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Festive Gin Smash

Red, white and green with a bit of gold is an absolute representation of a truly festive thing. And so, my glorious Christmas cocktail which has fresh fruit layers of white lychees, red strawberries and green mint is aptly called – Festive Gin Smash! A clever use of ingredients and presentation makes this an instantly spectacular holiday offering. Not to mention, so delicious! This generous cocktail is made in tall glasses to be enjoye... Read More >>
Coffee Citrus Salmon Poke Bowl - Cook Republic #poke #healthyrecipe #seafood

Coffee And Citrus Salmon Poke Bowl

When I first set out to create a simple coffee infused salmon poke bowl, I had no idea that the end result would be a gorgeous starter dish full of delicious sophistication that would end up being a fixture at every one of our recent date night cooking sessions.   If you are looking to master a supremely simple but elegant entrée or salad, whether it is for a group of friends or your partner, look no further. This salmon poke bowl ... Read More >>
Gluten Free Lemon And Coconut Cake - Cook Republic

Gluten Free Almond Coconut Cake

A few years ago when I was doing food photography and styling workshops, a gluten free cake I adapted from Belinda Jeffery's Mix & Bake cookbook (one of my favourite baking cookbooks) was a staple at morning tea. A simple almond and coconut cake that I tweaked to be just sweet enough with a generous lashing of lemon. It was so wildly popular at all my workshops that I would get emails requesting the recipe. I always sent everyone a pho... 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 >>
Fresh Green Salsa Verde - Cook Republic #vegan #glutenfree #recipe #foodphotography #healthy

Fresh Green Salsa Verde

A jar of freshly made green salsa verde sitting on your fridge shelf is a powerhouse for your healthy gut. With chives, dill, parsley and capers driving the health component of this simple condiment through the roof, you will be able to strengthen your digestion, improve your blood circulation, flush out toxins and feel amazing. Add to that a whole heap of garlic, lemon and olive oil and you are sorted for the week. This salsa verde is so inc... 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 >>