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    Sourcing food in Australia

    NazzaB - I think they're replacing the Xylitol with Stevia now, but nice to not have any sweeteners. I really don't think it needs it.
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    Don't over think this.

    Dates are a no brakes food for many For me, a few dates and I feel like I've had 100 cups of coffee lol unpleasant sugar spike
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Success! For those wanting a coconut yoghurt, easy recipe for Aussies (adapted from FeedMeRachel's): 1 x can of undrained Ayam Coconut Cream (270ml) 4 x Dairy Free Inner Health Plus capsules In a glass jar, put coconut cream, empty 4 capsules into jar (throw out crispy capsule shells), stir madly, put in fridge and patiently wait 2-3 days. Coconut yoghurt, no sweeteners, no additives, dairy free
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Update for Amberino, a health food store worker told me Coyo used to have more Xylitol in it, now has Stevia, so you may find more products only with stevia (still not Whole30 though).
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    Smoked salmon

    You might want to look for European places (if there are any), they're less likely to have sugar. Maybe search for salt cured?
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    The one I have (plain) has stevia, but I didn't check the other flavours.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I actually found tuscan kale in my Coles the other day... last bunch, very small compared to the grocer ones, but it was nice and crispy. I'll take whatever kale they'll sell me! I finally found commercial kombucha today, Mojo and Wonderdrink. Both much fizzier than the kind I had bought earlier and much less sweet tasting. I also found CoYo icecream and yoghurt, but I think both are not Whole30 compliant, they are dairy free though.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    For any folks who buy Pandaroo, I recently checked a bunch of things I haven't used in months and Pandaroo Chinese cooking wine contains wheat!!! (this won't be Whole30, even without wheat), in the bin it goes. I'll go back to sherry. I got a plantain last week at my usual asian grocer, might be worth checking your local ones.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    All the plantains I see are much larger than a banana, like the difference between a normal banana and a lady finger. I've bought prosciutto from both Coles and Aldi with similar ingredients. I don't worry about nitrates much anymore, but I limit cured meats in general for the fresh stuff http://chriskresser.com/the-nitrate-and-nitrite-myth-another-reason-not-to-fear-bacon We're now starting to see organic chicken at our local Coles, Inglewood Farms, not just Lilydale chicken.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    For any Melbourne folks looking for the purple-inside white sweet potatoes, I found huge ones in an asian veggie market in Glen Waverley (not in the Glen). It was much crunchier than I expected when cuting up, almost crumbly like an apple. Took longer to cook than an orange one too. Tasty.
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    Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered

    I'm contemplating where I would put giant jar if I had one. Do cats mess with them? I don't want fur in my booch lol
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    Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered

    Nadia, if your dad starts brewing in the bath it's time to open a real Booch Factory I love all the brewing photos. One day I'll get a big jar and start a scoby Where did the Aussies get their starting scoby? or did you just use booch? I wonder if I could use the booch from the market. I have to burp it sometimes, would it work?
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I've seen plantains, but they're a bit carby for me They're like gigantic bananas, you won't miss em if you see em. They're not available year-round, not sure how hard they'll be to find in our winter. Not sure if they're local or imported. I've only seen them at my local asian greengrocer (who also stocks wintermelon, spaghetti squash and other hard-to-finds).
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    Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered

    Question for the booch experts, if I feel sick in the stomach, should I skip drinking it or drink more? Have a flu thing, taking antibiotics. PS. I love Flickr as it resizes the photos for you, but I always use a 3rd party uploader.
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    Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered

    Hmm, are swing top bottles good for bottling booch? Cos the swing top bottles I like most come with beer in them (I don't drink the beer, I just like the bottle). Not sure on the spelling, but it's German, Grolsh I think. Gotta be careful cos not all the bottles are reusable, but the swing top ones are water tight lying down. Reckon they'd be alright with fizzy booch in them? If you can find someone who likes the beer, you may get lots of free bottles.
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    Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered

    For the Aussies, I've seen a lot of really giant glass jars in places like House, they're Maxwell WIlliams I think, but they're often on sale. Will keep my eyes peeled.
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    Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered

    What is a CB, a GT and a baby vs a mama? What is a Scoby hotel? lol
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    Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered

    I bought my booch from a market and the lady who made it said to just open the bottle to burp it. It makes a little fizzy noise when I do if it needs burping. If it doesn't, it makes no noise. I can feel the pressure release on the bottle, it's glass with a metal preserving type lid (like a large tall passata bottle). I think a wine bottle with a screwcap (stelvin) seal would work, but might need more burping. the seal on my bottle is tight sitting up, but she said not to store it lying down. Stelvins can usually lie down, but not sure if booch shouldn't.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Not sure if it's been mentioned already, but I have had some lovely lovely grass fed meat from Otway Prime http://www.otwayprime.com.au I picked mine up at the Mulgrave Farmers Market, but they go other places too and you can order frozen if you'd rather have it that way. they make GRAIN FREE SAUSAGES! (not all are, but if you ask, they have em).
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Dried fruit is pretty lightweight, if you can't find what you want, I'd order it online. Lots of dried fruits are preserved with industrial seed oils, sugar and sulphites though, so I'd be really careful that they're clean.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    For anyone who buys frozen berries, some have recently been tested and contained pesticides banned in Australia. They're off my shopping list now, even the organic ones as the only organic brand I found was one of the contaminated ones and the country of origin is the same for both. [update: the stores seem to be dealing with whatever this was - labelling has changed and more stores selling organic frozen berries] I know the Berry King sells frozen berries locally, but not sure if they're organic.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I haven't seen any good chorizo, I'm thinking I need to find a butcher who actually makes it.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I found compliant green stuffed olives at Aldi Deli Originals brand
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Oh, I can't believe I forgot about Herbies!
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I've never seen one, but I've heard they eat them in the Phillipines, so I always have a look in the asian grocers. No luck yet. I still hold out hope though, as I have finally found spaghetti squash! I get excited at the brown nashi pears lol they look a bit like them from a distance