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Ginger Chia Pudding With Papaya And Lime - Cook Republic

Ginger Chia Pudding With Papaya And Lime

I have been making this chia pudding a lot. That's because when we are on the couch at night watching Netflix, I am trying to avoid reaching for those tubs of Connoisseur ice cream that invariably end up in my shopping trolley during my supermarket dash. I have a basic chia pudding recipe that I pull out every time I want to make it as I can never remember the liquid to chia ratio. Chia is a liquid hog and like a thirsty desert traveller, it ... Read More >>
Avocado Watercress And Lime Smoothie - Cook Republic #vegan #glutenfree #greensmoothie

Avocado Smoothie With Watercress And Lime

I usually buy a big punnet of watercress from the veggie stall at the markets on Thursday, especially when I have a big weekend of entertaining planned. It is a great salad filler. But if it doesn't get tossed through a salad, it will sit on my fridge shelf ambition-less and get chucked into the chicken run for my chickens to feed on. This bothers me to no extent. I love watercress. Right from its peppery clean taste to the tight groupings of... Read More >>
Barker's Blackcurrant Chia Nourish Shake - Cook Republic

Barker’s Blackcurrant Chia Nourish Shake

A cold front is moving across Australia this week bringing flurries of snow, bone chilling winds and much talk and excitement about the crazy weather. Because we needed something to talk about after tsk tsk-ing autumn’s no show just a month ago. It may be the perfect weather to shovel big spoonfuls of creamy hot porridge but winter chill and hot porridge is so passé, don’t you think? The cold ignites my sense of being, it makes me feel... Read More >>

Matcha Coconut And Chia Pudding

My love for matcha is legendary. At least here on the blog. An acquired taste, matcha is the fine ground powder of a specially grown green tea. Grown in the shade away from direct sunlight, the tender leaves of the green tea are grown for a mere three weeks before harvesting. The delicate tea that results from this process is a gorgeous dark shade and has increased amounts of chlorophyll due to the absence of the sun. The leaves are hand pick... 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 >>