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…]

Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

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A friend posted a photo of a bunch of old Encyclopedia Brittanica’s thrown on the street corner for recycling.

To think those were put to good use when I was in a grade school and now they’re just a relic from the past.  I feel the same way towards cookbooks.  My mom’s kitchen shelves were overflowing with tons of cookbooks- battered and dog-earred- from which she cooked almost every day.

These days, many cookbooks have turned into gorgeous coffee table books, on display for the beautiful photography and nothing more.

Why?  Because, anyone can type in a key word or phrase into their computer and receive thousands of variations of recipes within seconds.

While I rely on internet searches for my recipes, I do have my two favorite books on my shelf:  The Silver Palate, How to Cook Everything.  All of the other books are rarely opened, if ever.

I am relieved to say that I do have a new favorite cookbook that has become my bible, my go-to for weeknight dinners: [Read more…]

$150 Amazon.com Gift Card #Giveaway

It’s time for another giveaway.  I know I’m ready for one.  After all of the snow in the northeast, I’m setting my sights on a new blender to start making spring smoothies. I might finally break down and by the highly-regarded Vitamix….

What’s on your wish list?

Anything for your kitchen?

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And, you’ll get to read consumer reviews of the products so you can make very educated decisions before you click purchase.

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