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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Rara - I don't think we have Harris Farm down here. I don't have the red paste, ours is only green paste and umm, I think the other was Tom Yum. Not much of a range, I'm sure you've got more choices. We seem to have more choices in the other brands.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I'm hoping I can get more spaghetti squash this Thursday from the local veggie market. Anyone else currently getting these? They have the same label on them that I've seen on Sydney photos, so pretty sure they come from the same origin.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I finally found Mae Ploy at my Coles, it's on the top shelf, but only the green curry paste is compliant [update: May Ploy seems to have been pushed out by a westernised "paste" whose first ingredient is water ] Thanks for the tip, I need more coconut oil.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I stumbled across a description of Porchetta (not specific to that brand), it's a loin wrapped in the fatty skin, the loin makes nice slices, while the skin makes it moist. I wouldn't eat it raw/cold though, the fatty layer would be a bit weird and gummy I think. Is your Maharajah one liquid? Mine's rock solid and in a big plastic bucket (like the ones they use for giant honey buckets).
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Wow, 400g is big, I don't think I've seen these, but may have bypassed enormous containers lol
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Do you have a picture of it? I wonder if I've just passed it by. Not sure if I'm repeating an earlier update, but some of the Valcom pastes are good too (Massaman), but check, some of them are not.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Sad news, can no longer get the Bertocchi Porchetta at my Coles. Have yet to see the butcher to ask if he can get it back in. [update: sadly, porky was only for Christmas Good news, it will likely be back again next holiday season]
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I don't take any, but I'd guess the Yakult stuff is out, pretty sure it's got sugar in it. Maybe something like Inner Balance? Ask the chemist, they'll know what's in everything (better than a health food store).
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I've never seen Mae Ploy, does it come in a jar? I get Thai Gourmet. I grew up with a couple of jewish families who used to get a kosher half cow delivered (no local kosher butchers back then). They had huuuge freezers. Make sure you know what cuts you're getting. I'm a bit fussy with cuts, so I don't think I'd use a whole half or quarter. But I like the idea of getting small farm stuff. I'm a huge fan of Lilydale free range chicken (which is close to home for me).
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I got an insane amount of berries yesterday from Aldi, Raspberries less than half price, Blueberries (big fat ones) the same and even blackberries (I forgot how many damn seeds are in these lol).
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    For big tubs of ghee, try and find an indian spice market or supermarket. Some fijian supermarkets will have indian things too. Crap, I threw out the package for the Bertocchi Porky, but it's not garlicky at all. Very plain flavour, but it's delicious cooked in duck fat (mine's Luv a Duck). My pork belly was just salt and fennel seeds. I was supposed to grind them but I missed the step in the recipe lol Most Aussie beef is grass fed, but Coles also sell King Island beef, it's not "finished". It's also often packaged in small portions and often on sale. My partner loves their steak and beef strips.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Do you think I could do it with basa? I mostly only cook salmon (fish lazy lol) and prawns Oh, tried something new today, love it, passionfruit & coconut butter!
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I get mine at Coles, it's not far from the ghee and coconut milk in my aisle. I have seen these everywhere though. I also found a Valcom paste that was Whole30 okay (Massaman), but I'd always check the ingredients, some of them change recipes often (I've seen some Valcom ones years ago with piles of sugar). I've never made a fish one, what fish do you use?
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    pre-workout foods?

    Ahh, awesome. I want to maintain my muscle, but mostly want fat loss. I have some physical things I need to watch when working out, so tend to avoid crazy as it raises injury risk. I am excited to find out I can do leg squats safely on my new Total Gym! I did 100 yesterday
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    pre-workout foods?

    Is it bad to have fat post workout? I will be doing mine in the evenings before dinner, trying to work out my pre & post add-ins. It's protein & fat pre-work out, but more carby and no fat post workout?
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I got it at Coles, while mooning over the expensive Xmas bacon lol look where the Xmas hams are, not sure if they'll be a normally stocked item. I'll let the butcher know I like it. I would buy it in addition to bacon, it's way less salty and would be more usable in mild dishes where bacon isn't quite right. FYI one of my cats thinks Porky is the bees knees, the other one just licks off the duck fat lol I got ghee at Coles, look in the Indian section (not the fridge part). Might come in a can, jar or a plastic bucket. I got this one, Maharajah's Choice, but mine came in a large plastic bucket, bigger size, like an extra large honey bucket. http://www.maharajahschoice.com/product_ghee.php I've also regularly seen this one around the traps, I recognise the can as my grandfather used it http://www.singaporegrocerystore.com/pure-ghee/662-qbb-pure-australian-ghee-500g.html this is a really big can, most of the ones I've seen are shorter. Some places do keep ghee in the fridge with the butter, they're weird. Go Vita also has organic ghee in a jar, but I found it after I got my bucket lol that's gonna last me awhile.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Henceforth known as Porky, I have a bacon replacement, Bertocchi's Porchetta (Roast Pork) http://www.bertocchi.com.au/ProductDetails.aspx?proid=68 It's not quite bacon tasting, but it fries up nice and crispy (I used a little duck fat, Porky has a nice layer of fat of it's own). I actually found some butchers string in my Porky, so check it before you cut it up. It made a lovely breakfast with oven roasted carrots.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Oh, and this isn't food, but if you're signing up for the Whole30 Daily, pick your start date 1 day earlier as they arrive late in the day, Aussie time
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Big fan of the salmon I had with my salad today, it's called Superior Gold Hot Smoked Salmon Creole (150g) it's nice and spicy and includes the nutritious salmon skin. I got it at Coles, but this site says Woolies has it too, and IGA: https://australianmade.com.au/licensees/tassal-operations-pty-ltd/superior-gold-hot-smoked-salmon-creole-150g I love the Melrose nut butters, usually obtained from health food stores, but my local Coles usually has the almond butter and the almond/cashew/brazil butter (I find that one a bit bland) and it's on the same shelf as the Melrose Coconut Oil Look in the hippy or gluten free section in the supermarket. My local Coles is much better than my local Safeway (which must be a D grade one, it has almost no fresh veggies O.o) and I can get a huge range of nuts there from the veggie department, raw and roasted and very few are made with coatings. I get the big bags of almonds, macadamias and watch for when they're on special Coles also has the fresh John West fish range, lots of them have additives, so read the labels, but they do have pure salmon steaks that are high quality and also keep well in their container (gassed). My local asian grocer has amazing kale and harder to find asian greens as well as some astonishingly good quality fruit. Sometimes they get really teeny tiny apples, almost the size of cherry tomatoes. The asian grocer also has massive bags of pure spice for just a few dollars. The only spice I would avoid in an asian grocer is ground cinnamon, in case it's really cassia. The quills are easy to tell the difference. Thai Gourmet make Red, Green & Yellow curry pastes that just have natural ingredients in them, no sugar, etc. Not sure about the other kinds of paste, read the label in any case: http://www.thaigourmetfoods.com/products.html