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.


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I think I’m still stuffed from last night’s dinner!

The Thomas Bagel Thins folks treated the team to dinner at Nuela, a Nuevo-Latino restaurant. “Nuela brings a taste of South America to the Flatiron District in New York City, combining the excitement and energy of South American cuisine and décor with a modern, urban sabor.” Everything I tasted from Nuela was fresh, interesting, and so delicious! I’m a big fan of this place!

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Caitlin and I joined Jennifer, the third member of our team, as well as Jessica and Kristen from Thomas Bagel Thins for dinner.

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Dinner started with goodie bags! Jessica and Kristen gave each of us a bag with a Thomas Bagel Thins shirts for Sunday’s race, a water bottle, and a bottle of red wine for after the race. So fun!

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Then, it was time for cocktails! I ordered the Andean Beauty, which was a martini made with lychee, ruby red grapefruit and lemon juice with Svedka citron vodka. Holy yum! I love citrusy cocktails like this one! It was slightly sweet, but light and refreshing.

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Caitlin ordered the same drink. Great minds think alike!

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Kristen, Jennifer, and Jessica ordered fun cocktails too.

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Then, we ordered a ton of different appetizers from the menu and shared them among the table. We had Oxtail Empanadas, Shaved Hearts of Palm Salad with smoked dates and coconut vinaigrette (so good!), Smoked Brisket Arepas, Tuna with coconut, orange, and basil, Salmon with celery, yuzu, and sesame, and a number of other appetizers. I tried a bite or two of everything, and enjoyed them all.

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And then came the entrees! We also shared these dishes.

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For the entrees, we had the Scallop “Picante” with a Parmesan crust, gnocchi, tomato, and fennel (loved this!), Short Rid “Lomo Saltado” with tomatoes and Chinese broccoli, and the Lobster “Chupe” with butter poached lobster, turnips, purple potatoes, chupe sauce, and quail egg. Mmm! Let’s just say that I left the restaurant with a very full stomach last night!

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Off to brunch next! I always have room for brunch (and cake)!



  1. Have you been to Levain Bakery on 74th yet? I am guessing yes because it has been well know for a while now. If you haven’t then you must. The cookies are by far the very best in the city! It would be well worth celebrating Cookie Friday on Saturday or Sunday.

  2. hey tina! I just wanted to let you know there is a vegetarian food festival going on in nyc tomorrow. looks like it’s going to be a good one!

  3. WOW what a cool restaurant!! I love the decor – so trendy!! Looks like you ladies had a great night. Can’t wait to see where brunch is at!

  4. Oh man. With yours and Caitlin’s reviews of Nuela, it’s becoming clear that I’ll have to go and check it out too. 😉 That spread looks amazing!

  5. I love sharing plates! Its the best idea !!

    Love that they gave you girls a bottle of wine after too!

    Caitlin should of treated for dinner, since she is filthy rich now, lol! Loved her prank!!

  6. Wow. Looks like a lot of really good food!

    I saw someone else mention it, but I just want to agree. Levain Bakery is a must! They have amazing cookies. But, they also have this chocolate chip bread that is sooo delicious! It’s a must stop for me everytime I’m in the city.

  7. such a great looking meal! I love the bagel thins jersey too 😉 ((I think I have a learning disability, my first thought reading this was “that’s so great they named a restaurant after nutela!”))

  8. Before Nuela, there was a restaurant called Sapa that I loved. I was so happy when something finally opened in the space, nuela’s pretty cool.

  9. sounds like you got to try a bunch of new things! That’s the best part of going out to eat–having something you can’t (or haven’t yet ;)) make at home! Also, those goodie bags are sweet. Better than the usual beef jerky!

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