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Donna Hay is a TV journalist. She has been a regular soaps correspondent of What's On TV magazine for eight years, and since 1998 she has had her own column in TV Times. In 1999 she won the Romantic Novelists' Association New Writers' Award for her first novel, WAITING IN THE WINGS. Donna Hay lives in York with her husband and daughter.
This fast-paced novel is set during the American leg of a rock band's tour. Lola takes on the role of tour manager as a way of getting to know her newly discovered dad, rock legend Rick Wild. Nicely drawn characters and an intriguing storyline makes this a compelling read. Suspense, humour and romance. The perfect ingredients for any good book. Younger readers would really enjoy this.
A warm, funny and touching novel about two very different women with one thing in common - both are struggling to find their places in the world.
Irish woman returns home to face old secrets, discover her past and build a future. You know the sort of thing only this one is really nicely done, truly engaging and satisfying. Her first novel, Waiting in the Wings, won the Romantic Novelistsâ€™ Association New Writers award and from then on she has just got stronger. Comparison: Kate Thompson, Lisa Jewell, Jane Green. Similar this month: Louise Kean, Chris Manby.
Australia's bestselling cookbook author and most trusted home cook, Donna Hay, returns with a beautiful new cookbook that you'll want to use every night of the week. There are endless arguments out there for bringing more vegetables to your table - your own wellbeing, your budget, our environment, the list goes on. Whatever your personal reason, there's one that I think is universal - FLAVOUR. Gone are the days where a sad salad or soft steamed carrots were our only options. These recipes use vegetables in a whole new way, adding so much life to your weekly routine. Who knew broccoli (in my mind the superfood of all vegetables) could make such a delicious pizza base, flat-bread or tart shell? Often for lunch, or even a snack, I'll bake my super-green falafels in the oven and my studio team love them. As for my boys? Their current weeknight request is my crunchy raw pad thai - so yum. Inside Week Light, you'll find all these ideas and so much more. It's essentially my week in food, in a book - super-quick, family-friendly, fuss-free meals made REAL. Vegetables are at the forefront of nearly every recipe, with a few meat options thrown in, and there are lots of my all-time classics re-worked to include more goodness. This book is about using food to refuel and re-energise, while nurturing ourselves with flavour. Happy cooking!
Donna Hay makes Christmas cooking and entertaining so easy, with this must-have collection of over 200 easy, delicious, reliable and totally fabulous Christmas recipes to make, enjoy and give over the festive season. I've had a hand in cooking Christmas feasts for as long as I can remember, but because it comes around only once a year, I know it can be a little bit daunting - especially if you're attempting a new glazed ham or you're asked to bring something different for dessert. This book is full of recipes I love and trust for exactly those times. With step-by-step images and plan-ahead tips, you can change-up your menu with confidence. And, while I admit I never stray too far from the classics at Christmas (call me nostalgic!), you'll find plenty of modern styling ideas and time-saving tricks inside.
Donna Hay, Australia's bestselling, favourite and most trusted cook, brings you one of her most beautiful books yet: Modern Baking, with over 250 mouthwatering recipes for cakes,biscuits and all kinds of divinely delicious sweet treats. I find there's something truly enchanting about baking. From the way ingredients change as they're whisked and whipped, to the joy that a warm slice of cake can bring - it's always been my first love in the kitchen. Even though I'm a classics girl at heart, I'm forever adding on-trend twists to my sweet recipes and I want to share them with you. This book is what I like to think of as my modern baking bible. Inside are more than 250 recipes - my all-time favourite essentials, plus some super-smart shortcuts for when life gets crazy busy. I've also included plenty of better-for-you treats, made with wholesome raw ingredients, for a touch of balance. Be it chewy cookies, the fudgiest brownies, dreamy meringue or creamy iced desserts, let these modern sweets bring a little magic into your kitchen.
Australia's Number 1 Bestselling cookbook author returns with a major TV-tie in cookbook for the modern family who love to eat, cook, celebrate and have fun together. Basics to Brilliance Kids is the latest gorgeous new book from Australia's bestselling cookbook author, Donna Hay, to accompany her new TV series of the same name which will show on Foxtel in October 2017. As a mum, Donna knows that there is nothing more enjoyable than introducing your children to the wonders of taste, food and flavours. Her new book highlights the importance of mastering the basics, celebrates fresh, healthy food, and the joy of cooking, eating and sharing delicious food with the people we love. Featuring over 120 fantastic, fun-filled, simple, family-friendly recipes, Basics to Brilliance Kids gives you and your kids endless ideas for birthday parties, picnics, school fairs and bake sales, family and celebration dinners, brilliant breakfasts, beach days, backyard movie nights and sleepovers.
Australia's bestselling cookbook author returns with a stunning new book, Basics to Brilliance - and a TV series tie in. Australia's most trusted and best-selling cookbook author, Donna Hay, wants to take you from basics to brilliance.Donna believes that, just like anything you want to be good at, mastering the basics is how you build confidence. So, in this book, she's sharing all her favourite, tried and true recipes - think the perfect tender steak, golden roast chicken, crispy pork belly, her nan's sponge cake, and of course the fudgiest brownies! Each basic recipe is followed by clever variations and simple flavour change-ups, so one recipe becomes many and your repertoire naturally grows. Take Donna's 'no-fail meringue mixture' - once mastered, this basic recipe can be tweaked to be turned into the perfect pavlova; divinely flavoured salted caramel, chocolate, rosewater and pistachio, and raspberry meringues for an elegant afternoon tea; or a silky smooth and tangy lemon meringue pie for a divine dessert for a dinner party.This is your ultimate guide to being brilliant in the kitchen!Basics to Brilliance is a luxurious hardback, featuring beautiful photography and featuring over 200 recipes. This is a book you will want to treasure forever.In 2011, Donna's first television series - fast, fresh, simple - premiered on LifeStyle, garnering her a 2012 Astra award for Best New Female Personality and went on to air in more than 17 countries worldwide. In 2016 , Donna is returning to Foxtel with a brand new eight part show, Basics to Brilliance, based on this book, which will go to air in late May and be on repeat rotation as the book goes on sale.
Australia's most trusted home cook is celebrating a fresher approach to eating. These days we're bombarded with so many messages about what to eat more of and what to eat less of and what to give up altogether, it can all get a little confusing and, let's face it, overwhelming. When there are so many passing fads and extreme diets out there, it's a relief to turn to a voice of reason, Australia's bestselling and most trusted cook, Donna Hay, for a realistic, sustainable and more balanced approach to fresher, healthier eating. Donna says: 'If there's one thing I've learned about myself, it's that I'm happiest when life is balanced. It rings true in all areas- work and play, friends and family, and, for me especially, food. Diets have never been my thing, I don't like the idea of anyone being on one! But I do love the way food can make me feel, uplifting me with energy, nourishing me with cosy goodness, or treating me with a little sweetness. LIFE IN BALANCE is about embracing food and all its benefits. Each chapter, from breakfast to baking, has simple recipes enriched with nature's superfoods - think leafy greens, bright fresh berries, creamy nuts and nourishing grains. Plus, I've profiled all my power pantry staples for you, like chia seeds, coconut sugar and raw cacao. Let this book help you find your own perfect balance, while enjoying every bite.' In a gorgeous new user-friendly square paperback format, featuring tactile paper stock and stunning photography, Donna packs in a wealth of ideas and information that you can trust, and flavours and tastes that will inspire you. From new ideas for power dinners to tempting grills, from super-charged breakfasts to low-carb options, LIFE IN BALANCE is full of super-satisfying recipes - nourishing, virtuous and delicious. And because we all need the occasional treat, there's also a few yummy better-for-you sweets. The only kind of diet that works, after all, is the balanced diet - the one you can sustain long term. And when your life is in balance, you feel great and it shows - from the inside out.
A delicious romantic comedy about a girl called Lola Rose whose life is turned on its head when she discovers the true identity of her father. Lola Rose Lambert's life changes on the day of her father's funeral. She isn't sorry that Eddie Lambert is dead - he was a bully who made her mother's life a misery. And Lola finds out why when a dark family secret is revealed. It turns out Eddie Lambert wasn't Lola's father at all. Lola's father is none other than Rick Wild, guitarist with the mega rock group Poleaxe. Not only is her father very much alive, but he's also a big-haired, leather-wearing rock god. When Lola finally meets him, she discovers he's a typical rock star - spoilt and self-indulgent with the maturity of a hyperactive five-year-old. And then there's his dysfunctional family: son Jay, a roadie with a chip on his shoulder, and wild child Tiffany. The arrival of Lola in their midst could be the making of them - or the death of her!
This is the book to turn to when asked 'what's for dinner?'. Showcasing fuss-free recipes, Donna's trademark modern photography and styling - plus her tips on how to get the best results out of whatever you're making for cooking - this is the book to turn to when asked 'what's for dinner?'. Whether you need to whip up busy midweek fare for a famished family or present something chic and easy for a casual weekend dinner with friends - time is on your side with Donna Hay's moreish collection of over 190 inspiring recipes. Donna gives her readers the know-how and confidence to create great meals that are filling and substantial at short notice: soup; salads; pasta; rice & noodles; chicken; meat; fish & seafood; vegetables; sweets. Each chapter also includes a new feature; in which Donna shows you one essential sauce or dish with three very clever twists for you to then create three very fresh and original meals and concludes with her ever-popular short order ideas: quick dishes to serve on the side or as meals on their own; using simple methods and flavour combinations.
Take the hassles out of the festive season with this stunning gift-format book, SIMPLE ESSENTIALS CHRISTMAS. Donna Hay, whose bestselling books, MARIE CLAIRE COOKING, DINING, FAST FOOD AND FLAVOURS and OFF THE SHELF, made food simple, fresh and modern, changes the way you think about Christmas. SIMPLE ESSENTIALS CHRISTMAS features simple recipes and menu planners for a traditional Christmas, a speedy Christmas and for treats throughout the season. As a bonus, Donna includes timesaving tips and a 10-page planning section to record notes, handy hints, and things to remember. This is a book that will become a keepsake to treasure for years to come. With its combination of delicious packaging and Donna's signature accessible style, this is a truly beautiful gift to buy others or to keep for yourself. An essential for every kitchen.
Donna Hay updates the timeless classics and establishes some modern ones. Modern Classics Book 1 showed readers how to master a roast, make the ultimate meat pie, and whisk up the perfect salad dressing. Modern Classics Book 2 features the pies, tarts, cakes, puddings and slices of our childhood, as well as the tiramisu and creme brulee of today. It brings our old favourites very much into the 21st century, inspiring the cooks of today and making Donna Hay a name known around the globe. In each chapter, Donna Hay gives you step-by-step basics, as well as some simple but wonderful recipes to use every day, all accompanied by sumptuous photographs. No kitchen will be complete without Donna Hay's fantastic modern take on the food everyone would love to cook if only they knew how.
Donna Hay updates the timeless classics and establishes some modern ones. If you love to cook or want to learn how, best-selling author Donna Hay's modern classics book 1 is destined to become the most indispensable cookbook you've ever owned. the focus is on classic savoury dishes cooked with a modern edge, with definitive recipes for everything from soups and salads, roasts and pies to pasta, noodles and rice. modern classics book 1 also features cooking tips and tricks, short cuts and essential cooking tools, all superbly photographed and designed in the simple, beautiful style for which Donna Hay is known.
A mouth-wateringly exciting book from Australia's most famous food writer and a dynamic, bestselling author. this book will give you the know-how and confidence to create a fabulous meal at short notice. It shows that with a well-stocked pantry and a handful of fresh ingredients, imaginative mealtime solutions are surprisingly easy to throw together. Each chapter takes a comprehensive look at a pantry basic - its origins, varieties, storage - and at a range of simple ideas for its use, before exploring its application in a range of modern, stylish recipes. While Donna provides plenty of practical advice, this is nevertheless a beautiful and inspirational book too, combining her simple, contemporary recipes with a unique visual style. this is the ultimate guide to getting your provisions sorted for everyday cookery, for unexpected guests and for special occasions. It is an essential handbook for every kitchen and, like all of Donna's previous books, is sure to become a modern kitchen staple.
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