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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 avoiding...

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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...

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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 calories....

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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...

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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...

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Have a Very Eco Christmas

Have a Very Eco Christmas

What is an eco Christmas? And how do you go about creating your own eco Christmas?  Did you know that Christmas is THE most wasteful time of year? Workers at Kimbriki, our landfill site on the Northern Beaches, dread Christmas. The additional waste generated...

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Gift Ideas for an Earth Friendly Christmas

Gift Ideas for an Earth Friendly Christmas

Gift ideas can be a struggle for anyone living a busy life and juggling 101 different tasks in the lead up towards Christmas.  We’re here to help you live a zero waste lifestyle, including at Christmas.  When it comes to thinking about Christmas gifts,...

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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...

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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...

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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 tablespoon...

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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 ... most...

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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...

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Momma Kombucha now available!

Momma Kombucha now available!

We are excited to announce that the Manly Co-Op now stocks the locally made Momma Kombucha. There are three flavours available in a 270ml bottle size, the flavours are: Rooibos craft kombucha with:  organic beetroot, organic ginger and organic applesorganic...

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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 you'll...

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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...

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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...

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Beauty by Base Alchemy

Beauty by Base Alchemy

Base Alchemy is a beauty and wellness apothecary grown from naturopathic philosophies, naturally derived pure ingredients, enhancing the body and mind from within. Kobi and Jenna hand blend unique plant extracts, herbs, botanicals and earth for gorgeous skin, vitality...

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Are Pollinators Facing Extinction?

Are Pollinators Facing Extinction?

By Gaby Ho Why do we need pollinators? Did you know that pollinators such as bees, wasps, beetles and birds pollinate two thirds of Australia's food crops?! Insects and bees carry pollen from one part of a plant to another to facilitate fertilisation. Without them...

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Sourdough Making Class with Staple

Sourdough Making Class with Staple

Have you always wanted to know how to make sourdough bread? Then we have the right class for you. James Partington, the maker of the sensational and award-winning Staple bread (read more about him here), will run an exclusive Co-Op member-only class for us at a...

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Ulu Hye Nut Mylk Tasting

Ulu Hye Nut Mylk Tasting

Join us on Saturday August 31 at the Manly Co-Op and taste these unique products from Vasia's Ulu Hye Nut Mylk range. Vasia will be showcasing her different nut mylk bases and demonstrate how easy and quick it is to make your own nut mylk. A small glass jar makes up...

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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...

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It’s a Journey towards Zero Waste

It’s a Journey towards Zero Waste

By Yvonne Pflieger So good to see that there is so much interest in Zero Waste Living. We had a great turn-out last Wednesday at our Zero Waste Living workshop with Keelah Lam, our own queen of zero waste. She has grown up with zero waste and has been re-living zero...

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How to Make Your Own Dishmop

How to Make Your Own Dishmop

A dishmop is a great alternative to Chux sponges and dishcloths as well as plastic bottle brushes and they are easy to make yourself. All you need to create your own dishmop is cloth (ideally recycled like an old tshirt or towel), 1 dowel of around 30cm length, two...

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Vote for Us! My Community Project Grants

Vote for Us! My Community Project Grants

We are so excited! We have been shortlisted as a My Community Project. Now it's your turn to vote for us so we can receive the funding! 🙂 Your Manly Food Co-Op has applied for $24k in the liveable communities category (to “improve the local amenity and environment”)...

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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”...

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Swap for Good Expo

Swap for Good Expo

By Yvonne Pflieger Northern Beaches Council held a Swap for Good Expo on Monday, July 1 for local businesses and organizations across the Northern Beaches who are looking for solutions to fight the War on Waste together. Craig Reucassel, known from ABC's War on Waste...

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Feminine Hygiene is Changing

Feminine Hygiene is Changing

By Meredith Gee Even though about half of the world’s population is female, menstruation is still a relatively taboo topic. On the journey towards zero waste it is one of the hardest topics to find information about. Divacup estimates that 240 disposable pads, liners...

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