The Real Food Guide has been created to provide information on what ‘Real Food’ is, why to buy and eat it, and how to find it in Manchester and the locality.

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      Bee-friendly shopper’s guide to Local Rapeseed Oil

      An earth- and pollinator-friendly diet is healthy for us as well as various wild bees, honey bees and other pollinators. This is so whether we are vegan, vegetarian or omnivorous and especially if it includes the best oils and fats.

      10th Jan 2018

      We’re updating the Real Food Guide

      We’re currently in the process of relaunching the Manchester Friends of the Earth Real Food Guide and we’d like you to help us out. This is our online guide to environmentally friendly food shops and restaurants in Greater Manchester – … Continue reading

      6th Jul 2016

      Cauliflower fritters

      This recipe has been adapted from a recipe in Ottolenghi’s Plenty.  You could alter the vegetable to reflect what is in season.

      24th May 2013

      Recipe Competition – Kate Eldridge – Peanut Satay

      100g peanut butter 1 teaspoon brown sugar 2 teaspoons of soy sauce 1 teaspoon vinegar pinch of crushed chillis Serve with rice and stir fried veg (optional) – add cashew nuts – add chicken style quorn- add chick style nuggets … Continue reading

      28th Jun 2011

      Recipe Competition – Steve Cunio – 10 min Mex Veg Rice Noodle Stir Fry

      Fry veg/steam veg – corn, kidney beans, onion and green beans- Boil water and soak noodles- Add noodles, veg and a dash of the secret ingredient (freetrade brown demerera sugar) to the frying pan- Mix together and serve


      Recipe Competition – Anonymous – Hot Halloumi Salad

      Take Halloumi, sliced and fried in olive oil til golden- red peppers, grilled till black, peel black skin off and slice into strips.  Add halved cherry tomatoes or chopped tomatoes- salad greens. Drizzle balsamic and olive oil vinigrette dressing Toss … Continue reading


      Recipe Competition – Anonymous – Wild Mushroom Stroganoff

      Cook onions and garlic- Add cream and small amount of butter- Oven cook mushroms so flavour  releases- Add the mushrooms and fresh herbs- Serve with cumin rice and french beans


      Recipe Competition – Anonymous – Levenshulme Paella

      1 Fry up the veg: onion, garlic, peppers, beans 2 Add rice and some spices -paprika, turmeric 3 Add a (very) generous slug of sherry 4 Add vegetable stock 5 Simmer till all cooked up Enjoy with a glass of … Continue reading


      Recipe Competition – Patty Doran – Vegan Palak Paneer (Spinach Curry)

      It’s easy, replace the paneer with tofu 1. Soften onions in olive oil (1 large onion chopped) 2. Cube a block of firm tofu and add to onions, brown slightly 3. Add other veges if you want (such as chopped … Continue reading


      Recipe Competition – David Hughes – Stuffed Pepper with Mixed Veg and Rice

      Boil the rice and mix veg, then take off top of pepper and remove seeds. Fill pepper and bake for 30 mins, gas mark 5