Formerly The Meat-ting Place Pty Ltd. Now TMP Organics Butcher and Supermarket. THE ORIGINAL and THE BEST since 1997.

Organic Butcher & Supermarket

North West Plaza
97 Flockton St, McDowall
Ph: 07 3353 8541



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Organic or Imposter? How to tell the difference.

Posted Wednesday 21st February 2018 at 11:04am

Organic food and products are continuously growing in popularity. We don’t refer to organic living as a trend though, because, in reality, it’s how our ancestors lived before the introduction of synthetic herbicides, pesticides and GMOs. Due to the increasing demand for organic products, there are of course some manufacturers and marketers who piggy back on the buzz-word ‘organic’, creating some ambiguity around what the term actually means and how its use is regulated. We’re here to clear up any confusion. It’s important for the consumer to understand that Certified Organic…

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Easy school lunch box ideas for busy parents

Posted Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 3:20pm

School lunch preparation can be time consuming, especially if you’re conscious about filling your child’s lunch box with healthy balanced food. It’s even trickier if you’ve got a fussy eater on your hands. We’ve got some great lunch box ideas to see you through the school year.   Lunch Meats TMP Organics offers a range of lunch meats including free range nitrate-free ham and organic corned silverside. These are great for sandwiches, rolls and wraps. Our lamb is delicious on a burger with pumpkin and feta, or have your kids try our beef, pork and chicken sausages. Just add some…

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Your Year to Choose Organic: Why Make the Switch?

Posted Thursday 1st February 2018 at 2:37pm

‘Organic’ has been a buzz word for years now, but a truly organic lifestyle is not a trend or a fad- it’s the lifestyle our grandparents and our ancestors enjoyed. Modern commercial food production has seen us stray further and further from traditional methods for a number of reasons, and this has lead to debates about whether or not conventionally, non-organically grown produce and meat is causing us more harm than good. It’s not only the health of humans we need to consider when choosing conventionally or organically produced food. We also need to look at the bigger picture- the…

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Christmas Gift Guide

Posted Monday 4th December 2017 at 1:05pm

There's nothing better than receiving a beautiful gift pack at Christmas, full of health-conscious goodies to pamper and relax. Come into the store and take a peek at our gift table. You'll be sure to find something for that special someone.  Too hard to choose? Why not get a Gift Voucher instead! Our Christmas gift suggestions inlcude: Loving Earth ChocolatePUD For All Seasons- Assorted FlavoursBenecos Natural Beauty "Happy Nails"Benecos Natural Beauty "Summer Glow" Beauty KitBenecos Natural Beauty Contour SetJojoba Age Defying Gift PackJojoba Pamper PackJojoba Ultimate Gift PackInika…

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*WIN* a $50 Voucher to Spend In-Store!

Posted Monday 6th November 2017 at 3:10pm

As an early Christmas present to you, we have 2 x $50 gift vouchers up for grabs so you can treat your friends and family to a delicious organic feast this year! To enter the draw:1) Follow TMP Organics on Facebook: Like our post promoting this giveaway3) Share the post with your family and friends That's it! Good luck! The winner will be drawn on Thursday 30 November and announced via our Facebook page on Friday 1 December 2017. Terms and Conditions1. Competition entries close at 8pm AEST on Wednesday 29 November 2017.2. Two (2) winners will be…

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Healthy Halloween Treats the Kids will Love

Posted Friday 27th October 2017 at 10:10am

Enjoy Halloween without the sugar-high and belly ache this year. We've compiled some quick and easy healthy recipes to try with the kids. Darkly Delicious Apples Did you know that the pairing of dark chocolate and apples create an antioxidant-rich dynamic duo that may help protect your heart? Here's our heart-healthy and tooth-friendly twist on traditional candied and caramel apples. You'll need: 4 applesSticks1 cup dark-chocolate baking discs or chipsParchment paper Directions: Remove the apple stems and insert the sticks into the top of the apples. Melt the dark chocolate baking…

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Our Christmas Menu is Here!

Posted Friday 6th October 2017 at 4:14pm

Our 2017 Christmas menu is now ready for order and will be available for pick up Friday 22nd December, Saturday 23rd December or Sunday 24th December.  Christmas at TMP Organics is a very festive time of year, offering our wide range of Turkey, Ham, Chicken and Pork. All specially prepared with our stuffings and glazings. Enjoy eating well this Christmas. Everyone will absolutely love the taste of our fresh organic meats. To place an order select the delicious items from our menu and date for pick up and email your order, name and phone number to or if you…

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You Are What You Digest: How Probiotics and Prebiotics Help with Overall Health

Posted Tuesday 15th August 2017 at 2:39pm

You are what you digest, and eating plenty of probiotic- and prebiotic-rich foods is one of the best ways to support digestion and the assimilation of nutrients.  Probiotics are living microorganisms commonly referred to as “good” bacteria. They help keep your digestive system healthy by controlling growth of harmful bacteria. Prebiotics, on the other hand, are non-digestible fibres that stimulate growth of probiotics, acting as food for the good bacteria and enabling probiotics to survive in the bowel.  Healthy Gut, Healthy Mind and Body Probiotics and prebiotics are essential in…

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6 Beauty and Personal Care Products You Should Replace with Healthier Alternatives

Posted Wednesday 26th July 2017 at 10:29am

If you like making healthier choices about what food you eat but haven’t yet replaced your chemical-laden personal care and beauty products, it’s time to find healthier alternatives. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and absorbs the creams, powders, sprays and lotions we put on it. Around 10,500 industrial chemicals are used as cosmetic ingredients, many of which are carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, endocrine disruptors, plasticisers (chemicals that keep concrete soft), degreasers (used to get grime off auto parts) and surfactants (they reduce surface tension in…

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Soak It In: How to Prepare Grains, Beans, Legumes, Nuts and Seeds

Posted Tuesday 4th July 2017 at 9:52am

Our modern culture is fixated on speed and convenience: fast-food, microwave meals, quick oats, 2 minute noodles, instant coffee and powdered soup in a box. In our desperate search for more time in the day, we’ve lost touch with traditional food preparation methods that can dramatically improve our health. Traditional societies around the world knew that certain foods required preparation before consumption. These include grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds- foods that contain anti-nutrients and are difficult to digest unless properly prepared.  Grains can be stored for long periods…

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Why You Should Start Preserving Food

Posted Wednesday 7th June 2017 at 9:02pm

Food preservation may seem like a thing of the past, a method used ‘back in the day’ when fresh produce was scarce in the cooler months, but it certainly has its place in the modern world and we use several methods every day without even thinking about it. While our ancestors dried food for long journeys or fermented food for better nutritional value, food preservation can be used today to not only keep food for longer but also to reduce waste, save money, and enjoy local and seasonal produce year round. Native American Indians would dry buffalo meat to preserve it and to make it…

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Diatomaceous Earth - The next big thing in health and well being?

Posted Friday 28th April 2017 at 2:30pm

You may have never heard of Diatomaceous Earth before, even though it’s been a part of the earth’s ecology for millions of years, but based on its remarkable health benefits we think it’s time the word got out. Like kale and goji berries before it, Diatomaceous Earth, or DE, may very well be the next big thing in the wellness industry.   Diatomaceous earth is an all-natural product made from tiny fossilised water plants or algae called diatoms. You’ve probably used DE before and not even realised it. It’s commonly found in pet nutrition products, sprays and products used to…

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Benefits of Activated Charcoal

Posted Friday 31st March 2017 at 8:20am

Activated charcoal is most widely used medicinally as a detoxifier and poison antidote in Emergency Rooms. It adsorbs (different from absorbs) most organic toxins, chemicals and poisons before they can harm the body. Charcoal does this by binding with the toxins, so rather than being absorbed by the body, the toxins are expelled. In the home, many people are having excellent results using activated charcoal to whiten teeth, cleanse skin, and even assist with bloating and gas. How is Activated Charcoal Made? Activated charcoal is created through the process of heating common charcoal in the…

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Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

Posted Monday 27th February 2017 at 10:39am

Not all honeys are created equal, and telling the difference can sometimes be tricky. The standard honeys available at conventional supermarkets aren’t always as beneficial for our health as we’d like them to be. They are often highly processed and lacking in important nutrients. Manuka honey, however, has been shown to have up to 4 times the nutritional content of normal flower honeys, and it is also highly antibacterial. Honey has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes including topical treatment for wounds and other skin infections, but recent studies have exposed…

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Health Benefits of Turmeric

Posted Friday 3rd February 2017 at 10:51am

Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow colour, and it has been used in India and the Middle East for thousands of years. Turmeric was traditionally used in Siddha and Ayurvedic medicine to treat inflammatory conditions, skin diseases, wounds, digestive ailments and liver conditions. It’s only recently, however, that science has started to shed more light on turmeric’s true medicinal potential. The focus of many studies has been on curcumin, which is the main active compound in turmeric. Turmeric has so many healing properties that there have been over 6000 peer-reviewed…

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What to do with Christmas Leftovers

Posted Tuesday 20th December 2016 at 9:39am

We can all agree that Christmas Day’s feast is delicious, but that doesn’t mean you have to live it all over again on Boxing Day. Here are some great ideas for sprucing up leftover ham, chicken and turkey to create new and exciting meals the whole family will enjoy.   Ham and Potato Cakes with Rocket Pesto Source: delicious. - January 2012 , Page 168. Recipe by Jessica Brook & Phoebe Wood. Get creative with your festive leftovers to make these vibrant ham and potato cakes. 6 Servings Ingredients 800g desiree potatoes, peeled, chopped1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard2 tablespoons…

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Overfed and Undernourished

Posted Wednesday 30th November 2016 at 3:14pm

Hungry all the time? Many of us are malnourished and we don’t even know it.  Interestingly, people struggling with their weight are the most likely to be deficient in essential vitamins and minerals. How can this be when we have easy access to food and eat regularly, maybe even too much and too often? A mistake is to assume that “a calorie is a calorie”, and that if you consume enough calories throughout the day that your body is receiving all the nutrients it needs. The standard Australian diet is energy dense but nutrient poor (not enough vitamins and minerals), so we end up eating…

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Do You Really Need to Quit Sugar?

Posted Monday 31st October 2016 at 10:29am

Sugar has received a bad rap recently, perpetuated by popular programs such as Sarah Wilson’s “I Quit Sugar”, and documentaries such as That Sugar Film. Nutritionists, doctors and the media are all talking about it, so what’s the deal? Is sugar just the latest victim of finger-pointing health nuts, or is it something we should seriously consider cutting from our diets? The Not-So-Sweet Truth The World Health Organisation recommends our sugar consumption should only make up five per cent of our total daily calorie intake, which equates to about 25g or six teaspoons per day. The…

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Know Your Fats: Myths Debunked

Posted Thursday 29th September 2016 at 9:15pm

For years fat has been vilified and we’ve seen a huge shift to “low-fat” food products on our supermarket shelves. We’ve been urged to banish it from our diets, told it’s unhealthy, and told it’s responsible for making us fat and sick. It makes sense- eating fat makes you fat, right? Not necessarily, and we’re now seeing a shift back to embracing healthy fats as part of a balanced diet. The problem is many of us have been on the low-fat bandwagon for so long, it’s difficult to welcome fat back onto our plates.  What’s “healthy” fat? What fats should I avoid? What oils…

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Coffee: Is it Good or Bad for You?

Posted Tuesday 30th August 2016 at 11:48am

The jury seems out on whether coffee is healthy or harmful. We’ve seen conflicting information over the years about whether that morning latte is worth it. One minute coffee is able to help prevent some diseases, and the next it’s receiving a roasting (pun intended). With all this in mind, is there a “right” amount of coffee we should be drinking, or should we be avoiding it altogether? We have the answer, but first let’s look at some of the pros and cons of Australia’s favourite bean. Benefits:- Cardiovascular system – despite potentially increasing blood pressure, coffee…

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What is Organic?

Organic farming uses the earth's natural resources for sustainability. It emphasises appropriate land management and aims to ecologically achieve the balance between animal life, the natural environment and food crops. Organic farmers do not use pesticides, herbicides, genetically modified foods, growth promoters or hormones.

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Recent reports and studies have shown an increase in food-related allergies, with many people now experiencing allergic reactions to peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, milk, eggs, soy, fish and shellfish. Food allergies involve our body's immune system, and because 70% of our immune system is found in the digestive tract, the foods that we eat and the chemicals they contain can have a significant impact on our health. When the digestive tract and immune system aren't functioning well we become vulnerable to a host of disorders, including allergies.

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