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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 >>
Vegan Samosa And Green Chutney Wraps And A Rotimatic Review - Cook Republic

Vegan Samosa And Green Chutney Wraps And A Rotimatic Review

Rotis are unique to the Indian subcontinent - a small bread plate sized round, thin, soft flatbread made with just three ingredients – whole wheat flour, water, oil. The perfect vessel for scooping curries and daals.  Making rotis is a time consuming and often frustrating exercise especially for novice cooks. You knead the dough, roll out the rotis and then (try to) perfectly roast them (using a combination of a hot pan and open fire). The go... Read More >>
Kiwifruit Mint And Cardamom Lassi - Cook Republic

Kiwifruit Mint And Cardamom Lassi

Lately, after discovering the immense health benefits of kiwi fruit, I have been trying to incorporate it more in my recipes. I am not a big fruit lover. Especially ones that need a bit of a peel or prep. I hate cutting and prepping fruit. I probably can assign that blame to mum who used to lovingly prepare gorgeous fruit platters with fruit cut up in lovely shapes thereby making us too lazy to cut it ourselves. But mid-life has brought many ... Read More >>
Lemon Lime Granita With Cucumber Mint Salsa - Cook Republic

Lemon Lime Granita With Cucumber Mint Salsa

Granita hails from Italy, deriving its name from the Italian word for grainy. It is a frozen fruit dessert like a slushy made up of coarse crystals. Hence the name.  A granita is a labour of love. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. If you think that you can mix it and just leave it in the freezer, you’ve got another think coming. A lot of granita recipes suggest making a fruit purée, freezing it overnight in a shallow tin and then scraping ... 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 >>