Fast, Fresh, Simple: 160+ Fast Recipes, Fresh Flavours and Simple Standbys for Every Day and Any Occasion by Donna Hay

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  • j_h on March 04, 2017

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  • Grilled chicken with caramelised balsamic tomatoes

    • Breadcrumbs on March 31, 2013

      p. 18 - This simply grilled chicken wowed when combined with the heavenly caramelized tomatoes. This was ridiculously flavourful and the sweet caramel flavours combined with the creamy bocconcini was a match made in heaven. DH has you add some fresh basil just prior to serving. Unfortunately I didn’t have any on hand but I do have some homemade pesto in the freezer so I broke off a piece and stirred it into the hot-from-the-oven tomatoes to give them a kiss of basil. mr bc loved this so much he ate 2 helpings…thus leaving us w no leftovers. This recipe will be top of mind when our garden is abundant with tomatoes this summer. A keeper! Photos here:

  • Ricotta shells with roasted tomato sauce

    • Astrid5555 on October 14, 2014

      One of the rare winners with the whole family, weeknight-friendly. Love the tomato sauce, which consists of simply roasting tomato slices with garlic and olive oil, finally topped with ricotta filled pasta shells and lots of cheese.

  • Baked Italian chicken

    • Astrid5555 on December 13, 2014

      Delicious! The pancetta infuses the chicken breast with a great smoky flavor. Next time I would add the chicken breast together with all the other ingredients right from the start since the pancetta was almost burnt after 40 minutes in the oven. Served with oven potato wedges.

  • Chicken rice noodle salad with coconut milk dressing

    • Astrid5555 on January 07, 2014

      Quick and easy way of using leftover chicken, but not a culinary highlight. Was just ok. Added some avocado and dry-roasted peanuts for crunch.

  • Garlic prawn pasta

    • Astrid5555 on December 29, 2015

      Very good and quick pasta dish. Will go into regular rotation.

  • Pasta with asparagus and Taleggio

    • Astrid5555 on June 18, 2016

      Nice enough pasta dish, do use the Taleggio cheese otherwise a bit bland.

  • Roasted carrot and parsnip salad

    • jaxstar84 on July 14, 2012

      Delicious - used danish fetta and toasted almonds, served with chicken.

    • e_ballad on June 13, 2017

      Yum, yum, yum. Creamy salty labne, sweet but savoury root vegetables & crunch from the hazelnuts - an absolute winner.

  • Olive and almond couscous with oregano lamb

    • jaxstar84 on August 05, 2012

      Delicious! Very quick and easy, bump up almond/olives for punchier couscous. Loved it.

  • Sticky chilli chicken

    • jaxstar84 on July 12, 2012

      Really yummy - just watch the sauce, it goes from "thickened" to evaporated quite fast!

  • Coriander and lime chicken tortillas

    • Dishyrishie on April 20, 2017

      Good but fairly boring.

  • Cashew and chilli beef stir-fry

    • Dishyrishie on February 20, 2015

      Bit bland - needs more sauce of some kind.

  • Ginger poached chicken with coriander dressing

    • Dishyrishie on July 09, 2015

      A great easy weeknight meal that is quick! The sauce in particular is excellent and would make a good salad dressing.

  • Smoky chilli chicken burger

    • Hellyloves2cook on May 06, 2012

      This is divine. Marinate chicken for a few hours. After chicken cooked takes no time at all to prepare the bread,leaves and lemon mayo. Has satisfied many adults and teenagers at a barbeque! Even my 7 yr old will attempt the chicken- although I also cook a plain piece of chicken for him as after a few bites his mouth is feeling the Chilli hit!

  • Chicken with haloumi and honey

    • SharonS on May 15, 2012

      Great, quick dish, this has become a family favourite. Very easy, moist chicken, squeaky cheese and a lemony honey sauce!

  • Roasted pumpkin and couscous salad

    • berman4 on June 22, 2012

      Awesome easy Recipe for a great lunch.

  • Spinach and feta pies

    • mondraussie on January 01, 2013

      Add a little dill to make this recipe shine!

  • Field mushroom galette

    • Zosia on March 12, 2015

      Easy to put together and quite tasty but with so few ingredients, you do want to use the most flavourful you can find, especially the mushrooms which are really the star. And don't forget to season the ricotta. I used frozen puff pastry and made single serving tarts.

  • Crispy harissa fish with lemon couscous

    • Zosia on January 16, 2020

      I used a new-to-me brand of harissa which was very hot and quite smoky and went very well with the fish which was delicious. I even managed to crisp one side of the fillets even though they were skinless. I expected the residual heat from the couscous to wilt the spinach but that didn't happen at all. Flavour was ok but it was quite dry. I had made a cucumber-tomato herb salad dressed with lemon juice and olive oil to serve with the meal; I mixed it with the couscous instead and that helped (actually, it was quite good).

  • Orecchietti with Brussels sprouts and pancetta

    • Zosia on May 21, 2019

      This was really tasty. The lemon juice cut through the richness and the sprouts retained their freshness. I saved on cleanup by cooking the pancetta stove top in the pan that was later used for the Brussels sprouts. Even though my sprouts took longer to cook, this was still a quick dish.

  • Gourmet beef burgers

    • Zosia on June 09, 2015

      Flavour was very good but I preferred it with only 1 slice of pancetta. Also very good with back bacon (cooked separately).

  • Slow-cooked balsamic and garlic lamb

    • JanetteF on February 02, 2015

      This ia amazing!!!

  • Lemon, chicken and basil pasta

    • jane.geordan on May 07, 2015

      Fabulous quick dinner - very tasty! I tend to add more lemon juice and also Olives which seem to work well with the flavours.

  • Chinese simmered pork

    • e_ballad on May 28, 2019

      A very quick dish, though our pork fillets must have been thicker than intended, as they did take a while longer than specified.

  • Lime and lemongrass chicken

    • e_ballad on July 31, 2019

      Very tasty + very quick = midweek winner.

  • Roasted potato salad with feta and mint

    • e_ballad on March 28, 2019

      An excellent side dish that is very easy to put together.

  • Simple Thai fish cakes

    • lou_weez on October 26, 2017

      Good, but not great. I did, accidentally, use sweet chill sauce instead of the chill jam stated in the recipe. Serving size is small, lucky none of us were particularly hungry!!

  • Chorizo, spinach and ricotta frittata

    • Psipsi on November 11, 2017

      Quick and simple yet very satisfying.

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  • ISBN 10 0732291925
  • ISBN 13 9780732291921
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Nov 01 2010
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 208
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd

Publishers Text

Combining vibrant flavours and fresh ingredients with simple, no-fuss techniques, FAST, FRESH, SIMPLE is the perfect companion for the everyday cook. Donna also brings her acclaimed signature style to FAST, FRESH, SIMPLE with tips and tricks for presenting beautiful meals in the home kitchen. With hundreds of recipes to suit every occasion, from quick weeknight dinner solutions to elegant dinner parties, Donna's latest offering is the ultimate guide to creating delicious meals that look as good as they taste. FAST, FRESH, SIMPLE is an essential item for those who love to cook and share with loved ones and friends.

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