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Coffee Chocolate Face Polish & Coffee Coconut Body Scrub - Cook Republic #vegan #beautydiy

Homemade Coffee Chocolate Face Polish And Coffee Coconut Body Scrub

One of my lifelong evolving passion has been to make small positive changes every day in order to lead a simpler and more fulfilled life. These small changes are driven by the need to connect with the physicality of my surroundings – the earth, the air, the water, the trees, the birds and the bees. It is a work in progress in a bid to waste less, reuse and recycle more and finding purpose in spent things in order to stretch the boundaries of ... Read More >>
Hazelnut Cacao Cake - Cook Republic #glutenfree #vegetarian

Hazelnut Cacao Cake

This is one of those incredibly simple cakes with only six main ingredients that if you make once, you'll want to make every week from then on. A recipe I created for my workshops back in 2015, it was a staunch favourite with everyone who tasted it at morning tea during the workshops. This rustic but moist Hazelnut Cacao Cake was gluten free, low in sugar (unrefined), extremely fuss-free one-bowl in nature and tasted like Nutella batter. No w... Read More >>
Vegan Dal Makhani (Black Lentil Dal) - Cook Republic

Vegan Dal Makhani (Creamy Black Lentil Dal)

A simple dal is a staple at virtually every meal in an Indian household. The most common everyday dals are  masoor dal (red lentils), mung dal (small yellow lentils/split and dehusked mung bean), toor dal (split pigeon peas) or chana dal (split yellow peas). But there is a special kind of dal hailing from Punjab in northern India which has the title of the king of dals. It is called Dal Makhani, is made with black whole urad dal and is truly ... Read More >>
Vegan Quinoa And Mushroom San Choy Bow - Cook Republic

Vegan Quinoa Mushroom San Choy Bow

I work from mornings until about 3pm. Then I stop and whip up something quick and fresh for the boys knowing that they are on their way back from school, hungry and tired. It is a part of my day that I enjoy the most. That half an hour slot to create something exciting and very simple that would also provide a world of nourishment to the boys. Rivvy, my oldest adores mushrooms and gets super excited when I try out new mushroom recipes. He als... Read More >>
5-Min Salted Pecan Cinnamon Nut Butter - Cook Republic

5-Min Salted Pecan Cinnamon Nut Butter

When I was little and the weather got cold in Mumbai during winter (or as cold as it could possibly get, which I am now realising wasn't a whole lot after experiencing winter in Sydney which in turn might seem very tame to you Swedes or Canadians), my mum used to make the most delicious treat. She used to call it Pak or winter fudge. It was made with toasted wheat flour, almonds, cardamom, ghee and edible gum. Ayurveda believed this to be war... Read More >>
5 Minute Peanut Butter And Chocolate Energy Balls - Cook Republic

5 Minute Peanut Butter And Chocolate Energy Balls

I usually fall sick once a year. Sometimes, it will hold off for even longer. But when it comes, it hits me like a freight train. In the middle of winter when any chance of wearing less than three layers or enjoying the morning sun are super bleak. And during school holidays. It all starts with my oldest (always him!) and then it spreads and we are so powerless, it is ridiculous. My youngest was the last man standing (still is!) and he has be... Read More >>