Zesty's Favorites of the Week II

by zesty on October 24, 2008 · 36 comments

Happy Friday everyone! Well folks another week has passed and more food has been consumed. How is everybody doing?  As you know, I started a ritual last week where every Friday I would feature some excellent food blogs and display some of the great content around the world.

Before we get started, I have to first say a special thank you. I received the “Premio Arte Pico was given to me by: Jo@KitchengirlJo@blogspot.com

This is an interesting one that originates from Uruguay and is called the Premio Arte Pico from a blogger who makes dolls. You can visit her site here.

The acceptance of Premio Arte Pico has some rules:

1) Pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter of language.

2) Advertise name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3) Each award-winner, has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5) Share these rules.

I would like to pass this award onto:

  1. Jenny@PickyPalate - where you will find something for even the pickiest eater around. Drop in to find great family friendly recipes and check out her nice design. Good work Jenny!
  2. Caitlin@SeeBrideRun - here you will find not only great food ideas… but a super creative writing style that will keep you coming back for more.  Great job Caitlin!
  3. Lindsay@happyherbivore – over at Lindsay’s pad you will find great whole food recipes, interesting articles as well as a very clean design to get around.  Keep up the good work Lindsay!
  4. Heather&Mark@HangryPants – These two have got it going on… great site – great pictures you will be glad you dropped in.
  5. Sarah&Alex@BrokenYolks – Talk about energy… these two have more energy than you can imagine.  Always interesting posts and so informative.  Great job guys!

Zesty’s Favorite Posts of the Week

Katheats – Pumpkin Party – Can you really beat pumpkin anything this time of year?

Dr. Nicole Sunden – 55-healthy-school-lunch-ideas – Super Ideas.. great Site

Culinary Cory – Twice Baked Potato Wedges – Potatoes anyone… oh so good!

VeggieGirl – Baing Bread? Is it possible after all – I am such a huge bread baby…. looks amazing

Megan’s Munchies – Caramel Apple Kiss Cupcakes – Caramel and Apples… zesty comes running … great post megan!

Carrots and Cake – Low Fat Baked Zita – Oh wow – some good old fashion baked pasta… bowl please!

Erin Cooks – The Sunday Saga of Ravioli – Homemade Ravioli… that is high end… awesome work Erin!

Herbs and Spices Recap

As promised, I went through and compiled all your entries and came up with the most common list according to Zesty’s Top 10 herbs and spices based on everyone’s comments.  Thanks again for a great response.  A lot of people had agreed or just varied slightly and there were a few that some spices that no one mentioned.  Without hurting anyone’s feelings – I just went through and noted the common ones and created the new list.

  1. Garlic
  2. Ginger
  3. Rosemary
  4. Basil
  5. Cumin
  6. Cinnamon
  7. Cilantro
  8. Chili/Cayenne
  9. Thyme
  10. Parsley

Well I hope everybody has a fantastic Friday and a great weekend!  Let me know what you think of all the great links I shared with you.  Take Care


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1 coco

congratulation for the award. And thanks for the links to these amazing blogs.


2 Megan

Congrats on the award! You totally deserve it! I see many of my favorites on your list and several that I have to go check out! Thanks for all the links!


3 VeggieGirl

Hooray for more awards!! And aww, thanks for featuring me as a favorite post of the week :-)


4 Jessie

Congrats! And happy Friday, man!

a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse


5 mi

i love this weekly post – it introduces me to some great posts, as well as seeing some of my own favourites up there! yet another award – congrats :D


6 ZestyCook

Thanks Coco – anytime!

Thanks Megan

Your welcome VeggieGirl!

Happy Friday Jessie and Thank you

Thanks Mi


7 TheHealthyHostess

This is a great site! I found it from another blog, but I am so excited to be reading it!
Thanks!! Have a great weekend!
I love your posts of the week section – what a great idea!
- Ali


8 Culinary Cory

Congrats to everyone on the awards! Thanks for including my yummy potato wedges on your top five list. They were oh so good.


9 Beadie

Great links!

I’ll be adding you to my blogroll!


10 rubybean77

ZESTY!!! I am honored to receive this award from you! You have a bang up blog and I am stoked you think my blog is cool. Congrats in the award yourself! SWEET!!!! Thanks!


11 Erin

Thank you so much for including me in your Friday round-up!


12 Jo

great links, as always Cory… keep up the great work, your blog rawks!

Happy Friday!


13 maggie

Great roundup, I love those blogs :)


14 Bob

Congratz on the award!


15 Usha

Congrats on the award…thanks for the interesting links…


16 Lisa

Congrats on the award! Great links. I love those cupcakes.


17 judyfoodie

Congrats on the awards :) Love your blog.


18 Dr. Nicole Sundene

What a great list! Thanks for the link love and supporting HEALTHY school lunch ideas. Much appreciated. Well I am off to check out some great recipe ideas. Happy Friday everyone!


19 Dr. Nicole Sundene

p.s. I should write you a little guest post on all of the healing attributes of zesty’s fav herbs and spices! That is a SUPER healing list you have there. Did you know that? :D


20 Gera

Hi Cory!

I’ve been reading your fantastic blog for quite some..you’ve a wonderful style of writing, photos and recipes!

You deserve a lot this award, congrats for the same!! Happy Friday and Weekend too! :-)


21 chadnpam1

Congrats on your award – you deserve it. I look forward to checking out your favorite recipes of the week.


22 HangryPants

Thanks so much for thinking of us! I love all your cooking creations as well!



23 juliet

All great choices! :)


24 Foong

Congrats on the award and thanks for sharing those links where I could find more great recipes to try out.


25 islandgirl111

hello cory i cannot say enough about your website. the recipes are oh so delicious tantaizing .i am in africa and i had my friend try some of them.u deserve an award so i am giving u an award.


26 celine

woohoo! cool post, and most definitely a well-deserved award for you.


27 Laurie

Congrats on the award! You so deserve it. And thanks for all the cool new foodie blogs to check out. I love finding great new blogs and these ones are terrific.

Your homemade pizza looks truly yummy. I made pizza tonight!


28 Jenny

Wow, thanks for the award! You have a great blog here, that is part of my new daily reads. Congrats on your award too, well deserved!


29 meg wolff

Hi Zesty,
Congrats on the award! I checked out a few of the sites and I’m adding some to my blog list.


30 noble pig

What great links thank you for your dilligence!


31 Megan

Congrats! There is another award for you on my blog!


32 zestycook

Thanks healthy Hostess

Your very welcome Cory

Beadie – thanks so much

Thanks Rubybean77

Erin – your welcome

Thanks Jo :)

Maggie – I am glad

Thanks Bob, Usha, Lisa, Judy

Nicole – thanks so much

Gera, ChadnPam, HangryPants, Foong, Islanngirll, Celine – Thank you very much

Laurie – thanks…How was your pizza?

Jenny – thanks your blog rocks!

Thanks Meg!

Noble Pig – your very welcome.

Megan – WOW thank you


33 B_Hlthy

I gave you the award too!!!

Check out my post

The award is for being an amazing blogger, but it is a scary jack o lantern in spirit of halloween!


34 kang

Congrats cory! I gotta say, I really do like your site design, the subscibe widget is really perfect and stands out! I need to fix mine….

Keep up the great work dude, you really have created an interesting forum for eaters to share their stories!


35 Happy Herbivore

thanks!!! I actually just redid my recipes section this week :)


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