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Fast, Fresh, Simple by Donna Hay

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  • j_h on March 04, 2017

    A lot of the recipes are available here: http://www.thehomechannel.co.za/food/donna-hay-fast-fresh-simple/

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Chorizo, spinach and ricotta frittata

    • Psipsi on November 11, 2017

      Quick and simple yet very satisfying.

  • 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: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/895710#7987413

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Sticky chilli chicken

    • jaxstar84 on July 12, 2012

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

  • 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.

  • Coriander and lime chicken tortillas

    • Dishyrishie on April 20, 2017

      Good but fairly boring.

  • Roasted pumpkin and couscous salad

    • berman4 on June 22, 2012

      Awesome easy Recipe for a great lunch.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Garlic prawn pasta

    • Astrid5555 on December 29, 2015

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

  • 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.

  • Spinach and feta pies

    • mondraussie on January 01, 2013

      Add a little dill to make this recipe shine!

  • Pasta with asparagus and Taleggio

    • Astrid5555 on June 18, 2016

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

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Slow-cooked balsamic and garlic lamb

    • JanetteF on February 02, 2015

      This ia amazing!!!

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  • ISBN 10 1742702066
  • ISBN 13 9781742702063
  • Published Oct 01 2011
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 206
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher Hardie Grant Books
  • Imprint Hardie Grant Books

Publishers Text

Fast, fresh, simple is not just a cookbook, it's the Donna Hay antidote to toady's whirlwind life. With Donna's help and the confidence of tested shortcuts and time saving tips to freshen up every recipe, you can rediscover entertaining and cooking as the wonderful, relaxing shared adventure it's meant to be. The fast chapter offers sweet and savoury options for cooks who need to deliver big results in the barest minimum of time. Home at six and dinner on the table by six-thirty? Donna's recipes are bound to save the day. In the fresh chapter, Donna looks to the classics and explains how to deliver all the flavour without the fuss of time-consuming preparation. Donna reinvents the old favourites and gives them a fresh edge. If there is a short cut, trust Donna to have found it. In the simple chapter, she reveals how to take fresh produce and a few store-bought standbys and turn them into a collection of recipes that will become essential weapons in your culinary arsenal. No Donna Hay food journey is complete without the tips, hints and know-how to pull everything together. We eat with our eyes first and Donna knows the way to our hearts through images and presentation that lift smells, texture and tastes off the page and onto our plates.

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