About Fooduzzi

About Fooduzzi || fooduzzi.com

    1. Fooduzzi is pronounced “Fuh-doo-zee.” My last name is Peduzzi (pronounced “Puh-doo-zee”), so the name Fooduzzi is just a cute little play on my last name. Fooduzzi is a plant-based gluten-free food blog.
    2. I know how difficult it can be to make whole food meals a priority and keep up with a busy professional and social life at the same time. I’m a firm believer that whole foods are, not only simple to prepare, but also really stinkin’ delicious. Eating whole foods keeps me feeling like my best self. My goal at Fooduzzi is to show you how you can prepare downright delectable whole food meals, snacks, and desserts in the comforts of your own home.
    3. I really like to learn about food. Whole foods, in particular. Food is a powerful necessity in our everyday lives, and it can dictate how we feel and how we operate. I didn’t always think food knowledge was so important, but now, you can almost always find me with my head in a food blog or book during my free time. That being said, I am NOT a doctor, nutritionist, or nurse. All of the information found on Fooduzzi is a result of my personal research and opinion. Any health questions should be directed to your primary care physician.
    4. All recipes are gluten free and vegetarian. Most recipes are vegan and/or paleo.
    5. New recipes are posted on Mondays and Thursdays. I’ll also post a recipe roundup or “Life” post on Saturdays. Leave a comment below if you have an awesome recipe you’d like me to shout out!


About Alexa

    1. My name is Alexa Peduzzi, and I run Fooduzzi.com. I live in Pittsburgh and will probably talk about it a lot. #sorrynotsorry. I love it. I love the people. I love the atmosphere. I love the restaurants. If you’re a local or planning a trip to the Burgh, be sure to check out my PGH Favorites page for a list of my favorite spots around Pittsburgh.Me_Fooduzzi
    2. I’m in college. I’m a dork, and I really like classes. As of May 2015, I’m a college graduate! I love to learn new things, and I often say that my dream job would be a full-time student. This is one of the reasons for the creation of Fooduzzi; I want to learn all I can about the art that is healthy eating.
    3. In addition, I studied abroad twice during my time in college: a week in England and a semester in Italy. Needless to say, both changed my life.
    4. I’m obsessed with a lot of things. Bands, blogs, TV shows, movies, food etc. At the moment: The Avett Brothers, ohsheglows.com, Gilmore Girls, and Fuji apples.
    5. Along those same lines, my all-time favorite food is peanut butter. Closely followed by oatmeal. I am an 80-year-old woman.
    6. Not really. I’m really 21 22. Here’s a fun story: at the moment I turned 21, I wasn’t at some crazy bar getting as drunk as possible. I was at home, in bed. My mom brought me a glass of wine. Boom. I am an 80-year-old woman.
    7. That being said, I really love my family. My parents are the best, most “in love” couple I have ever met. My brother is pretty awesome, too. Enough said.
    8. I will talk about my incredible boyfriend, Mark, quite a bit. I hope you don’t mind; he’s just so darn cute. And he built me an amazing recipe plugin! We also have a calico kitten named Maya. (see photo)
    9. I work for Food Blogger Pro, a membership site for food bloggers run by Bjork & Lindsay Ostrom of Pinch of Yum fame. I also work for Jessica Merchant from How Sweet It Is. I have looked up to Bjork, Lindsay, and Jessica for years, so I am incredibly thankful and humbled to work alongside them every day.
    10. Starting Fooduzzi was the best thing I have ever done. I love it. I love it so so much. Read more about the lessons I’ve learned since starting Fooduzzi in my “How to Run a Food Blog” series.


  • Reply Kimberly Tapia February 9, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    I just found your blog; it is SO cute! It’s always nice to see bloggers around my same age! Nothing against other age groups, because some of my favorite bloggers are older, but I feel like I can relate a lot more! Bookmarked! :)

    • Reply Alexa Peduzzi February 9, 2015 at 11:57 PM

      Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments, Kimberly – I’m so glad you stopped by! I totally understand what you mean about relating more to younger bloggers. I will definitely check out your blog!

  • Reply Yuko | potatoes are like poems April 21, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Hi there! Just stumbled upon your blog today; glad that I did! I happen to be a 22-year-old college student/food blogger+photographer too, and I must say it’s refreshing to read a fellow student blogger’s perspective. I love your site and quirky style, keep up the good work! Followed! Cheers xx

    • Reply Alexa Peduzzi April 22, 2015 at 12:58 AM

      Hi, Yuko! I was so excited to see your comment this morning! It is so nice to find similar-aged bloggers :)
      I checked out your blog – your pictures are awesome! Keep up the great work!

  • Reply Hannah May 20, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Okay. Can we be friends? Your blog is so cute + hilarious. Congratulations on graduating!

    • Reply Alexa Peduzzi May 20, 2015 at 7:25 PM

      Um, you compliment my blog and congratulate me? Heck yes we can be friends! Thanks for stopping by and reading, Hannah! :)

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  • Reply Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen October 14, 2015 at 12:42 PM

    Your blog is so neat! Just clicked through some random posts but everything looks so great! I love learning about foods too. :)
    p.s. Love the Avett Brothers.

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] October 14, 2015 at 10:51 PM

      Aw, thanks so much, Ashley! I’m so glad you stopped by and liked what you saw! :)

  • Reply masala girl November 15, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    i love your 21 story, that will be me haha. what did you study in college?

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] November 15, 2015 at 7:23 PM

      Hahaha right?! I’m glad I’m not the only one!! I studied information systems in college :)

  • Reply Elizabeth March 29, 2016 at 11:58 AM

    Hi Alexa! You just replied to my march madness comment which led me to your blog anddddd… IM SO HAPPY IT DID. Love your writing style! Also, your “about me” feels like i’m reading about myself haha. Can we be friends!? Just followed you and your social media accounts :)

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] March 29, 2016 at 10:57 PM

      Thank you so much, Elizabeth! Your comment made my night :) We can TOTALLY be friends! I’m off to follow your various social media accounts :)

  • Reply Joy May 19, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Just stumbled onto your blog and love your style! So fun to meet another food blogger that 1) started blogging around the same time as me (I started in October 2014) and 2) is around my age! Love your site and I’ll be following along! :)

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] May 22, 2016 at 2:07 PM

      Aw thanks, Joy! I love finding fellow bloggers around my same age :) Nice to “meet” you!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Small Town Foodie July 18, 2016 at 5:35 AM

    Hi Alexa, I’m so happy I found your blog! I live just an hour and a half north of Pittsburgh and I’m around the same age too! I just started blogging the beginning of this year and yours is such a great example of what mine could become someday. I can’t wait to follow along!

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] July 18, 2016 at 10:10 PM

      Hi, Ashley! I’m so happy you found me :) I love meeting fellow Pittsburghers through the blog! I just read your About page, and we’re so similar – I started my “journey to health” sophomore year, I spent a couple months in Italy, and I can binge-watch Parks & Rec with the best of ’em ;) Totally following along your blogging journey!

  • Reply LuvAlissa July 26, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    You are so funny! I was laughing as I read this page. Thanks for sharing your fresh and fun personality with us! Looking forward to checking out this site more! :)

  • Reply Archana September 15, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    Alexa, So nice to see your blog. And your blog name is AWEsome! I look forward to leaning a lot of healthy recipes from you and than you for all your help already with FBP!

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] September 15, 2016 at 8:27 PM

      Hey, Archana! Thank you so much for stopping by :) You’re too sweet. I’m so glad FBP has brought us together!

  • Reply Svea January 16, 2017 at 5:19 AM

    I just came across your blog and eventhough I read countless blogs this is my first comment ever on a blog. But as everyone else here I just neeeeed to say, you are too cute! You are so symathetic, your blog is beautiful and I love your recipies. Made your Quinoa Salad (well, a variation) yesterday and I am going to cook your Mexican Rice and Beans skillet now. THANK YOU!

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] January 16, 2017 at 4:05 PM

      What a way to start the week! Your comment seriously made my day, Svea. Thank you so very much for the blog love. I hope you’re enjoying my recipes! :)

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