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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 ... Read More >>
Hazelnut Cacao Cake - Cook Republic #glutenfree #vegetarian

Hazelnut Cacao Cake

This is one of those incredibly simple cakes with only six main ingredients that if you make once, you'll want to make every week from then on. A recipe I created for my workshops back in 2015, it was a staunch favourite with everyone who tasted it at morning tea during the workshops. This rustic but moist Hazelnut Cacao Cake was gluten free, low in sugar (unrefined), extremely fuss-free one-bowl in nature and tasted like Nutella batter. No w... Read More >>
Chocolate Hazelnut And Avocado Brownie - Cook Republic

Chocolate Hazelnut Avocado Brownie And My New Kitchenaid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer

Do you know the story of how I got Bee, my bright pepper yellow Kitchenaid Stand Mixer? Lets just say that I had to run over 70km to get him. And now I have Snow - little brother to Bee. Snow is my brand new Kitchenaid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer and he was sent to me from the lovely folks at Kitchenaid Australia. I love how white he is and how seamlessly he fits amongst all my white enamel, marble and wood treasures in the kitchen. 25% lighter ... Read More >>
Instant Chocolate And Avocado Mousse - Cook Republic

Instant Chocolate Avocado Mousse

I first had a chocolate-avocado combination a few years ago at a friend's party where another friend had brought chocolate cupcakes with chocolate avocado icing. Ummm. It was okay. Strictly. I would need to have it at least ten times before I started enjoying it in some capacity. And I would have never been able to cajole the boys into trying it. The Flavour Thesaurus cites Chocolate as being a great flavour match for avocado because of avoca... Read More >>
Nutty Cacao Smoothie - Cook Republic

Nutty Cacao Smoothie

I have been a smoothie drinker for about four years now. On some days in the week, I will sneak in a smoothie mid-morning after my breakfast. And although green smoothies are nice and I will create a delicious glass once in a while, I am not fanatic about them. I feel that often they are very high in fibre and lack a balance. I love a carefully concocted glass of creaminess balanced with fruit, veggies, nuts and some superfoods that you would... Read More >>
Raw Cacao Fudge Frosting - Cook Republic

Raw Cacao Fudge Frosting

I don't care much for coconut oil. There, I've said it! I don't have anything against it but the memory of coconut oil head massages when I was a child, the very distinct aroma prickling my nostrils as the oil was heated up to slather over my long locks is enough to not make me want to eat it. It was commonplace in India to give children (and adults!) head massages with warm oil whether they liked it or not. An ancient beauty practice known t... Read More >>