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Roasted Cauliflower Hummus - Cook Republic

Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

About four years ago, our local market got a new stall. A lovely Persian man selling the most divine Middle-Eastern dips. They became the talk of our then-active book club and the star of many of our monthly brunches. All were vegetarian, gluten and dairy free and brimming with delicious flavours of exotic spices. Out of all the ones I would bring back home with me every week, the cauliflower dip was my absolute favourite. And that is what it... Read More >>
7 Ingredient Detox Smoothie - Cook Republic

7 Ingredient Detox Smoothie

For the better part of the week, I eat and drink sensibly. And in a timely manner. But then weekend arrives and all my routines go out of the window. Sometimes, we are out at the crack of dawn for soccer and end up having two breakfasts and no lunch. And dinner could be at a Thai restaurant or takeaway stone baked pizza from the local pizzeria. This erratic eating schedule takes its toll on me by the time Monday arrives in all its glory. Does... Read More >>
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad With Harissa Chickpeas - Cook Republic #vegan #glutenfree

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad With Harissa Chickpeas

Are you a sweet potato person? What I am asking is that when you go to a restaurant, do you look at the menu and if you spot sweet potato then that is the dish you order? Oh Yes! Me too! Sadly most cafes around here only offer sweet potato wedges (where is your sense of adventure chefs?) which I eventually always end up ordering. Cannot resist roasted sweet potato! But I am also a cauliflower, mushroom, avocado, chickpea, spinach person. If a d... Read More >>
Lemon Lime Granita With Cucumber Mint Salsa - Cook Republic

Lemon Lime Granita With Cucumber Mint Salsa

Granita hails from Italy, deriving its name from the Italian word for grainy. It is a frozen fruit dessert like a slushy made up of coarse crystals. Hence the name.  A granita is a labour of love. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. If you think that you can mix it and just leave it in the freezer, you’ve got another think coming. A lot of granita recipes suggest making a fruit purée, freezing it overnight in a shallow tin and then scraping ... Read More >>
Pistachio Matcha Snack Balls - Cook Republic

Pistachio Matcha Snack Balls

There can never be too much a of a good thing. Like a daily good habit or a beautiful song on repeat. Like a weekly family ritual that never grows old, like a trusty old recipe that uplifts your soul. It is knowing these good things and collecting them as you go about your daily life that makes life itself more worthwhile. I have a trusty old recipe, a delicious nut cake full of energy and vitality that gets baked in my kitchen regularly. Lik... Read More >>
Broccoli Soup With Cashew Cream - Cook Republic

Broccoli Soup With Cashew Cream

I find that vegetables are a lot like people. Some are ready to be your friend the minute you meet them while some need a nice conversation or two to warm up to you while some need a whole lot of cajoling and tender loving care to let down their guard and allow their true nature to shine. Broccoli falls in the second category. Although you could eat broccoli raw, a little bit of attention and cooking will make it taste not only fantastic but ... Read More >>