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Rainbow Veggie Coconut Dal - Cook Republic #recipe #healthyrecipe #vegan #glutenfree #vegetarian #foodphotography

Rainbow Veggie Coconut Dal

It is a bloody miracle that I haven't shared a dal recipe on the blog for a while now, considering I am cooking dals every week (much to my boys annoyance!). The last time I shared some delicious wholesome dal recipes, I received so many messages asking for more. Who knew, cheap dal dinners was a regular old thing - and not just in my home! So today, I am sharing another of my this-is-the-dal-i-want-to-eat-everyday obsessions. A Rainbow Veggie Co... Read More >>
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Mushroom And Lentil Vegan Bolognese

A few years ago, I started converting a lot of our regular traditional meat recipes to vegetarian (often vegan) flavour packed versions. It was simply to get the boys to eat more plant-based meals and open up their minds to healthier options. Little did I know that we would actually end up loving the vegetarian versions more than the original ones. Like this Vegan Bolognese made with an abundance of garlic, mushrooms and lentils slow simmered... 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 >>
Turmeric Daal - Cook Republic

Turmeric Daal

We eat daal once a week, sometimes twice or even thrice (when I am feeling especially lazy). I have cooked at least fifty different kinds of daal on thousands of occasions. But for some inexplainable reason, I don't have a single daal recipe on the blog. None. So this year as I return to cooking and blogging just for the sheer pleasure of it all, I thought I would share the daal that runs through my vein (quite literally) because growing up, ... Read More >>

Sumac Roasted Eggplant Lentil And Cherry Salad

This is a thoroughly satisfying, hearty and savoury salad made with minimal fuss by roasting eggplant slices rubbed with sumac, making a garlic balsamic dressing in a mason jar and tossing it all together in a bowl with some lentils, dried cherries and herbs. Need some quick vegan and gluten free lunch inspiration on a busy week day? Make this salad! A few months ago I bought the Messermeister Pro-Touch garlic press. Honestly, I don't know... Read More >>

Quinoa Lentil And Smokey Eggplant Salad

  This month I am developing bowls of fun, nutritious and modern day salads for ELLE magazine's  mid year issue. I find the anatomy of a salad utterly fascinating. Just like any other dish, a great salad has a balance of flavours and textures. A slight upset and you might end up with a mushy salad or a really dry one that becomes tedious to eat after a few mouthfuls. A flavour matched salad will make you adventurous enough to enjoy... Read More >>