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Vegan Mushroom Pesto Sandwich - Cook Republic #vegan #glutenfree #healthyrecipe

Vegan Mushroom Pesto Sandwich

Mushrooms are a constant fixture in my fridge. I have always loved mushrooms for their umami flavour and their ability to cook instantly. In fact, if mushrooms are super fresh (like at our local markets), I have been known to eat them raw on my way back home from loading my baskets with fresh produce. A fresh raw mushroom is a delightful thing, meaty and crisp and incredibly sweet! Now I buy a few bags of tiny button mushrooms (tiny white one... Read More >>
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Mushroom And Lentil Vegan Bolognese

A few years ago, I started converting a lot of our regular traditional meat recipes to vegetarian (often vegan) flavour packed versions. It was simply to get the boys to eat more plant-based meals and open up their minds to healthier options. Little did I know that we would actually end up loving the vegetarian versions more than the original ones. Like this Vegan Bolognese made with an abundance of garlic, mushrooms and lentils slow simmered... 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 ve... Read More >>
Green Minestrone Soup - Cook Republic #vegan #dinnerideas

Green Minestrone Soup

Have you ever had a green minestrone soup? A herb infused green broth with scores of neatly diced green vegetables and tiny pasta. Warming, hearty and vegan to boot; it is one of the most beautiful dishes you will serve at the dinner table. Because, making a green minestrone soup is an art. Just like the opera. Where the singers and the musicians are perfectly synced and the notes have to be precise and hit at the right time. Where the colour... Read More >>
Vegan Basil Pesto With Miso - Cook Republic

Vegan Basil Pesto With Miso

Let's talk about why I decided to share a vegan basil pesto recipe when I already have a few basil pesto recipes on the blog that are dead simple and house favourites including one for Thai pesto (yum!). Dairy has never been a good friend of mine. I love it. I mean, I love butter and couldn't live without it! I love a splash of milk in my coffee, yoghurt, a bite of hard aged cheese every now and then and the occasional (well, more than occasi... Read More >>
Sticky Seared Salmon With Asian Crunch Salad - Cook Republic

Sticky Seared Salmon And Asian Crunch Salad

I cannot begin to emphasise on how important it is in my life to have a frozen bag of sustainably farmed salmon fillets in my freezer. One frozen fillet magically transforms to a most nourishing lunch in a matter of minutes when I need it most. I poach it, en papillote it or simply sear it in a hot frying pan. Regardless, it is the perfect quick fix meal for someone like me, who tends not give lunch too much weight especially on busy days. ... Read More >>