moggle

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  1. moggle

    Sourcing food in Australia

    If I can find them in Hobart, you can probs find them in Perth :-D I did have to ask on Facebook to find out. There's a spice shop in the centre of the city that stocks them (most of the time?) and a modern grocer/cafe (the Aproneers) out in the suburbs that sometimes stocks them. They ended up being quite expensive so I only got them once. I wonder if you got green bananas at the correct point of unripe-ness whether they would work for the tostadas (I've pinned a recipe, probably the same one you're talking about)
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    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    It's really worth doing. Think of all the money you'll save on meat you won't have to buy once you've done it
  3. moggle

    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    I live with my parents, and I'm grateful for the space I DO have but it's only one drawer in a big upright freezer, and one shelf on the freezer at the top of the fridge. I make myself keep a list of what's in there or else I'd never use it all up!
  4. moggle

    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    My concern over my spending on meat is turning in to a concerning sale meat 'stashing' problem. I couldn't help grabbing 1kg marked down gravy beef (still good till tomorrow) even though my section of the freezer is already full of frozen meat & meals.
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    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    That sounds really nice! I'm also gonna try roasting it. I've been mashing it with parsnip too which is pretty yummy!
  6. moggle

    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    I'm starting to get concerned about how much I'm spending too. So I'm trying to focus on getting the most out of cheaper cuts of meat (revising what I can do with beef/lamb/pork mince), doing online checks of what the local food shops have on special, and checking out the marked down meat every time I'm near a supermarket (got a leg of pork bigger than my head a few days ago for half price). I'm also going to have to get more savvy about what veg are in season right now. Cauliflower, which has been a staple breakfast veg for months, is starting to go up in price. But Zuchini are cheap at the moment. Also going to have to figure out some new ways to prepare swede/rutabaga because it's SO cheap at the moment (<$2 a kilo)
  7. moggle

    Low blood pressure

    OK, so I'm trying to fidget and move as much as possible at work But I had a thought today that perhaps some compression socks (the type you wear on long-distance flights) might help? Any thoughts?
  8. moggle

    Low blood pressure

    OK got it. I think the type of work I do is definitely contributing to the problem: I work in retail and stand up all day (oh how I wish we had sit-down tills like they do in the UK!). This is OK if I'm only doing a 4 hour shift, but if I do a whole day and get stuck at the till all day, that's when I seem to feel the worst.
  9. moggle

    Low blood pressure

    Thanks, I probably do lock my knees out. I will try not to do that. Do you know what especially is bad about that?
  10. moggle

    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.
  11. moggle

    Sourcing food in Australia

    Chicken stock is super-easy to make, and it freezes well and defrosts in the microwave quickly. I use the bones from a roasted chicken (and pre-whole30 I've used BBQ chicken bones & leftovers), but you can roast a chicken 'frame' (my local Coles sells free-range chicken frames). I put the bones in a medium sized saucepan, (barely) cover with water, bring to the boil and then simmer for about half an hour. You can add peppercorns, and peelings/ends from tomatoes, celery, carrot etc if you like but I rarely do. I seive everything as soon as it is cool enough not to burn myself. Occasionally I reduce it some more after that. Then chuck it in the fridge or freezer. Too easy!
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    Low blood pressure

    OK, I now have some nice Maldon sea salt. Back on track with good food too. I've done a 30 min walk the last few days, and yesterday was the first day for over a week when I've had no lightheadedness :-D
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    Low blood pressure

    Thanks for that recipe xacerb8! Interesting that she says on that link she suffered from chronic dehydration and chapped lips. I get chapped lips all the time and I used to get UTIs all the time. Renee, I do drink loads of water. A conservative estimate would be 2-2.5 litres a day, with hot drinks on top of that.
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    Low blood pressure

    Thanks all. It's good to know it isn't just me. Tom, I've read in several places (Not that Dr Google is necessarily correct) that coffee helps raise blood pressure. I like coffee and was already drinking a couple of cups a day so it's not too hard to keep doing that :-) I like food well seasoned, but it's possible that I'm still not getting enough. I drink LOADS of water so I don't think that is the problem. Betsyl33 the suggestion to get horizontal is a good one and that's ok if I'm at home, but symptoms seem to be worst when I'm at work (I'm a check-out chick so I'm standing all day) and lying down there isn't really an option :-D The soup suggestion is brilliant. I already invented a recipe for thai pumpkin chicken soup, and I've spent some time tonight pinning some more soup recipes to try. I completely failed yesterday getting back to eating healthy - hubby mentioned icecream and I caved instantly :-(. But today was much better. I made sure I ate regularly and lots more fat than I have been to try to keep woozy patches to a minimum.
  15. Ugh! So I'm healthier than I've ever been, the most muscled and probably the lowest bodyfat, but now I'm so 'healthy' that my blood pressure is on the very low end of normal and I'm having symptoms like lightheadedness and feeling weak in the arms and legs. The first time it happened, I confused the lightheadedness with too-low carbs and I ate a fruit bun (I wasn't on a whole30 at the time but it didn't make me feel better). However somehow I've used this as an excuse to fall off the wagon in a major way, eating ice cream, chocolates and biscuits (cookies) as much as I like :-( The Dr took some blood this morning to see if anything major is going wrong, but he seems to be saying I need to just live with it. The only things he's advised at the moment are to keep up the exercise (when I can work up the energy to walk etc it has made me feel better), and to make sure I drink a couple of cups of coffee a day. I'm wondering if some 'electrolytes' might help too. Is there a whole30-approved electrolyte mix? Anyone else had this problem?