Crispy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings With Sour Cashew Cream Sauce - Cook Republic #vegan #airfryer #glutenfree #healthy

Crispy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings With Sour Cashew Cream Sauce And The Philips Airfryer XXL

One of my new favourite things to experiment with in the kitchen is the Philips Airfryer. I remember when they first came out in 2010, they were the talk of the town. Deep frying with air? Not oil? It was a mind-blowing concept that really worked. Using their patented Rapid-Air Technology that circulated hot air to create a tornado effect, the Airfryer mimicked deep-frying without the use of oil. It allowed people to fry using 80% less fat* –... Read More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Raw Kiwi Fruit Nachos - Cook Republic

Raw Kiwi Fruit Nachos

Kiwi fruit is a very underrated fruit. I don't say that lightly because I have often passed it on for flashier fruits like watermelon and mango or routine staples like bananas and apples. It was only when I had to create a recipe  and research the health benefits of the kiwi for a client last year, that I realised how incredibly nourishing and an exciting addition to recipes it could be. And so kiwi fruit has replaced some staple fruits in ou... Read More >>
Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls - Cook Republic

Fresh Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls

With winter starting to wane and the promise of spring soirees and summer afternoons with friends looming in the future, I have created the most perfect fresh burrito bowl for your next Mexican themed lunch party. A vibrant and colourful bowl bursting with the most insane flavours and the best seasonal ingredients forms the base for the most delicious smoky grilled salmon. If I were to classify myself based on my eating habits, I would say t... Read More >>
Guacamole With Smoky Black Beans - Cook Republic #vegan #glutenfree

Guacamole With Smoky Black Beans

If you are new to the blog and unaware of my avocado saga, have a ready. It is truly funny. And yes, like most people who first start out by eating an avocado with a spoon; I graduated to making guacamole next. And like all those people who first made guacamole, my reaction was the same  - is it really that simple? Why have I not been making this all my life? Guacamole is one of those traditional recipes that will have the purists, the fus... Read More >>