Hello! So glad you’re here!

Rosey Rebecca

My name is Rebecca. I’m a 31-year-old vegetarian foodie living, eating and blogging in Asheville, NC with my husband, Jeff, and our crazy cat, Aslan.

I grew up just outside New York City and went to college in upstate New York, where I earned my degree in journalism and English from the University at Albany.

When I’m not eating, exercising or blogging, I enjoy cooking and baking, shopping (especially at grocery stores and farmers’ markets), traveling, and exploring Asheville.



I started Rosey Rebecca in 2009 to chronicle my weight-loss journey, but it has gradually morphed into much more than that. I love writing and my style bounces back and forth between seriously ridiculous and ridiculously serious.

The ramblings you’ll find here are focused mainly on my daily attempts to live a healthful life while eating my weight in pizza and bagels (hey- I’m a New Yorker after all). A big chunk of what you’ll see are pictures of what I ate, baked and cooked, recipes, recaps of workouts, and musings on my day-to-day life.

You’ll also find honest posts about (1) my transition from meat-eater to vegetarian in 2010; (2) my breast cancer scare that same year; (3) why I needed hip surgery at 27 years old; and (4) the experience of unexpectedly losing my father to lung disease in 2011 when he was only 61, and I was only 24.

I adore sharing my life with you and I hope you’ll stick around!

*For even more about me,  including where the name ‘Rosey Rebecca’ came from, check out these posts:


I love to chat and there are lots of ways to get in touch!

Email Me at rebecca@roseyrebecca.com

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  1. Oh I am all for us keeping each other motivated! Send me your e-mail address as well! I love having blog buddies. I am so glad you like my blog. I am rather in love with yours as well. You have some great meal ideas!

  2. Hi Rebecca!

    Congrats on having such a great site since it looks like you are a newbie at this too – although not as new as I am – I started mine just yesterday! I was wondering if you have any advice for people just starting out? That might make for an interesting blog one day. Also, I’m impressed that you have already gotten the freebie resources to have giveaways! You’re awesome!

    Val at http://www.marathonval.blogspot.com

  3. Hi Rebecca! I just found your blog after seeing your collage on Operation Beautiful- I did a double take because I have an almost identical one on my wall that I made! Blogger ESP?

    Nice to ‘meet’ you and looking forward to reading more!

  4. Rebecca! You’re in Albany? I’m in Rochester, small world.

    Congrats on your weight loss and maintaining your healthy weight, I’m in the same place.

  5. Why haven’t I been on your site beforee???

    My names Bekah. Nice to meet you. (The Mary Poppins mug was my one and only purchase (besides food, of course) at D-Land last June. Best. Purchase. Ever.

    I’m 5′ 2″, and approximately 120 pounds toooo. I fluctuate, like, every. flippin. day. So annoying. But I am healthy, and so I can be happy about that. 🙂

    And I’m Going to NY! yayyy for finding another blogger twin. seriously.

    Can’t wait for you to return since your blogging hiatus, so I can continue reading.

  6. I saw one of your recipes on HealthyYum and came by to say hi! I love your story, and I really think you’re such an inspirational, beautiful woman and I cannot wait to read more of your blog and recipes 🙂


  7. I just found your blog through Lynn’s and I have to say I am so envious that you are studying journalism! I wish I’d done that instead of going with the more traditional major of finance.

    I am looking forward to reading more about you!

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