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...]

Curious Chef Kids’ 6-Piece Prep Kit Giveaway

Crazy for cucumbers? Bananas about berries? No matter what your kids’ favorite summer produce is, you can help them bring the flavors of the garden into your kitchen with Curious Chef cooking tools for kids. I love Curious Chef because it inspires kids to get excited about food prep. And, with the year’s best produce ripe for the picking, it’s the perfect time to get them in the kitchen and teach them to cook. Obviously, I've been a fan of cooking together with my children as it gets them invested in their meals. Forget worrying … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Weekend Recipes

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 favorites from the past five 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 overnight in the fridge).  People will be impressed that you’re not just serving wine but, … [Read more...]