“Back Off”

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Murphy is seriously obsessed with chicken. I was on grill duty for dinner last night, so he didn’t leave me alone the entire time.



On the menu: Roasted Chicken & Veggies with Maple Mustard Sauce. I did my own thing and cooked the chicken on the grill and veggies separately in the oven. It was probably a little more work this way, but it still turned out well. I also added cauliflower to the mix. I’m lovin’ it lately.

IMG_3110 (750x563) (750x563)_thumb

Ok, so let’s talk a little more about Murphy’s chicken obsession. This dog goes mental when chicken is around (as witnessed here and here). He acts like such a little diva. He cries, whines, and spins in circles. It’s absolutely ridiculous.


Anyway, Murphy has gotten sort of really annoying with his love for chicken, so Mal taught him how to “back off” when we’re eating. At first, Murphy gets a little confused and gets closer, but then remembers how to “back off” and is appropriately rewarded.

I love this dog so much.

For dessert, I enjoyed a small handful of candy corn””my first of the season!

IMG_3018 (750x563)_thumb

Merrell Vendemmia Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered the Merrell Vendemmia Giveaway! Here’s your winner:


I love the Captiva Strap Waterproof! I’ve been looking for a stylish alternative to those clunky, awful rubber rain boots everyone has.

Congrats, Dani! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com with your full name, mailing address, shoe size, and selection.



  1. I thought about doing this adorable thing of filling glass vases with candy corn to use as decor or candle holders.

    Then I realized I’d just eat pounds of candy corn with candle wax dripped all over them and decided it wasn’t that good of an idea.

  2. I love your dog too!! I could just steal him (but I won’t). My Boston has a habit of resting his head on your arm while you eat (if we are not at our table but eating on TV trays). It’s hilarious! He doesn’t try to take anything but wants to make sure you know he’s there. They melt your heart don’t they? Smoosh-faced dogs rule!

  3. Oh man, he’s too cute! My dog will spend an entire meal on her back, since “roll over” is her least favorite way to earn a treat, and thus she thinks if she does it, she has totally earned whatever she wants. :p

    1. That is soooo funny! I sure hope she gets something after spending all that time in a submissive position!

  4. I totally wanna teach our puppy “back off”! We’ve taught him all of the basic commands and recently just added in “roll over” but I’m not sure he’ll ever learn “stay” haha 😛 If he sees something he wants, he can’t be stopped!

  5. Our Chiweenie stalks me in the kitchen and looks at us at the table when we’re eating, but he’s usually pretty disciplined. Although, every grocery bag we bring through the door just HAS to be for HIM. All him. Must be. Why else would we go out and come back with so many tempting scents and not share? lol

  6. Ohhhh! I love candy corn. No control around it though. I definitely bought a small bag and had it devoured in a weekend! If only they sold single serving packs!

  7. Wow, I need to teach my little guy that one. He is WAY too close for comfort during dinner time. Last night, he jumped on my lap and face planted head first on the table. I’m not sure he would ever understand “back off” but it’s worth a try. 🙂

  8. Our dog ‘Johnny Cash’ goes by Cash is nuts about chicken and any lunch meat. I however don’t go crazy for candy corns…but clearly I heart Swedish Fish. 🙂 Have a fab weekend Tina. I think I’ll call you Tiny Tina. MmmK?

  9. Oh my gosh, I know I’m getting repetitive on every post, but I just can’t get over the look of pure desperation and and neediness Murphy always has. He’s so cute.

  10. Murphy is so cute!! My dogs are usually pretty good about backing off. I try to feed them before I eat, that way they’re not starving at my feet.

  11. We have a Mini Schnauzer that goes crazy for carrots. I think he knows what they sound like when you cut a carrot. He will run from another room and sit on your feet while you’re cutting carrots.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Join the community!

Get recipes, workouts. and discounts straight to your inbox for FREE!
© 2022 Carrots ‘N’ Cake. All Rights Reserved | An Elite CafeMedia Food Publisher | Funnel Build & Design by: Maria Filipina Co.