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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Oh and for the new Aussies, this is a great fallback to keep in the freezer for veggie emergencies: http://birdseye.com.au/our-range/frozen-vegetables/stir-fry/shanghai-500g If I need to whip up something in a hurry, these are great for a thai curry, just add thai curry paste (Aroy D has four compliant pastes) meat (or egg strips), coconut milk or cream.
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    AussieMell - For bones, ones with joints, marrow and cartilage will make more jellyish bone broth (the best kind). If you have bones left over from dinners, pop them in a bag in the freezer and add them to a future both broth batch, cooked bones give extra flavour (I'm too lazy to roast them, I just add the dinner ones if I have any - raw ones work fine). Some places also sell "chicken frames" which make a lovely chicken bone broth for soups. If you have a slow cooker, it's really handy for bone broth. I have a giant one I got at a sale, all I use it for is bone broth, it's gigantic! For coconut oil, the brands can vary quite a lot. I buy the Melrose virgin coconut oil from Coles (they also have a refined one, but I don't like it at all). I also buy the Loving Earth coconut oil, but it's so sweet tasting I don't cook meat in it, it tastes funny. Ghee is another option if a dish doesn't seem like it will go well with coconut. I buy my Ayam Coconut Cream and Coconut Milk (avoid the Light one) from Coles. I wait until it's on special and then I buy as many cans as they have The Ayam ones are smaller can sizes, so the only pain is for recipes which use the larger size. I love thai curries made with Ayam, so good! If I can't get Ayam, I get TCC. American recipes which refer to it thickening in the fridge are using brands which have guar gum, which most of our brands do not have. Once opened, I keep it in a washed Moccona coffee jar (I buy the small sized ones), as I discovered these can go through the dishwasher. Plain Moccona coffee is made just with coffee beans, no fillers. Coconut Secret coconut aminos (never the Niulife - many of us wasted money buying the sugar-laden one) I use in place of soy sauce. It's not quite as salty, so taste to check if more salt is required. I don't use it that much, but I like having it as a lot of American recipes use it and soy sauce / coconut aminos is a hard ingredient to replace.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    There's now a Thr1ve in Melbourne CBD, check the menu, not everything is compliant.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Not sure if this is just a local trend (Melbourne), but a lot of new fresh nut milks are appearing, some are activated, some not. Supply seems to be a bit flaky, but the quality seems to be excellent and none of the new ones I've seen have anything but nuts and water! \o/
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    Rosemary - is that in the cold section? Coles also have a bagged stock in the gluten free section, but it's very expensive and I don't think it's made with bones, but it might be organic. I haven't been there, but Palate also have a sister cafe in Brighton, not sure of the name. Beware the coconut lattes at Palate, they are not compliant (boxed coconut milk with nasties). Bronwyn - Depending on how far it is from you, Ripe up in Olinda might be able to make something compliant, but they might need a heads up. Pretty sure they make all their own food, but they also make a lot of grainy items. Look for cafes which make their own food, rather than get it delivered in boxes. They usually have larger kitchens, free range eggs and real chefs. Places which take fax/email orders, you can send them the Allowed List PDF. If you can't find anything else, 5 star hotel restaurants/cafes are usually very accommodating (but can be expensive).
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    I've found when it comes to nuts, I often get a reaction as they're processing it with the same equipment as wheat-based crackers and things
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    Heads up, some Macro products I used to buy now have a new note on the label "traces of gluten", including the nuts Boo Macro, you suck!
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    Hi Rosemary - it looks a lot like a plantain to me, but I'm not familiar with any cooking bananas that aren't a plantain. Some plantain photos here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooking_plantain I always think they look more geometric than a sweet banana, squarish. You can't eat plantains raw and they don't smell the same as a banana, they're starchy, firm and kind of sticky when you cut them up and I peel them the opposite way (they don't peel as easy as a regular banana).
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    I've given up ghee for now, but I last got some nice organic ghee from Prahran Health Foods (in the fridge) and I've also seen a shelf version at Go Vita.
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    Got my first delivery from Natural Wholefoods in Melbourne. Impressed http://naturalwholefoods.com.au
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    I have I don't use it all that much, but it's nice with fresh berries. It's not like regular yoghurt and it's never fluffier/thicker than the original coconut cream (if you use liquid coconut milk, it will be liquid). Making it yourself is a lot cheaper than buying ones like CoYo (which has a lot more ingredients too). If anyone has a proper yoghurt machine, I'm interested if it comes out any different in one of those.
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    This post is for our neighbours in New Zealand -> Whole9 South Pacific is in Christchurch this weekend! (please ask them to come to Melbourne) http://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/whole9-south-pacific-nutrition-workshop-christchurch-nz-tickets-10577994065 PS. I am still giggling over "Ticket Type: Eager Beavers Sales End: 15/03/2014, Ticket Type: Procrastinators Sales End: Not Started"
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    Cool, I buy their coconut flour, haven't seen their aminos yet.
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    What brand was it Trina?
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    Is is a chain store Trina?
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    Passionfruit Mojo has now hit the East Coast of Australia. It is very very awesome Purple label.
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    Not sure if this has always been on the label, but noticed on my latest Mojo kombucha bottle: "Sugar only used at start of ferment" \o/
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    New Mojo flavour is out, Passionfruit. Available in WA first, in the eastern states in 2014.
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    Price check: Mojo is $4.50 at Organic Food and Wine Deli (Degraves St). Pretty much everything else there has grains, beans or vegetable oil.
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    Pretty sure it's grass fed, Kind Island specialise in grass fed on their island.
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    Our local woolies is terrible, barely has any vegetables (bakery section is 4 times the size of the veggies!) Our coles still has King Island beef, but my organic chicken has gone and the organic veggie section now seems to just be dates, carrots (sometimes) and white potatoes We seem to have retained organic eggs though. On the plus side a bunch of places now deliver to me who didn't used to: Victoria Organic Delivery & Organic Angels. Both have lovely organic berries.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Price check: Mojo is $5.95 a bottle at Habib's Wholefoods. I think it is $4.50 at GoVita, from memory. Anyone in Melbourne getting organic stuff delivered? I'm trialling a few different suppliers as my local Coles has suddenly stopped stocking almost everything organic
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    I think it's the most expensive Mojo I've seen, but I haven't seen it many places and it's the only place I've seen in the CBD with it. It's called Bio whatever but there's no probiotic in it I don't think, just the guar thickens up in the fridge. Doesn't get think outside the fridge unopened. It's not as heavy as Ayam Coconut Cream, much less fibre I think. Can you swap for another nut?
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    For anyone looking for a good zuccini noodle spiraliser, you can get them from Prahran Health Foods, the Paderno model which seems very popular in paleo circles. It's the only stockist I've been able to find in Melbourne which actually has stock.
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    For anyone who travels through Melbourne near Flinders St station, there is an organics store there now called Habib Wholefoods. Bit expensive, some things are vegan/soy/sugary/agave but lots of organic things, including Mojo Komboucha, meat and dairy (if you can have it). [Edit: pass on the non-chicken meat, although it's organic, the red meat is ALL grain fed Things I buy from Habib's: Isola Bio Coconut Cream in a tiny (expensive) 200ml mini-tetra pack http://www.bio4you.eu/en/toiduained/1070-coconut-cream-200g-isola-bio.html - beware the similar looking Isola Coconut Rice drink which comes in a larger size, it's not the same product but the box looks very similar. This one thickens up USA-style in the fridge! (as it has guar gum in it) Perfect for using as a fluffy "whipped cream" - but I actually buy it because it's a sealed portable coconut serve I can keep in my bag for coffee in cafes - 100ml is about a serve for me, so I use half and then put the leftover half in the fridge. It's hard to pour if cold (need to squeeze it out like toothpaste), so don't fridge it before you open it unless you want whipped cream. Loving Earth products - very expensive, but good if you're caught short. Mojo Komboucha Organic veggies - watch the labels, not everything fresh is organic, the berries rarely are. The odd gluten-free treat, but most of these have too many dates/sugars for me. Avoid: Most of the fresh salads are gluten free, but almost all of them contain soy, tofu, sugars and either beans or pseudo-grains. There also are many complaints that the salads are v expensive by weight (they're all pretty heavy/wet salads, not light ones). The stocking levels are strange in this store, don't wait to buy something, if it runs out, it may be gone for weeks. ]