What’s Good This Week

Question: is it super obvious that this is a zebra? Disregard the stripes, because all of the animals have stripes so that’s not a clue. My two-year-old kept asking me what it was and I couldn’t figure it out, so I looked to the good people of instagram for help, and everyone was like, duh, that’s a zebra. 

Turns out that is correct, and one of my followers even sent me a legend with the names and biographies of all of the animals here. We’ve got Nozo the rhino, Antee the anteater, and Zeebee, the very silly zebra. Thanks, Christina, that’s one less question I have to hear repeatedly! 

Pretending he wasn’t a complete a-hole the night before.

See those lovely green tiles? They’re going bye-bye. We don’t particularly care for our bathroom, because whoever renovated / decorated our apartment a couple of owners back was an insane person. The bathrooms are the only part we haven’t bothered with, but the universe clearly wants us to have a nicer bathroom because there is water damage happening and the entire thing needs to be ripped out. 

The positive? A brand new bathroom paid for by insurance. Yay! The negative? Having no shower or bath or laundry facility for a few months. Yes, MONTHS. First they need to tear out the bathroom – I mean nary a tile will remain in there, it’ll just be a concrete bunker. Then, since water has been leaking into the concrete walls for some years, it needs to dry. We’re told that’ll take 4-8 weeks with a giant industrial drying fan running 24/7. After it’s dry then they can get in there and do the repair, and after that’s done the bathroom can be rebuilt. 

Luckily my kids are small and can take baths in the kitchen sink, my husband is a workout junkie and can take showers at the pool or at his office, and I was born with what my sister refers to as “the dirty gene” and am perfectly satisfied with taking a shower every other-ish day. The plan is to get a membership at the 24hr gym across the street and hit it up for showers. Fun times! 

Odie takes bathing very seriously.

Do you guys love listening to podcasts? Duh, of course you do! One of my favourite podcasts is Food Psych by Christy Harrison. Harrison is a registered dietitian specializing in intuitive eating and health at every size, and her podcast is “a weekly show dedicated to helping you make peace with food and break free from diet culture.

This week’s episode featured Angela Garbes, the author of Like a Mother, one my favourite books I’ve read so far this year. The discussion is about how to make peace with your body in pregnancy and beyond, and it’s a good one! 

On Hey Nutrition Lady This Week

We had a gold star week on HNL this week! Actual brand spanking shiny new posts this week! Wooohooo! 

First up we made this bonkers good Pumpkin Curry Soup. You do have to hack up a pumpkin for it, but it’s sooooooo worth the effort. Creamy and delicious, made with Thai red curry paste and coconut milk so it’s vegan, paleo, and Whole 30 friendly. Woot! Pin this recipe

two bowls of pumpkin curry soup on a grey background with a small ornamental pumpkin and a red soup pot

Next up, Vanilla Salt. What the what?! Yes ma’am (and one male reader), you read that correctly, vanilla salt. If you’re looking for an easy and impressive homemade gift, this is it. It’s a finishing salt that’s perfect for sprinkling on chocolate chip cookies, caramels, or anything else that could use a little salty vanilla-y tweak. Pin this recipe

vanilla salt being made in a blue and white bowl and spooned into jars

And lastly, an oldie but a goodie: Amazing Vegan Gravy! If you’re looking for a fantastic vegetarian gravy recipe for Thanksgiving, look no more! Or maybe you’re not celebrating Thanksgiving in the coming week, but you’re a poutine-loving vegetarian like I am? This is the gravy for you! Pin this recipe

Amazing Vegan Gravy // www.heynutritionlady.com

What’s Trending on HNL

These are the five most popular posts on Hey Nutrition Lady over the last week!

1. Mung Bean and Coconut Curry. I realized this week that this little ol’ recipe has made it to the front page of google if you search “mung bean recipe” which apparently quite a lot of people are doing! Yay! Pin this recipe.

2. Curried Cauliflower Chickpea Wraps. I love this freezer-friendly recipe! Pin this recipe

3. Black Bean and Quinoa Freezer Burritos. More freezer love! Hope y’all are stashing these away for busy times. Pin this recipe

4. Turmeric Latte Mix. Another awesome, inexpensive, and easy homemade gift idea. Pin this recipe

5. Tempeh Bolognese. Healthy cozy comfort food for the win! Pin this recipe

What’s Good Around The Web

icon of globe with text "what's good around the web"1. Move over, peanuts. This study says milk allergy is much more common in kids

2. Does cutting carbs really keep the weight off? The big new diet study, explained

3. And also: Recent headlines about low carb diets are misleading

4. Wise words on the importance of exercise for emotional health

5. Is modern medicine a major threat to public health? Hmm.

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