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…]

Vegetable-Packed Winter Comfort Soup

Vegetable-Packed Comfort Soup

Back by popular demand, we’re thrilled to have Serena, aka Seriously Soupy!

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 Vegetable-Packed Winter Comfort Soup:

This winter has been brutal. Sickness, colds, and generally discomfort have been the norm. As a mom of three, I recently had a bout of sniffles and a slight fever where I knew that I had to amp up the nutrients to prevent a full blown cold.

Using beans and tons of vegetables, I created a vitamin-rich soup that was comforting, super healthy, and really easy-to-prepare. With soup making, I try to focus on the flavor of the foods, so I used minimal herbs for this recipe. The flavor from the soup was contained within the richness of the vegetables alone.

This made for a delicious and healthy way to ward of my winter cold.

Hope you enjoy!

Turkey and Chickpea Stew

Turkey and Chickpea Stew

While we haven’t had much snow on the east coast, it is still winter.  For my family, that translates to meals that are comforting and filling.  As you might’ve imagined, my slow cooker has been put into overdrive and I feel as though baking in the oven adds another much-needed layer of heat for my apartment.

There isn’t a week that goes by without some sort of casserole or stew being designed.  There should be no intimidation factor here.  Most casseroles and stews are hassle-free to make.  As long as you’re comfortable using a knife, you should be all set.

I love this Turkey and Chickpea stew recipe from Seriously Soupy.  It’s simple and less labor intensive- requiring absolutely no chopping and dicing of the classic vegetables and potatoes.

It’s best, like every stew and soup, served with a nice warm slice of bread on the side.  And, it can keep in the freezer for up to a week!!

So, maybe you’ll get your stew on this weekend with your family?  This one won’t disappoint.

 

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