Pancake Disaster

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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Wahhh. My pumpkin oatmeal pancake completely bombed this morning. 🙁 I have no idea what happened. I’ve made a zillion oatmeal pancakes in my lifetime, but for some reason, mine totally stuck to the pan this morning.

My pumpkin oatmeal pancake ended up looking like this:


It’s not the worst looking breakfast ever– and it actually tasted pretty good– but I would have preferred a pretty oatmeal pancake with a squirt of maple syrup on top. Oh, well. I added 2 scoops of peanut butter and ate my broken oatmeal pancake like regular oatmeal.


In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp wheatberries
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp raisins


We were out of iced coffee this morning, so Mal whipped up a couple of iced vanilla lattes using the TWIST.


I topped mine with a little bit of cinnamon. Mmm!



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First Camera, Then Fork

Here’s an interesting article from the NYTimes about people who take photos of their food and display them online: First Camera, Then Fork. What freaks! 😉

Feel Great Weight

This week, I wrote about jealously in the blog world: Are You Green With Health Envy? Here’s How to Turn It Into a Positive

Question of the Day

Do you compare yourself to other bloggers? Do you ever feel jealous? How do you deal?



  1. Blogging, health and fitness are my hobby and lifestyle so I’m not jealous of bloggers who share the same interest. I don’t know why someone would be jealous over this stuff. I am jealous, however, of the bloggers of news sites and science sites because they’re doing fabulous things in my industry like traveling and inventing cool things. They inspire me though so it’s a good jealousy.

  2. I wouldn’t necessarily say jealous.. but I would like my new and dull blog to become more exciting. I work FT, it takes me 45 mins to get to work, and my new “blog” is blocked here. Needless to say, by the time I get home I’m exhausted, want to spend time with the hubby, make dinner and go to bed. Just wish for more time in a day, I suppose. I enjoy reading your blog and others for inspiration. Since taking some of your suggestions and recipes, I lost 2-3 pounds… just need to find the motivation to keep up with it.

  3. Great question. I’m fairly new to the world of blogging, and sometimes I feel envious at the incredible stuff that people turn out, but mostly I’m just extremely impressed, and it pushes me to constantly learn more and improve my own blog. The online blogging community is pretty fantastic!

  4. I was so tickled to read that article in the paper today! Although they didn’t much of the “healthy lifestyle” component of food blogs.

  5. I find my favorite bloggers to be inspirational — Angela, resigning from a job that was totally harming her to open a vegan bakery; Caitlin, with her Operational Beautiful book and her triathalon; Jenna, moving across the country to pursue a dream; you, of course, changing your career to find happiness. It is so inspirational, so NOT what i am doing. It absolutely gives me hope that with hard work and a willingness to risk it, you can go and capture your dreams.
    And i totally admit, i sometimes feel a little jealous thinking, “Right, if i worked part time or just 9-5 and had a spouse to help pay the bills, i could drop everything, too.” But that’s just me, really, making excuses.
    I do get a little annoyed with bloggers who constantly whine about how stressful their lives are when they in fact seem quite charmed and fortunate. We’re all entitled to complain and vent, but some people don’t seem to realize how lucky they are! (I’m not talking about the people I mentioned, just the bloggers who seem to complain every day about how stressful it is to maintain the blog plus work part time. I am not judging that; i bet it is hard. But relatively speaking…)

  6. I sometimes get crazy envious of all the free things that popular bloggers get in the US! But on the whole I’ve noticed that I only get jealous of bloggers when I actually feel that they’re being disingenuous, such as promoting “healthy living” when the sense that comes across is of disordered thinking/eating, and are gaining huge readerships anyway. I’ve dealt with this my stopping reading them, and isntead focusing on real, postive, healtful and inspiring blogs – such as yours! 🙂

  7. I really enjoyed the article from the NY Times on the food blogging. As a foodie and somewhat of a slacking blogger lately, I can say I loved the article as it pointed out the love affair as humans, we have with our food. Off to take a pic of dinner.. LOL J/K

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