So, fall is coming early to Fooduzzi this year!
I know, I know…before you get all up in arms about it, there’s a reason.
A wonderfully delicious reason.Read More
I’m going to let you all in on a little secret: I didn’t always value a whole food diet. In fact, I valued anything but.
Every day after school, I dove head-first into the pantry. Cheez-its are a whole food, right? Oh, and Reese’s Cups…they have peanut butter! So like, protein! Salt and vinegar chips? Well. They’re just dannnng tasty. And when I used to work at a cafe and had the ability to order half-priced blueberry scones? Hellooooo, antioxidants!
Ah, to be young again.
I love Pittsburgh. I love food. I love that Pittsburgh has become a foodie town.
I love that, no matter what I’m hungry for, I can find a quality restaurant in the heart of the ‘Burgh dishing out kick-butt cuisine. In need of some salty chips and salsa with a margarita chaser? Verde is where it’s at. How about something a little funky and tropical? Try Kaya, one of my favorite restaurants of all-time.
But when I’m in the mood for something truly exceptional, something that I can split with a loved one on a special occasion, Altius has become my new go-to.
I am so excited to be sharing one of my favorite tried-and-true kitchen how-to’s with you today! Because, if you’re anything like me, summer means only one thing: watermelon season.
As far as I’m concerned, it isn’t summer unless I’m shoveling watermelon into my mouth at least once a week. Growing up, when I had somebody who would lovingly chop this difficult-to-cut fruit for me (thanks, Mama Fooduzzi!), I absolutely hated the stuff. I just didn’t appreciate watermelon’s unique texture as a kid. A few years ago, however, something just clicked. Now, I can’t get enough of this refreshing, sweet, delectable fruit! Eaten plain, in salads, in smoothies…I crave the watermelon bad.
Those cravings were quickly put on hold when I realized just how gosh-darn difficult it is to extract that juicy pink fruit from its tough exterior. I went watermelon-less for much too long. And let me tell you from experience, a life without watermelon is just plain sad.
A couple of weeks ago, I was watching Food Network’s The Kitchen, when one of the hosts demonstrated this method of chopping a watermelon. To say it was brilliant would be a morbid understatement. After just a few swift cuts, you can have your perfectly extracted watermelon in a bowl, waiting for your eager fork to dig right in. Guys, this kitchen hack will change your entire summer: watermelon in under a minute. Is this real life?! Read on for some step-by-step photos, a Pinnable image, and video, all showing you just how it’s done!Read More
Call me hipster, call me quirky…but I LOVE funky little spots that are totally off the beaten path.
As I’m writing this, I’m sipping on the BEST tea from a funky little Pittsburgh coffee shop called “Big Dog” (wanna see it? I snapped a picture on Snapchat! Follow me [fooduzzi]!) In addition to serving some of the best tea I’ve ever had, Big Dog also has an oatmeal bar. AN OATMEAL. BAR. Like, where you can go and customize your own bowl of hot steamy love. WHAT?!
I mean, you can totally do that in your own kitchen, but eating it in a zany coffee shop makes the whole breakfast experience a little more special, don’tcha think?Read More
Moms are awesome. My mother is absolutely nuts, but it keeps things interesting.
In all honesty, I am ridiculously lucky to have a mom as wonderful as mine. She’s smart, hilarious, and the best role model I could ask for. And she has always given me some kick-butt advice.
For example, when I was younger, she was helping me study for a state capital test. You want to know how I still remember the capital of Kansas? She told me that you don’t want someone TO-PEK at you while you’re on the KAN (For all of you playing along at home, Topeka is the capital of Kansas).
This is my life.Read More