amberino21

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  1. amberino21

    Sourcing food in Australia

    besides a few things in the "health" food aisle, our coles only has organic beef, beetroot, carrot and apples and eggs. besides the beef, all ridiculously expensive so I don't even bother! I wish they were better - woollies has a better range I think.
  2. It also lacks in vegetables too - every meal needs to stick to the template with protein, fat and 2-3 cups of vegies.
  3. amberino21

    Kombucha

    There is no sugar gram per serve recommendation - kombucha is ok as long as no sugar is added after fermentation. If you're worried abou it, go for one without fruit/juice added
  4. amberino21

    The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30

    All vinegars are ok, with the exception of malt vinegar. Naturally occurring sulphites are fine - this is normally stated on the label.
  5. amberino21

    Sourcing food in Australia

    thanks! I will still probably leave it on the shelf...I can't say i'm a huge fan, and the price makes me want it even less!
  6. amberino21

    The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30

    You can have it, but its probably best to find something without - I can't help with where to find it though, sorry!
  7. amberino21

    The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30

    Maltodextrin is out, pure wasabi is ok - check for any extra ingredients!
  8. could you buy a carton of canned coconut milk online? or perhaps go to an area where there's bigger shops (I think I read you lived in the "country") to do a bulk buy? there are plenty available without sulphites or any added nasties! what about olives in jars? again, it might be something you could get at a bigger shop if you wanted to make a trip. in terms of eating - most BF mums seem to eat 4-5 meals a day to support their needs and the needs of their bub. these are actual meals with protein/fat/vegies, not just a snack of nuts/fruit/avo. any vegies will work, and having a variety is good - definitely include the starchy vegies though! they'll help with energy
  9. amberino21

    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    To make the best of what you buy, keep it simple. Have the same meal regularly, you don't need to buy lots of ingredients or produce that may end up sitting in the fridge unused. Get used to weird combos! you could make a big pot of chilli or curry or stew and eat that for dinner or lunch every day. I tend to buy vegies through the week - out fridge isn't big enough to hold more than a few days worth!
  10. amberino21

    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    There isn't really a meal plan per se, but you just need to follow the template. Get yourself your protein, fat sources and plenty of vegies and mix and match! You can do big cook ups of protein so you've got a weeks worth - we do this and use it in lunches for work during the week along with a big salad and our fat. We love eggs and have eggs every breakfast - usually an omelette with lots of vegies, or pre made frittata for "on the run" days. Make 2-3 meals worth when you cook and have leftovers for a couple of meals. Have you got the template, and shopping list?
  11. amberino21

    The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30

    I just looked it up - I was curious as i just assumed it was a type of rice. Google tells me it is a grain/grass....so I'd say its not compliant, just like rice/quinoa/wheat etc aren't compliant
  12. amberino21

    The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30

    Why not just eat the banana?
  13. amberino21

    Sourcing food in Australia

    Heston Blumenthal indeed!! I'm pretty sure it's being demonstrated on the MasterChef master class episode tomorrow night You basically turn it lots and lots - about every 15/20 seconds - you can google it, I think there's plenty of explanations on various pages
  14. amberino21

    Sourcing food in Australia

    Does the coyo have xylitol? I remember one of the coconut products having it
  15. amberino21

    Sourcing food in Australia

    Iana, I've found grass fed beef to be more tender! We use the Heston cooking method though...maybe that's why? Our Coles sometimes has kale, but the bunches are tiny and look a bit sad. We generally avoid Coles for vegies when we can - we are lucky that we can go to a really good grocer who has lots of decently priced organic fruit and vegies!
  16. amberino21

    Sourcing food in Australia

    Me again! We've never had kombucha, and I decided to buy some Mojo Kombucha today when I was out having coffee at a health/organic store & cafe... It has sugar listed in the ingredients - on the "can I have" list it says this means it has probably been added and therefore not compliant, but the company website says its only added at the start of ferment... Can anyone confirm/clarify? I've never made it myself so no idea of the process involved! Thanks - fingers crossed it is nice! I bought a ginger one and a lemon one
  17. amberino21

    Sourcing food in Australia

    These things were quite square...more rectangular than a banana! Ill have to have a proper look one day I'm not so fussed on pork...I don't miss bacon really!
  18. amberino21

    Sourcing food in Australia

    We don't eat (or haven't eaten) bacon/prosciutto at home because I've never found a decent one without piles of rubbish, and because of nitrates/nitrites, and from reading that the poor pigs aren't raised nicely and aren't that healthy for us because of this? . I have read that the nitrates/ites aren't that bad, but not sure.... Anyway!! I did see air cured prosciutto in Coles today, the only ingredients being pork, salt and sodium nitrates/ites. Considering getting some as G would probably like it.....but has anyone in WA got any idea where I can get better pork products?
  19. amberino21

    Sourcing food in Australia

    i saw "green bananas" in the vegie section at an Asian grocer next to coles at carousel.....are they the same thing?
  20. amberino21

    Sourcing food in Australia

    I saw this stock yesterday, most types are compliant I think http://thestockmerchant.com.au/products/ Maggie beer stocks are also ok I think
  21. amberino21

    Sourcing food in Australia

    Good to read that others use the Thai Gourmet Paste too - so annoyed that the red curry paste recipe has changed though, and now has sugar!!