It’s the start of a new year and we’re all coming off of a holiday filled with heavy, rich foods and indulgent celebrations. January is a chance to start fresh and detox a little. So we’ve got a few simple recipes that we created at Zest & Zing that embrace fresh ingredients, fewer steps, and healthy, detoxifying spices. That way, you don’t feel deprived as you kickstart a healthy 2 Read More
It’s officially wintertime now and we’re thinking about spicy soups that’ll really warm you up. Zest & Zing has a variety of chilli peppers to help you spice up your soups. Here’s how to add more flavour to your soups and stews with different types of chillies. Read More
Szechuan peppercorns are totally unique. But contrary to popular belief, they’re not as much about heat as they are about the tingling, numbing mouthfeel they create. Here are our favorite ways to use Szechuan peppercorns with facts about its origin, taste, and recipes to get you started. Read More
What do you get for the foodie who has everything? Something gourmet? New kitchen tools? Here are 6 of our ideas for the best foodie Christmas gift ideas this holiday season. Read More
Since it's Global Entrepreneurship Week, I thought I'd explain exactly how the idea for Zest & Zing came about. I learned to cook some years ago back when I was living in France simply because I was so inspired by the quality of the truly fresh produce available there...
Cooking healthy, simple food, brings people together. For me, cooking doesn't have to be an elaborate, time-consuming chore. As a foodie, I want to cook and eat delicious food, but I may not always want to spend hours putting a meal together. Here are my top 8 tips for simple, healthy cooking. Read More
Looking for the perfect Christmas foodie gift ? At Zest & Zing, we’ve got some great gift ideas for the cook, gourmand, or food lover that are both unique and useful. Here are some of the best foodie Christmas gifts we have here at Zest & Zing. Read More
Everyone is trying to eat a little healthier these days and one great substitute for rice, bread, grains, and less nutritious carbs is quinoa. But it can be bland. So we've assembled some cooking tips and quinoa recipes. Here's how to make quinoa taste good. Read More
One of our favourite street foods, this often late-night meal has been ingrained in Western culture. Sure, you could head out to your local kebab shop to get your fix, but why not find an easy shawarma recipe you can make at home? Read More
Tangy and vibrant red Middle Eastern sumac is a stranger to most spice cabinets, but trust us. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll want to use it more and more. Every kitchen should have a little jar of sumac! Read More
A traditional Egyptian spice blend and condiment, Dukkah lies outside of your usual spice cabinet collection, but that’s a good reason to try it. It’s a blend of toasted nuts, seeds, and spices with a nutty, earthy flavour. So how do you use dukkah? We'll give you some ideas... Read More
Everyone who cooks even a little bit should have a few staple spices, right? If you’re just beginning to stock up, you need to know the best basic spices for your kitchen. Which spices will be the most useful and versatile? And where should you buy them? Can you get quality spices online? Read More
It’s now officially summertime and that means it’s time for grilling! Why not add some exciting flavours to your barbecue this season? We’ve got several ideas and tips to get you started, plus a couple unexpected seasoning blends for grilled meats you may have never thought of!
Looking for an original gift for the food lover in your life? Our premium spice gift sets are some of the best out there - perfect for your friends and family members who crave flavours from all over the world, love cooking, or just want to expand their spice cabinets. We'll help you decide what to get! Read More
Looking to start your own spice collection? Need to fill your spice rack with spices? Or maybe you’ve gotten the basics down and want to know which other spices, herbs, and blends you should buy to finish off your collection? Here’s what Zest & Zing would recommend... Read More