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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 >>
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 >>
Vegan Chickpea Masala Omelette - Cook Republic #glutenfree #vegan

Vegan Chickpea Masala Omelette

I was first introduced to an eggless (vegan) omelette as a child. I must've been four or five years old when mum presented Tomato Omelette one Sunday morning after I had watched the newest episode of Star Trek on telly. I actually have a very vivid memory of that day and the excitement of a new omelette variation as I was a complete and utter egg fiend and omelette was my jam. But the whole breakfast was a sham. When I tasted the omelette, it... Read More >>
Vegan Dal Makhani (Black Lentil Dal) - Cook Republic

Vegan Dal Makhani (Creamy Black Lentil Dal)

A simple dal is a staple at virtually every meal in an Indian household. The most common everyday dals are  masoor dal (red lentils), mung dal (small yellow lentils/split and dehusked mung bean), toor dal (split pigeon peas) or chana dal (split yellow peas). But there is a special kind of dal hailing from Punjab in northern India which has the title of the king of dals. It is called Dal Makhani, is made with black whole urad dal and is truly ... Read More >>
Keralan Cabbage Stir Fry - Cook Republic #vegan #glutenfree

5 Minute Keralan Cabbage Stir Fry

When it is Tuesday night and I am lacking in motivation, inspiration and time in the kitchen; these are the recipes I fall back on. They are super quick, deeply nourishing and filling. And they all have turmeric in some form or the other. If you are a regular follower of my blog, you will know by now my love of turmeric. This 5 Minute Keralan Cabbage Stir Fry is another recipe I love to cook on nights like those. This speedy stir fry is truly... 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 >>