Solving The Pizza Puzzle

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Did you know that the USDA publishes a website called the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference which lists foods and their caloric and nutritional value? It’s very cool.  Except for right now. During the US government shutdown if you click to this wildly useful website, here’s what you’ll see:


Really people?

You took down a USDA WEBSITE because of the shutdown?


To me, that the Government decided to take down this particular website is incomprehensible. It’s not like this site is chock-full of up-to-the-minute,


A Promise of Lo-Co Pizza?

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A frozen pizza that’s lo-co and nutritionally balanced? Really?

On their Facebook page, Cuisinart linked to a Discovery Channel article entitled “Scientist Creates Healthy Pizza You Can Eat for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.” I had to find out more.  Immediately.

The bad news: it’s not yet being sold. Worse, it’s being developed and will be first introduced in Scotland.  So it’ll probably be a long time before it’s available in the US.

But still, this is such an interesting idea – such a great way to solve the “ARGH – I have nothing planned for dinner dilemma”


A Trio of Pizza Recipes

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Superbowl Sunday appetizers are notoriously unhealthy, and this year, I wasn’t going to have much control – or ability to experiment – as we were visiting my sister and her family in North Carolina.

Luckily for me, she pulled out all the stops and served up a mixture of finger foods that her 4 kids (and mine) would like… alongside healthier options for the nutritional-conscious adults. I’d never had her Tomato-and-Corn Pizza but it was both delicious and easy to make — though a quick heads-up for pizza purists: this is a pesto, not a red sauce pizza.