Welcome to my cooking blog about eating a simple life where I have journaled over 600 easy, delicious and nourishing recipes over the course of 14 years. My collection of weekly fresh and easy recipes are mostly vegetarian (a lot of them gluten free and vegan) and always family friendly!

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Olive Oil Banana Bread - Cook Republic #dairyfree #healthybaking

Olive Oil Banana Bread

If you are looking for a wholesome, lighter, dairy free banana bread recipe with a high toastability factor then you must bake this Olive Oil Banana Bread. Preferably tonight so you can cut yourself a thick slice tomorrow morning, toast it to golden perfection and enjoy with lashings of butter. I suppose that would be counter productive to the dairy-free nat... Read More >>
Passionfruit Margarita - Cook Republic #cocktail #vegan #foodphotography

Passionfruit Margarita

It's friday again which means it is Cocktail & Canapé night while watching re-runs of our favourite movies. Winter has unexpectedly arrived early, much to my delight. There is a cold snap gathering strength across Australia and although this might warrant a hot toddy or a mulled wine, I have decided to boldly make a couple of fruity but warming marga... Read More >>
Kale Mushroom Cashew Stir Fry - Cook Republic #vegan #glutenfree

Kale Mushroom Cashew Stir Fry

  What started out months ago as a fridge clean out recipe helped by a magazine cut out in my recipe folder, has become a glorious stir-fry dish packed with all the serves of vegetables you will need in a single day in just one delicious bowl. This Kale Mushroom Cashew Stir Fry is so much more than what its name suggests. It has cauliflower and capsi... Read More >>
Kaffir Lime And Matcha Gimlet - Cook Republic #cocktail #vegan #glutenfree #gin #foodphotography

Kaffir Lime And Matcha Gimlet

Ever since we started the tradition of Cocktail & Oyster Night, my culinary world has opened up to a whole new playground. Mixology! I never realized how invested I would become in the art of mixing cocktails. It shouldn't have come as a surprise to me. I have never been one to follow recipes blindly nor use short cuts and pre-made things. In this ca... Read More >>
Coffee With Cook Republic

Coffee With Cook Republic – May 2019

For the first time in many months, I was lucky enough to wrap up all my projects at the same time. So with a bit of downtime before the next set of projects began, I showed a little love to the things that get neglected the most when I am working - my home, my garden and my blog. With autumn vibes running through my veins, a morning of deep cleaning in t... Read More >>