About Family Foodie


ISABEL LAESSIG_07-04-2012 (1)Isabel Laessig better know as Family Foodie is passionate about her family and believes that we can empower our families by nurturing them around the family table.
She is on a Mission is to Bring Back Sunday Supper around the family table in every home. It starts off as one day a week and soon becomes a way of life.
As the mother of four, she realized the impact that Sunday Supper had on her children the day her oldest left for college.
When asked what she would miss most, Alexandra her 18 year old daughter, responded that she would miss the times they spent around the kitchen table.
Isabel is spreading the word of her mission by working with a group of bloggers that are as passionate about #SundaySupper as she is. Every week they blog about a #SundaySupper theme and now reach over 2 million followers with their recipes every week on twitter, facebook, pinterest and instagram.
When she is not on social media, you can find her at her boy’s, Ronnie, Reis and Riley, football games.
Isabel also has a much less important job as Social Media Consultant to Brands.

Da Minha Mesa Para A Sua com Beijinhos,



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Kathy September 22, 2011 at 2:38 am

Wow — I just might have to try to cook. Any chance you can include some 5 ingredient recipes that are quick to cook. My hours are crazy.


Family Foodie September 22, 2011 at 9:16 am

That is a great idea! Thank you for inspiring me to come up with recipes for busy Moms!


Tammy January 14, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I am so glad to have found your Blog! I LOVE the idea of Sunday Supper. How have we gotten away from it? This is a great reminder and service to us all. Food is a connector. So is #SundaySupper. Blessings~ Tammy


Family Foodie January 14, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Tammy~Thank you so much! I am on a Mission to bring #SundaySupper Around the Family Table in every home!


Teresa in Oregon March 30, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Out here in Oregon we are local foodies. The locavore’s mission is to cook up a Sunday Supper (or all meals if you are serious) using as many ingredients as possible that are grown within 100 miles of your kitchen. Insist the ingredients are organically grown and you’ve perhaps boosted the nutrition and healthfulness of the dinner while nurturing treasured family memories.

Check out Take Root Willamette Valley, a masterfully-published magazine that showcases the producers, products, restaurants, and ecosystem components (soil being my favorite) that supply our local food and the ingredients for one of my family’s favorite memories – cooking together in the kitchen – then EAT! I imagine that you will gobble up Take Root’s well-written articles, savor the beautiful photography, and treat your Sunday diners to the delicious recipes shared in each issue.

Take Root’s tag line – Eat Fresh, Thrive Locally, Sustain Life!

While you are surfing, also Google the Slow Food Movement and get radical about your food – “sustainable foods and promotion of local small businesses are paralleled by a political agenda directed against globalization of agricultural products.”


FamilyFoodie March 30, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Looking forward to know know some Oregon Foodies. Love your tagline.


Debbie Duhn November 2, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Saw your posting about our local TAKE ROOT magazine. I’m happy you like our publication. Thanks for sharing our publication.


Iduina Bonilla April 3, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Hi I am also Portuguese, I came here as a child, I cook some of my mother’s dishes, but I do not remember all of them, and of course my mother never wrote anything down, that is the Portuguese way, my father used to take me to that peniche beach many times.
Your recepies remind me of back home, I think I will go back to Sunday dinners, the old fashion way.
Thank you, for bringing this wonderful tradition back to the table.

Iduina Bonilla


FamilyFoodie April 3, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Iduina – it is so nice to connect with you. I spent most of my childhood summers in peniche and have so many wonderful memories. My mother is the same way — it is impossible to drag a recipe out of her. She throws in a little bit of this, a little bit of that. Truly it is the Portuguese way!


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