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    praxisproject reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Awesome idea! Plus one for the n00bs right here ... Three weeks ago I didn't know what kombucha was, and now I (hopefully) have a pet SCOBY growing in my kitchen. Either that or I am farming mould.
    Apparently getting into this makes you crazy so it'll be nice to have a place for us loonies to hang out together
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    praxisproject reacted to percypat in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I found frozen ones at my local IGA!
    Dehydrator does sound like overkill though I've been branching out an awful lot lately so who knows, it may come to that!
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    praxisproject reacted to glimmer in Sourcing food in Australia
    Grass fed beef and free range pork, deliver to most of Melbourne or pick up from their store
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    praxisproject reacted to melbournegirl in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I found a powdered coconut chutney in an Indian-Fijian grocery in Melbourne, I reckon that must be close to coconut aminos... I used it on pulled pork! Pork carnitas
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    praxisproject reacted to GoJo09 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    It was at Carlingford (near Epping). But check out Asian supermarkets too, they might have it.
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    praxisproject reacted to GoJo09 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Hmmm photo wouldn't upload... It's pandaroo fish sauce. and it's a whole $1.49.

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    praxisproject reacted to glimmer in Sourcing food in Australia   
    My local Bushy Park fruit and veg had taro and yam bean(jimica?) in today. Now I just have to work out what to cook with it
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    praxisproject reacted to Zoodles in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I found a great chorizo for post whole30, it's called Skara smoked chorizo. It's made with humane choice certified pork, and the only non compliant ingred is sugar, but only 0.6g/100g so nothing to worry too much about! I got it at Panetta fruits in Gladesville.
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    praxisproject reacted to moggle in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I usually reduce it down to a small rectangular take-away container (the ones that are about an inch to an inch and a half high) but you could make it smaller and then add more water when you're ready to use it.
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    praxisproject reacted to Zoodles in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I made osso bucco for the first time about a week ago... Oh my it's amazing! No wonder it's such a classic dish feels so nourishing to eat as well...I'd much rather get my calcium from that than moo juice!
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    praxisproject reacted to GoJo09 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    The cacao chai latte is the bomb. Seriously. Not a drop of sugar in it (I emailed and asked, plus you can buy the powder in the store), and it's so delicious.
    Yes, Stock Merchant sounds right - it's white with a picture of a chicken on it (or a cow, if you get beef stock). I need to attempt stock again - I made it once years ago and stuffed it up and haven't been keen to try again. I should put my big girl pants on and give it a second go though.
    I think the berries she's referring to are the Creative Gourmet Organic range - there was an expose on Today Tonight or one of those shows, about berries and pesticides (I didn't see it personally). But, Nanna's brand was deemed to be ok (they're the ones that come in the 1kg bags).
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    praxisproject got a reaction from glimmer in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I found compliant green stuffed olives at Aldi
    Deli Originals brand
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    praxisproject got a reaction from grace.c in 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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    praxisproject reacted to grace.c in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I'm yet to find one. I began making my own broth in the slow cooker and used that instead. By topping up with water, I can leave it simmering and therefore have it on hand for days.
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    praxisproject reacted to grace.c in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I use for all of my coconut products (inc aminos) and many supplements. They ship to AU within 3 business days or so and the shipping is extremely reasonable (around $8.50 or so.) I also have a discount code you can use: WEJ137 for $10 off orders over $40 or $5 if less than $40.
    I'm in Vic, for meat I use and organic produce from
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Zoodles in 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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    praxisproject reacted to Derval in The crazy things people say   
    I don't give a monekys about cavepeople, I just want to eat "a diet for human beings"
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    praxisproject reacted to Alicia Jaybird in Whole30 and Chronic Sinusitis/Nasal Polyps   
    I had two sinus surgeries as a child, and used to get at least two serious sinus infections a year. These sometimes required a couple rounds of antibiotics, sometimes combined with steroids. I was supposed to have sinus surgery back in August and skipped it...since starting a Paleo diet in October, I have not had a single sinus infection or even a cold! I noticed the biggest improvement after I spent a weekend baking for a bridal shower and eating a LOT of non-Paleo, gluten-containing treats. After about two days of reverting to that SAD diet, my congestion started to return hardcore. I hopped back on the Paleo bandwagon, and it was gone shortly. As Kecia Lynn said, I think gluten may have had the largest effect for me.
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    praxisproject reacted to Zoodles in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I second the Mae Ploy pastes, they're great! They come in a sachet. Also Herbie's spices does a whole lot of amazing spice mixes such as Laksa, tandoori, korma, butter chicken etc etc that it's really difficult to find compliant pastes for.
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    praxisproject reacted to Rara1982 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    i made spaghetti squash the other night for the first time. to be honest i probably prefer zoodles with my spag bol but it was interesting and fun to make. when i compared the size of them here vs LA though i was amazed. ours are HUGE! way too much for two people! my poor boyfriend didnt really like it and he knows he will be forcefed it for the next few days til its gone haha!
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    praxisproject reacted to LibLady in Don't over think this.   
    A great post Robin! I have had so many problems on previous low carb diets that I checked with my Doc before I started and got a carb amount from him that I needed. Made sure I had something (fruit, sweet potatoes, or pumkin) at each meal, but quit even trying to count after the first couple of days. After that, I just kept doing what I was doing and didn't suffer the usual consequences. So, to everyone who is worried about eating too much or not enough, just go with the flow. It will work out. Day 24 is at an end and energy has picked up despite my having fibro and CFS.
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    praxisproject reacted to Robin Strathdee in Acronyms!   
    This is a list of the most commonly used acronyms on the forum. If you see one we're missing, you can note it below and a moderator will update the list.

    W9: Whole9

    W30: Whole30

    SAD: Standard American Diet
    This is the diet that typifies the western attitude toward food - processed foods, low fat, "sugar free", food-like products, fast food...

    W30D: Whole30 Daily
    The Whole30 Daily is a 32 day (you get days 0 and 31) subscription email service packed with tips and resources for you during every step of your Whole30 journey.

    SWYPO: Sex With Your Pants On.
    Pancakes, cookies, muffins and other paleofied junk foods that are never as satisfying as the real thing and often lead down the slippery slope to "real" junk food.

    ISWF: It Starts With Food
    Best-selling book by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig (creators of the Whole30 program) that details both the ins and outs of the Whole30 program AND the science behind their many recommendations.

    WOD: Workout of the Day
    Primarily CrossFit terminology used to refer to the assigned group workout of the day. Many folks around here use it to describe their daily workout, CrossFit or not.

    Pre-wo: Pre-Workout/ Post-wo: Post-Workout
    Generally used in reference to what foods are best to eat before and after a workout

    AIP: Autoimmune Protocol
    This is a reference to the autoimmune protocol – a larger and more specific set of dietary restrictions for those suffering from autoimmune conditions.

    We won't worry about the sciency words the acronym stands for. These foods are easily broken down by certain bacteria in the gut and can cause digestive troubles for some folks.
    MDA: Mark's Daily Apple.  ~ A good go-to if you can't find the info you need here or on our site,
    BP Coffee: Bulletproof Coffee ~ A coffee drink made with ghee and coconut oil, blended in a blender or with an immersion blender.
    NSV: Non-Scale Victory - like clearer skin, better sleep, less joint pain, clothes fitting better -- anything other than the number on the scale
    JERF: Just Eat Real Food
    FWOB: Foods without brakes ~ less healthy foods you can't seem to stop once you start
    ACV: apple cider vinegar
    EVOO: extra virgin olive oil
    OTF: Orange Theory Fitness - a popular gym/fitness program
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    praxisproject reacted to Robin Strathdee in pre-workout foods?   
    Hi lauriemc!
    Pre and post workout nutrition is highly individual. If you feel good during your workout and after, and you're not dragging through the rest of your day, you don't necessarily need to add in those meals. However, if you're hoping to build muscle or find yourself really tired after a workout, you might consider playing with pre and post workout food to help you along.
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    praxisproject reacted to Mich in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Not sure which post I saw this on but thanks to whoever recommended Aldi for panchetta. Got some on Sunday and used to wrap the outside of some mini quiches. So yummy!
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    praxisproject reacted to glimmer in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Safeway has Spiral foods Organic coconut oil on sale for $5 a jar if anyone needs.