We created Zing because we were among the majority of home cooks that spend the better part of an hour preparing a weeknight dinner — an hour we didn’t have, for meals that often lacked a punch of flavour.
Meal prepping helped speed things up, but often came at the cost of variety and exciting flavours.
Takeout a few nights a week? It started to add up (for our wallets, and our health.)
We hope that the concept of pantry shortcuts — inspired by our friends in restaurant kitchens and developed in collaboration with chefs and creators — can not only lower the barriers to trying and enjoying a diversity of flavours, but also help home cooks build confidence in their skills over time, minus the pressure and anxiety that comes with “So, what’s for dinner?”
Boom is an ode to Gun Powder, a toasted lentil and chili spice blend ("podi") popular in South India. With Boom, we started recipe development with an old family recipe for Gun Powder, and ended up creating a savoury, nutty, and spicy pantry shortcut featuring a blend of smoky chilis like Chipotle, warm spices, and toasted coconut.
Zesti is a chef-crafted home cooking hack inspired by the sweet, citrusy and floral flavours in Jamaican jerk spice. Add Zesti to any recipe for a boost of flavour minus the effort.
Ooomami is the answer to “Is it missing something?" or "Does it need more salt?” It’s supercharged salt and pepper, but way better! Add Ooomami to any recipe for a boost of flavour and depth minus the effort.