Coconut millet porridge

Coconut millet porridge

Now that the Sydney mornings are a little chilly, lets start the day with a warming porridge. This millet porridge is vegan, gluten-free, high in fibre and low GI, so just about everyone can enjoy it! Millet is an ancient grain enjoyed across the globe due to...
Meet the Producers: Mid Coast Honey

Meet the Producers: Mid Coast Honey

Are you in need of a sweet treat or ingredient?  Look no further than your Co-op, where we stock delicious honeys from not one, not two, but three local producers. One of our bulk honey suppliers is MidCoast Honey, located in Elands, NSW. MidCoast Honey is a family...
Vegan Pancakes with Lupin Flour

Vegan Pancakes with Lupin Flour

These light and fluffy American-style pancakes are the perfect way to try out lupin flour, a protein-rich and gluten-free alternative to wheat flour. Top them with your favourite fruit, nut butter and maple syrup for an incredibly satisfying breakfast or brunch....
Cacao Semolina Pudding

Cacao Semolina Pudding

For those that grew up in the UK in the 70s and 80s, this pudding may bring back horrible memories of school dinners. But it’s time to slay those canteen monsters and drag this pudding out of the last century and into this one. The recipe is quick and easy, and...
Aniseed Infused Coconut Rice Pudding

Aniseed Infused Coconut Rice Pudding

This week, explore the soothing delights of an aniseed infused coconut rice pudding. This indulgent yet healthy dessert offers a perfect balance of creamy coconut, fragrant aniseed, and tender, aromatic rice grains. This recipe promises to wrap you in a cozy embrace...
Healthy spiced clove and orange oat cookies

Healthy spiced clove and orange oat cookies

As summer gracefully transitions into the next season, there’s a distinct change in the air. This shift is a great time to embrace new beginnings and relish the richness of nature’s cycle. What better way to celebrate this change than with a batch of...
Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Lemon Parsley Dressing

Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Lemon Parsley Dressing

Let’s welcome autumn with a wholesome Vegan Quinoa and Chickpea Salad with Lemon Parsley Dressing. Packed with fresh ingredients and bursting with vibrant colours, this salad is a celebration of the harvest season, perfect for filling your belly and nourishing...
Miso Mushroom Melt with Umeboshi Mayonnaise

Miso Mushroom Melt with Umeboshi Mayonnaise

Welcome to our culinary adventure where we fuse the rich umami flavours of Japanese cuisine with the comfort of a classic sandwich. This recipe marries the earthy goodness of mushrooms with the deep umami taste of miso, complemented by the tangy kick of Umeboshi plum...
Meet the Producers: Green Camel Organic Tomatoes

Meet the Producers: Green Camel Organic Tomatoes

While summer may officially be at an end, you can still purchase peak season grape and gourmet organic tomatoes at your Co-op, supplied by Green Camel Organic Produce! About Green Camel Green Camel is located in the Macarthur Region near the semi-rural town of...
Veggie & Split Pea Salad with Citrus-Mint Vinaigrette

Veggie & Split Pea Salad with Citrus-Mint Vinaigrette

It’s time to farewell the vibrant colours and flavours of summer. And it’s time to say hello to our Warm Veggie and Green Split Pea Salad with Citrus-Mint Vinaigrette – a symphony of wholesome ingredients that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you...
Green split pea hummus

Green split pea hummus

Green split peas are most commonly used in soups and stews, but they are not just for winter. They also work well in salads, where you’d usually use green or brown lentils. And they form the perfect protein-rich basis for this delicious hummus. Split peas have a...
An Indulgent Cacao Smoothie Bowl

An Indulgent Cacao Smoothie Bowl

As we wrap up Wellness Month, why not finish strong by treating ourselves to a smoothie bowl that not only tastes fantastic but also supports our health goals? This smoothie bowl recipe is the perfect fusion of creamy textures and rich flavours, offering a guilt-free...
Vegan Cheese Crackers

Vegan Cheese Crackers

Welcome back, health enthusiasts, to the fourth week of our Wellness Month journey! As we savour these last few days, let’s indulge our taste buds with a snack that’s not just delicious but also nourishing—vegan cheese crackers! Best of all, these crackers...
Matcha Marvel Smoothie

Matcha Marvel Smoothie

Welcome to the third week of Wellness month. To maintain a healthy lifestyle, we need to focus on our daily nutrition, but make it easy and delicious. One meal that seamlessly merges health benefits with delicious taste is the Matcha Marvel Smoothie. This smoothie not...
Cannellini Bean & Quinoa Patties

Cannellini Bean & Quinoa Patties

As we embrace the second week of Wellness Month, what better way to nourish your body and tantalize your taste buds than with a delicious Cannellini Bean and Quinoa Patties recipe! Packed with plant-based goodness and an array of flavours, these patties are a...
Almond Peach Smoothie Bowl with Alfalfa Powder

Almond Peach Smoothie Bowl with Alfalfa Powder

Welcome to the Manly Food Co-op’s Wellness Month! We’re kicking off this month-long celebration of health and vitality with a bang, presenting a recipe that will revolutionize your morning routine. Say hello to our Almond Peach Smoothie Bowl with Alfalfa...
Spiced Haloumi with Super-Slaw

Spiced Haloumi with Super-Slaw

Grilled haloumi is always perfect but the addition of a few herbs and spices in this dish makes it unforgettable. Combine the cheese with a super-slaw of fresh salad ingredients, yoghurt, lime juice and fresh coriander, and you’ve got a winning combination for a...
Zucchini & Broccoli Fritters with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

Zucchini & Broccoli Fritters with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

Looking to add more veggies to your meals? Try these delicious, veggie packed fritters! This recipe is a versatile delight, perfect for a tasty starter, brunch, a light lunch, or a refreshing snack on a warm day. The fritters feature a blend of zucchini, finely...
Gazpacho (Chilled Tomato Soup)

Gazpacho (Chilled Tomato Soup)

Gazpacho is one of Spain’s best summer dishes as it embodies its vibrant Mediterranean culinary culture. This chilled soup is a simple yet sensational blend of ingredients, a reflection of the emphasis on fresh and wholesome foods. In Spain’s scorching summers,...
Recap of our 2023 Annual General Meeting

Recap of our 2023 Annual General Meeting

On Thursday 30 November we held our 2023 Annual General Meeting at Manly Library and online. A good number of our members attended and enjoyed a buffet of snacks from the Co-op and a glass of wine before settling down to the business of the evening. Opening After...
Advanced Recycling: A Promising Solution

Advanced Recycling: A Promising Solution

By Bonnie Serov Australia is facing a pressing challenge to manage its plastic waste effectively while working towards ambitious recycling targets. The answer to this conundrum lies in advanced recycling technologies. In this blog, we’ll explore why Australia...
5 Healthy Halloween Treats

5 Healthy Halloween Treats

We’ve come up with five healthy Halloween treats to fill both big and little tummies. These ideas will get you and your family into the spooky spirit without needing a trip to the dentist after. And they are all incredibly simple and can be prepared in minutes....

Plastic Free Plan-it Week 6: The wrap-up

It’s a simple challenge this week. All you have to do is, have a look inside your bins and compare them to the photos you took back at the beginning of the program. How did you do? What was easy for you and what was hard? Share your wins and your disappointments in...

Plastic Free Plan-it Week 5: We’re coming for all of the plastic!

If you just read our blog about the impact of plastic in our kitchens, you may be about to throw out all your equipment. But wait! Transitioning to a plastic-free kitchen doesn’t mean you have to replace all your plastic utensils at once. A sustainable approach...

The impact of plastic in our kitchens

Plastic is all around us and there’s no escaping it. It’s a lightweight and durable material, so there’s no wonder it’s popular. But there is growing concern about the health impacts of such widespread use. We all know the impact of plastic pollution in our ocean...

Plastic Free Plan-it Week 4: What’s possible?

What if you could avoid all the plastic waste from your food and drink? Is it possible in today’s world? This week’s challenge is to create a meal plan that avoids all plastic. We know that it would be a big ask for a lot of people to follow through and make all the...

How to safely freeze food in glass containers

When it comes to food preservation, freezing is one of the most effective methods to maintain freshness and extend shelf life. While plastic containers and zip-loc bags are commonly used for freezing, glass jars offer a safer and more eco-friendly alternative....

Plastic Free Plan-it Week 3: Help future you

Have you met future you? They are run off their feet, they are tired and they cannot be bothered cooking tonight. They would normally reach for the phone to organise UberEats, or maybe stop at the supermarket at the way home to grab a ready-made meal. But wait, those...

Slow Down! Convenience is the Root Cause of the Plastic Problem

In today’s fast-paced world, convenience is king. Naturally, we look for the products that will make our lives easier so that we can keep up. Unfortunately, convenience has led to a significant environmental problem: plastic waste. Plastic, with its durability...

Why it’s ok to be imperfect on our waste reduction journey

We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly. – Anne-Marie Bonneau, Zero-Waste Chef Reducing waste has become an important goal for many people as part of a low-impact lifestyle. But should we be...