Good News, Bad News

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Hi, 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.

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Last night, Mal and I enjoyed a birthday celebration for our friend, Kaitlyn, at Foundry on Elm in Davis Square. For months, our friends have raved about this place, so I was really excited to experience it for myself.

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When we arrived, the bar was hopping! Pretty Things Beer launched their new Field Mouse’s Farewell at Foundry, so there were tons of people crowded around. I thought about trying the new brew, but I went with a Blue Point Toasted Lager instead. I enjoyed this beer”” it was medium bodied with sweet, malty flavors”” but nothing else really stood out about it. I guess it just didn’t wow me, ya know? It had a nice, clean finish, so I’m sure it would taste wonderful on a hot summer day!

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Our group ended up getting a table at the back of the restaurant where it was still pretty busy, but much more quiet. I was surprised how crowded Foundry was on a Monday night!

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To start, the six of us shared a plate of Poutine (French fries with cheddar curds and peppery gravy) as an appetizer. I loved the combo of flavors, but my friend said that traditional Poutine typically has more cheddar curds. I could only imagine how delicious THAT would taste!

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Our table also shared an order of calamari (really good!) and some freshly baked bread.

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For my entrée, I ordered a flatbread pizza with sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, pine nuts, and balsamic reduction. I was a little disappointed that there weren’t a ton of toppings on the flatbread, but the dough made up for it. It was perfectly light and chewy. I’m psyched for leftovers this afternoon!

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During dinner, I enjoyed a Clown Shoes Brown Angel, which had tons of malty flavor, but was a tad too hoppy for me. I tend to like more sweet, smooth brews. It was definitely a good beer– just not my thing.

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I cuddled with Murphy until about 6:30 this morning, so, while I laid in bed, Mal finished off the iced coffee without me knowing. So, when I walked into the kitchen, he asked if I wanted the good news or the bad news first. I choose the good news first, which was that I could have Marylou’s iced coffee with breakfast! Ha!

At Marylou’s, I purchased an Almond Joy iced coffee with milk and no sugar.

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To eat, I whipped up a batch of Good Food Made Simple steel cut oats. I put the oatmeal puck in a bowl, microwaved it for 3 minutes, and viola: warm, chewy steel cut oats in minutes. I added chia seeds and a big scoop of peanut butter to my bowl.

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CNC Book Signing

Just a quick reminder that my book signing is THIS Thursday, May 19th at 7:00 PM at the Brookline Booksmith in Coolidge Corner! If you’re local, I really hope you can make it! There will be cookies!

Question of the Day

When it comes to good news and bad news, which do you want to hear first?

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