Strengthening families, one meal at a time

Family Dinners Matter

There is extensive research demonstrating the many benefits of family meals. Kids do better in school, families communicate more, there is less alcohol and drug use among teens, leading to enhanced well-being. However, the national trend is that fewer and fewer families are sharing family meals.

Beyond Food Access

In many of our urban neighborhoods, fresh, healthy and affordable food is not readily accessible. Locally, organizations are working to alleviate this problem. Placing healthy food in these low access areas is a first step, but for those who aren't familiar with these healthier options, we need to reach beyond access and provide education and support.

Sunday Suppers makes a difference

Families attending Sunday Suppers make changes in what they are eating, how they prepare food and making family meals a priority. Participants are trying new foods and are using healthier cooking techniques. And they are drinking less soda and fewer sugary beverages. Their decisions about food and nutrition benefit the entire family.

From The Blog

Poppyseed Dressing


Ingredients 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup orange juice 3 T honey 1.5 t dijon mustard 1/2 T chopped scallion 1/4 T salt 1 t poppy seeds Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously.

Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette


serves 4 Ingredients • 2/3 cup quinoa • 1 1/3 cups water • 1 bunch kale, torn into bite-sized pieces • 1/2 avocado – peeled, pitted, and diced • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber • 1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion • 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese • 1/4 cup […]

Tuscan Bean Salad


serves 6 Ingredients • 2 cans (15 ounces each) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained • 1 cup roasted sweet red peppers, cut into 1-inch strips • 3/4 cup sliced ripe olives • 1/2 cup chopped red onion • 1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped • 3 tablespoons olive oil • 3 tablespoons […]

Lemon Chicken


serves 4-6 Ingredients: • 3-4 pounds chicken parts (thighs and legs recommended), skin-on, bone-in, trimmed of excess fat • 2 Tbsp lemon zest • 1/3 cup lemon juice • 2 cloves garlic, crushed • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped thyme (or 2 teaspoons dried) • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped rosemary (or 1/2 teaspoon dried) • 1 […]

Chard Gratin


Ingredients: 1 bunch of kale butter parmesan cheese Method Remove greens from stems and set aside. Trim chard stems to get rid of any brown parts. Boil some salted water and blanch stems until they are “al dente” (about 3-5 minutes). Drain and then toss with enough melted butter to coat. Array on baking sheet […]

Whole Wheat Pasta & Meatballs


• 3 tablespoons olive oil • 1 onion, finely chopped • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 1 28 ounce can tomato sauce • 2 teaspoon each dried oregano & basil • 1 teaspoon dried thyme • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional) • Salt & pepper • 1 large egg • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs • […]

Caesar Salad Dressing


* 1/4 cup nonfat Greek-style yogurt * 1 garlic clove, minced * 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice * 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce * 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil * 4 tablespoons Parmigiana cheese Salt and freshly ground pepper In a bowl, mix together the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce. Whisk in the oil […]

Spring Supper – May 24, 2016


Be part of the Sunday Suppers experience Join us at the beautiful Front & Palmer in Fishtown where you and your friends will enjoy a delicious 3 course meal with wine and the opportunity to bid on some amazing auction items. You’ll also hear from Lynn Buono of Feast Your Eyes Catering and from one […]

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


• 1 cup flour (spoon flour into measuring cup and level off) • 1 teaspoon baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature • 1/2 cup granulated sugar • 1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar • 1 large egg • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce • […]

Spicy Black Bean Soup


(serves 6) Ingredients: • 2 T. vegetable oil • 1 medium white onion, finely chopped • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 1 fresh jalapeño (2 inches), seeded and minced • 1 ½ tsp. chili powder • 1 ¼ tsp. ground cumin • 1tsp dried oregano • 2 (15 oz.) cans black beans, drained and rinsed […]

Meet The Childs Family

Featured Family

Calvin Sr. and his family have been coming to Sunday Suppers since October 2015. He has four children: Calvin Jr., Calan, Brian and Shila. Their favorite part of coming to Sunday Suppers is learning how to cook. Before coming to Sunday Suppers Calvin and his family didn’t make meals at home very often, but now […]

Rethink Your Drink


We challenged our families and now challenge you to drink more water. For some this is a tough. Many of us drink soda, juice or other sugary drinks everyday. And it’s shocking how much sugar is in so much of what we drink. Some think water is boring or are just used to grabbing that […]

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