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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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 >>
Vegan Cauliflower Fried Rice - Cook Republic #vegan #glutenfree

Vegan Cauliflower Fried Rice

I was blown away by your response to my first meal prep post yesterday. Thank you for all your emails and messages. It makes me very happy to be able to connect with you through food and to know that posts like these provide you with lots of inspiration and ideas to eat better. On the heels of the meal prep ideas I gave you yesterday, I am very excited to share one of my favourite meal-prep recipe - Vegan Cauliflower Fried Rice. This one is such a robust and fast recipe. It takes 10-12 minutes if you haven't prepped the veggies in advance and only 5-6 minutes if you have the veggies prepped. Who can say no to that? I make this for my lunc... Read More >>
Basic Meal Prep For Weekly Vegetarian Meals - Cook Republic #mealprep #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Basic Meal Prep For Daily Vegetarian Lunches + Recipes

Based on the assumption that everyone has a few kitchen basics like a saucepan with a lid, a frying pan, stirring spoons, and spatula – here is a list of kitchen tools that will help your basic meal prep go smoother and faster. 1. A good vegetable knife I use these knives to chop, slice, dice, shred and julienne most vegetables. Global G5 Nakiri Vegetable Chopper in 18cm and 14cm. Victorinox 8cm Cutlery paring knife   2. A vegetable peeler A Y-peeler will suffice but I grew up using this straight potato peeler and believe me it is the best. This IKEA 365+ VÄRDEFULL peeler is the sharpest I have found.   3. A d... Read More >>
Crispy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings With Sour Cashew Cream Sauce - Cook Republic #vegan #airfryer #glutenfree #healthy

Crispy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings With Sour Cashew Cream Sauce And The Philips Airfryer XXL

One of my new favourite things to experiment with in the kitchen is the Philips Airfryer. I remember when they first came out in 2010, they were the talk of the town. Deep frying with air? Not oil? It was a mind-blowing concept that really worked. Using their patented Rapid-Air Technology that circulated hot air to create a tornado effect, the Airfryer mimicked deep-frying without the use of oil. It allowed people to fry using 80% less fat* – a healthier way to make your favourite potato wedges, French fries, dumplings, samosas and nuggets. And it could also bake, roast and grill – allowing cooks to get creative in the kitchen. &nb... Read More >>