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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 >>
Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls - Cook Republic

Fresh Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls

With winter starting to wane and the promise of spring soirees and summer afternoons with friends looming in the future, I have created the most perfect fresh burrito bowl for your next Mexican themed lunch party. A vibrant and colourful bowl bursting with the most insane flavours and the best seasonal ingredients forms the base for the most delicious smoky grilled salmon. If I were to classify myself based on my eating habits, I would say t... Read More >>
Guacamole With Smoky Black Beans - Cook Republic #vegan #glutenfree

Guacamole With Smoky Black Beans

If you are new to the blog and unaware of my avocado saga, have a ready. It is truly funny. And yes, like most people who first start out by eating an avocado with a spoon; I graduated to making guacamole next. And like all those people who first made guacamole, my reaction was the same  - is it really that simple? Why have I not been making this all my life? Guacamole is one of those traditional recipes that will have the purists, the fus... Read More >>
Grapefruit Paloma - Cook Republic

Grapefruit Paloma

Grapefruit Paloma. Sultry, mouthy and the perfect companion for our Cocktail & Oyster night (or rather penny pinching parent's stay-in date night!). This one is it. The cocktail. The all and be all. For months now, Nick has been creating or re-creating a cocktail pretty much every Friday night. On most of those nights, we have oysters as accompaniment. On nights when the fishmonger has run out of Pacific oysters (our favourite! also known... Read More >>