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 – Katy Carlisle – Beet & Potato Pie

      The pastry 200g flour, 100g butter, a bit of salt and a tiny bit of water Dice a few potatoes – cook them for 5 mins or so Chop an onion – fry them for a few mins. Dice 3 … Continue reading

      28th Jun 2011

      Recipe Competition – Sarah Williams – Baked Stuffed Aubergine

      Baked stuffed aubergine with feta, walnuts and butternut squash mixed with cumin, thyme and garlic served with butternut squash and sour cream mash and wilted spinach


      Recipe Competition – Catherine Lindley – Basmati rice with raisins, saffron and grated orange rind. Mung dal and sauteed mixed vegetables.

      A tbsp of sunflower oil, warmed. Add cumin, coriander, turmeric powder to warmed oil, followed immediately by chopped ginger root. Begin to add chopped vegetables – (onion, garlic if you can handle them), zucchini (courgettes), celery, grated carrot, toss and … Continue reading


      THE WINNER! Recipe Competition – Libiya Mircheva – Pumpkin (or squash) as Pudding

      Chop the body into even sizes (leaving the skin on), scoop out the seedsLayer the chunks upside down (skin upwards) in a cookng pot, add a little water (3″) or place them on a rack so they steam up. Remove … Continue reading


      Recipe Competition – Sofia and Vera Griffin – Crunchy Flat Bread

      Add to a bowl flour and oats, add a cup of soya milk and mix. Add sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds to taste. Mix until you have a dough consistency. Roll out into flat sized portions and flash bake in … Continue reading


      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


      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