Tag: health-diet-nutrition

Processed People? Frank Food!: TidBit of the Day

| May 30, 2011 | 6 Comments
Processed People? Frank Food!: TidBit of the Day




Are you a processed person or are you a frank foodist? Check out this new documentary, Processed People. Overfed and undernourished. They ask, “how did we get here and what do we do?” Check out the trailer: Eat frank food!

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Hara Hachi Bu: Homemade Pate

| February 23, 2011 | 36 Comments
Hara Hachi Bu: Homemade Pate




To follow up on ZomppaPatty’s tips for increased longevity, I echo reading The Blue Zones.There have only been a few books that changed my lifestyle and this is one of them. So I have some news to share. Big news. I am now a weekday vegetarian.* *Some exceptions: i.e. birthday meals at the Brazilian steakhouse, […]

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Guest/Time to Retire the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines?

| February 18, 2011 | 5 Comments
Guest/Time to Retire the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines?




We are delighted to welcome guest contributor, Michele Simon! Michele Simon is a public health lawyer specializing in industry marketing and lobbying tactics. She is the author of Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back, and research and policy director at Marin Institute, an alcohol industry watchdog […]

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TidBit of the Day: Fresh or Frozen?

| February 7, 2011 | 9 Comments
TidBit of the Day: Fresh or Frozen?




Sometimes we assume that fresh is always better. But is it always? A USDA study showed that bags of fresh broccoli and spinach lost much of their nutrients just by being exposed to the lights in a grocery store. Vegetables that are flash frozen (not soaked in sodium BPA-lined cans) could retain some of those […]

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I’m a Snob: Organic Breakfasts of Champions

| December 5, 2010 | 39 Comments
I’m a Snob: Organic Breakfasts of Champions




Now that Thanksgiving is over and I’m at least 8 pounds heavier, it’s time to…keep eating. One of the best parts of the holidays is the mornings after…and the hearty breakfasts that will last you through the morning without stuffing you like the turkey did. The mornings after the football games (did you see the […]

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TidBit of the Day: Fast Food Marketing

| November 21, 2010 | 5 Comments
TidBit of the Day: Fast Food Marketing




An insightful study by Fast Food FACTS about the truth of fast food marketing. According to research conducted by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, eating fast food is harmful to the health of young people, particularly children and adolescents. Seems pretty obvious, right? Well, some facts not that obvious include: The fast […]

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I Live My Life By the Moon

| October 17, 2010 | 26 Comments
I Live My Life By the Moon




Remember that fabulously catchy Nelly Furtado song—“Turn Off the Light”—where she sings this lovely verse: “I live my life by the moon. If it’s high play it low, if it’s harvest go slow, if it’s full then go.” Well, aside from heartily singing along whenever I hear the song, those verses have some real meaning for […]

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Guest/We found the “Gold of the Incas”!

| August 19, 2010 | 11 Comments
Guest/We found the “Gold of the Incas”!




We are excited to welcome Guest Contributor Liliana Valle, Chief Fusioneer of Mistti, the Peruvian-inspired gourmet bakery. Liliana Valle is a social entrepreneur and creative baker of Alfajores – yes, those trend-setting Alfies. Mistti does corporate affairs, weddings, showers…you name it! We hope to hear from Liliana and Mistti more often at Zomppa. More popular […]

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Charleston Chew: Flourless Fruit Tarts

| June 30, 2010 | 23 Comments
Charleston Chew: Flourless Fruit Tarts




For those of you who have been following, you may realize that we at Zomppa are hoping to transform the way we relate and *meet* food – anybody know someone willing to donate a bus? I’m not joking…. …in any case, as part of this goal, I have been learning as much as I can […]

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A Tasty Compromise: White Rice

| June 7, 2010 | 16 Comments
A Tasty Compromise: White Rice




I cook white rice for my boys and they love it!  There, I said it.  Now what? As a mom, many times I find myself reflecting on the grandiose nature of my responsibility – Wow, the fate of this little person completely rest on: the values that I teach him, my commitment to reading to […]

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