I hope you are all doing well on this fine Sunday. Life continues to be lifey, and my frustration at not being able to spend the time I want on this blog is what it is.
A couple of weeks ago Sarah gently asked me if it was perhaps time to consider selling the blog. It's a well-established site that has already qualified for a premium ad network and I could likely get a decent amount of money if I sold it.
But hell no, I'm not doing that! I AM the Nutrition Lady, and I would much rather see the site wither under my own neglect than flourish at the hand of someone else.
This site is my baby, my passion project, something I've been doing for nearly 12 years now. I recognize that this season of my life is what it is, but I also know that it won't last forever. And who knows with all the twists and turns in this life it could end up being my full-time job at some point down the road.
For now I'm happy enough that it is a mostly neglected side-hustle, and I'm grateful that you, dear reader, are sticking with me even during this time of bumpy and sparse posting.
I have still managed to keep up with running more or less through this period of craziness, despite some illness and injury that has been slowing me down.
I realized that I've been restarting the same weeks of the 10K training program over and over again since September, so I decided to sign up for a 10K race in June as an incentive to actually get through it. And then I convinced 10 of my colleagues to also sign up, and got my company to sponsor us. So now I really have to get through it!
After a cold and snowy April it's been nice for the weather to be warming up a bit. I've started running to work at least once a week as a way to squeeze an extra run into my busy schedule. It takes only slightly longer than when I bike in, and turns out that running with a backpack on isn't as annoying as I thought it would be.
I try to plan things out so that I have a change of clothes at the office the day before so all I really need to carry with me is my computer, and it works out fine.
This weekend I FINALLY busted out my camera and photographed a couple of recipes. I have a pretty good backlog of recipes that have been photographed and are ready to be published, but it's the first time I have picked up the camera since December.
It felt good to be back, and I'm excited to share both of these recipes with you guys in the coming weeks. Both of them are re-shoots of ancient recipes buried deep, deep in the archives with no recipe cards, no SEO, and really crappy photos.
Every time I update and re-publish one and old recipe like that I feel the site getting just a teeny bit healthier and it makes me happy. Sell the site?! Pfft. Naw. That's not going to happen.
ON HEY NUTRITION LADY LATELY
I'm so excited to finally be sharing this Instant Pot Brown Rice Risotto with you guys! Creamy, delicious risotto made with whole-grain brown rice with practically no stirring involved. This recipe has been tested till perfect, and I hope you are as happy with the results as I am. Special thanks to my recipe testers Kimberly, Kimberly, and Karen for their help with this one!
These Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats are one of my go-to recipes for busy weekday mornings. A batch will last a few days in the fridge, all you need to do is add your favourite toppings for a quick and easy breakfast.
WHAT’S TRENDING ON HNL
Yeah, yeah, we all know that Mung Bean and Coconut Curry and How to Cook Mung Beans are in the top spots. Yes, still! So let’s look at what else is trending.
1. 10-Minute Vegetable Ramen Noodles. So easy and so good.
2. Black Bean and Quinoa Freezer Burritos. It's been way too long since I made a batch of these.
3. Red Lentil Dal. Such an easy and nourishing recipe.
4. How to Cook Adzuki Beans. The people want to know!
5. Homemade Pumpkin Seed Butter. Such a fun and tasty alternative to peanut butter!
Marie left the following comment and 5-star review on our Chocolate Yogurt Cake recipe:
There is not a crumb left. This cake is so perfectly moist and so so chocolatey. We'll definitely make this again.
I'm so glad you enjoyed this cake as much as we do, Marie!
THIS WEEK’S MENU
This week I'm away with my company for our spring conference, so it's a bit of a weird one.
HERE’S WHAT’S ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
Monday: Leftovers from the weekend photoshoot.
Tuesday: I've been craving lasagna lately so am making my Kale Lasagna and will freeze the leftovers.
Wednesday: Niko has soccer, so we'll grab hotdogs after practice and salads and veggies when we get home.
Thursday: Conference dinner.
Friday: Conference dinner.
Saturday: Fancy dinner. Risotto maybe?!
Sunday: Pizza night! I've been experimenting with 72-Hour Pizza Dough lately and it's soooo good.
Even a tiny bit of Katie is better than no Katie at all! Thanks for your commitment, you are a wealth of knowledge and a lot of fun!
I’m so happy you’ll stick with us! Sites aren’t the same when their original owners leave. I feel your readers would rather extend you some grace than to see you leave. And I don’t think I’ll ever be able to read “dear reader” again without it being heard in the Julie Andrews Bridgerton voice 😉
Your overnight oats are my summer staple, especially when the heat starts and since it’s going to be in the 90’s next week, I’m happy to revisit this recipe!! I love them, thank you💕
Hey Nutrition Lady I’m reading your blog from Italy on my vacation from Canada. I’m very glad you’re sticking with us. Your personality comes through in your writing and well……in the end…..a recipe is a recipe even though yours are very good !