GoJo09

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  1. GoJo09

    Workout Supplements

    You really don't need to take BCAAs (branch chain amino acids) if you're eating a well constructed diet including animal protein. I work out pretty hard, running and Crossfit, and I don't bother. If you're vegetarian, it might be more worthwhile, as vegetarian protein sources aren't complete proteins, ie. they're each lacking some of the amino acids (you have to be very conscious of combining vegetarian protein sources to ensure you get all of the required amino acids).
  2. I'm on the breakfast train also - having protein, fat and vege instead of porridge or cereal for breakfast is the major consistent change over the years, as well as vege with every meal (I don't stress about it if I'm eating out, but I definitely note it and try to make up for it at the next meal). And like @ElizabethG said, the mindless snacking at work is practically non-existent (the weekends are not quite so clear cut though ). I'm also pretty consistent with excluding the things I've identified as being less good for me over the years - gluten, yoghurt and milk, and now hummus and halloumi. None of these things will kill me, so I do have them on rare occasions, but on the whole in my "at home diet" I don't have them at all.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Yep, they're vegetables, fruits and seeds pressed and dehydrated in to crackers - super tasty!
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Well, there you go - I was 100% sure that nitrates were out, and have been sadly returning products to the shelves that contain them for over a year! Chez, accidental sugar consumption doesn't generally call for a restart, and as long as you have the sugar cravings under control, I wouldn't panic about it. Maybe just stop using the coconut aminos now, and reintro sugar last.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Sorry but the nitrates make it non-compliant - told you it was hard! There are quite a few compliant coconut milk/cream brands, I just prefer the taste and texture of Ayam. I have it in coffee and curries, and that's basically it for me. Check out the Mae Ploy curry pastes - some are compliant. And yes, the panna cotta is dessert so it's out.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Gah, I should probably give up coffee too then, for my rosacea!
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Tamari almonds are a personal demon of mine! Thankfully they're out for a W30 anyway . Bacon - I've never seen a compliant one, but you can get panchetta if you want to pay that much. Kombucha is fine. Did you give up coffee because you didn't want to drink it black? Or for some other reason? Because I drink it with coconut cream every day. (Not saying you have to drink it, just wondering.)
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I get them from my local independent grocer - local woolies doesn't sick it but the one further away does. Same ring pull can, but 400g.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I keep my coconut cream in a Moccona jar too - I have dozens of different sizes for all my baking ingredients because that's what they drink at work . I buy the large Ayam cans of coconut cream though - although maybe I'd be more frugal with it if i were using the small cans.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I use ayam premium coconut cream (dark green can). It's not the cheapest ($3.60) but it's got nothing except coconut and it tastes the best.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I had a coffee in Denmark, WA (ie. tiny town in the middle of nowhere!) with hazelnut milk and it was amazing. I'd never had hazelnut milk before, gave the coffee a great taste.
  12. GoJo09

    Sourcing food in Australia

    Yep, coconut oil can make your house stink, but it tastes good . Use it for frying, baking sweet potatoes (yum!), eating... Coconut aminos are a soy sauce replacement - I've never tried it because it's $12 a bottle and I don't use soy sauce very often normally anyway. Re: bones - "dog bones" are still bones! It all comes form the same animal . You could just cook a roast and then use the bone afterwards to make stock, if you don't want to buy them specifically.
  13. Oh yeah - poor wording! I didn't get bubbles on my second ferment
  14. I didn't get any fizz on my first batch (my flavours weren't sugary enough to lead to fermentation), but it tasted great! I made 3 big bottles with different flavours: ginger, lemon and ginger, and coffee. Coffee was amazing, if anyone is keen to try it (just poured about half a cup of cold coffee in the bottle and topped up with 'booch. Gardnermer, I'm so sad for your mouldy batch
  15. Hmmm, might need a bigger fridge... I'm sure I can get through it if it takes 2 weeks for the first ferment, but if it brews up in 4 days I might be in trouble! (It's in the cupboard under the bench next to the oven, so reasonably warm down there.) Plus, I'll have to put my SCOBY to bed for a few weeks while I'm away at the end of next month - I'll read up a bit more about that before it's time to worry.