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  1. praxisproject

    Are you new here? Welcome!

    If you are new and haven't joined a group thread yet, head over to If you're outside the USA or looking for people near your location, do some searches for local keywords
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Hey Ryan I'm in Melbourne too. Dressings are toughest, I make my own mayo (macadamia oil is my favourite for flavour but I use Light Cobram olive oil sometimes too, it's a virgin but far less bitter than a green virgin olive oil, it is far more bitter than macadamia though) & sunshine sauce (Well Fed for recipe). You can get compliant bone broths here but it's much cheaper to make your own, even if your own is organic. Depending on location, you may find Cleaver's Paleo meats, but read the labels carefully, they have some non-Paleo products with similar packaging. Some products contain soy and honey (one of the Paleo ones has honey). Coles has some cheaper grass fed meats Three Island (raised near King Island), but most supermarket sausages contain some kind of flour (not compliant). Seriously awesome organic meat from Hagan's (Prahran Market) & T.O.M.S (South Melbourne Market) if your budget can handle it (always ask about bacon, if you'll find it compliant anywhere, it'll be at one of these). TOMS also sells the Deadset Delicious Chilean Aji, which I've otherwise only found at Wholefood Merchants. Wholefood Merchants in Ferntree Gully is huge (like a Bunnings), but lots of non-compliant stuff there too. not cheap but massive range (PHF still has some stuff they don't though). Prahran Health Foods has some awesome stuff and very helpful staff, tell them what you like and why and that you're on Whole30, really helpful at recommending stuff, especially the big guy with the beard (usually wearing a black tshirt). Look for the frozen mango "icypoles" which are pure mango (frozen), Mojo & Remedy Kombucha (Mojo is compliant, not sure about other brands but the keg/refill brand isn't Harvest something), fresh (in glass) and my favourite there, the Paleo Pate from Offaly Good Food (double check the label, I've not had it during a Whole30 but pretty sure it's compliant, think it used to be made with butter when released but is now made with coconut oil). I did import some Tessemae's dressings, tomato sauce and mustard (there is no local supplier), fairly sure we can't import the mayo through our customs (I didn't try): I prefer Frank's Red Hot over the Tessemae's Buffalo stuff, the tomato & bbq sauce is handy purely because I rarely eat it so I won't ever make my own. I like the zesty and southwest ranch but they're more of an American flavour to me. Generally I prefer mixing something with my mayo for dressings (easiest is Frank's Red Hot for buffalo mayo), or sunshine sauce. The mustard however has been a surprising favourite, since so many local brands aren't compliant. Louisiana also makes some nice hot sauces (I like em on Pulled Pork) which are available here, all the ones I've found are compliant but I always check labels, found in quite odd places from supermarkets to Big W (sometimes in a "gift pack" of 8 hot sauces - all Louisiana brand). If it's close to you, La Manna (north/west ish) sells lots of compliant stuff, but going there is more painful than waiting in lines at VicRoads or Christmas shopping at Chadstone on Christmas Eve as the demand far outstrips the store's size, leading to grouchy people and excessive wasting of time.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I'm not a huge coriander fan and I love it
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Not new but one of my favourites for spicy is the Deadset Delicious Chilean Aji canned tuna & leftover potato + this is awesome
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    What to Expect Calendar (Symptoms)

    If you're looking for the Timeline
  6. praxisproject

    Are you new here? Welcome!

    Is this your first Whole30? This is what it's all about There are lots of PDF downloads to help you out including the fabulous Meal Planning Template Not sure what you can have? Whole30 Rules & Can I Have... You'll also find great info searching in the forum section Can I have...? Did you know there's Rules AND Recommendations? It's early now, but bookmark the Timeline, it's really great Really want to complete your Whole30, might want to read this now - Do I really have to start over? Welcome you've totally got this!
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    Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered

    It was "lotus tea" which I thought was a type of black tea, but it's a type of green tea
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    Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered

    Sharing my disaster for the entertainment of others. I went to a kombucha class, it was great. Rushed home and made my first batch, realised later I used tea I thought was black tea, but it wasn't. Scoby almost filled entire giant jar, wrong shape for a scoby, disaster, could not get the scoby out of the jar.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    If anyone lives near a Paleo Café, some will sell you their bacon, frozen. It comes in a pretty big pack and they have a few different kinds. For memory one of them isn't Whole30 (honey maybe?), so do check ingredients. Once you know the right one, you can order it and they can hold it for you
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    For anyone who hasn't eaten a Fine Fettle Flat, the texture is not like a cracker, to be honest it's a little bit like cardboard, but hard and quite chewy, very dried-vegetable They're quite dry too so often not a great option on the move, quite crumbly as well and very expensive (I'd rather buy steak!). Some boiled eggs, tin of tuna or steak strips would travel a lot better, the only thing I'll give them is they can live in the cupboard, but they don't have as long a life as a tin of tuna, for a shelf product they're quite short lived. All the non-zucchini versions I've seen contain something non-compliant like corn or agave, so always read your labels. I've found I much prefer fresh veggie sticks, but do find them a better option for me than dried fruit (they are occasionally offered in gluten free catering) or a bite of a bar containing dates as I don't get any sort of blood sugar spike from them. A new find for me (probably only in Melbourne for now, not a long shelf life), Offally Good Food's Paleo Pate: I love the taste, nice smooth pate. Loved it on steak. Has a bit of an unconventional seal of coconut oil inside the jar (it doesn't taste funny or anything, just a surprise inner-seal). No good for low FODMAP folks as it's got onion and garlic. Another new find for me was The Goods bone broth: I like how wiggly it gets in the fridge, unlike some of the bagged bone broths. Making a short note for the Melbourne/VIC folk, sadly the Paleo Café in Mornington has closed. However Patch Café in Richmond is my new favourite! Ask questions as there are also non-compliant things on the menu (save that paleo bread for Post-Whole30). This is a great place to go with friends who aren't on a Whole30 as there's lots of yummy things for everyone. Also, if you buy any Himalayan salt or pepper from a health food store and are sensitive to gluten, you may want to double check your labels. There's a brand being stocked a few places which is organic and comes with a "may contain" warning for gluten, got sick from using both the salt and pepper so have had to dump them. Mine had the warning in a slightly odd place on the label, lower than it usually would be, so I missed it. I'll go back and edit the older post but new labelling on Frank's Red Hot sauce is confusing as they've updated to have Australian-compliant label, but don't include the level of info usually included on Aussie labels. It's gluten free as the vinegar (distilled from wheat) is gluten free. Still no good for anyone with a wheat allergy though which is why wheat is in bold on the label (allergen). There's also a few brands of local produce frozen berries popping up, for anyone who has been avoiding overseas berries (or unknown berries) since the Hep issues.
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    Gastric Bypass Surgery

    If you struggle with eating three full meals, it's okay to have more meals if you need to
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Big news in Australia today, all about eggs:
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    For those in Melbourne, coming up (12th to 14th of March) is the Natural & Organic Supershow (weird name, but keep reading) You can get two tickets for the price of one with promo code PETE (yep, that guy from Paleo Way). It's not Whole30, but I'm hoping there'll be some good stuff there so I'm going. For anyone who is going, I recommend taking some cash as there are no ATMs inside and some stands will be cash only.
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    Profile Image Issues

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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Keep an eye out for the super tasty Deadset Delicious Chilean Aji from Homegrown Sauce Co. I love this stuff, have tried it on pork, chicken, canned salmon and canned tuna so far, what a ripper!