_Amy

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  1. _Amy

    Sourcing food in Australia

    I haaate coriander so probably not for me
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Any new finds Aussies? I've just started round 2
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    'Momos Meals' chicken stock is also compliant [not the beef]. I got mine $4.99 from Supabarn, cheapest I've found so far.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Yeeha have confirmation from the producer that Trunkey Bacon is sugar free. Their labels only say 'nitrate free' despite having no sugar derivatives in ingredient list, and they're going to add 'sugar free' to the label as well so folks like us can identify it. Really nice smoky flavour, one rasher diced up in my frittata gave the whole thing a nice smoky edge. Their website says they're stocked at a retail store in Orange as well as the markets below. I got mine from a meat seller at Bulli markets. Northside Produce Market Miller st North Sydney 1st Saturday 8:00AM - 1:00PM Orange Farmer's Market Orange Showground 2nd Saturday 8:00AM - 12:00PM Castle Hill Grower's Market Castle Hill Showground 2nd & 4th Saturday 8:00AM - 12:00PM Blackheath Grower's Market Blackheath Memorial Hall 2nd Sunday 9:00AM - 1:00PM Northside Produce Market Miller Street, North Sydney 3rd Saturday 8:00AM - 12:00PM Bathurst Grower's Market Bathurst Showground 4th Saturday 8:00AM - 12:00PM Springwood Produce Market 4th Sunday8.30AM - 12.30PM
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Ooh cheaper than Maggie's though! I found one in Supabarn that's compliant, $4.99/500ml pouch! Only the chicken was compliant though. I also think I've found a compliant bacon that can be found at a number of farmers markets in NSW - I've just contacted them to triple confirm they don't use sugar to cure as it's not in the ingredients list then I'll share the brand.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Maggie Beer's stock is also compliant, at least chicken and beef are - no sugar or wine. Exxy at $8-9 per 500ml pouch but I use it 1:1 with water and still get a great flavour and stretches it out a bit more as it's pretty strong. Lovely spice flavours in the beef one. I found a compliant ham yesterday also! Pastoral Smallgoods double smoked leg ham stocked in Harris Farm. It is... gluten, sugar, dairy, msg, egg, soy, milk, nut and added colour free. Phew! Their website looks like they've got a solid product range and quite a few stockists so worth a look.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Yeah probably not super compliant if used in that form, but I break them up and mix them with almonds for my emergency snack 'trail mix'. Adds some veg and savouryness. If I dipped them into anything I would smack my wrist! They were also mentioned earlier in this thread, by a mod, so figured they'd be ok so long as not used in ways that replicate other foods. Didn't even strike me as a cracker replica to be honest!
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Wahhh this topic is dead, come on Aussies where are you these days! I'm now on Day 10 of complete compliance [miracle!] and thought I'd share some finds for anyone that might come across this thread on google. I went to Costco the other night, Australian Costco carries a few of the same products as the US one . If anyone is wondering what you can get that's compliant, for about $140 I got: 1kg baby spinach, 3kg sweet potato, 1kg medley tomatos, 4x leeks, 500g strawbs, 900g org medjool dates, giant org pumpkin, mushrooms 1kg org beef mince Dozen org eggs 1L bottle garlic olive oil [finally in a bigger bottle!] 900g org coconut oil jar [they also had a 4kg tub..] Huge bag of org desiccated coconut 3x huge jars of compliant Kirkland brand napoletana sauce for when I'm lazy [woohoo!] Compliant prosciutto/parma ham [just pork and salt, yeeha!] Harris Farm is excellent for reasonably priced grass fed meats and grocery products if you haven't got a good butcher - the store in Bowral is heaven [while we're on Bowral, the Raw & Wild Market Cafe are great with cobbling together a compliant meal, highly recommend]. It makes me sad there are not more harris Farms in Sydney's suburbia, only the trendy end of town. They also had 500g bags of pistachios for 10 bucks - winner. Fine Fettle zucchini and almond flats are just divine, and compliant. Found at speciality grocery stores in the big packs, some supermarkets carry the single serve portions. Cashew Cookie Larabars sourced from iHerb are a lifesaver - about AUD$2 a piece when you buy a box and ships free if you buy a couple other things at the same time [coconut aminos are 8 bucks]. They are truly a handbag essential. Use my code VEY470 to save $5 on your first order! Haven't found any other compliant emergency bars. I thought I came close but some coconut nectar was snuck in there, grr. My local Woolworths [a regular suburban store] stocks Southern Highlands organic eggs, about $8 a dozen which is pretty decent. I've seen them stocked in trendy foodie stores for $10+. So ask your grocery manager to start stocking those if they don't already. Cleavers Meats stocked in some supermarkets [stockist list on their website] have some options in their Paleo range that are compliant and organic meats - the sausages, pork meatballs and lamb rissoles, but watch out for the honey beef chipolatas [honey]. Useful if you want a pre-prepared option at hand. Homemade meatballs always win out though.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Just bumping up this thread to see if anyone has any new products that have popped up! I'm starting my first on Wednesday after weaning myself into it and looking for local ideas