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Iโ€™m the owner of Carrots โ€˜Nโ€™ 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.

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Carrots ‘N’ Cake is getting a facelift tonight! I hope you’re ready!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Did you know that CNC once looked like this?

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Yep, that was the good ol’ Blogger days.

In September 2008, Carrots ‘N’ Cake received its current look and hasn’t changed all that much since. However, in the past few months, you’ve probably noticed that CNC crashes almost every day. Well, the “back end” of the blog no longer supports its traffic, so the new and improved Carrots ‘N’ Cake should definitely help with this issue.

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If you’re curious about the full history of Carrots ‘N’ Cake, you can read it here. In 2.5 years, my blog has gone through a lot of changes!

Lunch

This afternoon, I had the pleasure of enjoying lunch at Brasserie Jo with Katie, the E-Marketing/Entertainment Sales Manager at The Colonnade Hotel. (Remember my trip to the rooftop pool?!?)

In a few weeks, Mal and I are hosting a fundraising party in Boston, so we’ve been contacting local businesses to donate prizes for the event’s raffles/silent auctions to raise money for Team in Training. Katie was kind enough to offer an AMAZING prize, so I met her today to discuss the details.

Local folks: Save the date – Thursday, September 30th. You’re all invited! Details to come! ๐Ÿ˜€

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For lunch, we started with a freshly baked baguette. I ate at least three or four pieces with butter. I have zero control around French bread!

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Then, the chef sent a wonderful appetizer to our table: jumbo scallops + pork belly. The dish was his take on bacon-wrapped scallops. It was definitely something special!

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Holy flavor! I never knew I liked pork belly so much!

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After the appetizer, the chef sent another dish. This time, it was Salade Nicoise, served with a thick piece of medium-rare tuna. It was also delicious, but I only took a few bites, so I could pace myself for the main course.

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For my entree, I ordered theย Belgian Endive Salad, which was served with a citrus dressing, big chunks of blue cheese, sliced apples, and walnuts.

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After two appetizers, I was glad that I ordered a light entree!

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I almost turned down dessert, but Katie offered to split theย Alsace Brioche Bread Pudding with me. Chocolate-apricot bread pudding!?! Um, yes, sign me up!!

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The bread pudding definitely put me over the edge, but it was totally worth it! I’d visit Brasserie Jo just to eat this dessert again. HOLY YUM!! :mrgreen:

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I also drank a cup of coffee with dessert.

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It was much-needed on such a dank and dreary day.

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I’m not used to 4-course meals at lunchtime. Now, I need a nap!

Get ready for the new Carrots ‘N’ Cake!!! :mrgreen:

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149 Comments

  1. Haha I’m the same way… I eat like a hearty breakfast, like a bird at lunch, and then eat a balanced dinner (most of the time ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  2. Can’t wait to see the new home for CNC.

    Wow, that lunch is unreal. No, I take that back. That lunch dessert is unreal. I would have died over Chocolate Apricot Bread Pudding. Yummm!

  3. OMG, this is amazing. The pictures just pop up as I scroll down. I love the date pop out. I am not too keen on the comment font.
    What font is that?

  4. so very cute!! the art/font/style/layout — all awesome.

    i will be super unhelpful and say that the tag line still doesn’t quite work for me (so much room for interpretation; a healthy balance of…what? valium and alcohol?) yet, i have no suggestions. see, super unhelpful!

    totally in love with the whole new style though. so pleasing. i think you did want feedback on the tag line, though…so that’s my feedback!

  5. LOVe the makeover! the fonts, the cupcake/pug pics, everything! i just wish the whole posts showed up in google reader ๐Ÿ™

  6. It looks great, Tina! I’m glad you put the old faces of CNC up too, because otherwise I get sad when I can’t compare the two when I forget what the old one looked like-hah! I’m a weirdo but it really looks awesome!

  7. i love every single thing about your new site!! It’s so unique!!!! and AWESOME! i am in love with the cupcake and little murphy icon!!! So sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Hmm, my computer is having trouble with these images, but hopefully it’ll sort itself out by the time you’re posting yummy adventures and pugs again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. YUM. BREAD. That is all.
    LOVE the new layout..the cupcake & pug are just too cute! The font being used in this comment box is also a nice touch. ๐Ÿ™‚

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