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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.


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.

Almost caught up!

[rewind to yesterday]

I started Friday morning with the most delicious Golden Crema Latte from the Crema Cafe in Harvard Square. The Golden Crema Latte is made with espresso, milk, honey, and cinnamon. (I had mine made with soy milk.)

It was a perfect beverage for a rainy, gray morning– it warmed me right up!

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After a quick pit-stop for coffee, Mal and I met Sibylle and Coleman for a late brunch at Henrietta’s Table.

(You can read my first review of the restaurant here.)


Within seconds of sitting down at the table, we were served a warm basket of assorted freshly baked breads. I ate two pieces of the cranberry-walnut bread with butter smeared on top.


I also drank a glass of champagne with lunch. Again, I wasn’t planning to drink, but Mal ordered me a glass when everyone placed their orders. I drank the champagne anyway. Oh well, I was on vacation. 😉

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For lunch, I ordered the Spinach Salad with Roasted Native Apples, Westfield Farm’s Goat Cheese, and served with a Spicy Maple Pecan Vinaigrette on the side. It was an AWESOME salad!


Mal also loved his meal. His BLT was loaded with Neuske’s bacon.


After brunch, the four of us walked over to Harvard Yard to give Sib and Coleman a quick tour.


And then we headed to Fenway for a tour of the park. Mal and I were psyched that Sib and Cole wanted to tour the Fenway because neither of us had ever done it.


The tour was SO COOL! I especially loved hanging out in the Press Box. What a view!


Our tour guide was fantastic. He was so friendly and knowledgeable– and we all learned a ton! Fenway has such an interesting history!

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Seeing the Green Monster up close and personal was a highlight of the tour for me!


It’s a life goal of mine to sit on the Green Monster and watch a game.



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Once the tour ended, we hopped in a cab back to Southie to rescue Murphy from his crate. He had been in there for 6 hours! Poor guy! We felt terrible, so we made sure to give him lots of attention.

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We gave Sibylle and Coleman a tour of our apartment and then broke out some Taro Chips to snack on.


Sib made us a couple of Black & Blues (Guinness + blueberry beer).

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We stayed at our apartment for a few hours before getting hungry for dinner.


After much debate, we finally decided on Masa! 😀

I’ve been to Masa 3 times in less than 2 weeks! It’s a good thing I love it so much!




Mal and I decided to take advantage of the Black Friday special: 2 course dinner for $25.


The first course was a Mixed Organic Field Green Salad with Dry Black Strawberries, which was paired with a glass of Sparkling Rose.



The second course was the choice of Yucca Enchiladas with Toasted Black Sesame Seeds or Blackened Rare Ahi Tuna with Yellow Mole. The suggested pairing for both of these courses was a Dark Rum Mojito, which I passed on. I don’t really like dark rum.

Mal and I each ordered one of the entrees and shared with one another.


I LOVED both of the dishes. The Ahi Tuna was especially amazing– flavorful, tender. It was probably the best I have ever tasted.


For dessert, Mal and I shared the banana-caramel bread pudding. HOLY YUM! I’m glad that Mal shared dessert with me because I probably could have eaten the whole thing myself.


After two full days of indulgent eating, I’m SO ready to get back to normal eating!



  1. I cannot wait to get back to Boston and try out one of those Golden Lattes. They sound delish and I’m on such a honey kick right now. Those taro chips are also my fave thing to get when I go to Hawaii. I can’t stop eating them!!
    That ahi dish at MASA is the best! All the flavors are so bold, but work so well together.

  2. First of all, that latte, sounds AMAZING!! I LOVE honey, and it just sounds divine. So does that pudding. Holy yum is right. I love Boston, it was one of my favorite vacation destinations ever growing up. It’s a really neat city and I bet living there is awesome. So many interesting places to see/do/eat at! 🙂

  3. What a wonderful assortment of breads! I totally agree with your choice of cranberry-walnut. Very festive. 🙂 That salad sounds mouthwatering—so many delicious, seasonal ingredients! + goat cheese, which makes everything better. And bread pudding, loooove. Enjoy your time indulging while you can 😉

  4. Hi Tina, I just started reading your blog (and following your tweets) a couple of months ago – I love it! You really inspire me to be health/healthier 🙂 Anyway I noticed in one picture that the guys are touching John Harvard’s foot… This is a little too late (and I hope you don’t get grossed out) but an insider tip: Don’t Touch John Harvard’s Toe!! Some fratguys (or drunk guys) repeatedly pee on that for initiation (or for kicks) hehe. Glad to read you had an awesome weekend, enjoy the rest of the week!

  5. I went to Harvard Square on my last trip to Boston and got a latte from Crema Cafe. Awesome! So strong (I love strong espresso)! I even have a picture with my coffee and I put it on facebook with a tag : the best coffee in Boston! lol

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