Zoodles

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    Zoodles got a reaction from praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Was just at Harris Farm, they have fillets of wild boar and venison now! Apparently they have "minimal human handling"… wasn't really clear if it was actually wild or not, but might be interesting to try one day! Definitely a treat at $13 for one (200g) fillet!
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    Zoodles reacted to Lizitea in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    I think of it like a charity in a sense -- putting my dollars where my heart is. This is what I believe it, and supporting the farmers and producers that offer it is voting with my dollars
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    Zoodles reacted to grapefruitlove in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    Hi Ladies!
     
    I've come across some potentially helpful information for hair loss...but first some context.
     
    Three years ago (when I was 25 years old) I discovered a bald spot the size of an oreo cookie (i know, bad point of reference) hidden underneath my otherwise full head of hair. I had lost thousands and thousands and thousands of strands in probably about 2 weeks without even noticing. This was the first time I had ever heard about alopecia and I was scared. I chose not to use prescribed steroids and looked for natural fixes. It took me a whole year to make the connection to gluten (meanwhile my hair was slowly growing back). So a year later I went gluten free. My hair was still falling out a lot in the shower. Every time I washed it I would be near tears at the hundreds of strands because of the potential of what could happen again (sometimes I literally counted ~300 strands). My dermatologist assured me it was a normal amount of hair (you see, it looked like I had a lot of hair but he didn't understand that I was working from a different reference point than him...it was definitely less).
     
    Anyway, about a year and a half later after I had first decided to go gluten free, something magical happened. My hair stopped falling out. It just stopped. I'm talking like 5-10 strands when I washed my hair! I was ecstatic and relieved to say the least.
     
    Fast forward to now, today is day 22 of my first whole30. Last week, I noticed quite a bit more hair falling out when I washed it (~100 strands). I got very worried again and it brought all the old feelings back. But, I came onto this forum and decided the solution was to have more starchy carbs (sweet potato, cassava, butternut squash)- I was having zero. I added some to my dinners for a few days and I am happy to report that today I washed my hair and it is back to normal (5-10 strands).
     
    I wanted to share my experience in case anyone is going through something similar. I know how devastating hair loss can be from first hand experience and it took me a long time to learn the right diet for me (and I am obviously still learning! This is my first experience with whole30 and even paleo for other issues of mine but I will save those for another day ).
     
    Ciao for now.
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    Zoodles got a reaction from praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I found a great chorizo for post whole30, it's called Skara smoked chorizo. It's made with humane choice certified pork, and the only non compliant ingred is sugar, but only 0.6g/100g so nothing to worry too much about! I got it at Panetta fruits in Gladesville.
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    Zoodles got a reaction from moggle in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I made osso bucco for the first time about a week ago... Oh my it's amazing! No wonder it's such a classic dish feels so nourishing to eat as well...I'd much rather get my calcium from that than moo juice!
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    Zoodles got a reaction from moggle in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I made osso bucco for the first time about a week ago... Oh my it's amazing! No wonder it's such a classic dish feels so nourishing to eat as well...I'd much rather get my calcium from that than moo juice!
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    Zoodles reacted to GoJo09 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Bad news - I just found out the almond milk they use in the latte is sweetened with rice malt syrup. At least it's not cane sugar. Now I have to contemplate restarting (which isn't a big deal as I was planning on continuing past the 30 days anyway.
    Ok I might see if I can get a chicken carcass from the butcher and make me some stock (I can't just buy a whole chicken and roast it cos it kind of freaks me out eating meat off the bone - drumsticks push me to the limit).
    The free range butcher has a stall at the North Sydney markets this weekend so I'm going to stock up on a bit of quality meat too - going to give osso buco a go.
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    Zoodles reacted to GoJo09 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    The cacao chai latte is the bomb. Seriously. Not a drop of sugar in it (I emailed and asked, plus you can buy the powder in the store), and it's so delicious.
    Yes, Stock Merchant sounds right - it's white with a picture of a chicken on it (or a cow, if you get beef stock). I need to attempt stock again - I made it once years ago and stuffed it up and haven't been keen to try again. I should put my big girl pants on and give it a second go though.
    I think the berries she's referring to are the Creative Gourmet Organic range - there was an expose on Today Tonight or one of those shows, about berries and pesticides (I didn't see it personally). But, Nanna's brand was deemed to be ok (they're the ones that come in the 1kg bags).
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    Zoodles reacted to GoJo09 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Was checking stock on the weekend, and there's an organic brand, that I can't for the life of me remember the name of, but it's in a white pouch in the health food aisle of Coles/Woolies - it's pretty exy though - $8 on special for 500ml.
    Also, for anyone on Sydney's North Shore, About Life at Cammeray have coconut aminos - they also have a store at Rozelle and Bondi, so assume they'd stock it there too (they also do an amazing cacao chai latte that's compliant if you are happy with almond milk).
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    Zoodles reacted to grace.c in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I'm yet to find one. I began making my own broth in the slow cooker and used that instead. By topping up with water, I can leave it simmering and therefore have it on hand for days.
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    Zoodles reacted to praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I haven't seen any good chorizo, I'm thinking I need to find a butcher who actually makes it.
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    Zoodles got a reaction from praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I second the Mae Ploy pastes, they're great! They come in a sachet. Also Herbie's spices does a whole lot of amazing spice mixes such as Laksa, tandoori, korma, butter chicken etc etc that it's really difficult to find compliant pastes for. www.herbies.com.au.