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)
  2. moggle

    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
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    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!
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    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)
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    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.
  8. 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!