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Turmeric Mushroom Pickle - Cook Republic #vegan #glutenfree #healthyrecipe #foodphotography

Turmeric Mushroom Pickle

Lately, during my Sunday meal prep sessions; this fresh Turmeric Mushroom pickle has been in heavy rotation. It takes a total of 10 minutes to make and is so incredibly packed with flavour that I can't believe how simple a recipe it is to yield that kind of result. I got the idea for making this gorgeous pickle after I had made this mushroom broth for the hundredth time. I always buy my mushrooms from the weekly farmer's markets and they a... Read More >>
Smoked Salmon Kedgeree - Cook Republic #healthyrecipe #dinner #foodphotography

Smoked Salmon Kedgeree

A kedgeree is the love child of an Indian Khichari and the colonial British obsession for all things curry. I grew up eating Khichari (a savoury porridge of rice and lentils often spiked with spices and enjoyed with a vegetable curry on the side) but it was only after I moved overseas that I discovered kedgeree. Loose references in old Indian and British cookbooks seem to suggest that kedgeree was take on Khichari. But with the addition of flaked... 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 >>
Mexican Bean And Mushroom Vegan Chilli - Cook Republic

Mexican Bean And Mushroom Vegan Chili

In recent years, One-Pot cooking has taken the foodie world by storm. It is an ingenious way to cook, with one appliance doing everything from sautéing and searing to pressure cooking and slow cooking. It is highly covetable especially if you want to cook and eat a more vegetarian diet as it allows you to use the endless varieties of beans and lentils sitting in your pantry to create delicious meals. A Multi Cooker that can pressure cook*, sl... Read More >>
Market Veggie Broth - Cook Republic #vegan #glutenfree

Market Veggie Broth

Every Thursday when I walk into my home with my baskets and jute bags full of fresh market produce, I make this broth. Like clockwork. I set my bags down, grab the Kilner jam pan (who knew it would be just perfect for big batches of stock and sauces) and fill it with 6 litres of filtered water. And because I have now been doing this every single week for the past two years, I chop veggies on automaton, toss them in the water and get the heat goin... 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 the king of dals. It is called Dal Makhani, is made with black whole urad dal and is truly ... Read More >>