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Nourishing Crispy Chickpeas Eggplant And Kale Salad - Cook Republic

Nourishing Crispy Chickpeas Eggplant And Kale Salad – A Day At Billabong Retreat

Nestled in the gorgeous bushland of the Hawkesbury region north of Sydney amongst the gum trees is Billabong Retreat – an all-inclusive wellness haven created to envelope you in self-love, a sense of wonder, natural beauty and the joy of birdsong lilting through the gentle breeze. Designed and created by Paul and Tory von Bergen, their story of how they built it on dreams and passion is truly inspiring. With 30 beds in cabins perched amongst ... 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 >>
Kale And Freekeh Soup With Fresh Turmeric - Cook Republic #vegan #glutenfree #lowcarb

Kale And Freekeh Soup With Fresh Turmeric

I had a bad work injury a year ago where I sprained my rib and dislocated my vertebra. Coupled with the chronic pain in my leg due to an old fall, I had to virtually give up all forms of strenuous exercise including doing intensive styling sessions and photoshoots. Over the course of the year although I managed to address my injuries through regular visits to the chiropracter and getting back into yoga, I also slowly gained weight. Around thi... Read More >>

Kale Paneer

Create the most authentic and delicious version of the famous Indian vego curry - Palak Paneer, but with a twist! Using kale! A gorgeous, silky green weeknight option for a quick family meal, Kale Paneer can be frozen and easily packed in lunch boxes for a nutritious work lunch. We are a regular Popeye family. Spinach features heavily in our meals. From daals and curries to pastas and one pan meals. Palak Paneer was one of my most favourit... Read More >>

Zucchini Burrata Spring Salad With Pesto And Postcards From The Visual Gathering Workshop

Last Friday I hosted and taught the Visual Art Of Gathering Food & People Workshop at the Cook Republic Headquarters with Emma Duckworth. It was a creative day brimming with styling layer cakes, floral crowns, abundant cheeseboards, lush tablescapes, dessert vignettes, spring salads, food and people photography. Emma worked her styling magic on the cheese boards and the cake tables, she also taught us how to make floral crowns, we chatted... Read More >>

Super Green Falafel With Turmeric Tahini Sauce

I have been baking falafels for a very long time. But every time I have a "real" falafel at a Middle Eastern eatery, you know the authentic fried version, I am overcome with an urge to try it at home. Frying is a fine art, just like baking. There are a lot of variables involved, the right heat and maintaining it a true challenge for many. I developed this recipe over several weeks, frying batch after batch, adjusting the mix so it won't fall ... Read More >>