Not for Pugs

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

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.

Today’s lunch was not for pugs, which greatly upset Murphy.

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This afternoon’s lunch was for humans, specifically my handsome husband and me!

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Mal is taking an online course from home this week, so we took a break from our work this afternoon to enjoy a nice lunch outisde on our back porch.

On the menu: gluten-free pasta salad, turkey meatballs, pork gyoza, tomato salad with crumbled gorgonzola, and Arnold Palmers.

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I also added a plum to my lunch for a little sweetness.

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Cheers to a relaxing lunch!

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While we ate, Murphy sat by our feet, but he wasn’t pleased that we didn’t share with him. Check out that pug pout!

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So, I have a big favor to ask of you guys. Remember when I went to Rialto to film Jody Adams as part of a Food Network promotion? Well, I submitted my video and now it’s part of a contest to win a trip to New York City, and I would love, love, love your support!


Three chefs are being featured on the Food Network using grapes from California to inspire their dishes. The California Grape Commission challenged me and two other food bloggers to videotape our own behind-the-scenes footage to create a vignette that shows the passion of each chef for their craft and quality of ingredients. You can watch all three videos on the Grapes from California Facebook page.

I really hope you consider voting for my video! You can vote everyday, and it only takes a few seconds. I would be ever so grateful and love you forever! Please feel free to share this around the web too!

Not sure what’s on the agenda for the rest of the afternoon, but I sort of want to eat Pinkberry for dinner. It’s too hot too cook!



  1. Great video. Grapes with polenta and sausage? So cool. Got my vote 🙂

    Oh and Pinkberry for dinns sounds phenomenal. The salted caramel (which I think is a limited time dealy) mixed with chocolate ice cream (topped with anything and everything chocolate) is amazing.

  2. Poor Murphy. He looks so sad. When I have something my little dog can’t eat I always have a little bit of her dog food handy so she can eat along with me. That way she doesn’t feel left out. The other day I found out she likes nectarines. How funny.
    I’m going to tried the tomato salad. Looks delicious!

  3. gah facebook is being stupid and the page comes up blank! I’ll have to be sure to vote later, I’m sure the video is great! 🙂

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