Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

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It’s spring and asparagus is in season!  Asparagus has been on my vegetable hit list for quite some time.

Both of my kids detest the vegetable so I’ve been desperately searching for one recipe that might, just might, make their eyebrows perk and their taste buds surrender.

Admittedly, I grew up eating very little asparagus— mainly steamed.  And, I didn’t like it either. So, the hunt was not only for my kids but, myself as well.

I finally hit the jackpot [Read more…]

Simple Herb Broth

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Today’s soup recipe is a creation from resident soup master Serena, of Seriously Soupy fame.  Here’s what Serena has to say:

Recently, there has been a lot of news about the health benefits of bone broth and stock. While this type of broth/stock is rich in vitamins and nutrients, it is also not a favorable option for vegans and vegetarians. Also, as we are yearning for spring, many people like to enjoy a lighter and flavorful broth that is extracted from herbs and vegetables.

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For this particular recipe, I used leeks, sage, scallions, thyme, dill, parsley and an onion to create a rich and flavorful stock. Made in under two hours, [Read more…]

Eggplant and Cauliflower Sage Soup

Eggplant and Cauliflower Sage Soup

This week I’ll be featuring some soups from Seriously Soupy, aka Serena.

Serena started creating soups as a creative outlet for herself after her first daughter was born, which combined her passion for cooking with an interest in learning more about soups and soup making. She has given soup tours and taught soup classes and has a catalog of over 100 homemade soups. Twice a month you can find her here, at My Judy the Foodie, sharing her culinary wisdom and helping to demystify the world of soup.

Here’s what Serena has to say about her latest soupy creation: Eggplant and Cauliflower Sage Soup:

With the temperatures creeping up and a few layers being shed, I have been thinking about lightening our meals.

Not traditionally thought of as a warmer-weather food, I think soups are a great way to enjoy the freshest foods at your local farmers’ markets while also enjoying a healthy and quick meal option. In this recipe, I was inspired [Read more…]

Best Irish Soda Bread

This recipe is actually an annual re-post but, it’s one of the most requested recipes on the site. Hope you enjoy….

What’s a Jewish girl doing with her Mom’s Irish Soda Bread recipe?  NOTHING.

But, my mom does have an insane amount of generational recipes in the section I cataloged “Jewish Judy.”  Some of these recipes are so torn, faded and damaged, it’s as though they survived the battlefields of Word War I.  With Passover right around the corner, I simply can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and start exploring!

But, we’re not talking Passover just yet.  We’re talking St. Patrick’s Day!

And, like I said, I’m Jewish.  Unfortunately for me, Mom has no Irish Soda Bread recipes floating in her archives.  And, it just wouldn’t feel authentic making this bread for my family.  So, I reached out (only 2 NYC blocks) to my dear friend Claire.  I could sense that not only would her  9-year old daughter be stomping throughout her apartment practicing her Irish Step Dance for the St. Patty’s Day Parade, but, I just knew her kitchen would be wafting with the warm sweetened smells of Irish Soda Bread.  And I was right.

I am thrilled to have Claire share her own family story and authentic Irish Soda Bread recipe:

What happens when an Irish girl marries an Italian guy? That Italian guy gets the short end of the stick when it comes to home-cooked meals. [Read more…]

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