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PizzaRev: Build Your Own Healthy Pizza in Studio City

November 19, 2014 5:04 pm

Although most people think of going out for pizza as a diet-busting indulgence, at PizzaRev, it doesn’t have to be! This healthy pizza shop is unique because it relies on only fresh, healthy ingredients, and the eatery invites customers to build their own pizza exactly to their liking.

Choose a crust made of traditional or gluten-free dough, add marinara, Alfredo, or even barbecue sauce, and then finish it off with your choice of more than 30 artisanal cheeses or high quality meats. To make things even healthier, PizzaRev offers veggies ranging from your standard mushrooms to artichoke hearts, fennel seeds, and pepperoncinis.

The restaurant itself features a modern style and a number of tables where guests can sit and enjoy their pizza, and PizzaRev even serves beer and wine for of-age guests. Finish off your pie with a cake truffle or Oreo pizza for dessert, and you’ll instantly be hooked on PizzaRev!

12103 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 505-1748

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How to Prepare Butternut Squash for Cooking

November 12, 2014 6:39 pm

Butternut squash is very versatile, but if you’ve never prepared it before it may seem a bit confusing. Although it has an odd shape, butternut squash is fairly simple to prepare if you know the proper techniques. Follow these simple steps to peel and prep your squash like a pro.

  1. Slice off both ends of the squash using a large, sharp knife. It’s very important that the knife is sharp, as a dull knife requires more pressure from you and may result in a dangerous slip.
  2. Peel the entire squash using an extra strong peeler, preferably one made with carbon steel blades. Because the squash is curved in the middle, it’s best to peel lengthwise.
  3. Cut the squash in half at its center, which is approximately between the thin “neck” and the larger “body” portion.
  4. Slice the neck portion down the center to create flat, cylindrical pieces. Then, slice these pieces into wide strips and eventually cut them down into cubes.
  5. To cut the body, first slice it in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds and innards with a spoon. Finally, slice the two pieces into cubes the same way that you did with the neck.

How to Peel and Cut a Butternut Squash [The Kitchn]
How to Peel and Cut Butternut Squash [Cooking Light]
7 Steps to Cook Butternut Squash [Good Housekeeping]

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Creative Takes on Classic Peanut Butter and Jelly for Adults

November 6, 2014 5:03 pm

Do you love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but you’re worried about the strange looks you’ll get from your friends when you pull one out at a party? Don’t be! With these fun and fancy recipes for adult PB&Js, you can enjoy the treat in style.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie
This sweet and nutty pie is the ideal dessert for any social gathering. The classic flavor of fruit jelly perfectly mingles with a peanut butter and cream cheese filling, while a whipped cream topping is just the icing on the cake.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
Guests of all ages will love these peanut butter and jelly dessert bars, which are made with a browned oat crust and thick strawberry jam for a hearty taste that’s the perfect grown-up version of your childhood favorite.

PB&J Cocktail
If you want to add a really adult twist to the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, this PB&J cocktail is a lively and exciting choice. Although the two flavors seem like an unlikely pairing with alcohol, once you taste them with aged rum you’ll certainly become a believer. Line the rim with salted peanuts for a truly authentic taste.

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