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    Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??

    Have a big pot of beef soup bubbling away, it's a vaguely minestrone recipe: Ingredients: 1 celery stick 1 brown onion 1 swede 1 parsnip 3 carrots 2-5 potatoes - for Aussies, the items from here up are usually in a "soup pack" at the supermarket 1 kilo of beef mince - for Aussies, I like the Coles 3 star mince 800g of diced tinned tomatoes Tomato paste 1 cups of chicken stock or water Pop the mince in the bottom of the pot, dice the solid things and add, add everything else. Takes about an hour to cook on the stove and my favourite part is that it's a very forgiving recipe, skip an ingredient or two, substitute, it always comes out great Great for colder weather but isn't too bad in summer either.
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    Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??

    Sadly for those of us in Australia, compliant bacon is quite tricky. I ate a lot of Pork Belly instead for my first Whole30, baked the pork belly in the oven, then pan fried slices for "bacon", it's not smoked but it's still tasty. I have ended up with some carrots and chicken pan gravy left over from my roast chickens, wondering if it will be weird with eggs for breakfast (it's the gravy I'm not sure about, texture wise). If you're looking for any burger inspiration, Mel Joulwan also has a legendary list of meatball recipes, I prefer burger patties to meatballs as they're more forgiving when they're uneven
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    Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??

    For those struggling to escape the scale, evict it from your house, have a friend hold it at their house until your Whole30 is over or get them to put it in their car boot. A large part of the temptation is that it's there in your house. If you're struggling with too much cooking time, check out the Hot Plates listed here, it's the least prep and still tasty meals, perfect for week nights or to pad out your menu plans for the week. (scroll down to Hot Plates) I'll be finishing up the last of my two roast chickens so I'll soon be able to use the bones to make tasty chicken bone broth, which I use to make this fantastic soup
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    Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??

    Sneaking in your group although I'm Post-W30 I'll only post compliant stuff in here. Rebooting my Food Freedom habits, started 1st of August. I find Post-W30 a little harder than W30 (silly I know). I've done so many rounds over the years I don't count them anymore. I owe all of my successful rounds to the yummy Whole30 recipes of Mel Joulwan (which are also sometimes funny), here's one of her awesome posts with loads of resources: Looking forward to dinner tonight, roast chicken! (bulk cooking tip -> two chickens at once!)
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    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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    ALL Tessemae or Just Some?

    For anyone who is a big Tessemae's fan (or plans to be) it's worth reviewing the non-compliant range, so you know which ones to avoid, some have things like soy and honey. Quite a few people accidentally buy other kinds by mistake, thinking it's something new.
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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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    Compliant Chicken Broth

    Vegetable broth is great for vegetarians, but for those eating meat, there's plenty of extra nutrition in bone broth. Vegetarian broths can also have sneaky ingredients, so always read your labels (or just make your own)
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    Unlikely this particular one is available outside of Australia, but it's worth looking for refrigerated sauerkraut (the kind that must be kept in the fridge) as they may have a kimchi version, they're not always marketed as kimchi. This one comes from the hippy heart of Australia, Byron Bay and is found in health food shops and some online grocers.
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    What to Expect Calendar (Symptoms)

    If you're looking for the Timeline
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    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.