Memorial Day Weekend Recipes

My favorite recipe roundup of the year is for Memorial Day Weekend.  We know you want to fire up the grill this weekend and kick-off your summer with a smorgasbord of recipes that will quench your thirst and satiate your hunger. From sangria to salad to burgers, we've curated our summer blog favorites from the past six years of My Judy the Foodie. So, tighten your apron, get your spatulas ready, and bring on the FOOD (and drink): White Wine Sangria This sangria only takes about 5 minutes to make and it tastes so refreshing (I let it sit … [Read more...]

Finding Perfection in Unrip Fruit

Memorial Day is right around the corner and so are our fantasies of backyard BBQ's, fresh grilled food and succulent summer fruit.  However, this doesn't mean that you should shy away from using those fruits that aren't quite "ripe". I love these creative ways to salvage your unripe fruits in your recipes, to avoid waste but also to tap into their yet-to-be-discovered potential (sage advice from Celilia Estreich of Baldor Specialty Foods). Green Apricots This immature apricot is harvested early in the season and resembles a green … [Read more...]

Introducing the Modern Mediterranean Diet

With Memorial Day next weekend, for many, the idea of baring all and wearing a bathing suit can seem daunting at best. In fact, the weather in the northeast has been so mercurial these past few weeks, I have still been layering in sweaters and jackets. So, how can you expedite your countdown to summer and right yourself onto a healthy food journey that will yield results sooner rather than later? Pangea Nutrition has designed a science-based meal planning delivery service designed to help busy Americans incorporate the eating habits … [Read more...]

Blueberry Banana Flaxseed Smoothie

The arrival of spring brings warmer weather, more sunshine and blueberry season! Blueberries are one of America’s super foods because they are low in calories but contain vitamins C and E, help regulate the digestive system and activate fat-burning genes along with many other health benefits. With temperatures reaching the 80's this past weekend, a refreshing blueberry, banana, honey smoothie with flax seed was the ideal drink.  And, based on its review from my child critics, this could be a welcomed addition to our breakfast … [Read more...]