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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...