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    cpb reacted to praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Attention Melbourne folk, there's a new Paleo cafe in Prahran - Paleo Den. Hard to find, but they do raw almond milk paleo coffee! No nasties, not from a box!
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    cpb reacted to praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Chez - you're not alone, this forum contains quite a bit of ranting about Aussie coconut aminos
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    cpb reacted to praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    For anyone looking for a good zuccini noodle spiraliser, you can get them from Prahran Health Foods, the Paderno model which seems very popular in paleo circles. It's the only stockist I've been able to find in Melbourne which actually has stock.
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    cpb reacted to Rara1982 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Cpb it's pricey here but you want the coconut secret coconut aminos, NOT the coconut amino sauce that I've seen a few times as that has coconut sap in it.
    In the other 'AUSTRALIANS' thread I've offered to bring aminos back from LA on my weekly trips and they work out to be about $10 per bottle. There is an online store in Brisbane selling it for $20 a bottle - yikes!!
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    cpb reacted to glimmer in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Safeway has Spiral foods Organic coconut oil on sale for $5 a jar if anyone needs.
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    cpb reacted to melbournegirl in Sourcing food in Australia   
    This is great! I use the maharajahs choice ghee but am looking for a bigger pot/organic version - thanks for the tips. I have yet to find a bacon sub, can you tell me what the seasonings are in the Porky???? I am no good with garlic.....
    I buy my coconut flour and kale in Leo's, TCC coconut milk/cream in safeway (cheapest and best), woolworths select pitted olives - no sugar or oil, nuts and salmon and tomato tins from aldi.... didnt know coles sells grassfed beef, I was kinda assuming all aussie beef is grass fed....
    spices and shredded coconut from asian grocers..... had to through out some coconut flakes from Go Vita as they tasted awful... then read they contained sulphites... Nuilife ones are okay but these werent!
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    cpb reacted to praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I got it at Coles, while mooning over the expensive Xmas bacon lol look where the Xmas hams are, not sure if they'll be a normally stocked item. I'll let the butcher know I like it. I would buy it in addition to bacon, it's way less salty and would be more usable in mild dishes where bacon isn't quite right. FYI one of my cats thinks Porky is the bees knees, the other one just licks off the duck fat lol
    I got ghee at Coles, look in the Indian section (not the fridge part). Might come in a can, jar or a plastic bucket. I got this one, Maharajah's Choice, but mine came in a large plastic bucket, bigger size, like an extra large honey bucket. http://www.maharajahschoice.com/product_ghee.php
    I've also regularly seen this one around the traps, I recognise the can as my grandfather used it http://www.singaporegrocerystore.com/pure-ghee/662-qbb-pure-australian-ghee-500g.html this is a really big can, most of the ones I've seen are shorter.
    Some places do keep ghee in the fridge with the butter, they're weird.
    Go Vita also has organic ghee in a jar, but I found it after I got my bucket lol that's gonna last me awhile.
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    cpb reacted to Kirsteen in Don't over think this.   
    Robin, I'm going to print this out and keep it. You don't have to address every food related issue you have, break every bad habit, and shun every food that gives you comfort to succeed with your Whole30. I love it, love it, love it. thankyou
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    cpb reacted to Susan W in Don't over think this.   
    Great post Robin. I take "the rules" very seriously and feel by following them fully, I get the most that I can from the program. I will start prefacing my comments with "what works or doesn't work for me is...." so that maybe it resonates with someone who also does best by being a stickler but does not discourage someone else who needs a little flexibility inside the guidelines to stick with it the entire 30 days. :0)
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    cpb reacted to Jtandi in Don't over think this.   
    thanks so much for this post! I am on my first whole30 ever (or whole100 if I have my way) and have started to stress out a little bit today. I was actually upset with myself for having 3 pieces of fruit and cashew butter on two different occasions. did I stick to the rules? yes. could my food choices have been better? yes. did I drink diet coke and have cookies for breakfast like I did a week ago? nope. so that is success. I don't want to get discouraged and worry about how I can cook my veggies/meat/whatever.
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    cpb reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.   
    Welcome all newcomers, welcome back vets, and for those of you who never left...welcome to this post.
    I just wanted to pop in here and remind you all to take a deep breath before you dive into all the questions about what you can and can't have. The program guidelines are clear on what you can and can't have (grains, dairy, W30 muffins), but things get a little grey when people start talking about what you should and shouldn't have. Please don't over think think this. You don't have to address every food related issue you have, break every bad habit, and shun every food that gives you comfort to succeed with your Whole30. If you need to you can always extend or repeat the process, and things will get better each time you do. My advice to you is this:

    Stick to the rules like they are your port in a storm (really, they will become that).
    Take the Moderators responses seriously (we know what we're talking about).
    Take community members suggestions as advice from those who came before, but keep in mind they are not the rules and not the Mods. Everyone here is well-meaning, and everyone here wants to see you succeed, but everyone here is at a different place in this journey.
    And finally, take comfort in these words (from Melissa Hartwig, on another forum post):

    Here's the thing (and this is an interesting discussion)... there are Whole30 "rules," which are strict, clearly outlined, and very well defined. No grains - and here are all the things we consider grains. No dairy - and here are all the dairy items excluded. No Paleo-fied food choices, and here's what those look like.
    Then, there are Whole30 suggestions for success. They're not part of the official rules, but they're things that we've seen really help (or harm) people as they move through the program. Fruit smoothies for breakfast - not a good idea. Skipping breakfast - not a good idea. Eating every two hours, all day - not a good idea. These things won't necessarily affect your Whole30 results (although they might), but if we can give you additional suggestions that will make your transition and your program easier and more effective, we're going to give them to you.
    Keep Calm and Whole30 On.