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Smokey Chicken Lime Tacos With Black Bean And Quinoa Salad
Smokey Chicken Lime Tacos With Black Bean And Quinoa Salad

Today is day 50. Since I was last here. Writing. I have been counting. A lot has happened. A lot. Some good. Some not. This was my year. Everyone says that. I am grateful for that. But somewhere, somehow, I drowned. And it felt peaceful in the cold, shadowy depths of...

Red Quinoa, Shaved Brussels Sprouts And Blueberry Salad
Red Quinoa, Shaved Brussels Sprouts And Blueberry Salad

  The past two weeks have been an exercise in trying to get assimilated to a new routine. One that involves a lot of physical activity and clean eating. I suppose when you have been literally surrounded by food for a long period of time and have been cooking in...

Grilled Halloumi On Kale And White Beans
Grilled Halloumi On Kale And White Beans

  This is the last thing I cooked on Friday before I went off on an adventure to the Barossa valley for the very first time (and I will talk about that in length very soon). Last week I found some fresh white beans (cannelini beans) at Thomas Dux. I had never...

Lunchbox Colour Salad
Lunchbox Colour Salad

One of the downfalls of running a small test kitchen and recipe development is the easy access to massive amounts of food lying around at all times. Thankfully for me, it is usually light, healthy and almost always savoury. But still. How many times in a day do you...

Bombay Sandwich
Bombay Sandwich

  Growing up in Bombay (now known as Mumbai - a Western coastal city of India), one of the more popular street foods was Bombay Sandwich. Layers of fresh veggies and steamed potatoes slathered with all kinds of tangy, spicy and sweet chutneys and condiments....

Antipasto Lunchbox Couscous Salad
Antipasto Lunchbox Couscous Salad

A beautiful Spring-Summer salad inspired by Antipasto - pickled and preserved roast veggies, olives and creamy feta cheese. This Antipasto Couscous Salad is great warm or cold from the fridge and has been the star of many a Spring picnic potluck in the sun. Recreating...

Citrus Sushi Bowl
Citrus Sushi Bowl

  I don't get asked this very often but whenever I am asked what my favourite food is, the answer is always sushi. I first had sushi seven years ago and things have never been the same. There was a time when I first started enjoying sushi that I would eat it...

Broccolini And Incaberry Salad
Broccolini And Incaberry Salad

2013 is here. Just like that. And I am completely excited to embark on another year of writing about food and weaving words to bring you my stories. I am eager to experiment, explore and evolve. For the past few months, I have been deeply affected by the lyrics of a...

DIY Festive Couscous Mix
DIY Festive Couscous Mix

When the silly season hits, it is very easy to forget savoury food in light of all the delightful sweet treats on offer everywhere. But come Christmas day, a bowl of something simple and savoury is all that I crave. I am most definitely a savoury person.  ...

Sriracha Broccoli Egg Chop
Sriracha Broccoli Egg Chop

  Are you getting caught up in the end of the year madness yet? I have been wooed and waltzed right into it like a princess at the royal ball. I am doing a bit of housekeeping - notice the new header up top? It is the Cook Republic food truck and it is here to...

Thai Prawn Mango Salad With Nam Jim Dressing
Thai Prawn Mango Salad With Nam Jim Dressing

  Lately I have been cooking from Billy Law's first cookbook, Have You Eaten? My signed copy of this gorgeous cookbook is peppered with little post-its sticking out at the top, marking all the recipes I want to try. And there are a lot of post-its, believe me...

Noodlecakes
Noodlecakes

When there is a choice - noodles or pancakes; why pick just one? Introducing, Noodlecakes! I know that sounded like a pitch for an advertisement on telly or *inserts deep male voice* the opening line of a new blockbuster trailer. But it is neither! It is merely a...