New York Minute {Weekend Recap}

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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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Good morning and happy, happy, happy Monday to you!

Mal and I had a great time in New York City, but it was definitely a quick trip. We arrived in the Big Apple pretty late on Friday night and then headed home first thing Sunday morning, so our whole NYC weekend was over before we knew it. Even still, it was a nice little getaway and who knows how many of these we will have in the future. Gotta take advantage while we can!

Some highlights from the weekend”¦

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Early morning wake-up call from Culture Espresso.

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I let Mal sleep in while I went in search of coffee.

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Saturday morning, pre-workout fuel: plain donuts from the hotel’s continental breakfast.

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A pit-stop for green juice at Terri while exploring the city.

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Lunch with friends at The Spotted Pig.

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While waiting for our table, we saw Mario Batali enjoying a meal with friends. (FYI: This is just a picture of Mal waiting at the bar. Mario Batali was sitting in the corner over my left shoulder”¦ wearing orange Crocs and all!)

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Lunch: An extra spicy virgin Bloody Mary”¦

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And scrambled eggs with bacon and a biscuit. I <3 breakfast.

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Mal and I had a fabulous dinner at Citrus. I ordered (non-raw) sushi and was in heaven!

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Dessert at 16 Handles! Loved it!

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Early-morning Sunday breakfast at the hotel. I couldn’t decide what I wanted, so I had a little bit of everything.

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A 4-hour train ride home, which actually went by a lot quicker than expected.

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Questions of the Day

When you travel, what’s your biggest challenge when it comes to sticking to your healthy habits?

Have you ever met a celebrity chef?

What celebrity chef would you most like to meet?

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet Tom ColicchioBuddy Valastro (“The Cake Boss”), Joanne Chang, Todd English, Tal Ronnen, interview Richard Blais, make pasta with Rocco Dispirito, eat lunch with Ellie Krieger, and chat with Giada DeLaurentiis over the phone.

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