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This blog started as a way for me to share my recipes + culinary adventures, tips for vibrant health + happiness, thoughts on the latest developments in nutritional medicine + the low down on the Sydney wholefoods scene and beyond...

What happened in NOVEMBER

Becca Crawford

Yes, November is almost at an end and this is just a short newsletter to give you a quick low down of new developments in the world of Star Anise Organic Wholefoods.


1. NEW PRODUCTS 


A) Brothsicles are back for summer!

These no-guilt ice blocks have summer written all over them! Infused with our unsalted signature organic beef broth to boost their nutrient-density, they are free of all concentrated sweeteners, artificial ingredients and other nasties. Just pure clean goodness boosted with bone broth. When frozen, beef broth is completely tasteless, so don’t even mention to fusspots that we’ve snuck a little in for extra nourishing goodness (shh!). Your kids can now enjoy iceblocks that are good for them! (As can you!)

Our brothsicles come in 5 delicious flavours:

RAW CACAO | MANGO | RASPBERRY | KOMBUCHA | SHOT-PROOF COFFEE

All are dairy-free (other than the shot-proof coffee which is designed for adults). 

For list of ingredients for each flavour click here and scroll to bottom of page. 

Sold individually for $5.50 or bags of 5 for convenient freezer storage. 

Please note that Brothsicles cannot be delivered via our online store - they are eligible for pick up at the Broth Bar & Larder in Bronte only. 

I look forward to hearing what your favourite flavour is! And if you would like these all year round?!


B) Gut-loving gelatin gummies

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The 3 ingredient raspberry gummies we included in our healthy Halloween trick or treat bags were such a hit that parents asked us to make them as a permanent addition to our product range….which is exactly what we have done. 

Made with organic raspberries, GelPro gelatin powder from pastured cows and the teeniest amount of maple syrup (less than 1/10 teaspoon per gummy), these yummy squishy no-guilt treats are my kids’ latest obsession.  


C) Chicken noodle and zoodle soups are now available pre-packaged. 

We have pre-packaged our signature dine-in and takeaway chicken NOODLE and chicken ZOODLE soups for you to be able to heat up in your home at your own convenience. 

Kids love chicken noodle soup! Big ones too! But there was no such soup on the market free of gluten and other nasties. So I decided to craft my own with angel-hair rice noodles and some sneaky veggies in our signature long slow cooked chicken bone broth with chicken meat off the bone. 

For those wishing to avoid grains entirely, I crafted the chicken zoodle soup using spiralised zucchini noodles. 

Heat up and eat as is or add some broth bombs to add your own flavour sensations e.g. make an Asian infusion by adding lemon juice, grated ginger, tamari, Red Boat fish sauce and chilli flakes. Or add turmeric and minced garlic for an anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting hit. 

Both soups are available in 500ml BPA-free plastic containers ($14.50) OR glass jars ($16.50).


Our products can be purchased in the following ways:

1. At our retail store Broth Bar & Larder in Bronte open 7 days 8am – 6pm

2. Via our online store. We deliver dry goods Australia wide and refrigerated items to Sydney and Wollongong. At this stage, only the Star Anise Organic Wholefoods products can be purchased on our online store and not third party products like lunchboxes, Red Boat sugar-free fish sauce, fermented cod liver oils, raw milk cheeses, wild Canadian salmon and tuna, GelPro gelatin and collagen powders, beef jerkey, olive oil etc. Also note that Brothsicles cannot be delivered - they are eligible for pick up at the Broth Bar & Larder in Bronte only.

3. By emailing orders@staraniseorganic.com and you can either collect from Broth Bar & Larder or we can ship to you as above. Feel free to add our third party products in your email order. 

4. At various stockists (note that not all stockists stock the entire range of our products. Best to call ahead to confirm if they have what you’re after). 


2. NEW STOCKISTS     


We welcome the following stockists to the Star Anise Organic Wholefoods family - 

Kingsmore meats: Kingsmore Meats (previously known as Kingsley Meats) are now re-stocking our activated nuts at their Rose Bay store at 22 Plumer Road.  We warmly welcome them back on board. 

Earth Walker & Co: Earth Walker & Co located at Coledale (north of Wollongong) are stocking our activated nuts. 

Little Kete: Little Kete makes and sells hampers filled with nourishing wholefoods including our activated nuts and muesli. Something to kept in mind for Christmas presents!

 
Oooobi: Ooooby is a fresh produce and organic food delivery service buying from artisan food producers. They will be supplying our artisan activated nuts from the end of November. 


For Good Health: For Good Health at 2/46 Morts Rd Mortdale are integrative pharmacists specialising in gut-health consulting (GAPS, SIBO, IBS, food sensitivity testing) and sell non-toxic natural products.


The full list of our stockists can be found here.


3. UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 

I have a couple more spaces left in my RETHINKING BREAKFAST WORKSHOP on 30 November. If you would like to book into please text me ASAP on 0407 871 884. 

This will be the last of my cooking workshops for this year. The cooking school will reopen with gusto after the school holidays end in 2017.

On the agenda for 2017 will be the following workshops:

gluten-free cakes and muffins
dips, sauces and dressings
kids in the kitchen
catering for a junk-free kids birthday party
casseroles
bone broths
essential oils – basics and advanced workshops

I have not set dates for the above. Simply keep abreast by subscribing to my newsletter and/or social media posts. 

If anyone is interested in being a helper at one of my workshops in the new year please contact me at info@staraniseorganic. The helper comes to the workshop for free, obtains all the leanings and the workshop booklet in return for assisting with greeting the arrival of clients and helping to clean up throughout and at the end of the workshop. It is a small way of giving back to the community especially for those who would love to attend one of my workshops but may not have the financial means to do so. I especially encourage this for students studying health and nutrition. 


4. WE ARE HIRING
 

Star Anise Organic Wholefoods is expanding under the pressure of increased demand for our products and we are seeking 1 more kitchen hand to join our ever growing and dynamic team at Broth Bar & Larder in Bronte working 5.30am- 2pm (ish) Monday to Friday (up to 38 hours a week). 

The work involves helping to strain and packaged our beautiful bone broth and produce and package our other organic artisan wholefood products from activated nuts, raw dark chocolate, fermented foods and drinks, power bars, bliss balls, broth-based soups, chicken liver pate, brothsicles, gummies and loads more. 

We are after someone who:

- works super fast/efficiently (this is key!!)
- is on the same nutritional page (traditional wholefoods)
- takes initiative (esp with washing up!)
- is clean/ hygienic
- is tidy/organised
- follows procedures/ instructions/ lists carefully
- is reliable
- can work under tight time frames/pressure
- has a sense of humour ☺

If you think you fit the bill, or know someone who does, contact creator / director Soulla Chamberlain on 0407871884. 


MY BLOG STARTED OVER 6 YEARS AGO AS A WAY OF EXPRESSING MY LOVE FOR REAL FOOD AND THINGS THAT MAKE ME TICK. I LOVE SHARING WHAT I KNOW. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED READING THIS NEWSLETTER. MY XMAS NEWSLETTER WILL BE OUT IN A COUPLE WEEKS!

UNTIL NEXT TIME, Kali Orexi (that’s Greek for good appetite!) SOULLA X