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A Glimpse into the Alkaline Diet; Transforming you from the Inside Out

It may be easier to order in pizza, but really what are the benefits of ordering a greasy, cheesy pie? Very few, if any. Reach Magazine TV along with Metabella Pilates in Studio City, CA, brings you a healthier alternative to take out: alkaline food, among many other healthy cooking classes that Metabella offers.
Our host James “J” Love had the opportunity to work with alkaline chef Andrea Rozsas AKA “The Alkaline Chef”. The benefits of an alkaline diet are endless. The benefits of eating an alkaline diet can eliminate serious health challenges in a remarkably brief period of time. Plus it can replenish your energy, relieve anxiety and headaches. Alkaline diets emphasize fresh fruit, vegetables, roots and tubers, nuts, and legumes.
“I chose to become a professional alkaline chef after I experienced my very own health miracle. I have been teaching and cooking for people for several years now and I have seen numerous miracles in friends and clients,” says Chef Rozsas.
Don’t get us wrong, pizza is delicious but balanced meals like the recipe for Chicken Paprika below, will transform you from the inside out.
“Eating healthy sometimes translates into eating cardboard, but alkaline food tastes delicious,” J-Love said after tasting the Paprikas, “The alkaline food was surprisingly a great tasting meal, and of course very healthy.  I’m glad I had the opportunity to try alkaline food, I’d expected it to be less than appetizing and expensive BUT it was neither. The alkaline food was delicious and it won’t break the bank.”
Stay tuned for our health and wellness episode taped at Metabella Pilates. Watch J-Love cooking with and interviewing Andrea Rozsas.

Chicken Paprikas served on a pile of quinoa, with beetroot salad, goat cheese and pecans.

Chicken Paprikas: Ingredients 

-2 lbs. of chicken (We used boneless-skinless organic chicken breast but the choice is yours), 1 onion (finely chopped), 1 teaspoon of paprika, Salt, Pepper, Flour, 1 tablespoon of chili (fresh or dry), Organic sour cream


First we have to sauté the onions a little bit then add the paprika and right after mixing them together we have to pour 1.5-2 cups of water into the pot. We season this liquid with salt and pepper (you can add jalapenos or chilis for spice) and add the chopped chicken to it and cover it. Cook it for about 20-25 minutes on low heat.
We make a mixture of 3 tablespoons of sour cream and 1 tablespoon of flour. Mix it together and slowly add it to the chicken.
 (Add a little bit of fluid—preferably from the chicken dish—to it before pouring it. Cook it together for about another 5 minutes and now you can take a deep break and smile. Done! : )

-1 cup Quinoa, 2 cups of water, Sautéed onions and sweet peas


We boil 1 cup of quinoa in 2 cups of water then we turn it down and cook it  on low heat until the grain absorbs all the liquid. In another pan we saute the onions and in another one we cook the frozen peas for about 5 minutes. (Don’t overcook it)
At the end we mix them all together and season it with salt and olive oil. Ready:)

Beet salad with goat cheese and pecans: Ingredients

1 lb. beets (boiled in skins and cooled), Half of medium onion (finely chopped), 1 bunch of green onion, Plenty of Olive oil, salt, Juice of 1 lemon, Goat cheese and pecans (the amount is up to you) 


Peel beets and chop them into small cubes. Add all other ingredients. Mix them together and serve it at room temperature.

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                  photos by Jess Block

August 27, 2009 Posted by | exercise, food | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reach Magazine TV is Getting into Shape at Metabella Pilates

metabella pilates studioThe Reach Magazine TV crew spent last Wednesday at Metabella Pilates in Studio City, CA, taking advantage of all the amenities the facility offers: pilates, cooking classes, and massages.
Metabella offers just the right programs and classes to improve anyone’s physical and mental well-being for summer.
At the studio, Reach Magazine TV co-host Sherrie Marlene tried pilates for the first time with Metabella Owner/Pilates Instructor, Natalie Pierre.
“I hadn’t tried pilates before we visited Metabella in LA, and it was amazing to me that you literally worked out every muscle during the exercise,” says Sherrie Marlene. “I loved it and would recommend anyone to go to a pilates facility, such as Metabella, and try the exercise with a professional who can show you how to use the equipment and get the best workout possible.”
“The great thing about pilates is that anyone can do it,” says Natalie Pierre, Owner of Metabella Pilates, “I’ve taught the elderly, people recovering from illnesses, pregnant women, cancer patients, slim and heavy individuals; this exercise can truly be practiced by anyone.”
Pilates is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk, which is perfect for toning up.
Metabella is dedicated to providing comprehensive, sustained wellness results for all body types in a serene and eco-friendly studio offering pilates, massage, and healthy cooking workshops. For more information, visit the official Metabella Pilates website.

August 26, 2009 Posted by | charity, exercise, food, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment