leaC

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  1. leaC

    Sourcing food in Australia

    Hello to all the Aussies out there. You are VERY quiet! Not sure if anyone lives in the North West of Sydney (like me), but I just happened upon an amazing place called "Flame N Chooks" Lebanese Cuisine, at Round Corner, Dural. Check out their FB page https://www.facebook.com/flamenchook?rf=261916650584646 These guys are open 7 days, they offer gorgeous homemade Lebanese food without added sugar, gluten, other nasties. Even their tabouli is gluten free (no cracked wheat)! They have grilled fish, butterflied grilled chicken with lemon & fresh locally grown herbs - a Whole30er's gourmet delight! I bought enough food there today for lunch AND dinner, and next time I'm doing a Macca's run for my teenagers, our nearby take-away option will be this place!!!
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Hi Lady Shanny, yes true, but this IS an Emergency Kit - not a daily food substituion. Canola is compliant as you say in eating out circumstances - so my decision to allow it in an emergency won't let me lose any sleep. Shame I couldn't find the olive oil variety here in Australia...
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    OK, here it is: Recently in #10 of the bi-weekly Wholesome email http://whole30.com/2...oot-provisions/, they talked about 'Food on the Fly' and in particular a W30 Emergency Kit by Barefoot Provisions (for $45). This contained: 3 complete mini-meals 3 protein-only options 3 healthy fat options 3 veggie options The idea of which was, if you find yourself in a position where 'proper' compliant food is not available, and leaves you either having to skip a meal or makes you consider eating non compliant food, these 'processed' food options are a great backup. Of course living in Australia, I couldn't purchase the kit, in particular the jerky. So I went on a quest to create my own kit, covering off the above 4 options. If you're living in Australia, maybe this will help you... These were the only compliant products I could find... Complete mini-meal - Combination of the below Fruit only snack option (not to be eaten on its own) - FRUIT WISE 100% FRUIT - Ingredients: Dehydrated apple & apricot Protein-only option - TRAVEL LITE TUCKER - Ingredients: King Island Prime Beef Jerk, Celtic & Rock Sea Salts Healthy fat option - Nuts! Veggie option - ORGANIC PREMIUM SEASONED LAVER (SEAWEED) Ingredients: Organic Laver, Organic Canola Oil, Sea Salt. Veggie & Healthy Fat Option - FLATS (Zucchini & Almond) Ingredients: Zucchini, Almonds, Linseed, Water, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Thyme, Salt, Spices. Note: I thought the SOMBA BITE (Fig & Wild Citrus) was compliant, but contains: Organic Figs, Organic Cashews, Organic Almonds, Organic Macadamias, Organic Pea Protein , Organic Coconut, Lemon Myrtle Blend, Orance Juice Powder, Kakadu Plum, Rosemary Extract, Himilayan Salt (just one pesky non-compliant ingredient)... Total cost for 3 mini meals, 3 veggie options, 3 protein only options, 3 fat only options - approx A$38.00. If you're in another country, maybe you could create your own emergency kit? Lot's of luck everyone..... xx
  4. leaC

    Sourcing food in Australia

    Woo hoo! Received my pack of jerky from Tassie today. I'm just getting together all the photos of the products I've selected for my 'Emergency Kit' and I'll share them with you soon....I'm starting my 2nd W30 on Sunday (March 1st) with a bunch of newbies, & some 2nd timers. Are there any Aussies looking to join us on March 1st?
  5. leaC

    Sourcing food in Australia

    Thanks for the tip Tastigger. I just had a look at their website and their jerky sounds amazing (and compliant)! Will order some for my 'Emergency Kit' today!
  6. leaC

    Sourcing food in Australia

    Hey Praxisproject - I agree re: the berries. I don't want Hep A so as long as we're not eating the berries from China, I think we should be OK. Yes, that's what I thought re: the Emergency Kit products that contained meat. They're the ones that we can't import as you say. The snack packs included in the Barefoot Provisions Emergency Kit cover the following categories so you can either have a complete mini meal, or use one of the other options and add it to your meal so you CAN create a complete meal in a flash. 3 complete mini-meals 3 protein-only options 3 healthy fat options 3 veggie options I might investigate this and see if I can come up with my own 'Aussie W30 Emergency Kit' of course I'll share my findings with you! Don't you wish you owned a dehydrator in times like this....my vegetarian friend has a dehydrator, but I think it would be a bit off, asking her to bake some meat & fruit bars for me....
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    I've also been wondering about the W9 South Pacific people that Melissa and Dallas have partnered up with. I never hear about them and I would have thought they could have started a forum for 'South Pacific Whole30er's'??? Does anyone have an insight to this?
  8. leaC

    Sourcing food in Australia

    I hear you ladyshany! Rejoice in all the good stuff we can get... ! Does anyone know where we can locally access similar products to those in the Emergency Food Kit above? Surely there is a clever Paleo/Whole30 affilliated Australian company that does this...surely???? It would just save so much time & label reading if some emergency snacks were on hand and W30 compliant!
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    *Correction, I started on Jan 1 and finished on Jan 30!
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Oh WOW! I can't believe I finally found this thread guys!!!! I've met a few of you (Praxisproject) etc on other threads, but didn't know this Aussie one existed till now! I completed my first W30 on Jan 1 this year, and am doing another one on March 1 (via this new thread http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/25294-starting-march-1/), with hubby this time. After reading through the recent 'Wholesome #10" newsletter, I got a little frustrated that so many amazing products are available in the US to make W30 life just a little easier/more fun, and we here in Oz either can't import them or if we can, we have to wait for them to arrive. eg: NEW! Whole30 Emergency Food Kit from Barefoot Provisions Emergency Food Kit. Does anyone share my frustration? Why don't we have similar products here, or if we do, why are they so hard to find?