Author Archives: Judy Shea

About Judy Shea

Welcome to my blog. I'm a Mixed Media/Polymer Clay Artist. I do have a full-time job (not as an artist). My art includes, textural collage works on canvas, cardboard, wood or other substrates using paints, molding pastes, inks, fabric, a variety of found objects and handmade polymer clay pieces. Life/Work balance is what I strive for.

Cauliflower “Potato” Salad (with WW Smartpoints)

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Cauliflower “Potato” Salad (with WW Smartpoints)

Happy Summer, friends!!!!  I hope you are all enjoying your summertime and staying healthy and safe. So far so good over here.  The weather has been quite nice.  We took a trip to Lake Tahoe a couple of weeks ago and was such a nice break.  Beauty, is the word I would describe Tahoe. Just a beautiful place to hike, bike and enjoy water activities.

Here are just a few of the 100’s of pictures I took.  I told my husband, I just can’t stop taking pictures.  Seriously, it was that beautiful. I even saw a bear’s butt.  Don’t get that confused with a bare butt now. LOL

 

Ok, so moving on from vacations to food.. now, that’s more like it. Chop chop, Judy. Speaking of “chopping”….

Of course you know all the rage is about cauliflower.  I love cauliflower and grew up on it. Mostly, my mom would roast it in the oven.. plain, salt, that’s it.  There is a lot you can do with this beautiful white vegetable.  Check out my YouTube channel where I make a dish called “Zahra” (meaning flower).  CLICK HERE to watch it.

I’ve made you wait long enough.

I made this cauliflower salad for my family and then again for a July 4th party. This is so good.. the crunch, the “potato salad”, the color. Just yum.

Makes approximately 10 servings.  You can add even more veggies to make it bigger.  Each serving is 1 Weight Watcher Smartpoint (and that’s for the mayo).

Ingredients:
1 large head of STEAMED cauliflower, cut into bite size florets
3 hard boiled eggs
1/2 cup chopped dill pickles
1/3 cup chopped red pepper
1/2 cup chopped asparagus
1/2 cup of corn
1/3 cup of chopped red onion
1/3 cup chopped curly parsley
3/4 cup light mayonnaise (I like Miracle Whip) (7 smartpoints)
1-2 T of lemon juice.
Salt, pepper, paprika or any herbs or spices of your choice. I love that the paprika gives it a little orange color.

Now, you know this your world and you can put what you want in this salad for other veggies, but this is what I did.

Steam your cauliflower florets. I think it’s best to steam as they won’t get water logged.  I steamed for about 15 minutes.  Steam it to the texture you like.  I didn’t want them too raw, but not soft either…. so like baby bear.. “just right”.

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Once the florets are steamed through, let cool.  While cooling, chop up your other vegetables.

Look how pretty.

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The dressing is fairly simple. I’m all about simple, folks.

Mix the mayo with your herbs and spices you choose and the lemon juice or you could use apple cider vinegar as another option20180704_174343

Once your cauliflower is cooled, add it to the bowl and mix it with the dressing.

Boom!! Done!!  Cover and let sit for a few hours or overnight in the fridge… or as they used to say in the old days, “ice box”.

 

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Those eggs make all the difference if you ask me. So many options to add to this, really.

Give it a try and be the talk of the town.. or the party.. or your own family.. or yourself. 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the blog, once again.  You are all the best in my book. I do have a book.

Love your comments and let me know if you try it.

Judy ♥

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Homemade Granola – Weight Watchers Friendly

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Hey friends, I’m back with another video.

I don’t think the New England weather knows what it’s doing this year. Hot as heck one day then so cool the next. I won’t complain, as I would rather have the non-humid days. Who’s with me on that?

Today, I’m sharing my granola recipe that is also Weight Watchers friendly.

This granola makes me happy.  I put it on top of my yogurt and/or fruit.  I used to be so afraid to make it, but it’s so easy as you can see in my video. Make it your own so you know what’s in it.

I hope you enjoy and share any recipes that you make or if you give any of mine a try. I love it when a follower tries one of my recipes and tells me how easy it was and they loved it.  That makes me so happy. It’s a win win.

If you’d like to follow me in other places besides my blog, here is where you can find me:
Instagram: judys_heart
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/judy.shea.12

Thanks for all the support. It means a lot to me.I’ll be back soon with another recipe to share.

Judy ♥♥♥

Eggplant/Veggie Chili

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Can you believe it’s the end of April already?  I had my fireplace on last night and this morning.. Still chilly around here.. and speaking of CHILI (LOL)….

I have a new video making a simple, delicious Eggplant Veggie Chili.  I was inspired with this dish at a restaurant recently, so I thought I’d make it my own.

Please take a gander and let me know if it’s something you would try out?

I can’t thank you enough for your support and my new subscribers for joining me.

Love to hear from you all.

Judy ♥♥♥

Sito’s Kitchen – “Mamooniyeh”

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Hey friends… I’m back with a new Sito’s Kitchen video with mom.  Today, we make a dessert that I grew up with called “Mammooniyeh” (not really sure of the spelling), but oh my gersh.. it’s so good.  Be the person who makes something different at home or to bring to a dinner party.

I hope you enjoy this one.

 

 

Have I told you how much I appreciate you lately???  Well, I do.. more than you know.

I love all the feedback I’m getting.

Please share and subscribe and like.  That keeps me creating food and art.

Love yaz

Judy ♥♥♥

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Sito’s Kitchen – Making Maldoum

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Hey everyone…  I just uploaded a new video with my mom in an episode of “Sito’s Kitchen”.  Today, we are making “Maldoum”, an eggplant dish.  So good.  You could certainly leave out the meat to make it vegetarian.

I hope you enjoy and I’ll let the video speak for itself.

 

Thanks for the love and support of my blog and YouTube channel.  Your comments and emails are so important to me.  To mom, too.

Judy 

Homemade Naan and Pita Bread

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Hey, I know it’s been a while since I put a recipe on my blog. I have been putting them directly on YouTube/Instagram (the devil.. lol) or Facebook.

I’m posting a video I did today where I made Naan and Pita Bread from a two ingredient dough made with Flour and Greek Yogurt.  Check out my other videos on YouTube to see how I make the dough.

 

I’ve been balancing work (the devil.. lol), family, art and cooking.  Can I get 2 extra days to the weekend, please??

Thanks for being here and all your comments. Lots of love to you, my subscribers.. you mean so much to me.

Judy ♥♥♥