About me.

December 25, 2011 Post a comment


South Beach, Miami 2011

My name is Robin  and I’m the blogger, recipe creator, runner and general fitness enthusiast. Fitfluential Ambassador.  I’ve been married to my greatest supporter for the past 17.5 years.  Together we have two teenage daughters and 2 dogs and a cat.

About 2.5 years ago I started to make a change in my life regarding food, which is why you will see a huge transition in recipes I create from the inception of my blog till now.  I lost 32 lbs and felt so much better.  I ran faster.  I recovered faster and felt lighter on my feet while training.

One year ago I became a vegetarian and loved the way I was feeling but in January of 2014, I started to notice some issues in the evening after consuming dairy.  My husband suggested removing it for a trial period and I instantly felt better.  From that point I became a plant-based vegan.  As a vegan athlete I’m still learning a lot but have enjoyed the journey and what its taught me.  Life, it’s certainly an evolution.

As for my exercise, I workout 6 days a week – three days of running and three days of gym/cardio/lifting.  My husband and I do many races and have proudly completed a marathon a few years ago.  Some of my races are highlighted on this page.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy trying something new or taking away some inspiration from my blog.

Robin ~ ox

First marathon completed!









2013 Races~

El Vez, Cinco de Mayo. 2013.

El Vez, Cinco de Mayo. 2013.


Broad Street Ten Miler. May, 2013 with a  1:26:43

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Philadelphia, May 2013


August, 2013 Cabot Fit Team member running the Beach to Beacon 10k in Maine. Personal record time: 49:01.

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I had the wonderful opportunity to meet three of my favorite Olympic runners – Ryan Hall, Meb and Deena Kastor.

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Woodrow Wilson Half Marathon 1:56:13

2014 races~


2014 Broad Street 10 Miler PR 1:21:32


NJ Half Marathon in Long Branch PR 1:47:51 with the flu.


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colleen January 5, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Great website! !! Looking forward to follow the features of the day and learn more creative ways to eating healthy!


robinr January 5, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Thank you so much Colleen!!!! oxoxo


Tammy January 5, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Robin- Great Site! Congrats! Now I will have easy access to all your YUMMY recipes without saying…, “I need that recipe from you!” Your Beef Stew is on my menu for tonight!


robinr January 5, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Oh thanks Tammy!!! That beef stew was so good there were no leftovers. I hope you enjoy it :) oxoxo


karen bernhardt January 6, 2012 at 2:06 PM

fun site robin – you do a great job with it!


robinr January 6, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Thanks Karen! That means a lot to me :)


Jeremy January 9, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Hi Robin,

This is great! Congratulations! Last night I cooked marinara and meatballs (from the recipes you gave me a few years ago) for our family and some friends and it was as delicious as ever! :)


robinr January 10, 2012 at 12:31 AM

YAY!!! Happy to hear that :)


Carrie S January 11, 2012 at 4:52 AM

Hi Robin!

So happy to be following your blog! I am so glad you found me (the spoon girl) so I could discover your super wonderful blog! Good luck! If you get out to AZ look me up…we have MUCH in common!



robinr January 11, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Carrie, We’ll be out there at some point. My husband is an alum at the U of A and likes to back from time to time. I’ve been posting a link to you page every time I use your silverware. I LOVE it!!! Will be emailing you soon :) oxoxox


Carrie S January 12, 2012 at 1:02 AM



robinr January 12, 2012 at 11:56 AM

:) oxoxox


Robert January 17, 2012 at 12:29 AM

This looks like it’s going to be a great site Good Luck.



robinr January 17, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Thanks! I’m trying :)


Robert January 17, 2012 at 12:34 AM

I’m looking for a recipe for zucchini apple muffins I saw yours for zucchini banana can I use apple instead od the banana I need your help !!

Robert from Hyde Park New York Home of the CIA , FDR Home and the Vanderbuilts


robinr January 17, 2012 at 12:38 AM

I totally think you can! Remove the banana and I would core, peel and then grate the apple and add it to the batter. I think it would be perfect. Let me know!


Jennie February 23, 2012 at 2:16 PM

This looks like a great site, thought I’d give it a try. I am making the beef stew today!! Looks great!


robinr February 23, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Fantastic and welcome to you Jennie! Let me know what you think of it :) Robin


Wendy April 26, 2012 at 6:18 PM

I was just given your recipe for pumpkin oatmeal and decided to check out your blog. Your recipes are amazing! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to more recipes!


robinr April 26, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Wendy, That’s great! Thanks so much for the super sweet comment. Let me know what you think of it. We’ve been eating it all week and love it. Robin


Wanda Darnell June 1, 2012 at 12:39 AM

I do not yet blog, but love to cook and eat but especially collecting recipes and cook books over 10000 in 50 + years of collecting. Those meatballs really are easy and look delicious Good luck and by the way neither you or your best friend look old enough to be married let alone 15 years wow


robinr June 1, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Thanks Wanda for your kind words :)


Cindy July 1, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Love your recipes!!


robinr July 1, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Thank you Cindy!!!


Joan July 12, 2012 at 2:17 AM

Hi Robin. Once you told me the name of your blog, i just had to check it out. I love word play, and the name of your blog is sooo clever. Just looking at the first page, I can tell I will love some of the delicious recipes and cannot wait to try them!


robinr July 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Joan!!! Yay! So glad you popped by. Check out some of the goodies and I promise I’ll bring you some things to taste test for me :) Robin oxoxo


Liz July 13, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Hey Robin, Just looking at the brownie recipe and saw that you use Wilber’s chocolate. Are you in central PA or is there another Wilber’s chocolate co?


robinr July 13, 2012 at 3:39 PM

I live in Lititz! LOVE Wilbur!!! oxoxo


K8 July 27, 2012 at 2:40 AM

So I’m looking through your blog and I am noticing, most of your pics have accessories from Pier 1 if I’m not mistaken? ;) I’m a total geek admitting this, but I work there and I can’t help but see how wonderfully the napkins you choose go with your pictures!


robinr July 27, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Some pieces are from there. Anthropologie, Sur la Table, Crate and Barrel, WS, Potter Barn… where I find something that I like, I pick it up :) Thanks for popping by and visiting. oxoxo


Erika August 20, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Hi There! You have such a lovely blog with some insane deliciousness..


robinr August 20, 2012 at 11:34 PM

I really needed that today! Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. You made my day!! oxoxo


Dobie September 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Just found your page- Dumpster Diva sent me over! LOVE it! Got to try the chili today! I always have the cornbread ( minus the corn in mine) My kind of friend- eat healthy – cooks- runs. Have a leased day.


robinr September 25, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Thanks Dobe for posting. I’m so glad you stopped by! oxoxo Robin


Dobie September 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Ok auto correct! Wanting you to have a blessed day- not a leased day. Lol


robinr September 25, 2012 at 2:10 PM

ha ha. You to my friend!


Lesley September 27, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Great website and I love when I find bloggers from PA, too!


robinr September 27, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Thank you!!! I’ll pop over and check out your site. So glad we connected. Robin


Kim October 22, 2012 at 6:06 AM

I found your blog via a Facebook post… my boyfriend works for Chobani and I follow their FB page, where they featured your pumpkin smoothie. I’m a graphic designer, and I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE your blog heading design! Who created it for you? Are you on Pinterest, too?


robinr October 22, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Hi Kim! Thanks for your comment. I am on Pinterest. The link is on my page or you can click here:

Email me at and I’ll send you all of the designer’s information.

And your boyfriend is so lucky to work at Chobani!!!
:) Robin


Julia Marks December 13, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I noticed this was a Wordpress blog, but am frustrated that I can’t find a follow button! This is such a beautiful blog. Thanks for all the effort you put into it.


Margot C March 25, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Love your site and can’t figure out how to subscribe via email, let me know if you can.


robinr March 26, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Margot, I’m having my website under construction as we speak by an awesome company. That option will be available in less than a month. Thank you!! oxox


Tina Lashley May 23, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Hi! I just stumbled on this site looking for the berrie banana coconut Popsicles! What an awesome website/blog. Thank u for sharing.


Knead to Cook May 23, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Tina, WELCOME! So glad you stumbled in. Hope you stay for a while :) oxox


Susan October 21, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Hi, just started reading your blog and loving it. I live in Lancaster Co near Cherry Hill and love picking the cherries for sour cherry pie. Looking forward to trying your recipes. Ty.


Knead to Cook October 21, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Susan, Thank you for the kind words and will be posting recipes shortly. oxo


Marianne November 27, 2013 at 4:49 AM

Hi, Robin! I wanted to let you know that I just nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award because I love your blog and it inspires me ☺. For more information check out http://theovendiaries.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/versatile-blogger-award/


Knead to Cook November 27, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Marianne! That is the sweetest thing! Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving to you! oxox


Alisa December 18, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Came across your blog, via pinterest. Love it!!


Knead to Cook December 18, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Welcome my new friend! Happy Holidays!


Bill Hayek May 7, 2014 at 7:08 AM


Enjoyed your race posts. Have you ever considered or have done a triathlon? Let me know if interested, I’ve started building a Lancaster Co Tri Team.


Knead to Cook May 7, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Bill, My husband and I have discussed it as he is the cyclist in the family (my girls are the swimmers). I may consider. We should talk!


Mandy D June 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Hey Robin,

Just stumbled upon your blog today and am very stoked to look through it, after reading your ‘about me’ page. Your green cacao recovery shake looks delish (the recipe that brought me to your site). My husband is a runner, running over 100 km a month, yes we live in Canada. I am a 10K runner and haven’t gone past that yet but would love to soon. I hope my husband and I can be like you and your husband in our future years! You rock on changing your diet to fit your lifestyle.

Check out my blog if you have time.

Mandy Dugas from http://www.MandysHealthyLife.com


Knead to Cook June 24, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Oh Mandy so nice to meet you and I will most definitely check out your blog!! oxo


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