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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Chilli Garlic Prawn Risotto In Napoli Sauce - Cook Republic #glutenfree #italianrecipe #foodphotography

Chilli Garlic Prawn Risotto In Napoli Sauce

I am super excited to share a tried and tested, family favourite recipe today – Chilli Garlic Prawn Risotto In Napoli Sauce. After getting really addicted to a seafood risotto that kept popping up at my local café’s special winter menu a few years ago, I decided to try recreating that at home. But with my own twist of course – lighter, dairy-free and packed ... Read More >>
Salted Chocolate Chip Spelt Cookies - Cook Republic #baking #cookies #foodphotography

Salted Chocolate Chip Spelt Cookies

Finally! One of my most requested recipes for a special chocolate chip cookie makes it to the blog. A Salted Chocolate Chip Spelt cookie made entirely with spelt flour and dusted with sea salt flakes before being baked to golden perfection. I bake these incredible chocolate chip cookies once a month. And the boys love me for it. This recipe makes a sm... Read More >>
Vegan Blackberry Chia Pudding - Cook Republic #vegan #healthyrecipe #chiapudding

Blackberry Chia Pudding

If you made and loved these sensational overnight blackberry oats, then you will absolutely love this lighter but more decadent blackberry chia pudding. It is one of the quickest things you could whip up for either breakfast or dessert and you will become addicted. I promise! I am constantly looking at creating delicious and exciting chia pudding flav... Read More >>
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 >>