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My Most Popular Recipes For 2017

  It was a year ago that I was baking my very first Christmas Pavlova although it feels like only yesterday. Where did 2017 go? It was a year of ups and downs for us as it always is. A year where I spent a lot of time in the kitchen cooking delicious healthy meals for the whole family. And truly slowing down enough to focus on the important thing... Read More >>
Vegan Chickpea Masala Omelette - Cook Republic #glutenfree #vegan

Vegan Chickpea Masala Omelette

I was first introduced to an eggless (vegan) omelette as a child. I must've been four or five years old when mum presented Tomato Omelette one Sunday morning after I had watched the newest episode of Star Trek on telly. I actually have a very vivid memory of that day and the excitement of a new omelette variation as I was a complete and utter egg fiend a... Read More >>
Coffee Chocolate Face Polish & Coffee Coconut Body Scrub - Cook Republic #vegan #beautydiy

Homemade Coffee Chocolate Face Polish And Coffee Coconut Body Scrub

One of my lifelong evolving passion has been to make small positive changes every day in order to lead a simpler and more fulfilled life. These small changes are driven by the need to connect with the physicality of my surroundings – the earth, the air, the water, the trees, the birds and the bees. It is a work in progress in a bid to waste less, reuse a... Read More >>
Kiwifruit Mint And Cardamom Lassi - Cook Republic

Kiwifruit Mint And Cardamom Lassi

Lately, after discovering the immense health benefits of kiwi fruit, I have been trying to incorporate it more in my recipes. I am not a big fruit lover. Especially ones that need a bit of a peel or prep. I hate cutting and prepping fruit. I probably can assign that blame to mum who used to lovingly prepare gorgeous fruit platters with fruit cut up in lo... Read More >>
Vegan Dal Makhani (Black Lentil Dal) - Cook Republic

Vegan Dal Makhani (Creamy Black Lentil Dal)

A simple dal is a staple at virtually every meal in an Indian household. The most common everyday dals are  masoor dal (red lentils), mung dal (small yellow lentils/split and dehusked mung bean), toor dal (split pigeon peas) or chana dal (split yellow peas). But there is a special kind of dal hailing from Punjab in northern India which has the title of t... Read More >>
Banana Chocolate Raspberry Bread - Cook Republic

Banana Raspberry Chocolate Bread

This is a good banana bread. The kind you get at the cafes, thick slices toasted and slathered with butter. It is one of my favourite banana bread recipes to make when I have to choose between folding those blackened bananas in batter with some fruit or freezing them for all the impending morning smoothies. The recipe itself is a derivation of many banan... Read More >>
Mushroom Dan Dan Noodles - Cook Republic

Hot Mushroom Dan Dan Noodles + Philips Pasta And Noodle Maker Giveaway

Today I want to tell you about my new favourite kitchen appliance. One that makes fresh 2-ingredient noodles in just about 8 minutes – from scratch! Seems like a dream? Too good to be true? Not with the Philips HR2358/06 Pasta And Noodle Maker. This powerful machine with its automatic mixing, kneading and extruding produces half a kilo of fresh pasta or ... Read More >>
Better-For-You Sticky Date Pudding With Toffee Sauce - Cook Republic

Better-For-You Sticky Date Pudding With Toffee Sauce

Would you believe it if I told you that the first time I tried a sticky date pudding was less than a month ago. And I liked it. In fact, I liked it so much that I wanted to make it at home especially because the boys got into a fork fight over the last slice of the pudding we bought at a school cake stall. Now a sticky date pudding is a true classic. Wit... Read More >>
Vegan Quinoa And Mushroom San Choy Bow - Cook Republic

Vegan Quinoa Mushroom San Choy Bow

I work from mornings until about 3pm. Then I stop and whip up something quick and fresh for the boys knowing that they are on their way back from school, hungry and tired. It is a part of my day that I enjoy the most. That half an hour slot to create something exciting and very simple that would also provide a world of nourishment to the boys. Rivvy, my ... Read More >>