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Market Veggie Broth - Cook Republic #vegan #glutenfree

Market Veggie Broth

Every Thursday when I walk into my home with my baskets and jute bags full of fresh market produce, I make this broth. Like clockwork. I set my bags down, grab the Kilner jam pan (who knew it would be just perfect for big batches of stock and sauces) and fill it with 6 litres of filtered water. And because I have now been doing this every single week for the past two years, I chop veggies on automaton, toss them in the water and get the heat goin... Read More >>
Roasted Cauliflower Hummus - Cook Republic

Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

About four years ago, our local market got a new stall. A lovely Persian man selling the most divine Middle-Eastern dips. They became the talk of our then-active book club and the star of many of our monthly brunches. All were vegetarian, gluten and dairy free and brimming with delicious flavours of exotic spices. Out of all the ones I would bring back home with me every week, the cauliflower dip was my absolute favourite. And that is what it... Read More >>
Homemade Gnocchi Puttanesca - Cook Republic

Homemade Gnocchi Puttanesca

I love watching cooking shows that are not contained within the kitchen. Shows that follow the host around a new country or city, while they explore the gorgeous local produce and famous dishes to later re-create in their kitchens. For me, it is the armchair travel aspect of the show that takes me to places I have never been while experiencing a food culture I long to explore. While I have many favourites on Food Network, I am particularly ex... Read More >>
Cauliflower Steaks With Olive And Caper Salsa - Cook Republic

Cauliflower Steak With Olive And Caper Salsa

If you haven't yet had a cauliflower steak, you have not truly lived. Cauliflower steak is just roasted cauliflower but in the form of thick slabs or slices rather than florets. It not only looks prettier but makes a solo lunch or a brunch for the girls even more exciting because it is so fancy. Like bust out your nice plates and cutlery fancy. And when you top it with your favourite salsa or pesto or chutney or diced salad, it looks unbeliev... Read More >>
7 Ingredient Detox Smoothie - Cook Republic

7 Ingredient Detox Smoothie

For the better part of the week, I eat and drink sensibly. And in a timely manner. But then weekend arrives and all my routines go out of the window. Sometimes, we are out at the crack of dawn for soccer and end up having two breakfasts and no lunch. And dinner could be at a Thai restaurant or takeaway stone baked pizza from the local pizzeria. This erratic eating schedule takes its toll on me by the time Monday arrives in all its glory. Does... Read More >>
Turmeric Chicken Broth - Sundays at Cook Republic

The Sunday Project – Turmeric Chicken Broth And Autumn Mornings

6 months and counting. I haven't worked in the weekend. Instead, I have reclaimed Saturdays and Sundays. I even have a sweatshirt that says Saturdays Sundays and it has become my weekend uniform (I'll post a picture next time!). Since quitting work in the weekends, I have rediscovered the excitement I felt for Sundays as a child. I never thought that would ever be possible again. Because, Sunday is really free. Truly. No strings attached. Fre... Read More >>