Back to School Giveaway – Our Winner

Back to School Giveaway – Our Winner

And we have a winner: Nora Sadler sent in the following on how to prepare healthy, zero waste lunches. One of the big secrets is to be prepared. Nora will receive a beautiful lunchbox courtesy of Love Mae. Nora invested in a dehydrator to make: Dehydrated fruit:...
Recipe: Raw Dark Chocolate

Recipe: Raw Dark Chocolate

By Nanci Katra Making your own raw dark chocolate is so simple, and flavouring options are endless. Below is a recipe for my favourite combo: chocolate and mint. *If you are using cacao butter, you may need to gently heat it over a hot stove to soften and allow for...
Raw Cacao – The Ultimate Mood Booster

Raw Cacao – The Ultimate Mood Booster

By Nanci Katra Commonly referred to as the ‘food of the Gods’, raw Cacao (not to be confused with cocoa, which is highly processed) is not only the highest food source antioxidant on the ORAC scale, but also contains the stimulating aphrodisiac theobrimine, mood...
Can we Save our Coral Reefs?

Can we Save our Coral Reefs?

by Yvonne Pflieger “Chasing Coral” is a moving and alerting documentary about how coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are...
Lebanese Lemon Chicken Soup with Freekeh

Lebanese Lemon Chicken Soup with Freekeh

by Nanci Katra Freekeh can be used as a replacement for rice, cous cous or barley in most recipes. I had a chat to my grandma about her favourite Lebanese Freekeh recipe was. She let me in on her secrets to this delicious, and oh so nutritious soup! Ingredients: 110g...
2017 in Review – Part I

2017 in Review – Part I

by Yvonne Pflieger What an eventful year it has been! After over 20 years the Manly Food Co-Op was about to close. But it is thanks to you all, our members, volunteers, supporters and the wider community that we are still open and thriving with renewed energy. Here...
Salad Dressing and Mustard Making Class

Salad Dressing and Mustard Making Class

Please take note of the new date! Join us for a lovely evening and learn how to make delicious salad dressing and your own mustard. Cate who will run the evening has creative and scientific knowledge of cooking and an engaging way of sharing her skills. The event will...
The Health Benefits of Resistant Starch

The Health Benefits of Resistant Starch

by Nanci Katra Happy New Year, wonderful people! Now that the festivities are over, many of us are focusing on getting ‘back on track’. I’m not a fan of shotgun detox diets or short term fixes, as I believe that, like with most other things in life, nothing really...
SKINMADE  – Our Choice for Sustainable Skincare

SKINMADE – Our Choice for Sustainable Skincare

By Jenna Jensen Effective, affordable, simple, Australian-made, and free of harmful ingredients are just some of the reasons Skinmade is the skin care range we stock at the co-op. Not only that, but Skinmade is just as passionate about the environment as we are. You...
Christmas Gift Ideas for Mum and the Kids

Christmas Gift Ideas for Mum and the Kids

By Chloe Brant Stuck for ideas on what to get the kids for Christmas? Or perhaps you’re looking for the perfect christmas gift for mum? Never fear, the Co-Op is here to help! We’ve got you covered for kid-friendly presents and eco-friendly gifts that mum will love....
Beetroot Powder – #1 for #2

Beetroot Powder – #1 for #2

By Nanci Katra This month, we are talking about the benefits of beetroot powder, and how to use this unique vegetable powder. One of the most interesting and underrated benefits of beetroot powder is the nitrates it contains. You may not be familiar with this...
A Busy Start to Summer – Christmas Party and Ocean Care Day

A Busy Start to Summer – Christmas Party and Ocean Care Day

By Yvonne Pflieger What an eventful week it has been! We had our Christmas Party and participated in Ocean Care Day. A big thank you to all our volunteers who made this possible! Christmas Party Last Wednesday we invited our members and friends to celebrate the...
Chairperson Tyler Laitinen’s reflections on A Plastic Ocean

Chairperson Tyler Laitinen’s reflections on A Plastic Ocean

by Tyler Laitinen On Saturday I went to the SO Manly and Northern Beaches Council’s clean-up of Manly Cove beach and screening of the documentary A Plastic Ocean. During the well-organised beach clean-up I felt a pair of young, curious eyes watching me. When I...
Christmas Gift Guide Co-Op Style – Part I

Christmas Gift Guide Co-Op Style – Part I

By Yvonne Pflieger Have you started your Christmas planning yet? Need some inspiration on what to get for your loved ones, friends, colleagues, your kid’s teachers? Don’t despair, we have you covered! Especially when you are looking for a thoughtful gift...
So Much Packaging – Is Recycling Really The Solution?

So Much Packaging – Is Recycling Really The Solution?

Update, November 30 2017: The container deposit scheme launches on December 1. The Co-Op welcomes this long overdue initiative by the NSW government and we hope that it will keep a lot of plastic out of landfill and support environmental non-profits and local groups....
Pollinator Week – Let’s celebrate our bees and insects

Pollinator Week – Let’s celebrate our bees and insects

by Chloe Brant It’s Pollinator Week from November 12 – 19. The Manly Food Co-Operative acknowledges the importance of our unique pollinators where we encourage the community to come together to raise awareness of our bees and other insects and how pollination provides...
Manly Food Co-Op’s Christmas Raffle

Manly Food Co-Op’s Christmas Raffle

What an eventful year it has been and it is not over yet. 🙂 We are busy preparing for Christmas and are launching our Christmas Raffle. By buying a ticket in Manly Food Co-op’s Christmas Raffle, you go into the draw for your chance to win one of three fabulous...
Christmas Party on November 29

Christmas Party on November 29

Celebrate the festive season with us and join us in-store on Wednesday, November 29 from 6-8 pm to enjoy late night shopping, music, wine, snacks and the festive spirit in the beautifully decorated co-op. Stock up on gifts and groceries and have a chat to other...
November is all about Fermentation at the co-op

November is all about Fermentation at the co-op

We are very excited to have secured Dr. Christo Miliotis from Fermentingfoods.org for a range of events this November to share his knowledge on fermentation and biodynamics with us. A GP for 18 years, Dr. Miliotis turned to fermentation 10 years ago and has been...
Join our events during October – Mental Health Month

Join our events during October – Mental Health Month

Don’t miss out! The Co-Op is proud to promote Mental Health Month. The month of October is dedicated to raising awareness of mental health globally. One in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year*. This year the theme for Mental...
What a turnout!

What a turnout!

What in early August seemed like an impossible feat turned into an incredible success story. We were overwhelmed by the massive support we received from the community during the fundraising campaign to save the co-op. It was a crazy time. Trying to raise $50,000...
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