Just Jerky shares Fine Food Melbourne 2016

How our jerky/foodie life changed forever in just five days- Fine Food Show Melbourne 2016

Wine, salami, risotto, gelato, vinegar, more wine and beef jerky! It was a week in food heaven.  We were surrounded by some of the best Australian and International producers, meet with the most talented pizza makers in the country and were inspired by the wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm that keeps this food and beverage industry so alive!

We were super busy sharing our beef jerky with the world, which means we didn’t get much time to take lots of photos, but we made sure we saved just a few to give you a peek into our week in food heaven!

Such an absolute pleasure meeting this guy, Michael Dlask from Salumi Australia. My fave from his range is Guanciale – cured pork cheek – freak’n amazing.
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These two making to-die-for risotto and pasta for us daily 🙂  On the left is Andrea Bezzecchi – Balsamic and Wine vinegar royalty from the Emilia Romagna region in Italy. And on the right is the lovely Silvana from Savour Foods/Truckle and Co. in Tassie – your go to destination for the finest artisan food products!

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Rice legend Michele Perinotti from Gli Aironi AKA the BEST rice in the world – red, black and risotto rice. Changed my life.

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Big thanks to this man – Jimmy Day from Edible Exchange (Just Jerky’s South Australian distributor) and the rest of the team that made the show happen. Special thanks to Eurostore Australia’s Sarah and Stefano Angelini for arranging and inviting us to the show – such a pleasure to hang with the gang!
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If you are interested in stocking Just Jerky or have any questions about any of the products mentioned above, please contact Elisa@justjerky.com.au.

Save 10% off beef jerky online. Try the best beef jerky and save.

To celebrate the launch of our updated website we’ve got a special offer for all beef jerky eaters. 

Our Just Jerky website’s gone through a few updates which we hope improve our customers’ online shopping experiences. First off, you’ll now notice the website has a custom built slider, sharing our latest news and info to our fans. We’ll keep these banners fresh with offers and promotions, so make sure you keep coming back to learn how you can save on beef jerky. Check out the homepage sliders.

One major improvement to the online shopping experience is through the introduction of a quick-select tool. This allows shoppers to quickly and easily select their favourite jerky flavour along with the pack size, that best suits their needs. From this point, shoppers can go straight to the shopping cart and purchase our beef jerky. This saves online shoppers having to go back and forth selecting different jerky flavours. Pretty cool, eh!

We’ve also made a few general design improvements too. We’ve replaced our imagery with new delicious looking food assortment photos, which show how beef jerky can be mixed and matched with other healthy snacks. We’re sure you’ll get inspired with a few yummy ideas for how you can mix up how you combine our beef jerky with other foods.

The site now includes more information about why Just Jerky is the finest quality beef jerky in Australia. Many of our fans are avid lovers of quality beef jerky and wanted to make sure we clearly communicated why our jerky is the best. Read more about our quality beef jerky.

So with all these neat improvements, we thought there’s no better way to celebrate our updated Just Jerky website than giving our fans & followers a limited time offer. Head to the buy beef jerky page and use the promotional code: bestjerky10 at the checkout to save 10% on your next online purchase of our delicious beef jerky.

Damn Honest Beef Jerky. Beef Jerky You Can Trust

Finally, beef jerky you can trust

We reckon food should be natural. There should be no preservatives, artificial flavours or additives designed to mask the products you eat. Sounds simple, right?

We also reckon food should be damn tasty. It should put a smile on your face, fill you up inside and be something you want to share with friends.

Just Jerky is, well, just jerky. It’s beef jerky you can trust and ticks all of the boxes mentioned above.

This is what makes our jerky so Damn Honest – jerky you can trust to be a helping hand in your daily activities and adventures. See, we know you’re busy – everyone’s busy these days. That’s why Just Jerky is made for those on-the-go snack shoppers who are after high-quality natural snacks, that are packed with energy and don’t compromise the waste line.

Time and time again we get asked asked why our jerky is so good. Yes, we do have a few secret tricks, but making quality beef jerky – or any food for that matter – really just comes down to the quality of the ingredients used. Our beef jerky is made from lean cuts of beef that are trimmed of fat and which are cut into thin strips to ensure there’s no spoilage. We then season the beef with our unique all-natural ingredients. Each ingredient is applied eveningly to the jerky strips, keeping the flavour and texture consistent across every piece you eat. And finally we cook the beef. We say cook, but it’s really more of a preserving method. Each piece is cooked for 4 days, which is why Just Jerky is delicate and simply delicious beef jerky.

You can learn more about what make our beef jerky so damn good here, or if you want to try some for yourself, then you can buy beef jerky online.

 

 

 

Beef Jerky Packed With Iron

Our beef jerky is packed with heaps of delicious goodies. In this article we take a quick look at what it means for Just Jerky to be packed with Iron.

Just Jerky’s beef jerky is 100% grass fed premium Australian beef. Our quality approach ensures only the best beef is used, giving you all the benefits of an Iron-rich diet – You can learn more about our beef jerky here.

So, why does your body need iron?

– For energy – iron is essential for producing energy from food and contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Snacking on beef jerky during the day is a fantastic way to get sustain your energy levels.

– For your brain – iron carries oxygen to the brain and contributes to normal cognitive function i.e. ability to concentrate and learn. One trick is to keep a pack of beef jerky, in the draw of your desk, or in the car. This means you can keep you mental focus throughout the day.

– To fight infections – the immune system depends on iron to work properly. Try eating beef jerky regularly to help give your body the nutrients it needs to fight infections.

– For normal growth and development – in babies, toddlers and children. Our all natural grass fed beef jerky are soft and delicious, for young-ones to enjoy in their lunchbox or as a light meal.

In addition to beef jerky being rich in Iron, eating red meat also provides your body with Omega-3. This is the same ‘healthy’ fat found in fish, and because we generally eat red meat about 3 times per week, it makes a valuable contribution to omega-3 in our diet.

If your looking to maintain healthy bodily function and give yourself sustaining energy, then try snacking on our beef jerky.

Make sure you check out our quick and easy beef jerky snacking ideas to learn how to get mix-up how you can eat beef jerky.

1/3 Women Aren’t Getting Enough Iron

Australian Women Aren’t Eating Enough Red Meat.

Beef Jerky is a rich source of Iron for Australian Women, where according to Beef and Lamb Australia, 1 in 3 are not getting enough Iron in their diets. Just Jerky’s locally sourced Australian beef jerky is full of Iron to help boost and keep your iron levels sustained. The convenient pack sizes allow you to take our beef jerky with you anywhere, anytime.

If you think you’re suffering from Iron Deficiency, then the helpful points below could help to diagnose any issues you may be facing.

The symptoms of iron deficiency are subtle and can be mistaken for a ‘busy lifestyle’. If you have any of these symptoms, you may be low in iron and should see your doctor:

If you’re a young female, pregnant or breastfeeding, you may be at risk of iron deficiency. Women have increased requirements for iron due to:

We recommend you plan your meals out each week. Look at easy ways you can incorporate red meat, like beef jerky, into your diet. However, if you still feel drained and tired then please consult a specialist.

Source: Beef and Lamb

How have you been snacking today?

How have you been snacking today?
 
Been reaching for that open pack of biccies, or perhaps that energy drink to keep your fuel levels topped up?
 
Find a minute to read this link – some useful and tips tricks to help provide a healthy and all-natural approach for giving your body sustaining fuel to burn.
You may also like our 3 hot & healthy snacking tips, for a few Just Jerky helpful ideas on how to best snack with beef jerky.

How to make the best beef jerky in 8 easy to follow steps.

What are the secrets behind making great tasting beef jerky?

You know – that succulent, meaty, full flavour jerky that you just want to munch and munch?

The good news is that you can make your very own jerky in your own humble kitchen – no need for a fancy dehydrator. You’ll be blown away – and your mates too – by just how easy it is to make great tasting beef jerky.

STEP 1: THE BEEF

Source the best quality beef possible. For us, this means making sure our beef is grass-fed and finished, and preferably purchased from our local butcher or meat wholesaler. As for the cut, it has to be super lean so our preference is Topside, but Silverside will work just as well.

STEP 2. THE SLICE

Pop the whole cut of beef into the freezer for about 2-3 hours. This will ensure the meat is firm but not fully frozen, which will make it easier to slice thinly. When removed from freezer, slice into thin pieces about 3-5mm. The thinner your slices, the less dehydration time is needed –  as well as allow each slice to absorb more flavour from the marinade.

(Personally, when making small batch jerky in our own kitchen at home we skip this step and jump straight into slicing with a very sharp chef’s knife. However, if you’re not confident with your knife skills, it is best to freeze, it does make the slices more consistent). 

STEP 3. THE FLAVOUR

It’s time to get creative – Prepare your marinade.

We love to use a combination of dry spices and herbs, pure sauces (Tamari/Soy/Fish), good quality salt and some honey. We avoid using ready made marinade sauces, or any pre-made sauces at all as  these are usually loaded with sugars and preservatives.

Make sure you marinade is combined really well, use a whisk if needed.

STEP 4. THE MARINATE

Using a glass container, submerge all sliced beef into the marinade and pop into the fridge for overnight or up to 24 hours.

STEP 5. DRY

a) Dehydrator method – depending on your dehydrator, lay beef slices directly on racks and stack onto the dehydrator. Make sure you rotate these racks during the course of the dehydration process (generally, the ones closer to the heating element will dry faster).

b) Electric oven method – line baking trays with baking paper and then lay out sliced beef flat, making sure no folds or slices are overlapping. With this method, it is important to set the oven to a low temp (about 80-100 degrees Celsius) and leave the oven door cracked open a little to ensure air is circulating and to keep the temp down.

With both methods, you will need to flip slices over a few times to ensure both sides are evenly cooked.

STEP 6. WHEN’S IT READY?

You will know that the jerky is ready when it has turned a dark ‘cooked beef’ colour and is quite stiff when picked up and attempted to bend. If there are any soft bits, leave in the dehydrator/oven for just a little longer.

STEP 7. EAT

 Jerky is best shared with friends.

STEP 8. AND REPEAT

Go back to Step 1 and give it a go again – new flavours, new marinade, new jerky experience.

So, now you’re a masterchef, right? Share your jerky creation with us @justjerky and we may collab with you on a special edition Just Jerky flavour.

Monday – Getting over it

Monday.

Do you feel that? Did your anxiety spike then spread down deep into the depths of your stomach?

The word alone can send shivers down the spin of people just like you and me. Arguably, normal people whose minds drift, filling with thoughts of the upcoming week’s workload. The sky-high pile of files to get through, the overflowing inbox, that increasingly looming presentation (which of course hasn’t been started), suddenly snaps into shape with a startling smack of panic as the alarm sounds.

The thing with Monday’s is that by design we start from behind. The weekend give us just enough time to forget where we’re up to. We commonly lose full-site of that important project we were working on, causing us to lose our working rhythm and routine. If any of you are like me, then often there are times where I find myself trying to recall exactly what I did the week previous, and what the heck I’m supposed to be doing… Mondays are hard.

Here’s a super simple checklist to help get your Mondays into shape.

Start right.

Starting right is a mental thing. If you start the working week with good intentions, coupled by a simple routine then the shift into ‘work mode’ becomes somewhat easier. Start by getting up early. I know… many of you, I suspect, may think that by taking Monday morning nice and cruisy we give our mind and body the pleasure of slowly getting ‘into it.’ But no – I don’t believe this works that well. Getting up early helps jump-start everything – giving yourself a quick adrenaline kick (or some sort of immediate boost). You can kind of shock yourself into being alert and focused, shifting your frame of mind positively & almost immediately.

Exercise.

Get outside if you can, and do even the smallest amount of exercise. This helps improve our cognitive ability, and gets the blood flowing around our body. For me, exercise gives a sense of accomplishment too, which in turn allows me to start off the working week in a positive frame of mind.

Weekly purpose.

Spend the first 5min of the day reflecting and preparing an actionable checklist of tasks. Don’t write a boring To-Do list that makes you fret about the volume of stuff you need to get through. Try writing down the most important tasks with actionable next-steps for each – give yourself something to work with.

This certainly helps to shift your perspectives from worrying, to focusing on doing the work that matters.

Snack-time.

We all understand there’s a really obvious and important need to eat good food to give us sustaining energy to support our bodies. But, I think food plays an important emotional role too. By preparing fun snacks to eat throughout the day helps gives us something to look forward to and work towards. Those little moments of satisfaction and bliss are super important to employ into your busy schedule, giving yourself a break – that necessary time for reflection and enjoyment. Try snacking on Just Jerky’s beef jerky, combined with some fruit and chocolate for your next ‘snack-time.’

Starting right, getting up and doing simple exercise gives us the basic tools to get our minds and bodies ready for the week. Having purpose in your workload and fuelling our bodies with exciting and fun foods ensures a positive and clear mind. Hopefully these simple ideas help with getting over the Monday hurdle. And of course let us know what tips and tricks you use.

Hungry for adventure?

Curiosity has driven our adventures. We crave the feeling of riding remote waves, darting down the face of snow covered slopes, and hiking tirelessly into the untouched wilderness. It’s in these moments of adventure that define Just Jerky.

Are you hungry for adventure?

Try Australia’s finest quality beef jerky from our online shop & get free shipping + save $10 when you buy any 2 boxes of our beef jerky. Simple.

 

Adventure for longer, adventure with Just Jerky.

Eat good. Feel Good. Look Good

Eat good. Feel good. Look good.

It’s that simple, right?

Okay, sure, there are a few other ingredients that help contribute to a healthy and happy life – like human connection & obviously love. But, here’s the thing – to get our own human foundations right, it really starts by looking at what we eat.

Eating good can be a real hassle, sure we understand. Or, it can be heaps of fun if you know what to look out for. Eating good doesn’t mean having to sacrifice much either. Dismiss the noise of so-called ‘experts’ trying to tell you to eat one particular food type exclusively. This is nonsense. Eating good is about balance – and of course eating healthy by balancing taste and flavour along the way is really important. Enjoying food is what it’s all about. Beef jerky is great way to eat well without compromising any of the yummies our taste buds are searching for.

Grass fed premium Australian beef jerky is what you want to look out for. Grass fed simply means that the cattle were only fed grass instead of grain on the farm – which is important to ensure the beef has no additives – it’s more natural this way. The flavouring is important too – make sure no numbers are on the ingredients list. All natural ingredients means you can feel good knowing that what you’re eating is natural & healthy.

Just Jerky’s entire range of beef jerky only use grass fed beef and all natural ingredients. So if you’re wanting to eat good to feel good. Try Just Jerky’s proudly Australian beef jerky – and you’ll be on your way to looking good too.

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