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Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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.

Wahhhhhh! 😕

(Yes, that was a Snooki ‘wah.’)

Look what happened to my poor tire on the way to the gym this morning! 👿


I’m *usually* a very careful driver, but, somehow, I ran over a curb and destroyed my tire. I still have no idea how it happened!?!

Check out the tear in the lower right of the tire. Yowsahs! 😯 I wasn’t even going that fast. I must have hit the curb just right to do that type of damage. Wahhh!

Thankfully, my day got better! 😀


After Body Pump, I drove home (with a new tire), quickly showered, and immediately started to make lunch. I was so hungry!

Inspired by last night’s sandwich recipe, I baked wontons with a feta-apricot-walnut filling. They were dee-lish!

Feta, Apricot & Walnut Wontons


  • 6 Nasoya Won Ton Wraps
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 4-5 dried apricots, chopped
  • Splash of soy milk


  • Preheat oven to 350*F and spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine feta, walnuts, apricots, and soy milk in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Divide mixture between the 6 Won Ton Wraps.
  • Fold wraps over and pinch edges with wet fingers to close.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until wontons start to lightly brown.

Makes 1 serving


I enjoyed my Feta, Apricot & Walnut Wontons with melted butter and a sprinkled of grated Parmesan cheese on top. Mmm!


(Please note the pug tail in the photo above.)

Of course, Murphy needed to get a good look at lunch today.


He thought it looked delicious!


Very delicious.


But, I didn’t share! 😉

After lunch, I made a batch of Mama Pea’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls, which were inspired by the ones from the Foodbuzz Festival.

My batch came out really well, but, if I had used the correct ingredients, I’m sure they would have turned out even better. Unfortunately, when I scanned Mama Pea’s recipe this morning, I missed the part about whole wheat pastry flour. I used whole wheat flour instead, which worked fine, but pastry flour would have made them per-fect. Next time: whole wheat pastry flour.


Pug walk + hair cut! Thanks for all of your hair recommendations this morning! :mrgreen:

P.S. Thanks to everyone who purchased something from my sister’s Avon promotion to benefit Team In Training. She donated $56 to the cause! 😀



  1. I have hit a curb and popped my tire too — I put on a spare tire at 10pm at night. I was pretty proud of myself! (I did have my sister with me and we were in a well lit neighborhood)

    I need to keep wonton wrappers in my kitchen, it seems like such a fun way to redo a meal.

  2. I have some wonton wrappers in my fridge waiting to be used. This might just inspire me to make something!

    Also, this is the millionth time I’ve seen Mama Pea’s dough balls on blogs today. I think you’re all trying to tell me something: make these. Now.

  3. I had a flat a couple of weeks ago too – SO inconvenient! The wraps look soo soo goo. And I agree with Krystina above about the whole wheat pastry!

  4. Oh no! So sorry about the tire. I dread tire problems.

    And those wontons look ridiculously good. I am so going to have to make these. I’m just about drooling on the keyboard.

    Also, can’t wait to see your new hair. 🙂

  5. I made Mama Pea’s cookie dough balls this past weekend and I did the SAME thing!!! They turned out ok…but you’re right…next time I’ll use the pastry flour. 🙂 Also, just got my stainless steel straws from your shop the other day and they are AWESOME. I can’t believe they don’t get crazy hot when you put them in a hot drink! And everything tastes so smooth and clean through them! Thank you for introducing me to such a rad product!

  6. sometimes those curbs have metal in them that slices right though a tire. Thank goodness you were not on the freeway.

    I love the pictures of Murp, him licking his chops. You have done a great job on training him to not grab and run.

  7. OMG! I did the same thing to my tire… on the way to the gym as well this past month. I was being the safe driver, pulled over when I saw an ambulance and whacked the curb. Hope your day got better 🙂

  8. Thank you so much for the link to that peanut butter dough ball recipe!! I’m going ot make them now, although I’ll have to use normal whole wheat flour like you 🙂

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