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The Suppers Programs

Facilitator Newsletter

"The heartbeat of Suppers is the volunteer facilitators..." - Maggie Adler, Editor

A Message From Dor:

Prizing Biological Individuality is probably the most distinguishing feature of Suppers. No other program (see if you can find one, I couldn't!) blasts past bottom-line interests and hones in on the most important source of data you can access for free: you. The program committee is developing materials to make facilitating easier and more effective. If you're not already making a habit of leading and suggesting experiments, you can start today with this handout

Important Notes:

  1. Is your facilitator profile on the Suppers website? If not, please email 5-10 sentences to Dor@TheSuppersPrograms.org to be featured on the website!
  2. Please send photos and recipes from meetings to be featured in our newsletter and on the website!
  3. We will be featuring a different facilitator in each issue. Please send an exercise, activity, best practice or short food prep video to share with other facilitators and we can include you too!
  4. Do you have suggestions for meeting themes, links or activities to share at a meeting? Send them to Dor@TheSuppersPrograms.org to help Suppers continue to grow!

Upcoming Events:
  1. Fermentation Workshop: Join Dor at North Slope Farm on May 25th at 6pm for a kraut and kimchi demonstration. Email northslopefarm@comcast.net to register!
  2. Whole Earth Center Workshop: Thursday, May 26th at 7pm. The topic will be Food Energetics with Acupuncturist, Steve Hoffman.
  3. Kombucha Workshop: Saturday, June 11th at 10am with Dor and Charlie. SCOBYs will be provided, limit of 10 people. More details TBA.
  4. Stone Soup Family Event: Sunday, June 12th 4:30-6:30pm at Dor's, kids will help prepare a Suppers meal and will read the book, Stone Soup. We hope to see you and your family there! There are limited spots available, for more information and to register please click here.
  5. Kraut and Kimchi Workshop: Sunday, June 12th at 1pm. Join Dor at Terhune Orchards. Purchase tickets here: http://shop.terhuneorchards.com/fermentation-workshop-with-dor-mullen-of-the-suppers-programs/
  6. Annual Facilitator Photo Opp and Facilitator Appreciation Picnic: Marcia Willsie is hosting at her glorious home June 25th. Marcia -- chef/owner of Ezekiel's Table -- has been hosting special cooking lessons for facilitators, her special gift to The Suppers Programs.
  7. Recipe Meeting: Wednesday, August 3rd, send us your friends who are Indian women. We are gathering a group to adapt Indian recipes to be less glycemic and offer Suppers especially for this population, which is at high risk for diabetes. More details to come! Contact: info@TheSuppersPrograms.org
  8. Planning Meeting for Emotional Eaters Support Group: Thursday, August 18th (time TBA). A ten-week program will start in the fall, based on this meeting. Contact: Dor@TheSuppersPrograms.org
  9. Facilitator Training: Sunday, August 28th and Sunday, September 25th, 11 to 4pm. Basic training with some emphasis on parenting issues around food. Contact: info@TheSuppersPrograms.org
  10. Autism Meeting at Wellness Center in Kendall Park: Friday, September 23rd (evening) Details TBA. Contact: info@TheSuppersPrograms.org
  11. Farmer Appreciation Dinner: Friday, September 30th. Send us your friends who farm. They are an important part of our immune systems! More details TBA.

Free Online Seminar:
Which Comes First, Overeating or Obesity?
Tuesday, July 7, 2016
The Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and IFM have collaborated to produce a special free live-streamed Grand Rounds featuring David Ludwig, MD, PhD, who will be speaking on the topic.
For more information and to Register click here! 

This month's recipes:


Low Carb: Chicken Tikka Masala

Ingredients:
4 chicken breasts
1 cup yogurt
1 jar marinara sauce
1 large onion
2 cloves garlic
1 medium sized piece of fresh ginger
 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric power
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp cumin powder
Chicken Tikka Masala Powder
salt
1/2 cup oil (high heat, preferably coconut oil)
Instructions:
For detailed instructions check out the recipe on our website: http://www.thesuppersprograms.org/content/chicken-tikka-masala

Paleo: Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers 
Ingredients:
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 cup almond meal
1 tbsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp cayenne powder
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp sea salt
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
olive oil cooking spray
Instructions:
For detailed instructions check out this recipe on our website: http://www.thesuppersprograms.org/content/paleo-almond-chicken-fingers
 
Vegetarian: Homemade Ketchup (A Perfect Addition to Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers)
Ingredients: 
1 can tomato paste (6 oz can)
1/2 cup cooked, pureed carrots
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 tbsp brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp chili powder
Instructions:
For detailed instructions check out this recipe on our website: http://www.thesuppersprograms.org/content/homemade-ketchup
 
Vegetarian: Mango Salsa 
Ingredients:
2 cups diced mango
1 cup diced jicama
1 cup cooked black beans (drained)
1 tsp finely chopped jalapeno (or to taste)
2 tsp fresh mint (finely chopped)
1/2 small red onion (finely chopped)
1 tsp fresh lime juice
salt to taste
Instructions:
For detailed instructions check out this recipe on our website: http://www.thesuppersprograms.org/content/mango-salsa
ENJOY!
This month's Featured Facilitator:

Maryann Rappa, Facilitator
We brought the Suppers Programs to Sand Hills Community Wellness Center because of its non-judgmental learn-by-doing philosophy. As a Certified Life Coach, I have heard many people say they want to improve their health but it "costs too much to eat well" or "I do not know where to start".  The Suppers Programs teaches that eating well fits any budget, provides non-judgmental support as well as educates to transition into a healthier lifestyle. We had 26 attend our first meeting.  
The Purple Apron:
Of course, everyone's children need to eat real food! Read how Anu changed  the course of family eating by knowing what she wanted and standing her ground. Allie chimes in with directions for Chana masala, in case you need some spice in your life. Check out the most recent post on our blog:
https://suppersprograms.wordpress.com/2016/05/04/feeding-my-children-in-america/

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