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Life Design: Meal Prep 101


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

My life is based around preparation, whether i'm planning my social calendar, workout days or meal prepping - faithfully i'm never at a loss for my time. Knowing that my time can't be given back, I try very hard to make each moment count. One of my most favorite weekly rituals is Meal Prepping. This gives ...

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The year I grew #therobertashow


Sunday, January 1, 2017

What a year it has been for the world. No matter the effects of the influences we can not control in the plural, we never lose the ability to grow as individuals. This year I am acknowledging and attesting to that in the highest form. A year of change, growth and becoming. This past year I taught myself ...

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A few of my Favorite things! 2016 life foods, apps & thangs


Friday, December 23, 2016

With a week left in 2016 and the holidays here I want to give you guys a gift of the most useful, slight obsessions I've had this year. This list, in no particular order is comprised of foods, apps and other things that have in enhanced my life in some useful way this year. ENJOY & Share! ...

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Roasted Beet “Candy”


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Literally 3 ingredients. A lunch dish or a side piece these beets will have you beating with a new drum. Historically I've never been a fan of beets, my father prepared them from a can, boiled and thickened with flour. Horrific. As an adult I thought they tasted like dirt, while not entirely untrue - that earthy taste ...

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web/life Designer eCommerce experience


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Web Designer by day, Life Designer by night. Ever wondered what I do for a living?#FedEx created this amazing video detailing eCommerce from start to finish. Check for my cameo at 3:05 - Questions? Just ask, it's pretty marvelous. #therobertashow #adriannapapell

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Healthy Holidazzze 2016 | Roberta rules


Thursday, November 24, 2016

I make it a point to repost my "rules" with a quick touch up each year. Please see below & follow through for this years holiday season. In my imaginary "perfect" life -  cake is my favorite food group and I eat strawberry cupcakes for breakfast instead of oats topped with strawberries. I LOVE the holidays, not only because ...

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Interesting Oats


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I grew up eating oatmeal. Usually Quaker oats "minute" oatmeal, must add LOTS of sugar, butter and or whole milk. Those days are long gone. My dad made the oatmeal soupy, I suppose to stretch the breakfast on cold winter mornings as thin as possible. I hate soupy oatmeal, enter - me not eating oatmeal for ...

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Berries: A Fall Romance


Friday, October 28, 2016

This one was easy. All kinds of berries are in season! I've been creating more smoothies without bananas, though beloved, I don't always crave the overly sweetness of the ripe. The tartness of the cranberries paired with the light sweet of the strawberries is a nice combination. Add the basil and you get a bit of clean ...

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On 35 – TheRobertaShow | Frightening Comfort


Friday, October 7, 2016

Officially 35, I'm claiming success on adulthood thus far but, truthfully speaking - i'm also claiming a bit of fright. I'll explain, I believe a healthy dose of fear is necessary at times to discomfort you. While fear can stifle you for a time - facing it, is the only way to get THROUGH it. In my experiences, things ...

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NY&Co and Me – Feature


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I work in fashion but I'm not a fashion blogger. If your a constant reader of this blog, you have a good idea as to where my passions lie. #IRL for the past ten years i've had a wonderfully accomplished career as a Web Designer/Art director. It's how I gainfully bring home the turkey bacon ...

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Spring Roll #formation


Friday, September 9, 2016

Preparing Asian inspired food intimidates me, but I love it. Spring rolls are near the top of the list, prepared in any way but very specifically when eaten raw, they leave a fresh and light feeling of fullness. Depending on the ingredients used you can really focus on the flavors and not the packaging. Obviously I love ...

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Office Snacking: Nature Box


Thursday, September 1, 2016

If you're reading this, you probably have a problem. It could be with sweets, it could be with salt, but it's probably the combination of both and eating too much of either at the wrong time. I consistently prepare my own snacks by either pre-packing fruits, nuts and vegetables OR baking something healthy enough to pass as ...

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Grilled Cheese Tomatoes


Monday, August 15, 2016

Grilled cheese, hold the bread! USUALLY on Saturdays I wake up with a craving for pancakes or something smothered in jelly or honey - then I act accordingly and make my favorite smoothie. There are the RARE occasions I yearn for a savory approach to breakfast and I usually scramble and spice eggs to scratch that itch, but this ...

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Breakfast: Smoothie Prep 101


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

This week I took to prepping smoothies for breakfast. As most of you know I frequently replace meals with smoothies throughout the week - but i've not yet figured out the easy winning preparation for smoothies at work. In my office we actually have a magic bullet base so I have frozen fruit during the day to ...

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Arugula: Roberta’s first “harvest”


Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Roberta Show's first "harvest". Clean eating at it's finest. Arugula is an excellent source of fiber, vitamins A, C (for the immune system), and K (bone strength). (Added bonuses folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and manganese.) I planted a pack of $1.89 Arugula seeds on May 5th. By July 5th here's what happened.   Basically in 2 months I had ...

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Banana Choco Protein Bites


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Forever in search of the perfect "healthy - but satisfying" snack, I struggle with selection just like everyone else. The worst foods are the easiest accessible and also CHEAP. The strongest muscle I have against my cravings is my mind and I'll admit - I don't always win - i'm the MVP of justification. I came across a super easy solution that also promotes a ...

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Spicy Pineapple Salmon skewers


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I like to be excited to eat the lunches I meal prep. My excitement doesn't allow for any temptation of purchasing expensive and perhaps unhealthy food throughout my work day. I LOVE the control I have over the ingredients I eat on a daily bases and knowing there aren't any additional additives or preservatives gives me a ...

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