Tag: health-recipes

It’s Like Buttah: Moving, Baking and Battling

| January 17, 2011 | 8 Comments
It’s Like Buttah: Moving, Baking and Battling




Moving is hard. It is not like buttah, meaning smooth and easy. You know how there are optimistic people who say that certain things get easier the more you do them—like exercising or public speaking? Well, moving across the country, time and again, is not one of them. I have this romantic notion of myself as […]

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Frank Food: Dal for the Ages

| January 3, 2011 | 37 Comments
Frank Food: Dal for the Ages




Welcome, 2011! Can you believe it? I can’t. Over the last several years, the issue of what is real, authentic food has surfaced, oftentimes loudly with great passion on all sides. I loved the discussion y’all brought on about my post about being a snob and eating organically. It definitely isn’t easy, and sometimes, just […]

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Oooo, Baby Baby

| December 13, 2010 | 16 Comments
Oooo, Baby Baby




Personally, I am not the biggest fan of being called “Baby” in a romantic way by a significant other. Don’t get me wrong, I’m affectionate, I can dish it out, but I’d rather be referred to as “Hey, you” or “Sport” or “Woman” (Just kidding. And a note to my significant other, don’t EVER call […]

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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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Tamales Here, Tamales There

| November 18, 2010 | 20 Comments
Tamales Here, Tamales There




Homogeneity is dead. When it comes to food, that is. From ancient crops to meats to the spices that make them savory, food is a timeless element of our human reality that is driven to innovate. No one wants to eat boring. So we celebrate colors, robust flavors, textures, scents and the stories that bring […]

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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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‘Dear Foodbuzz’: French Apple Tart

| October 14, 2010 | 46 Comments
‘Dear Foodbuzz’:  French Apple Tart




As most of you know, the Zomppa crew recently participated in the Foodbuzz’s Project Food Blog competition.  We made it to the third round, but then, were devastatingly rejected.  This is Zomppa’s letter to Foodbuzz in response to their decision. Dearest Foodbuzz, Upon reading your ‘letter,’ we here at Zomppa are, ever so slightly, disturbed. […]

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Mast-esfenaj (Yoghurt with Spinach)

| October 11, 2010 | 20 Comments
Mast-esfenaj (Yoghurt with Spinach)




I am, by no means, a good cook. There are, however, just a couple of dishes I can do well, including the following dip (which I usually over-eat with bread, because I just love it!). It’s a Persian recipe, and there are variations, but this is the version my very-excellent-cook-of-a-mother taught me. Now, every Iranian […]

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Ode to Women and to the Potato

| July 12, 2010 | 15 Comments
Ode to Women and to the Potato




Due to the efforts of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and their worldwide partners, 2008 was declared the International Year of the Potato by the UN General Assembly. (For more information, please see http://www.potato2008.org/). Included in the rationale for acknowledging the potato plant, was the understanding that the tuber is […]

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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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