St. Patrick’s Day 2013: Scenes, Treats, and Eats

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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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Happy (belated) St. Patrick’s Day!!!

I celebrated St. Patty’s Day by drinking green cider.



(Irish cider flag!)


Wearing green.


And spectating the parade in South Boston with (Irish) friends!


Scenes from the parade”¦












That banana is a “fake leprechaun.” Haha!


After spending some time at the parade, Mal and I headed back to Elizabeth and Nick’s condo from some more green cider and some snacks. Elizabeth is the Hostess with the Mostess, so she had all sorts of delicious (and gluten-free) eats for us.


These almond flour thumbprint cookies were amazing!



These polenta pizzas were also awesome! To make them, just slice up a roll of polenta, spritz with olive oil, bake each side on 400 degrees F for 10 minutes, and then add your favorite toppings and broil until the cheese is melt-y. I definitely want to make these in the future!


Mal and I spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out and relaxing with Elizabeth and Nick (and Clark). We always have so much fun with them!


Caption Contest

Thanks so much for everyone who submitted a funny caption to my Caption Contest! I seriously had such a blast reading all of them, and I definitely LOL-ed at times! I had a tough time picking my favorite (there were so many good ones!!), so I selected my top favorites and then had Mal pick his favorite from those to be the winner.

Here were the contenders:

  • Who is playing the wrangle game now Dad? – Murphy
  • This is my WOD-Walk On Dad!
  • Don’t make a mountain out of a Mal-hill!
  • Obviously somebody’s been slacking at Crossfit”¦ -Murphy
  • I’ll get you my little pretty, and your fluffy coat too!
  • Who’s tough now, Crossfit boy?
  • And THAT’S how it’s done”¦. CrossFit, what?
  • Psh, you married THIS guy?! – Murphy

And here’s the winner of the Caption Contest:

Yes, yes, I know, Dad. My pug glutes are smashin’!

Congrats, Claire! Please email me at with your choice of a prize (gift card to either Whole Foods, Lululemon or Starbucks). Thanks again for playing along, guys! It was a lot of fun, and we’ll have to do it again in the future. I’m pretty sure I can round up some more funny pics of Murphy!

Questions of the Day

How did you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Are you Irish?

Did you eat any traditional Irish fare yesterday?



  1. I’m not Irish and don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s day. No Irish fare here either 🙂 Cute captions!!

  2. I’m a wee bit Irish. We drank Guinness, ate green pancakes, and were decked out in green clothes. That’s about the extent of our celebrations. Love the Irish cider flag. My boyfriend made his lighter-colored beer green, but it kind of grossed me out for some reason.

  3. I made something similar to those polenta pizzas before, but I used cornmeal instead. They are so good! And I am Irish, but I believe this year was my most pathetic St Patty’s day celebration ever- I didn’t really do one. I actually ate enchiladas last night…wrong type of food for an Irish day!

  4. The bf was sick (poor Irish Bostonian..), but I made paleo slow cooked corned beef with carrots and potatoes along with paleo irish soda bread! Not too shabby 🙂

  5. I just came across your blog and thought I would say hi! I am from Massachusetts as well, I love about 20 minutes west of the city. I am so excited to start following your blog, I cam coming over from The Healthy Tipping Point. 🙂

  6. Tina, please tell me where you got those ADORABLE checkered flats. I want them so badly. Thanks. 🙂

  7. We had corned beef and cabbage and for some reason it was AWFUL this year. I hate spending a good holiday with loads of gas 🙁 But it is funny to think about! 🙂

  8. I had a green beer in a small pub that felt like one of your high school friend’s dingy basements in Seoul, S. Korea. Foreigners were packed wall to wall (Koreans don’t typically get into the green spirit) it was very entertaining! We are actually traveling to Ireland this May~ CAN’T WAIT!

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