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Mango Mojito - Cook Republic #cocktail #recipe #sodastream

Mango Mojito

My childhood was spent amongst mango trees, eating them straight off the branches, golden juice trickling down my arms. As an adult, I love mangoes even more because I get to experiment with them in creative new recipes in my kitchen. Needless to say, every year at the start of the mango season my excitement is out of bounds. And this year is no different, because I have decided to star this glorious fruit in as many creative and delicious dr... Read More >>

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 >>
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 >>