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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!

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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.

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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.

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Healthy spiced clove and orange oat cookies

Healthy spiced clove and orange oat cookies

What better way to celebrate the change in seasons than with a batch of homemade cookies infused with comforting flavours? These healthy Spiced Clove and Orange Oat Cookies are an ideal indulgence for savouring the essence of the moment, offering a taste of warmth and nostalgia in every bite.

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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.

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Vegan Cheese Crackers

Vegan Cheese Crackers

Whether you’re following a plant-based diet or simply looking to incorporate heathier snacks into your routine, these homemade crackers are sure to delight your senses and leave you feeling satisfied. This will be a great recipe to keep as a staple in your pantry.

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Matcha Marvel Smoothie

Matcha Marvel Smoothie

This smoothie not only boasts a refreshing flavour but also packs a powerful punch of antioxidants, making it an ideal choice for those looking to fuel their bodies with goodness. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or simply someone seeking a tasty way to boost your nutrient intake, this smoothie is sure to become a staple.

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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.

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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 should...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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Plastic Free Plan-it Week 2: Set yourself up for success

Last week, we set our goals. This week, our challenge to work out how to achieve those! A goal without a plan is just a wish, so let’s make that plan. We need to work out how we are going to do it, what we need to do it, and when we’ll do it. This planning exercise...

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