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,...
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....
Spiced Apple & Plum Crumble

Spiced Apple & Plum Crumble

This recipe is a great way to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Just as we are saying goodbye to the stone fruit of summer, the spiced crumble topping heralds the beginning of autumn. The crumble can be made in a square, deep baking dish (approx 20x20cm), or if...
Falafel Rice Bowl with Tahini Sauce

Falafel Rice Bowl with Tahini Sauce

This is a quick and easy dinner that tastes really good. It’s similar to a poke bowl in presentation, but instead of raw fish we are using falafel and we’re including some baked veggies as well as raw. It takes only as long to prepare as the rice takes to...
Baked Risotto with Herb Salsa

Baked Risotto with Herb Salsa

What better way to celebrate tomato season than a risotto recipe that uses a lot of them! This risotto is delicious, vegetarian, can be made vegan and will even please the meat-eaters due to the rich flavours. The citrus edge to the green herb salsa is a wonderful...
Zero-Waste Butter Tofu

Zero-Waste Butter Tofu

Butter chicken or murgh makhani is a firm favourite in many households but this recipe tweaks it to use our plastic-free firm tofu instead of the traditional chicken for a truly zero-waste dish. All the ingredients are available at the Co-op so you only need to buy...
Make a Splash with Olive Oil

Make a Splash with Olive Oil

Have you ever wondered why Italian cooking is so good? Well, there’s probably lots of reasons, but high up on the list is the abundant use of olive oil as a key ingredient in just about everything. A good olive oil, combined with the very best of seasonal produce, is...
Coconut Milk Powder Recipes – by Vivien

Coconut Milk Powder Recipes – by Vivien

Manly Food Co-op is now stocking certified organic coconut milk powder. Here are a couple of recipes that are great for camping on bush-walks, bike rides or kayaking trips – very lightweight to carry and they only need water to be added before cooking.  All...
Homemade Vegetarian Mincemeat

Homemade Vegetarian Mincemeat

Ingredients 500g Granny Smith apples 200g deodorised coconut oil 350g raisins 250g sultanas 250g currants 350g Rapadura sugar zest (chopped) and juice of three large oranges zest of two lemons 75g coarsely chopped almonds (optional) 1 tsp ground allspice 1 tsp ground...
Cinnamon Infused Pearl Barley Salad

Cinnamon Infused Pearl Barley Salad

Cinnamon is the perfect festive ingredient, ideal for both savoury and sweet recipes. This simple pearl barley salad is vegan and all the ingredients are available at your Co-op. Pearl barley has a chewy and nutty flavour and keeps well for a few days so it’s...
Quick Pickled Cabbage

Quick Pickled Cabbage

Pickled cabbage is a fridge staple in our house. It’s an easy condiment to add colour and flavour to a dish. This simple recipe can be made ahead and will last at least a couple of weeks. It’s perfect if you bought a red cabbage for something else and have...
Tahini: The Lowdown

Tahini: The Lowdown

Hulled tahini is traditionally made by soaking sesame seeds, pounding and then soaking again to separate the bran from the kernels, which are roasted and ground.  Unhulled tahini, made from the whole seed, is darker and stronger but it contains more...
Cheeky Pea Falafel

Cheeky Pea Falafel

Cheeky Pea Falafel balls are one of our best sellers at the Co-op. The week beginning 5 November 2020 will feature our falafels as Product of the Week and means they’re priced at 25% off – bringing them down to 92 cents each! This is also a good...
Walnut Miso Broth (Serves 4)

Walnut Miso Broth (Serves 4)

Adapted from an Anna Jones recipe, this simple miso broth is both regenerative and full of flavour. The killer twist of it is the walnut miso paste. The umami flavours of miso and the crunch of walnuts completely transform this dish into a bowl of satisfying flavour....
Umeboshi Plums and a Japanese Snack

Umeboshi Plums and a Japanese Snack

Have you heard of Umeboshi plums? One of our members recently wrote to comment that, “Your Ume plum is the best in Manly!! Thank you for providing us the healthy Japanese products.” Along with the comment Mayumi shared a traditional recipe for a cleansing...
Adzuki beans, a recipe to remind us to slow down

Adzuki beans, a recipe to remind us to slow down

What are Adzuki beans? Adzuki beans have been used since ancient times in Japanese “Kampo” (Japanese traditional medicine). The beans nourish the kidneys and bladder and are linked to the water element that help regulate emotions like fear. Also, adzuki...
Tomatoes Three Ways

Tomatoes Three Ways

Tomatoes, what a fabulous backdrop for almost anything! So many colours (if talking heirloom tomatoes) and even more ways to complement their flavour. Try any of the following combinations for bringing out the best in these little red jewels. Any size or colour. You...
Simple Meat Free Chilli

Simple Meat Free Chilli

This simple meat free chilli recipe will have even the biggest mince-meat fans tricked into thinking they’re eating a meaty chilli dish. The first time I made this was for my 10 and 12 year old niece and nephew. I served the chilli with tacos and all the...
Dairy Free Smoothie Recipes

Dairy Free Smoothie Recipes

Dairy free doesn’t mean you have to give up on flavour! With all the fruits and flavours in the world to choose from, I’m going to be ruled by rainbows. Here are some smoothie recipes that differ to traditional smoothies which often feature dairy. Using Ulu Hye nut...
Shiitake Risotto Recipe

Shiitake Risotto Recipe

Shiitake Risotto Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon sesame oil3/4 cup brown onion, diced2 cloves garlic, minced3 tablespoons sesame seeds (black or white is fine)2 cups arborio rice or medium grain brown rice2/3 cup rice wine6 cups stock, warmed50g dried...
Coco Nana Chia Pots

Coco Nana Chia Pots

Coco nana chia pots are one of Zing Fresh’s most popular dessert canapés. Ingredients for Chia Pots 1 cup coconut milk (can use cow, almond, oat etc etc milk)1/4 cup / 50 g white chia seeds1 banana (medium ripeness so yellow not brown or green) Options: when...
Coconut Oil and Cacao Bliss Recipe

Coconut Oil and Cacao Bliss Recipe

Coconut oil is one of the most versatile ingredients you can include in your pantry. This simple recipe will please those with a sweet tooth especially! Melt one cup coconut oil, half a cup of maple syrup, half a cup of raw cacao powder and half a cup of peanut...
Eggplant salad with Chickpeas and Goats Cheese

Eggplant salad with Chickpeas and Goats Cheese

A healthy eggplant salad is a great way to get into Veganuary. Did you know that eggplants (also known as aubergines or brindal) are botanically known as a fruit and not a vegetable? They’re also a great source of dietary fibre and low in...
Ancient Grains Salad

Ancient Grains Salad

Ancient grains describe grains that have been relatively unadulterated over the millennia. Unlike grains like corn and wheat that have been selectively bred over time. Many ancient grains originate from parts of the Middle East. At the Co-Op we stock two particular...