This is our deli drawer. Instead of ham and cheese, it holds pears, apples, tangerines, dried cranberries, raisins, bagged grapes and containers of applesauce and cubed peaches in juice. All are ready to be snacks on the go.
We have also prepared peeled Clementines, grapefruit sections and berry salad. The latter is made with dried cranberries, halved strawberries and fresh blueberries.
The key limes are in season and we use them in salads and with baked chicken and fish.
Judy’s passion for cooking began with helping her grandmother make raisin oatmeal for breakfast. From there she earned her first food service job at 15, was accepted to the world famous Culinary Institute of America at 18 (where she graduated second in her class), and went on to the Fachschule Richemont in Switzerland where she focused on pastry arts and baking. But after learning that the quality of a croissant directly varies with how much butter it has, Judy sought to challenge herself by coming up with recipes that were as healthy as they were tasty.
Judy received The Culinary Institute of America’s Pro Chef II certification, the American Culinary Federation Bronze Medal, Gold Medal, and ACF Chef of the Year. Her enthusiasm for eating nutritiously and deliciously leads her to constantly innovate and use the latest in nutritional science to guide her creativity, from putting new twists on fajitas to adapting Italian brownies to include ingredients like toasted nuts and cooked honey. Judy’s publishing company, Food and Health Communications, is dedicated to her vision that everyone can make food that tastes as good as it is for you.