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Strawberry Gin Fizz - Cook Republic #cocktailrecipe

Strawberry Gin Fizz

This strawberry gin cocktail recipe couldn't be simpler if it tried. It is essentially a gin and tonic without the tonic of course but with added fresh fruitiness of strawberry and lime. Gin is my favourite liqueur for mixing cocktails followed by rum and maybe tequila. I love fruit and coconut flavours. I know that is a wildly fluctuating flavour spectrum, especially while making cocktails. From the refined sophistication of delicate bota... Read More >>
Grilled Cinnamon Pineapple - Cook Republic #vegan #glutenfree #dessert #recipe #foodphotography

Grilled Cinnamon Pineapple

Last year for my birthday, we went to the snow at Thredbo. Ironically, my birthday dinner was at a Churrasco Brasserie. Me, the non meat-eater. The place looked fabulous. Smokey aromas wafted out every time the door opened and closed as we stood in the little village square debating where to eat while snow flurries settled on our eyelashes. It was enough to drive us in. I was very excited about all the grilled veggies and seafood that they br... 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 >>
Roasted Cauliflower Nasi Goreng - Cook Republic #glutenfree #vegetarian

Roasted Cauliflower Nasi Goreng – Indonesian Fried Rice

About eight months ago, Nick welcomed the 40s and life served up a reflux and elevated cholesterol problem. It was like a switch being flipped. One minute everything was fine and the next minute, it felt like a heart attack. We later found out that it was just reflux but it was scary and prompted us to investigate the factors causing both issues. Now Nick has always been quite fit and lean, he plays soccer throughout the year and is on the go... Read More >>
Vegan Quinoa And Mushroom San Choy Bow - Cook Republic

Vegan Quinoa Mushroom San Choy Bow

I work from mornings until about 3pm. Then I stop and whip up something quick and fresh for the boys knowing that they are on their way back from school, hungry and tired. It is a part of my day that I enjoy the most. That half an hour slot to create something exciting and very simple that would also provide a world of nourishment to the boys. Rivvy, my oldest adores mushrooms and gets super excited when I try out new mushroom recipes. He als... Read More >>
Raw Kiwi Fruit Nachos - Cook Republic

Raw Kiwi Fruit Nachos

Kiwi fruit is a very underrated fruit. I don't say that lightly because I have often passed it on for flashier fruits like watermelon and mango or routine staples like bananas and apples. It was only when I had to create a recipe  and research the health benefits of the kiwi for a client last year, that I realised how incredibly nourishing and an exciting addition to recipes it could be. And so kiwi fruit has replaced some staple fruits in ou... Read More >>