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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Green Garlic Spinach Flatbreads - Cook Republic #vegan #healthyrecipe #sodastream

Green Garlic Spinach Flatbread

  There is nothing more delicious than a super green, full of flavour flatbread, hot off the pan. These Green Garlic Spinach Flatbreads are a favourite vegan recipe in our kitchen and are on repeat in my weekly cooking schedule. I like nothing better than to slather the first flatbread with a generous amount of butter and devouring it hot, butter... Read More >>
10 Minute Bean And Mushroom Fried Rice - Cook Republic #healthylunch #glutenfree

10 Minute Bean And Mushroom Fried Rice

I often get asked about my fridge and pantry staples. But no one really asks me about what is always in my freezer. Frozen veggies! As a working mum and someone who is also obsessed with meal prepping, frozen veggies are the saving grace of all my after-school snacks and quick work lunches. They are especially great because they are picked and frozen whe... Read More >>
Sparkling Iced Lemon Tea - Cook Republic #sodastream #easyrecipe #vegan #foodphotography

Sparkling Iced Lemon Tea

Who doesn’t love a good iced lemon tea? It is cold, sweet, tart and tangy with a good jolt of caffeine from the black tea. A thoroughly refreshing drink to sip on while you read a good book on a warm day or a great lemon hit to ward off the winter blues! I still remember my first taste of iced lemon tea. Nick and I were on our honeymoon in Bhutan. It ... Read More >>
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 >>