My husband is a huge fan of chilli and has been exploring how hot he can handle it. We were looking forward to trying the two spicy flavours of Kooee! Jerky.
We rated the Habenero chilli as 4.5 out 5 hot, while the smoked chipotle was rated a more moderate 2.5 out of 5 hot. This Tasmanian-based company makes beef jerky in other flavours, like classic sea salt and native mountain pepperberry. They use Tasmanian beef which is raised free-range and 100% grass-fed, which might explain why the beef jerky is so tasty.
The Kooee! beef jerky is a high protein, paleo-friendly and gluten free snack. It doesn’t contain soy, gluten, added sugar, preservatives or GMO products like some of the jerky you will find in the supermarket.
I love eating jerky and this one is definitely moreish. I found myself finishing a whole packet in one sitting! The slices of dehydrated beef offer a nice balance between the spicy chipotle, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar and sea salt.
The jerky is healthy and convenient to carry around with you, so you could put it in your backpack for bushwalking or take it to work. Each 30g packet contains 15g of protein. The meat is easy to chew through and bite off because it is cut against the grain. You won’t feel like you are chewing like a cow!
Kooee! Beef Jerky is produced in small amounts and is sold at the Hobart Farmers Markets and Launceston Farmers Markets. It’s lucky that you can order Kooee! Beef Jerky from their online shop at www.kooeesnacks.com.au.
Craft artisan food and beverage tours. We love the Bean Brewding coffee tours. Have you tried a coffee and cheese matching tour?
Small-batch hard liquor, such as gin, mescal and tequila.
Selling sea water for cooking purposes.
Let’s hope we see the end of cronuts (a croissant-doughnut hybrid), cruffins (croissant crossed with a muffin) and freakshakes (oversized milkshakes, generally with doughnuts stuffed in them). So unhealthy.
For more restaurants and cafes tips in the South East of Queensland, please feel free to follow my recommendations on Yelp.
So what does third wave coffee mean? Let’s back it up and explain what first wave and second wave coffee are first.
The first wave of coffee occurred with the freeze-drying techniques after the Second World War Coffee became a popular beverage, although the quality was not the best.
The second wave of coffee was the global domination of Starbucks and other chains of coffee shops, and included the trend in home espresso machines. It is characterised by a shift from Robusta to Arabica coffee beans. Coffee quality improved, although there was a rise in adding sweeteners, syrups and other ingredients to coffee to change the taste.
The third wave of coffee is treating coffee like an artesian product, similar to the way we treat a fine chocolate or wine or cheese. It is characterised by single origin coffee and being able to trace a coffee back to an individual coffee plantation. It celebrates coffee for its unique attributes and taste. Consumers are happy to pay a higher price for a better product and one which is produced sustainably and with fair trade methods.
Consumers are in an enviable position in being able to taste some of the best third wave coffee from around the world at their local and independent espresso bar.
Carseldine Markets are located on the old QUT Carseldine Campus in Brisbane and are open Every Saturday from 6am to 12 noon.
I had a pleasant visit and enjoyed a filling breakfast of pulled pork and then a delicious super healthy green smoothie. There is a gourmet food and dining are where you can pick up breakfast or brunch.
The Carseldine Farmers and Artisan Markets is North Brisbane’s very own genuine produce, foodie and craft market with over 150 stalls. It features a wide range of wares focusing on premium and in-season fresh produce from South East Queensland.
You can find traditional and gourmet foods, market provisions made by passionate producers, growers, farmers, painters, cooks, chefs, designers, bakers, fishmongers, butchers, baristas, and juicers.
There is also live music, activities for the kids, and a huge seating area.
Meat – organic/grass-fed etc: P&O organic butchers, located in the city in the David Jones basement in Food Glorious Food, and also on Magill Road. The Magill Road one is far more useful if you are looking for the more ‘uncommon’ parts of meat.
Coconut Oil – available in several places in and around the Central Market, but for the best value/selection I go to Goodies and Grains in the Central Markets (Gouger St side).
Coconut Flour – order it through the health food store in Burnside Village.
Spices/nuts/dutch pressed cocoa/agave nectar – Goodies and Grains in Central Market
Brisbane and Queensland
Grass fed beef: Super Butchers have a wide selection of grass-fed beef.
Queensland Natural Beef at Toogoolawah have grass-fed beef, lamb and pork
Gympie St Terrace Butchery is the place to go. You can even order nitrate free bacon before hand. It’s all grass fed and local meats.
My Butcher in Duke St also stock some pretty darned nice beef
Eumundi has an organic butcher as well
Northey Markets – stock ‘bath’ milk
Canberra and Australian Capital Territory
Coconut flour: Healthy life, Woden Westfield. IGA Deakin
Griffith shops has an organic butcher
Mountain Creek Whole Foods
Nut Shoppe at the Fyshwick markets good for coconut flour and oils and nuts
Melbourne and Victoria
Supplements and stock Wicked Whey (choc) and Naked Whey (unflavoured), which are good, clean, locally-made, grass-fed whey protein products – Great Earth
Kefir – Polish deli at Vic Market
Rendina’s Butchery in Balwyn stock a huge range of organic, bio-dynamic and free-range meats, including homemade smallgoods (and are lovely people).
The Vic Market is great with loads of super fresh organic veggies, nuts and spices, and the Chicken Pantry in the shop section sells free range and some organic poultry and game. McIntosh’s sell organic coffee beans.
Cherry Tree Organics in Beaconsfield are butchers selling their own organic/bio-dynamic lamb and beef as well as pork, chicken and smallgoods. They also have vegetables and some fruit and order bath milk for anyone who likes to take milk baths. They also stock True Organic butter and cheeses.
I get coconut flour, flakes, and a couple of different brands of oil from Go Vita Berwick
Perth and Western Australia
Free range eggs – Wanneroo markets, local IGAs have Kalbarri eggs
Pork Crackle- there’s a local brand called Alan’s Pork Crackle, based in Maddington, you have to hunt down which local IGAs or Farmer Jacks stock them.
Spices, alternative flours, chia seeds etc – Wanneroo markets.
Coconut flour – Health Kick stores have Nui brand, can ask them to order it in
Coconut oil – Health Kick stores and some Friendlies Chemists have them too.
Cocoa powder Green and Blacks- Health Kick stores
Grass Fed Beef at Subiaco’s farmer’s markets and frozen raw cows milk
Sydney and New South Wales
Grassfed beef: Hudson meats in Surry Hills is almost exclusively grass fed. Additionally, I just asked my local butcher, Michael’s Meats (very well priced, in the Surry Hills shopping village) whether his meat was grass fed and he said that almost all of it is. Additionally, Eveleigh Markets near Sydney University on a Saturday grass fed beef stall (Green Hills Organic).
There are Paleo meet-up groups in all states of Australia. Meetup helps groups of people with shared interests plan events and facilitates off line group meetings in various localities around the world. For example, the meet-up groups may arrange local dinners, barbecues, picnics, or talks. Meetups are a great way of meeting new people and finding out about Paleo suppliers in your area.
Here is a list of the Paleo Meetup groups in Australia: