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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Bourke Street Bakery Dark Chocolate And Raspberry Muffins - Cook Republic #vegetarian #bakingrecipes #foodphotography

Bourke Street Bakery Dark Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

If you are really looking for a legitimate excuse to eat your favourite chocolate for breakfast, albeit in a softer gooier form and encased in a moist, buttery, raspberry studded cake; then you are in the right blog post with the most perfect recipe. The Bourke Street Bakery Dark Chocolate And Raspberry Muffins have been a staunch favourite in our home for as long as I can remember. And because we live so far from the actual iconic bakery in Sydney, buying the cookbook and baking them myself is literally the next best thing. I made this recipe for the first time and shared it here on the blog nine years ago. Back then, I would usually ... Read More >>
Thai Green Curry Fishcakes - Cook Republic

Thai Green Curry Fishcakes

Whether you are eating at a fancy Thai restaurant or just ordering your Friday night takeaway from the local Thai canteen, chances are you have ordered Thai fishcakes at some point in your ordering history. Maybe more than once, if you are an avid fishcake connoisseur. I have had my share of Thai fishcakes over the years. There have been some standouts but for the most bit, they are two things, if not anything else - spicy and greasy. But wait till you try my version - Thai Green Curry Fishcakes! The little fishcakes are a true rebel in every sense. First of all, they are nice and thick (none of that soggy, thin-like -fat-salami-slices... Read More >>
Top 20 Recipe Of 2018 - Cook Republic

Top 20 Recipes of 2018

A few years ago when I resurfaced after being drowned in a series of blogging competitions, back to back photo shoots, writing and producing a cookbook, a magazine column, a newspaper column, conducting food photography workshops and completing a year studying design at college, I felt utterly lost. It took a lot out of me. I had lost my cooking mojo and my love for food. I had stopped eating and found no joy in the process of creating. So I took a massive step back. I lightened my workload, stopped my workshops, became brave enough to say no and took two days off a week to learn, visit markets, cook and meal prep, go for walks, do yoga, ... Read More >>
Raw Vegan Chocolate Nut Bar - Cook Republic #vegan #glutenfree #foodphotography #healthyrecipe

Raw Vegan Chocolate Nut Bar

This makes a very good snack. A Raw Vegan Chocolate Nut Bar with lots of fiber, healthy fats, and natural sugars. The best part about this chocolate nut bar is that it is a 5-minute mix and set job. There is absolutely no cooking required which means, it can very well work into your meal prep plan. I am not rigid about the vegan aspect of this bar. I will use vegan chocolate if I have it on hand, otherwise dark or chocolate works just fine (Dark chocolate is usually always vegan. Always check labels if you want to be sure). Using a vegan chocolate bar means your treat becomes dairy free and thereby gentler on your tummy. I have a recip... Read More >>
Mango Mojito - Cook Republic #cocktail #recipe #sodastream

Mango Mojito

My childhood was spent amongst mango trees, eating them straight off the branches, golden juice trickling down my arms. As an adult, I love mangoes even more because I get to experiment with them in creative new recipes in my kitchen. Needless to say, every year at the start of the mango season my excitement is out of bounds. And this year is no different, because I have decided to star this glorious fruit in as many creative and delicious drinks as I can. And one of my first experiments is a beautifully simple and texturally gorgeous Mango Mojito. Mango, mint and rum is the ultimate tropical flavour destination. This cocktail is a... Read More >>
Vegan Gingerbread Tahini Cookie - Cook Republic #vegan #baking #glutenfree #foodphotography

Vegan Gingerbread Tahini Cookies

I have been wanting to share this vegan gingerbread cookie recipe with you for the longest time, but I didn't have pictures! Ever since I shared this vegan tahini cookie recipe on the blog (which has quickly become my most viewed and most baked recipe on the blog!), I wanted to experiment with something similar for Christmas. This Vegan Gingerbread Tahini Cookie is pretty much based off the original cookie recipe with a touch of extra coconut sugar and an abundance of gingerbread spices. The secret though is the consistency of tahini. While the original recipe is chewy and uses runny tahini, I wanted to make this like a proper gingerbr... Read More >>

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