Porkless Pig Week 2.......
On the weekend I travelled to the NSW country side for a wedding, passing the paddocks of cows all I could think of was steak, meat balls and shredded beef nachos. I was secretly hoping the reception dinner would provide me with an obligatory excuse to eat meat at the expense of adding an extra day to the challenge. When I saw the fish arrive at the table my disappointment was as audible as my boyfriend's amusement. I think he had great satisfaction biting into his roast beef knowing I couldn't ask him to share it with me.
I am still undecided if this challenge is worth the inconvenience and heart ache but here is the progress of the Porkless Pig Challenge so far:
Mind: Foggy, my energy levels have plummeted and body is telling me go to the butcher.
Body: I have lost 1.5kg from the pork belly, I think that can be attributed to my meals being boring so I don't go in for seconds and I'm forced to eat more salads because sandwiches generally have meat on them.
Bank: I have a few extra piggy pennies in the bank, but I don't think you can put a price on good ham.
Despite my complaints I have had some delicious and nutritious delights, the highlights include:
- Falafel, chickpea and sweet potato salad with lemon tahini dressing
- Crispy skin salmon with a spinach, bean, asparagus and feta salad
- Feta, roast capsicum, chilli and herb stuffed roasted field mushrooms
- Sweet potato roasted in Moroccan seasoning to substitute Samboys