Saturday: Part II

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots β€˜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 spent the second half of today with family at a BBQ. We celebrated my cousin’s homecoming and her father’s (my uncle’s) birthday. It was so nice to catch up with everyone today! πŸ˜€

My sister, my cousin, Meeghan, and me!


Just Meeghan and me! :mrgreen:


We enjoyed all sorts of yummy appetizers at the BBQ. Meeghan made the most delicious Edamame Guacamole. It was light and refreshing– a perfect dip for summer. (She’s going to send me the recipe soon. Don’t you worry! πŸ˜‰ )

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Mmm… pizza dip! Love it!

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Dinner included a huge spread of wonderful salads, pastas, meats, and cheeses.


My aunt actually found her recipe for chickpea salad on one of the food blogs that I linked to!


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I tried a little bit of everything from the table.


I went back for seconds of my uncle’s baked beans and had some Raclette cheese melted on red potatoes. I <3 cheese! :mrgreen:


Dessert was a really special treat this evening. Meeghan made an amazing Boston Cream Cake for her dad’s birthday.




In addition to cake, there was a huge display of pastries and chocolate-covered strawberries. Can you say yuuummmm!?!




I picked a piece of carrot cake for dessert! πŸ˜€


Happy birthday, Mark!!!



And, of course, I had to have a piece of Meeghan’s Boston Cream Cake. It was heavenly, especially the chocolate ganache frosting.


I’m exhausted from the day’s sun, booze, and food.

Good night!



  1. i want a piece of that cake. Mmmm. I do like the way you save room for desserts. I need to learn how to do that ….

  2. Great blog! I just started reading, and I’m sort of doing the same thing – trying to “lose the dough”. That’s an excellent idea to just take a little bit of everything first, and then go back for the stuff you liked best. I always find it extremely difficult to go to parties where there is a lot of food, and NOT stuff my face. Those desserts look aMAzing, and desserts are definitely my weakness =)

  3. Yummy cakes! Can you believe I’ve never actually had Boston Creme cake/pie? I tried a Boston Creme flavored yogurt once but I doubt that’s actually what the real thing tastes like. It looks good!

  4. Your family is too cute πŸ™‚ That edamame guacamole sounds so interesting! I love edamame as just a snack, but I’ve never tried guacamole… Shocking, I know! (I don’t even know what avocado tastes like! o.O) Those desserts look diviiiiine, by the way. πŸ˜€

    Have a great Sunday!


  5. Carrot cake isn’t very common in Australia, but you’ve just created a craving that I might have to sate by turning on my oven. Looks like you had a lovely day!

  6. Mmm…I love Boston cream cake. So yummy! πŸ˜€

    I made a lightened version of guac with baby lima beans before and I thought for sure it would result in a very different taste. Not so! It tasted exactly like guac, but with much more volume. I can’t wait to see the edamame version! πŸ˜€

  7. What a great party! I love the look of those desserts and your cousins cake looks amazing! I love that you had a sample of everything. I would have dived straight in and taken way too much. You have so much self control.

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