Roasted Cauliflower Nasi Goreng - Cook Republic #glutenfree #vegetarian

Roasted Cauliflower Nasi Goreng – Indonesian Fried Rice

About eight months ago, Nick welcomed the 40s and life served up a reflux and elevated cholesterol problem. It was like a switch being flipped. One minute everything was fine and the next minute, it felt like a heart attack. We later found out that it was just reflux but it was scary and prompted us to investigate the factors causing both issues. Now Nick has always been quite fit and lean, he plays soccer throughout the year and is on the go... 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 >>
Banana Chocolate Raspberry Bread - Cook Republic

Banana Raspberry Chocolate Bread

This is a good banana bread. The kind you get at the cafes, thick slices toasted and slathered with butter. It is one of my favourite banana bread recipes to make when I have to choose between folding those blackened bananas in batter with some fruit or freezing them for all the impending morning smoothies. The recipe itself is a derivation of many banana breads that you will find on this blog. Very often, I just add things to a bowl till the... Read More >>
Mushroom Dan Dan Noodles - Cook Republic

Hot Mushroom Dan Dan Noodles + Philips Pasta And Noodle Maker Giveaway

Today I want to tell you about my new favourite kitchen appliance. One that makes fresh 2-ingredient noodles in just about 8 minutes – from scratch! Seems like a dream? Too good to be true? Not with the Philips HR2358/06 Pasta And Noodle Maker. This powerful machine with its automatic mixing, kneading and extruding produces half a kilo of fresh pasta or noodles in 15 minutes. The four different discs that come with the machine make noodles/sp... Read More >>
Better-For-You Sticky Date Pudding With Toffee Sauce - Cook Republic

Better-For-You Sticky Date Pudding With Toffee Sauce

Would you believe it if I told you that the first time I tried a sticky date pudding was less than a month ago. And I liked it. In fact, I liked it so much that I wanted to make it at home especially because the boys got into a fork fight over the last slice of the pudding we bought at a school cake stall. Now a sticky date pudding is a true classic. With a short list of ingredients and a no-nonsense technique; you are bout to find copies of ... Read More >>
Paneer Chilli And Charred Corn Fritters - Cook Republic

Paneer Chilli And Charred Corn Fritters

It's back to school and one of the highlights of my day is to fix a super quick, super delicious and nourishing after school snack in my 3pm coffee break. The older boy catches a train and bus back from high school while the younger one either catches the bus or walks home. By the time they get home, they are ravenous. The mid-day lunch is history after nearly a hour playing soccer or walking around. My boys love a hot savoury snack and it re... Read More >>