350 calorie: Little Basil Pizza

by Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I love bread and I love cheese, unfortunately these things work against me in the game of life. The easiest way to assure i'm not doing the most damage to my stomach and my waist-line is to make my own pizza. I make these little amazing pizzas whenever I get the urge to do something bad. Basil ...


125 calorie | Post workout smoothie

by Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Super simple and super healthy. Protein, potassium and plenty of vitamin A and C. Comprised of just the everyday random things I keep in the fridge, drink this smoothie for breakfast, post workout or simply for a snack. 1 big handful of spinach leaves 1 banana 4 strawberries 3 tbs plain greek yogurt (i used Fage 0%) sprinkle of sunflower ...


Breaking Fast – the EASY 13

by Saturday, January 9, 2016

We all hear it, repeatedly ... from everywhere - all the time, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! I have never subscribed to the idea, but as I have recently resurrected my 6 am workouts, I find myself famished by mid morning. Generally, I only have time to create something fancy on the weekends, but have ...


Lets get started on GETTING STARTED

by Saturday, January 2, 2016

  Lets get started on GETTING STARTED Important to remember: NOTHING about this will be easy. Think about it ... you are clearly considering changing your life for the better in one of the most drastic, but effective ways ever. You have chosen to adopt a healthy lifestyle - and you need to do simple things EACH ...


EASY: Propagating Basil in your NYC windowsill

by Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mid summer I bought a suffering basil plant off the hot streets of Harlem. There is a lovely fresh street market on Lenox between the train stop and my apartment. I admire it on the Fridays in which I get home before dark. I purchased a small cilantro plant as well as a basil plant that looked moderately healthy. They ...


Roberta Rules: Holiday Edition 2015

by Wednesday, November 25, 2015

If you know me in real life you know a few things for sure, cake is my favorite food group, I swear often and I LOVE the holidays! Starting with Thanksgiving, halloween is really just a springboard to my madness. For past 3 years I have hosted a HUGE Thanksgiving meal, filled with the richest southern touched comfort ...


On 34. (turning)

by Monday, September 21, 2015

My life is amazing because I make it that way.  As another accomplished year quickly approaches, I think its important to marvel in the aspects of life that completely make up who I am. Adversity makes us all stronger and builds the character that compliments who we are. Whether stemming from growing up poor & "at risk", coming from ...


Chocolate, banana Chia Pudding | Breakfast

by Thursday, September 17, 2015

Another idea to break fast. 1 cup of almond milk (any non dairy rice, or soy) 4 tablespoons chia seeds, black or white 1 very ripe banana 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1.5 tablespoon peanut butter & co. dark chocolate dreams peanut butter Super simple - blend the banana, peanut butter & milk (I used my magic bullet) then mix in the chia ...


Apple Quinoa Muffins | Breakfast Ideas

by Sunday, August 30, 2015

I found a really interesting recipe on Pinterest that I wanted to check out. Quinoa is not my favorite superfood to cook but it's killer in a salad or as a spicy side dish, so naturally when I saw an opportunity to create something sweet and healthy I was intrigued. The recipe called for a few ingredients - I'd ...


Personal Favorite – Infused water Recipe

by Monday, August 24, 2015

This has become the summer of INFUSING for me. Finally I think I've found my perfect combination. Telling you I feel amazing is an understatement. Picking up my high impact cardio - I have been running each weekday morning for about 7 weeks now. I am parched & dehydrated by the time my 2.5 mile run is over. Water saves ...


Tasty Tuna: Wrapping

by Thursday, July 16, 2015

A first for me, this summer my 15 year old niece came to visit me for 3 weeks. I aimed to give her a healthy living workout-shop to teach to my family back home in Pittsburgh. The object was to show her my day-to-day healthy lifestyle and to demonstrate how easy it can be to make small choices ...


The Coconut (Cocos Nucifera):Tree of Life

by Thursday, July 9, 2015

Give the coconut a chance! Here in the U.S. I think coconuts tend to get a bad reputation - based on being the most undesired chocolate in the box. My opinion is it's not that that filled chocolate isn't tasty - it's just the least delicious of the bunch. The filled chocolate is misunderstood. Now that we've got ...


Conversation: Ladylike: Being a lady

by Sunday, June 7, 2015

With summer quickly approaching, the life of the crop top and mini skirt will soon begin to thrive. I have already begun to see signs of ill thought clothing choices on the train and even at brunch. Many - but not all of us women have spent a considerable amount of time in the gym this long ...


Clean Eating 101: Understanding Food Labels

by Monday, June 1, 2015

I thought you guys would enjoy this very important article from Soundbodylife.com. More and more people are becoming aware of the war between safe, organic foods and chemically altered, steroid induced foods. We live in a day and an age where personal choice matters, especially when it comes to protecting our bodies from poisonous hormones and ...


INFUSED – basil, strawberry, cucumber water

by Monday, May 25, 2015

Constant evolution. Evolving water by infusing with simple fruits and or vegetables is not only easy but extremely functional. People tell me all the time they just don't like water, I personally think - it's because water is boring and most certainly an after thought for most if left plain. Laughable to me - because I actually crave ...


Salmon & Green-age

by Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Easily, Salmon and Kale is my most favorite healthy meal. Served with sliced tomato for acid and color it’s the perfect meal for Sunday night or after a rigorous workout. Not only is it deliciously inspired but its ridiculously easy to prepare. Salmon is a fatty fish but has no carbs and is full of protein. I choose ...


The Red Wedding (juice)

by Tuesday, April 14, 2015

  The "Red Wedding" juice is named for the dominant  BEETS! Despite all the fruits and veggies the beet root overpowers all. ... and my kitchen looks like a the Westrosi King of the North was murdered. (GoT reference) This juice is slightly sweet and slightly spicy. But FULL of fiber and detox elements. The below ingredients make ...