Vegetarian Dumplings With Fried Rice & Broccoli

Vegetarian Dumplings With Fried Rice & Broccoli

For those nights that you can’t be bothered, or don’t have the time to be cooking up a storm in the kitchen, we present to you our healthy quick freezer aisle options at WholeLife. We’ve kicked off this new freezer series with a delicious bowl of vegetarian dumplings with a serve of garlic broccoli and healthy fried rice.

Prep: 10 minutes

Cooking: 10 minutes

Serves: 2


 .1 packet microwave brown rice

.1 packet Golden Pig & Co, Tofu & Shiitake Mushroom Dumplings

.3 cups frozen broccoli florets

.1/2 cup frozen corn

.1 clove garlic

.1 spring onion

.1 tbsp teriyaki sauce, we have used the Absolute Organic Coconut Amino Sauce

.1 tsp Nutra Organics vegetable broth powder

Let’s Begin:


1.Fill a pot with water and bring to the boil. Boil the dumplings according to the packet instructions.


2.Whilst you are waiting for the vegetarian dumplings to cook, heat a wok with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the frozen broccoli into the wok and start to stir fry, when the broccoli begins to soften, mince the garlic and add into the pan.


3.Now you can add the teriyaki sauce to the wok, keep frying until the broccoli is cooked through.


4.Set aside the broccoli in a bowl. We will use the wok to cook the fried rice so no need to clean it yet.


5.Heat the microwave rice according to the packet instructions, whilst the rice warms, finely chop the spring onion.


6.Reheat the wok with a drizzle of olive oil, remove the rice from the packet into the wok and begin to fry, breaking apart the rice with your spoon.


7.Add to the rice your corn, spring onion, vegetable powder. Mix and stir fry the mixture, season with salt and pepper to taste.


8.Once the rice is thoroughly stir fried, warmed through and has a little bit of nice crispiness it is done. At this stage you could whisk an egg and cook it through the rice for extra protein if you wanted to.


9.When the dumplings have finished cooking, drain them and serve hot. You can also serve some more of the teriyaki sauce on the side for dipping.

Looking for more vegetarian meals? Try our Vegan Summer Spaghetti reciepe

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Wintery Oats with Tess Begg

Wintery Oats with Tess Begg

WholeLife x Tess Begg Vegan White Chocolate and Chai Oats

We teamed up with our favourite vegan; Tess Begg, to create the ultimate wintery oats recipe. Tess Begg is a passionate vegan, foodie and fitness enthusiast. Across her social media channels, Tess shares vegan recipe tutorials and workout videos. Tess has recently launched her third vegan cookbook, “Oh Sweet Vegan”.

We’re so excited to share this recipe with you all – It contains some of our most loved WholeLife Healthfoods including Organic Oats, Melrose Chai Butter, Loving Earth White Chocolate and Almo Almond Milk!

Kick start your Winter mornings with these creamy oats, doused with a healthy serving of warming chai spices and vegan white chocolate… It’s the ultimate brekky that will make you feel like you’re getting a warm hug.




1 cup WholeLife rolled oats

1/4 Cup WholeLife organic almonds

1 tbsp WholeLife organic chia seeds

1/2 tsp Chefs Choice vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp ginger

1 tbsp Melrose Almond Chai Butter

1½ cup Almo Almond Milk



Fresh banana

Fresh blueberries

Melrose Almond Chai Butter

Drizzle maple syrup

Loving Earth White Chocolate



1. Add the rolled oats, almonds, chia seeds, vanilla, spices, nut butter and almond milk to a blender. Blend until combined and the oats are slightly broken down. 

2. Pour the mixture into a saucepan over medium heat and cook until thickened to your desired consistency, add more almond milk if needed. 

3. Transfer oatmeal to a bowl and garnish with a cinnamon stick, banana, blueberries, nut butter, maple syrup and white chocolate. 

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Interview With: Noego Coffee

Interview With: Noego Coffee

Tell us the backstory behind Noego Coffee, what inspired the brand?

Noego began in the back of a 1977 Kombi, I wanted to roast organic coffees only and sell at a market stall. We then started to use our storage warehouse as an espresso lounge and it’s just gone from strength to strength. We now employ 15 staff and have moved from a 1.5kg roaster to a 15 kg roaster.

We chose the name Noego (No Ego) because we felt that there was so much attitude coming from both coffee roasters and baristas, that we wanted to bring back customer service and hospitality that comes from the heart. Respect Awareness and love are at the core of everything we do.

Why is organic so important to you?

Simply because that is the way my family and I live, it’s important on so many levels, our pharmacy is our food.

How is Noego tackling the issue of sustainability?

Sustainability on all levels is so important to us. All our coffees are both environmentally and ethically sourced.

Where do you source your coffee beans from?

We source coffees from all corners of the globe and have several single origins available.

What is your everyday coffee ritual?

My only ritual is that coffee is one of the first things I do. But my coffee is always made as a moment of being present and almost meditational. I choose what style I feel like whether it be espresso, drip filter, Turkish or cold brew and sit with it, I enjoy my surroundings as the sun rises usually. It’s always a beautiful moment.

What’s the secret to a great cup of coffee?

Best quality you can afford, freshness, and then making it mindfully.

If you could only choose one of your products to buy what would it be and why?

Ananya Blend. It’s the first roast that I did and has a flavour profile that I’ve never tried before. It has so many different levels of flavour which makes it very versatile in different brewing methods.

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Read our blog with another Australian company Superfeast: Here

5 Healthy Snack Ideas

5 Healthy Snack Ideas

Are you struggling to make healthy snack choices at home or have just run out of healthy ‘snackspiration’? Here are 5 healthy snack hacks that are quick, easy and most importantly, delicious!


Decedent is the most appropriate description for this clean treat. Plant based, vegan, gluten and dairy free. This pack makes 16 bliss balls, share them with your girlfriends or keep them all to yourself, we won’t judge.


What you’ll need:


-Nut spread of your choice

-Toppings of choice (desiccated coconut, dark chocolate, cinnamon, fruit, toasted seeds)


How to make:

 -Slice apples and use a small cookie cutter to remove cores

-spread with your choice of nut butter

-sprinkle with toppings


This snack is especially great if you’ve got a horde of hungry little ones too. Add extra veggies like celery and capsicum and you’re halfway to a picnic!


Spice blend recipe to sprinkle over fresh popcorn cooked with coconut oil:

 -1 tablespoon smoked paprika

-1 teaspoon salt

-3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

-3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

-3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


You can’t go wrong with a classic yogurt and granola or muesli cup filled with coconut yogurt, fresh fruit and your favourite muesli, granola or buckini.


Tag us in your healthy snack creations on instagram @wholelifepharmacyandhealthfood

Looking for breakfast inspiration? Check out our Winter Oats recipe in collaboration with Tess Begg

Mocktails With Imbibe

Mocktails With Imbibe

5 Mocktails to make with your Imbibe Beauty Renewal

Treat yourself to a cheeky mid-week mocktail with all the added benefits of Imbibe Beauty Renewal, which is microbiologist and scientist created to promote gut health and glowing skin.

This beauty renewal tonic contains the goodness of approximately 6 billion probiotics per serve and multi-strain probiotics, including strains from the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium families. These probiotic powerhouses play a significant role in supporting our body functionality such as digestion and staving off harmful bacteria.

The flow on effect of balanced gut health can be endless for our bodies. Think radiant glowing skin, stronger hair and nails!

Now let’s take all that good stuff and turn it into some mocktails you can feel good about!



 .15ml Imbibe Beauty Renewal

. Rose petal tea

. Agave or honey

. Rosehip Hibiscus tea



 1.Brew your tea, then chill in the fridge

2.To rim the outside of your glass, dip into the honey or agave then into the rose petals

3.Mix your Imbibe and chilled tea in the glass and serve with ice



 .15ml Imbibe Beauty Renewal

. Sliced strawberries

. Fresh mint leaves

. Sparkling water



 1.Pour the Imbibe and sparkling water over a glass of ice

2.Garnish with fresh mint and strawberries

Frozen Tropical Daiquiri


 .15ml Imbibe Beauty Renewal

.1/2 cup frozen mango

.1/2 cup frozen pineapple

.1/2 cup coconut water



 1.Blitz everything in a bender together

2.Serve with a straw (eco-friendly straw of course)



 .15ml Imbibe Beauty Renewal

.1 Peach

. Peach juice (you can substitute this with any juice of your choice really)

. Sparkling water



 1.Pour together into a champagne glass, juice and sparkling water in equal parts

2.Garnish with a slice of peach

Aperitif Spritz


.15ml Imbibe Beauty Renewal

. Sparkling water

. Fresh orange slice

. Fresh lemon slice



1.Pour the Imbibe and sparkling water over a generous serve of ice

2.Garnish with orange and lemon slices

Sunshine Soup

Sunshine Soup

Warm up with a nourishing bowl of smooth and velvety Sunshine soup, packed full of superfoods to give your immune a boost. Super easy to make a full of delicious flavour that the family will love.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking: 30 minutes

Serves: 5


 .1 large white onion

.2 cloves garlic

.3cm ginger

.1 tsp turmeric

.1 tbsp Superfeast Turkey Tail

.2 cup carrot

.3 cup sweet potato

.1/2 lemon

.Nutra Organics chicken bone broth

.1 cup chickpeas

Let’s begin:


1.Add a splash of olive oil into your soup pot over a medium high heat, dice the onion and add them into the pot along the ginger and garlic (both roughly chopped).


2.Sauté in the pot until beautifully fragrant and slightly softened. Add the turmeric and the Superfeast Turkey Tail powder. Cook for a further minute to toast the turmeric.


3.Season with salt and pepper. Take the mixture off the heat while you chop the sweet potato and carrots, cut them in fairly small chunks so it cooks faster.


4.Bring the pot back to a medium high heat and add the sweet potato and carrot, sauté until you get a little bit of colour on them. Grate in your lemon zest.


5.Whilst the mixture is sautéing make your broth according to the instructions on the packet.


6.Add the nourishing broth to the soup pot and bring to a simmer on a medium heat.


7.Cover the pot and let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the carrot and potato are tender.


8.Whilst the soup bubbles away you can drain and rinse your chickpeas.


9.When the soup is ready add the chickpeas to the pot along with the juice of half a lemon.


10.Blitz the soup until silky smooth and it’s ready to eat!


11.Serve with a crispy topping like this coconut bacon or for extra superfood points, some toasted seeds and nuts.

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Looking for more dinner/lunch inspiration? Check out our Vegetarian Dumplings