My name is Hannah, and I’m an Aussie freelance writer living in Finland. This blog is a collection of travel guides and tips to help you get the most out of your travel (especially if you have kids in tow).

Porkless Pig Week 2.......

Porkless Pig Week 2.......

2 Weeks down and 8 days to go...... It has been challenging to say the least and surprisingly I have struggled more with the lack of meat than the lack of Samboys.

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

Oink oink,

Truffle Pig.

A Monday at Montrachet.....

Sake it to me!.........