Slow Roasted Cauliflower Salad With Sweet Potato Hummus And Nut Dukkah - Cook Republic

Slow Roasted Cauliflower Salad With Sweet Potato Hummus And Nut Dukkah

I created this Cauliflower Salad more than two months ago and have been waiting silently, excitedly to share the recipe with you. I have made this at least 10 times in the past few weeks. It is THAT good! I think it might have dethroned this salad for me. Yes, I am positive, that this is my number one salad of the moment. Slow roasted cauliflower, almost sweet with the caramelisation, hints of charring on some of the florets, on a bed of the most delicious and creamy sweet potato hummus and a generous sprinkling of a crunchy sexy spicy nut dukkah, all pulled together with a lemony balsamic dressing and herbs. Oh my God! The best bit? It is vegan AND gluten free so everyone can pick up their ... Read More >>

Yoghurt Granola And Honey Popsicles

When I made these gorgeous yoghurt, granola and honey popsicles for my Summer Food Photography And Styling Workshop last year and posted the picture on my Instagram, little did I know that it would become my most popular post with thousands of views and hundreds of emails and messages asking me for the recipe. Now, I have always made these ad-hoc, without a recipe and only using yoghurt as my blank canvas while painting a dish of vibrant colour and texture using the season's best fruit and whatever resides in my granola jar. I deemed that when so many of you asked for the recipe, it deserved to be recorded here on the blog. Many of you always ask about the popsicle moulds, I bought them ... Read More >>
Raw Cacao Fudge Frosting - Cook Republic

Raw Cacao Fudge Frosting

I don't care much for coconut oil. There, I've said it! I don't have anything against it but the memory of coconut oil head massages when I was a child, the very distinct aroma prickling my nostrils as the oil was heated up to slather over my long locks is enough to not make me want to eat it. It was commonplace in India to give children (and adults!) head massages with warm oil whether they liked it or not. An ancient beauty practice known to increase blood circulation in the scalp for shiny, luscious hair. As a result, it was never really used for cooking. It was solely a beauty product, one of many from Kalpavriksha - the tree of life. Which is what coconut was called. So, I don't lik... Read More >>
Prawn And Tofu Pad Thai - Cook Republic

Prawn And Tofu Pad Thai

A sizzling wok of perfect rice noodles tossed with big juicy Yamba prawns, slices of charred tofu, crisp snow peas and the sweet, sour, salty, spicy flavours of the most beloved Asian takeaway dish - Pad Thai becomes a speedy weeknight dinner. Fresh and flavourful, you will want to make this every week! There are Pad Thai fan boys (and girls!) out there. I am one of them. If we are dining at a Thai restaurant, I order it. If we are being lazy and ordering Thai takeaway in the weekend, I order it. And for a dish that has achieved cult status, it ends up being different every single time. A delicious revelation on one occasion and a frustrating disappointment (I can't believe I paid $12.9... Read More >>

Apple Strawberry Pie Muffins

I love apples. Not just the fruit but the story and emotion surrounding this gorgeous red fruit. Apart from the fact that it was the first fruit that had a story attached to it in kindergarten right through to middle school (hello Adam and Eve! Oh hi Snow White! Hey William Tell!), it was also the first fruit Nick and I shared more than two decades ago as we walked to the bus stop from college. He had an apple. I was hungry. He seemed reluctant to share it (maybe he was hungrier) but then whipped out a pocket knife and cut two chunky slices and shared them with me. A few weeks later he cooked me something for the very first time. It was love over a forbidden fruit. And then there is t... Read More >>
Mango And Sour Cream Blender Pops - Cook Republic

Mango And Sour Cream Blender Pops

Sour cream and a secret ingredient make these mango popsicles unforgettably delicious! Plus they are so easily and quickly made in the blender that even the kids love making them.Mango and cream make their grand appearance every single summer in our home. It is a flavour combination that we absolutely cannot resist. My love affair with icy mango treats probably started when mum announced one hot summer back in India "Let's go out! I've heard a new homemade ice cream shop has opened up and apparently they only sell one flavour of ice cream and there are queues!" Even back then amidst commercially churned tubs of ice cream, an old fashioned home made ice cream shop was the talk of the town.... Read More >>

Kale Paneer

Create the most authentic and delicious version of the famous Indian vego curry - Palak Paneer, but with a twist! Using kale! A gorgeous, silky green weeknight option for a quick family meal, Kale Paneer can be frozen and easily packed in lunch boxes for a nutritious work lunch. We are a regular Popeye family. Spinach features heavily in our meals. From daals and curries to pastas and one pan meals. Palak Paneer was one of my most favourite meal while growing up. I have made several versions of it over the years based on all the different variations I have sampled in different eateries. But the silky smooth sauce of the traditional version cradling the most delectable cubes of golden ... Read More >>

11 Years Of Food Blogging, Losing The Joy Of Food And Reconnecting

I have now been blogging for over a decade. My blog just turned 11. It is only a few months younger than my oldest boy who is on the cusp of turning 12 and planning high school next year. When I first started blogging, I had no plan or time frame in mind. I wasn’t sure whether I’d like it or even stick with it as I am known to launch into spontaneous sporadic startups and projects without really finishing them (my 6 year old half built brick edging out the front of the house is a testament to this fact, as is the half painted front door! It kind of grows on you actually.) But I did like it. And stuck with it. So here we are. 11 years old. Or young. 510 posts and counting. Ready to take t... Read More >>
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