Here are some photos from our volunteer breakfast. What a lovely morning we had! Infinity Bakery Manly was so kind to donate their amazing croissants. Thank you so much! This was so unexpected and such a lovely gesture! ?
Our volunteers Erika and Josephine cooked up a storm and the delicious Shakshuka was a hit. We made a vegan version and added red beans which were soaked overnight. You could also add eggs and/or feta if you like. Here is the recipe for anyone who wants to give it a try at home:
3 tbsp olive oil
2 large onions, thinly sliced
2 red peppers, cut into long slices
2 green peppers, cut into long slices
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
½ tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp caraway seeds
½ tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp tomato purée
800g freshly chopped tomatoes
450g red beans
1 small bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped
1 small bunch fresh parsley, roughly chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the onions and peppers and season with salt and pepper. Cook on a medium heat until just softened. Add the garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes. Sprinkle in the cumin, caraway seeds and the cayenne pepper. Stir in the tomato puree and cook for a couple more minutes until the paste starts to separate. Add the tomatoes with a splash of water, and the beans.
Simmer for 10 minutes, uncovered, until reduced a little. When the sauce is reduced, stir in the herbs. Enjoy!

*Photos by Erika Degoute


When: Friday, June 29

Time: 7 – 9.30 am

All members who are currently volunteering as well as members who have happy memories of volunteering are welcome to attend.

Let’s catch up for a chat and enjoy an informal breakfast at the Co-Op. Drop by for as long as you can spare and meet old friends and new ones at your favourite shop.

We’ll have delicious shakshuka (vegan option available), croissants, bread, fruit, yogurt and tea.

We are looking forward to seeing you there 🙂