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...
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...
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,...
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...
Andean Fried Rice Recipe

Andean Fried Rice Recipe

Serves: 4 Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes As the weather starts to cool down naturally our bodies crave warmer foods and sometimes, we opt for take-out. However, I have put together this healthy alternative to fried rice, which I am sure you will...
Christmas Cake Recipe

Christmas Cake Recipe

Christmas is not far away. Time to make your delicious Christmas Cake to vow your guests. This recipe is tried and tested by Sarah Weate, our chair person, and will surely delight. All ingredients apart from the glace cherries and booze are available at your Co-Op....
Nothing is more spooky than Halloween, or is it?

Nothing is more spooky than Halloween, or is it?

By Chloe Brant A plastic waste ocean monster is spooky. Plastic that does not break down, harms marine life and stays in our oceans for hundreds of years. This sounds a whole lot more scary to us. This year we want to share with you tips on how to have a plastic-free...
Busting the Organic Pricing Myth!

Busting the Organic Pricing Myth!

By Victoria Milner   Most of us know that the Co-Op has a super range of genuine, organic products, produced and packaged as sustainably as possible. What you might not know is that in addition to a wide product range, the Co-Op also offers competitive pricing....
Seeded Crispbread

Seeded Crispbread

Do you crave some lovely crispbread, but don’t want to buy it because of the packaging? Just make your own Seeded Crispbread! Our member Josephine Tobin swears by this recipe of Seeded Crispbread. And we are sure you will make it over and over again. 🙂 This...
Going Crazy About Dates (and Apples)

Going Crazy About Dates (and Apples)

By Nanci Katra   Dates can get a pretty bad wrap due to their high sugar content, but these nature given fruits are packed full of nutrients, and when portion is controlled to 1-2, they can be amazing for you. Dates contain: Iron Fibre Magnesium Potassium...
Recipe: Raw Dark Chocolate

Recipe: Raw Dark Chocolate

By Nanci Katra Making your own raw dark chocolate is so simple, and flavouring options are endless. Below is a recipe for my favourite combo: chocolate and mint. *If you are using cacao butter, you may need to gently heat it over a hot stove to soften and allow for...
Salad Dressing and Mustard Making Class

Salad Dressing and Mustard Making Class

Please take note of the new date! Join us for a lovely evening and learn how to make delicious salad dressing and your own mustard. Cate who will run the evening has creative and scientific knowledge of cooking and an engaging way of sharing her skills. The event will...
Beetroot Powder – #1 for #2

Beetroot Powder – #1 for #2

By Nanci Katra This month, we are talking about the benefits of beetroot powder, and how to use this unique vegetable powder. One of the most interesting and underrated benefits of beetroot powder is the nitrates it contains. You may not be familiar with this...