Howard Sterns perennial sidekick Robin Quivers used to pig out on Roy Rogers with him after the show, but in the past six months she has switched to a vegan diet. I was having trouble with discomfort, lack of energywhen I discovered fasting all these things went away. Her co-workers mock her, despite the fact that shes lost sixty pounds in six months, but no matter. I sometimes say to them, Youre the guys who cant make it through the show. By 9:30 a.m., youre falling asleep. I seem to be fine. We asked her to sell us on a life without meat and cheese.
Saturday, April 5
I sleep in later because I stay up late on Friday night. I juice every morning and use nutritional supplements. I get green juices from Liquiteria, an organic juice bar on 11th and Second. I sometimes give them my own recipe, and other times I use recipes from medical nutritionists with beets, celery, apple juice, carrots, cabbage.
I juice most of the day. For lunch Ill have another juice usually of kale and romaine and apple and lemon, along with a green salad. Ill add green peppers and cucumbers and mushrooms, sometimes tomatoes with a lot of baby greens. I dont eat a lot of fruit, and Im not a big fan of green beans, but I like green leafy vegetables like broccoli or asparagus.
Dinner will be grilled vegetables. Sometimes, I may be out to dinner and have a little pasta with vegetables or a risotto. Ive gotten chefs to make me a risotto with olive oil instead of butter and cheese and then putting in some vegetables. I go to Per Se at least two, three, four times a year I go out to Napa a lot, so I know them from the French laundry. They have a vegan tasting menu. You have to ask about it. Cru does an incredible job with a vegan tasting menu.
Sunday, April 6
I had the vegetable juice. Howard and I shared diet information years ago. We used to have the same diet for a long while, but I became a vegan in the summer. I have a Magic Bullet [blender] in my office, and I put in these nutritional powders containing wheat grass and alfalfa in my juices. [Other cast members] look at it and say, I cant imagine surviving on that or even wanting to.
For lunch, pretty much the same I had a fruit smoothie with berries and coconut water.
And I had grilled vegetables. I have a lot of people now coming up to me because Ive changed drastically, saying, Whats your secret? When I tell them, they say, Ugh, never mind.
Monday, April 7
On weekdays, I get up about 4 a.m. I spring out of bed. I have a lot of energy, and I really dont need coffee to wake me. I dont eat till I come to work.
I had a salad for lunch. Before I go to the gym, I go to Metro Caf or Europa, and you get the greens and you take them over and they add whatever you want. I have the smallest amount of dressing I can get them to put on it.
I try to stay away from white flour, but every once in a while I'll indulge myself. I love soft pretzels especially Aunt Annies.
I had grilled vegetables for dinner.
Tuesday, April 8
I had my vegetable juice in the morning. Then I had green salad.
For dinner, I was out with friends, and we went to Zona Rosa. I had them make a vegetarian gordita without the sour cream and cheese. I go to the Beacon a lot, and Nobu, of course, Caf Gray, Le Cirque, The Four Seasons
Wednesday, April 9
I had my vegetable juice in the morning.
I had a salad from Metro Caf before I went to the gym.
I had a smoothie after I worked out at the Reebok Gym they have a juice bar and smoothie center.
For dinner, I had grilled vegetables from room service [at the London]. Right now, Im waiting for my apartment to be ready Im moving to the Upper West Side. Ive been living at my house on the shore on the weekends. I moved to Staten Island because I was in a relationship. That relationship ended, so Im moving back into the city because thats where a single girl should be.
Robin Quivers will host a charity dinner for Healing Bridges at the Rainbow Room on April 17. More information can be found here.