Cone Head

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.

Look at my dog:


He’s a cone head!!!

When we picked-up Murphy from the vet this evening, he was so excited to see us. He was smiling from ear-to-ear and wagging his butt tail like crazy. But, now that reality has set in, he’s not happy about the plastic funnel wrapped around his little pug head. Poor guy. Hopefully, he’ll get used to it sooner than later.

As for my Friday night eats, let’s start with a recap of dessert! 😉


There were a bunch of apples and a pomegranate in the fridge that needed to be eaten ASAP or thrown in the garbage. You guys know how I feel about wasting food, so I combined them for a delicious Pomegranate Apple Crisp. Holy yum! 😀


Pomegranate Apple Crisp


  • 3 apples
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick of softened butter
  • Cinnamon to taste


  • Pre-heat oven to 350* F.
  • Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter in mixing bowl. Mix until butter is blended well.
  • Slice apples into bite-size pieces and spread in baking dish. Then add half of the pomegranate arils on top of the apples.
  • Sprinkle oat mixture and remaining arils on top of apples.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Allow to cool before serving.



I kept dinner simple tonight: homemade salad with leftover Flutes, grilled veggies, and rice from Salsa’s.


Tasty and satisfying!


It’s only 8:30 pm, but I’m ready for bed. Murphy is already passed out on the couch. He’s snoring like a chainsaw!

Time for PJs. Good night, blog friends! :mrgreen:



  1. I’m glad that Murphy is better 🙂 The apple and pomagranates crisp look so good. I’m keeping the recipe. I’ve just recently started to eat pomagranates 🙂 Today I tried with yogurt, granola, almond butter and pomagranate and it was so yummy. 🙂

  2. Im glad Murphy is feeling better! You have a very cute puppy=) You dessert looks amazing too. Thank you so much for that recipe. It looks wonderful. have a fantastic evening!

  3. My dog had to wear one of those things after each of her knee surgeries (one per knee). And she had a cast on her leg. Not happy times for the poor dear.

    Your dessert (and dinner) look delicious. They’re making me hungry, since I haven’t taken my dinner break yet. It’s not quite 7 p.m. here in AZ.

  4. Awww! That reminds me of when our own little guy got his *ahem* operation.

    Does it make me a bad person that I think dogs are even 10 times cuter when they have to wear those cones? I just think they look so funny!

    That crisp looks delicious!

  5. I’m new to your blog and I love it! I am a health educator and love food and blah blah blah BUT most importantly I have two pugs! Stewart and Dougle (think Dooo-gle), pugs are the best dogs (in my completely un-biased opinion ;)) Murphy is adorable! Dougle was neutered just a couple of months ago and had to wear the cone too… I wish I could post a picture for you and Murphy to see and hopefully feel a bit better about his situation 😉

  6. Tina,
    OMG! I am cracking up looking at that picture of Murphy! He might just be the CUTEST thing ever! Tell him to rest and get better… glad to see he pulled through with the surgery. He is seriously the most photogenic puppy, with the best expressions! I think he should start his own blog too! So in addition to Murphy I just wanted to say keep on with the FABULOUS blogging work (I love it!) and looking forward to what will be a fabulous book too! Congrats again! On a side note… I love your table that is always in the backdrop of your pictures… and your iced coffee straw?!? I’m super curious as to where that came from? Is it metal!?! I never switched over to hot coffee this year either so I may need to get me one of those straws you use! Hope all is well!

  7. Oh! The crisp looks divine!! Love Murphy!!! I lived with a pug named Luci ( my old roommate’s ) before I moved in with my boyfriend. I miss her! So cute!
    Happy Friday! Aloha, Amanda

  8. That reminds me of Up! Have you seen it? They call it the “Cone of shame” my poor dog had that before as well, it’s SO sad to see them walk around with it on. They look so sad and pathetic you just want to rescue them. But alas, it helps them heal. 🙂 Hope he’s good to go soon!

  9. This really is such a wonderful resource that you’re providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing internet sites that comprehend the value of providing a top quality useful resource free of charge. It?s the old what goes around comes about routine.

  10. Great recipe!!

    I didn’t have all the ingredients, and I wanted to cut out the sugar so I modified it a bit. I nixed the sugar, butter, and flour, and instead added 1/2 unsweeted coconut, 1/3 cup raisins, and 1/2 light ricotta cheese.

    I love your recipes because they are so creative 🙂

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