become a favourite.

  • Ginger chicken rice bowls

    The secret is in the nutty crunchy coating on the chicken, which pairs perfectly with the big flavours found in the ginger coriander dressing.

  • Speedy salt pepper and chilli roasted chicken

    An amazingly flavoured roast chicken in a fraction of the time, using some of my favourite pantry staples.

​Chicken is such a versatile base ingredient that is so easy to add fresh flavours to and make something really tasty. Here are six of my favourite go-to chicken recipes thanks to Lilydale Free Range.

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17 October 2018

Three Fast Pastas

Here are three ways to create speedy weeknight pastas with all the flavour but without the fuss! A handful of ingredients can be all you need for a simple weeknight meal. D.x

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10 October 2018

Modern Baking on tour

Modern Baking available now

Modern Baking available now

Here's where you'll find me

Here's where you'll find me

​To celebrate my new book Modern Baking, I’m headed to Europe - read on for times, dates and details of events in London, Hamburg, Berlin and Amsterdam.  

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26 August 2018

weekend 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.

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