Welcome to my cooking blog about eating a simple life where I have journaled over 550 easy, delicious and nourishing recipes over the course of 12 years. My collection of weekly fresh recipes are mostly vegetarian (a lot of them gluten free and vegan) and always family friendly!

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Noodle Free Pad Thai - Cook Republic #vegan #glutenfree #vegetarian

Noodle Free Pad Thai

A traditional pad thai is one of my favourite things to eat. But it does take a bit of work. And needs to be enjoyed straight away as it has a tendency to get gluggy and sticky because of the rice noodles. Now imagine if there was a pad thai recipe that had all those nutty, sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavours but was extremely fresh and crisp and required absolutely no cooking. A noodle free pad thai! A healthy meal prep dream! Are you excited? I discovered a recipe for one such noodle free pad thai in one of the Green Kitchen cookbooks a couple of years ago. I tweaked it to suit our tastes and added more punch and flavour (because w... Read More >>
8 Ingredient Vegan Cardamom And Rose Cookies - Cook Republic

8 Ingredient Vegan Cardamom And Rose Cookies

The Vegan Tahini Cookies were such a huge hit that I got countless emails asking for more vegan and gluten free cookie recipes that were not only delicious but easy to make and full of wholesome ingredients. So I shared another recipe of almond butter cookies that we love. But the one I was most excited about was this recipe for Vegan Cardamom And Rose Cookies! Inspired by this gorgeous almond and rose bread that I used to bake regularly many moons ago, I created a truly aromatic chewy cookie with flavours so divine that they'll transport you to blush kissed alleyways of Morocco. I have baked this for family and for friends and every sing... Read More >>
Mexican Bean And Mushroom Vegan Chilli - Cook Republic

Mexican Bean And Mushroom Vegan Chili

In recent years, One-Pot cooking has taken the foodie world by storm. It is an ingenious way to cook, with one appliance doing everything from sautéing and searing to pressure cooking and slow cooking. It is highly covetable especially if you want to cook and eat a more vegetarian diet as it allows you to use the endless varieties of beans and lentils sitting in your pantry to create delicious meals. A Multi Cooker that can pressure cook*, slow cook, sauté, simmer, steam and bake is a lifesaver in the kitchen. And it is the master of meal prep. Two or three hours of cooking batches of meals in this means that I have fresh meals for most o... Read More >>
Vegan Coffee And Caramel Overnight Oats - Cook Republic #vegan #breakfast

Vegan Coffee Caramel Overnight Oats

When the chill of the new season sets in, autumn traditions are awakened from their deep slumber. After the daily bowls of hot creamy oats are dished out and my tribe heads out to work and learn; I linger in the dappled sunlight streaming in my kitchen windows. And indulge in one of my favourite autumn traditions. Grinding coffee beans by hand and losing myself in the rich aroma of coffee as it slowly percolates on the heat in my old Italian percolator. Lately, I have been using the exquisitely roasted coffee beans from Jamaica Blue. All their coffee is Rainforest Alliance Certified. My current favourite is their newly released lim... Read More >>
Vegan Almond Butter And Chocolate Cookies - Cook Republic #vegan #healthy

8 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate And Almond Butter Cookies

When I posted these vegan tahini cookies last month, I was blown away by your awesome response to the cookies. Who knew so many of you craved that early evening sweet energy hit in the form of a healthy cookie? So many of you made them and loved them. So many of you posted on Instagram and so many of you wrote in with your glowing feedback asking for more quick vegan cookie recipes! Always happy to oblige, today I have another absolutely delicious vegan cookie recipe for you - my 8 Ingredient Chocolate And Almond Butter Cookie. I have been making these cookies for the past few weeks and they are simply gorgeous. They basically have... Read More >>
Vegan Samosa And Green Chutney Wraps And A Rotimatic Review - Cook Republic

Vegan Samosa And Green Chutney Wraps And A Rotimatic Review

Rotis are unique to the Indian subcontinent - a small bread plate sized round, thin, soft flatbread made with just three ingredients – whole wheat flour, water, oil. The perfect vessel for scooping curries and daals.  Making rotis is a time consuming and often frustrating exercise especially for novice cooks. You knead the dough, roll out the rotis and then (try to) perfectly roast them (using a combination of a hot pan and open fire). The goal is to puff it up slightly without tearing it so that it remains soft and perfectly chewy. No pressure there! And then you have to repeat these actions for 10 or 20 or 30 rotis depending on how much... Read More >>