Monday, 12 May 2014

Sneh Roy Cook Republic "Tasty Express" signed book giveaway

A gentle reminder about our amazing giveaway this month! Make sure you enter for your exclusive signed copy of Tasty Express from the beautiful Sneh.

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I love Sneh. Since my early days of social media I have been following this beautiful woman. I love her cooking style and her food photography is to die for. Sneh is a Mother of 2 boys, a food stylist, designer and recently won Best Australian Blog of the Year 2013 for her blog Cook Republic. Bravo girl!

She's also the food columnist for one of my most fave magazines, Elle. Remember when I featured as one of the top 10 Instagram handles for serious fitness inspiration last year?

Sneh Roy - Cook Republic

Sneh takes 5 minutes to share with us her Fitness Food Style ethos;

1. What fitness activity do you schedule into your daily routine to keep healthy?
I like to run 5k about three times a week. I love doing weights at the gym, core exercises and a daily session of Surya Namaskar (Yoga) in the mornings. I also like to refer to my Pinterest Fitness and Pinterest Health-Happiness boards. 

2. Describe your dream meal - what could we expect to find on your plate?
Oh this is so hard. I love so many things. My dream plate would have a single tasting of some of my favourite things to eat. Sashimi, balsamic glazed mushrooms, a spicy chickpea and chicken curry, a textured quinoa and eggplant salad and some frozen coconut yoghurt.

3. Who’s your go to style icon - who have you always admired for their style, and why?
I have never been big on style or icons. But there are things I love and once in a while I will come across someone who ticks all the boxes style-wise. I love long wind tousled bohemian hair, brown boots, neutrals with a pop of colour like yellow, leather wrap bracelets and infinity scarves in crazy prints. (You can tell I love autumn huh?)

4. What’s a childhood habit or mannerism that has followed you into adulthood?
Twirling my hair and then twirling it some more till it always looks like it has been run through hot rollers.

5. Name three things you can’t leave the house without and why?
Phone, wallet, bottle of water. Connectivity, Buying power and Hydration. A girl’s best friends.

A little history behind Cook Republic by Sneh Roy.
Cook Republic came to be nearly 10 years ago when I was living in Singapore and started cooking for a recipe database I was working on. I started writing a blog based on my cooking adventures in the kitchen and quickly developed a network of like minded people who loved sharing recipes. Four years later after having two kids, in an attempt to get fit and healthy, I started eating mindfully and sharing those healthier, nutrient rich and wholesome recipes on the blog. I lost a total of 21 kilos over two years and felt fabulous. Being a mum is hard work, trying to work along with that is harder and I didn’t want to compromise the wholesome nourishment I could give my family. So I would cook and share my recipes on the blog. These recipes were super quick, super tasty and perfect for a hectic urban lifestyle of a busy mum who wanted to give her family adventurous and delicious healthy food. The concept for the cookbook “Tasty Express” came from that. Easy to make, easy to take. Recipes that went from breakfast to lunchbox to dinner in minutes. Fresh real food you could take to work, school, uni or share with family and friends over the weekend. Food as we eat now with a melting pot of flavours from all cultures.

The recipes in the book are mainly plant based (vegetarian), adventurous with fun twists, incredibly easy and super tasty. There are occasional naughty treats too. My most favourite recipe in the book is the cover recipe for raw Zucchini Noodles With Thai Pesto. I also love the Eggplant Lasagna Steaks (Yum!), Brown Rice Biryani Salad, Nut Crumble Rye Cake, Chickpea Pancakes With Bombay Potatoes, Supergreen Chutney (I am addicted to this green goodness and smear it on everything!) and Burnt Butter Caramel Slice (I dare you to stop at one!).


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Thank you so much Sneh for sharing a piece of your life with us. So good to have you here and we look forward to seeing you again.




G I V E A W A Y

Who would like a signed copy of Sneh's Tasty Express cookbook? Keep scrolling.

Tell me if you like what you see . . . .


Brown rice salad

Chicken curry

Chickpea pancakes

Chocolate cake


You are absolutely going to LOVE this book so leave your comments below.....

Terms & Conditions
  • Entries will close on 24th May 2014, and a winner will be announced shortly thereafter.
  • Tell me why Sneh's cookbook would look great sitting up on your kitchen bench include your IG and/or FB name beside your comment
  • The winner’s answer will be judged on most creative response.
  • Please ensure you have subscribed to my blog, as the winner will be notified by email. If the prize remains unclaimed for 72 hours, a new winner will be selected.
  • Only one entry per person

Are you ready for some Tasty Express meals?

Much love and friendship,
xxDani