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...
Local Medley Leaf Salad with Sweet Potato

Local Medley Leaf Salad with Sweet Potato

The Local Medley Leaf Salad from Sprout Stack has a taste kick that’s hard to believe. This simple salad combo adds substance with sweet potato and avocado for a light yet hearty salad option. Sprout Stack have combined pea tendrils, crisp lettuce, baby kale and...
Christmas Canapés

Christmas Canapés

Christmas canapés can be tricky at such a crazy time of year. It’s also hot which inspires an appetite for all things oceanic. Riding the wave of the Ocean Festival we have put together a great catch of quick and easy recipes using various seaweed varieties...
Coconut Yoghurt Smoothies

Coconut Yoghurt Smoothies

These coconut yoghurt smoothie ideas will drive you cocoa nuts! Enjoy these great recipe ideas from Jen @caterzingfresh. Whenever serving at the Co op, I love to share my ideas on ways to use the products people are purchasing. Recently, I shared how amazing the...
Baked Polenta Poles with Sweet Potato

Baked Polenta Poles with Sweet Potato

Jen’s Baked Polenta Poles are a healthy alternative to crisps and hot chips for these balmy summer evenings we now have. Ingredients 2 to 3 teaspoons olive oil2 and 1/2 cups water1 teaspoon salt1 cup polenta1/2 cup baked, peeled and mashed sweet potato1...
Miso Glaze

Miso Glaze

This miso glaze is a super easy way of creating a gourmet dinner in just a few minutes. Jen’s favourite bases for the glaze are eggplant and Salmon as they absorb flavours so well. Other great bases would be chicken, pork, pumpkin, mushrooms, zucchini...
Cashew Colour Crunch Salad

Cashew Colour Crunch Salad

This week’s cashew salad recipe has been lovingly created by Jen from Zing Fresh. As we see glimpses of summer approaching, now is the time to get our salad game on. Ingredients 1 cup brown rice1 and 1/2 cups water1 bunch bok choy1 large carrot1 cup shredded red...
Popcorn Recipes

Popcorn Recipes

The Rugby World Cup is in full swing and the NRL finals are on this weekend, too. Why not make a (somewhat healthier) snack for everyone to enjoy? Everyone loves popcorn and it is easy to prepare. We have a savoury and a sweet popcorn recipe for you. Perhaps...
Wild Rice Recipe

Wild Rice Recipe

Did you know? Wild rice is actually a water-grass seed and not a grain as rice is. This recipe serves 6 people. The cost is approximately $2.70 per head at member prices. Ingredients: 1 cup of wild rice (1 cup uncooked wild rice yields 3-4 cups cooked wild rice)1 cup...
Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

(adapted from a recipe by Anna Jones) Spring might be coming but these chilly interruptions call for a batch of warming pumpkin soup! Pumpkin soup is a crowd favourite and this recipe adds a bit of gentle spice to liven it up a bit.  Pumpkin soup ingredients Splash of...
Adzuki Beans Recipe – Nourishing Winter Zen Style

Adzuki Beans Recipe – Nourishing Winter Zen Style

Michael Wynne is one of our trusted shop volunteers and you have met him a few weeks ago when we ran a little story about him. Michael loves to cook and he was so kind to share one of his favourite recipes with us: Nourishing Winter Zen Style Adzuki Beans. INGREDIENTS...
Sweet Potato Brownies Recipe

Sweet Potato Brownies Recipe

By Susan Morales Makes: 9 Preparation Time: 30 mins Baking time: 35-45 mins One of the last things my Ayurvedic doctor said to me before leaving India was, “remember, Miss, you need to eat more grounding foods like sweet potato” and his words have stuck with me. So I...
Quinoa Golden Mylk Recipe

Quinoa Golden Mylk Recipe

By Susan Morales I bring you one of my favourite drinks from my childhood with an Ayurvedic twist (of course). Earlier this year I had the pleasure of working as an Ayurvedic personal cook for a lovely man and as soon as he tasted my concoction, he looked at me and...
Vapour Rub Recipe

Vapour Rub Recipe

It’s this time of year. The nights are cold, it’s raining a fair bit and we are a lot more prone to getting a cold. A home-made vapour rub can help you breathe easier. Just apply to your chest before going to bed. This recipe has been tested by our...
Dog Biscuits Recipe

Dog Biscuits Recipe

By Susan Morales I have been making my own dog biscuits for my dog Miss Luna for a while now. It’s actually super easy and to see her face light up is priceless. Whoever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, clearly never had a dog! I’m sure your dog will...
Gut Healing Ayurvedic Ramen Soup Recipe

Gut Healing Ayurvedic Ramen Soup Recipe

By Susan Morales I am fascinated by Blue Zones (places around the world with the greatest number of centenarians) and as you know I am a huge fan of Ayurveda. So naturally I love combining these two. In Ayurveda the digestive system is considered our second brain and...
Japanese Veggie Curry Recipe

Japanese Veggie Curry Recipe

By Yvonne Pflieger As the weather cools, we are craving hot comfort food that is easy and quick to make. Why not give this Japanese Veggie Curry a go? What you need: 800g potatoes, cut into slices400g carrots, cut into slices100ml dry white wine or sake400ml hot...
Rose Harissa – Based on Yotam Otolenghi’s Recipe

Rose Harissa – Based on Yotam Otolenghi’s Recipe

Using rose petals and rose water softens the spice kick of this harissa recipe. The recipe makes one small jar of harissa which will keep in the fridge for at least a couple of weeks. What you need: 5 large red organic chillies2 organic dried chillies½ tsp organic...
Ayurvedic Bliss Balls Recipe

Ayurvedic Bliss Balls Recipe

By Susan Morales Makes: 15 Preparation Time: 20 minutes While travelling around India last year I became obsessed with Ayurveda. For those of you who have never heard of Ayurveda I strongly encourage you to look into it and learn more about your dosha (mind/body...
Banana Bread Recipe with a Twist

Banana Bread Recipe with a Twist

We love the twist on this banana bread. Spelt flour gives it a lovely texture and adding a handful of raspberries is delicious, too! What you need: 1 1/2 cups organic whole spelt flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/3 cup olive oil 1/2 cup raw,...
Japanese Cuisine and Sauces Recipes

Japanese Cuisine and Sauces Recipes

By Yvonne Pflieger Did you know that your Manly Food Co-Op carries an extensive range of groceries that are essential parts of the traditional Japanese cuisine ( (和食 washoku)? And all of these packaging- and plastic-free? The Japanese cuisine is known for its...
Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Hot Cross Buns Recipe

All ingredients for this delicious Hot Cross Buns recipe are available at your Co-Op, just not the yeast (but we are trying to source it package-free) Makes 12  Prep 30 min (+ 10 min standing and 50 min rising time) Cooking 20 min Ingredients  Dough  2...
Hot Cross Bun Pudding with Figs Recipe

Hot Cross Bun Pudding with Figs Recipe

Serves 6 Prep 15 minutes Cooking 30-40 minutes I am so excited to share this recipe with you. I love this recipe because it gives me a good excuse to use left over hot cross buns and well the smell when pudding is in the oven is the absolutely divine. Ingredients 4...