A seed was planted the day we visited our local library…

Salmon Peppers and Onions #SundaySupper

Who knew that there was such a thing as a seed library — it’s true, you can check out up to three packets of seeds and unlike books, there is no due date . As I watched my boys, I realized there was no longer an excuse not to try to grow my own garden. I have been contemplating it for a long time but always felt that I didn’t have the knowledge or the skills to grow a garden.

I have grown my own herbs for a while but for some reason, a vegetable garden just seems like too big of a commitment, especially in Florida. Seeing how interested Reis and Riley were in growing our own food — made me want to give it a shot.

Seed Library #SundaySupper

As we began digging through the drawers of seeds choosing which ones we would start with, we noticed that there was also information about a community garden in our neighborhood. How did we not know about this?

We left the library with our three packets and books on gardening in hand and headed directly to the local community garden.

Our Community Garden #SundaySupper

That’s when I realized that gardens don’t have to be perfect. They are a place for new beginning, growth and a great learning experience.

We are joining our local community garden and can’t wait to see what is ahead. Visions of peppers, onions, tomatoes, watermelons and more… we are excited to start this journey and look forward to the experience of learning and growing together.

Recipes from the Garden #SundaySupper

What could be more fun to tackle as a family?

Recipes from the Garden #SundaySupper

There has been a lot of planning and choosing what vegetable we would love to have on hand for some of our favorite recipes. The best part is that we can help replenish the seed library. Although there is no due date, there is so much satisfaction in helping to bring back seeds  from fruits and veggies that you know have thrived in your community.

Recipes from the Garden #SundaySupper



The Sunday Supper Family is excited to welcome American Family Insurance around the family table. American Family Insurance is the champion of Dreams and wants to encourage our Dreams. By staying active and making healthy food choices, you and your family are better equipped to #ChooseDreams.

Thank you American Family for inspiring these 20 fantastic Sunday Supper Recipes from the Garden: 

Salmon Peppers and Onions #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 4-6

Salmon Peppers and Onions #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams


  • 3 peppers, we love mixing up the colors
  • 1 red onion,
  • 1 large salmon fillet, skin removed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Core the peppers and thinly slice the peppers and the onion
  3. Place the Salmon on a large baking dish or ovenproof platter
  4. Mix the olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes - brush the fish with the mixture.
  5. Layer the peppers and onions evenly over the salmon
  6. Sprinkle with the green onions
  7. Season with salt and pepper
  8. Bake uncovered for 12 to 15 minutes or until the fish is flaky
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Our family enjoys Sausage Peppers and Onions so much and we wanted to create the same sauce and smell but wanted a healthier version. Since we are huge salmon lovers, this recipe for Salmon Peppers and Onions seemed to be the perfect solution.

Sunday Supper Movement member Jennifer from Peanut Butter and Peppers is hosting this week. Jen will also be joining Chef Dennis Littley of A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis and Sunday Supper founder Isabel Laessig of Family Foodie for a live Google+ chat on May 28 at 5pm CT to discuss Recipes from the Garden with American Family Insurance! You can learn more about this fun event by clicking here!

Google+-Recipes-from-the-Garden-ChooseDreams-event-1024x256For even more inspiration, follow the Recipes from the Garden #ChooseDreams Pinterest board, or connect with American Family Insurance on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+,YouTube, or LinkedIn! And don’t forget our live twitter chat on Sunday evening at 7pm ET following the #SundaySupper hashtag – we’re chatting with AmFam, and we would love for you to bring your favorite tips and recipes from the garden and join the fun!

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET.  Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our#SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.

Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. All opinions are my own.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 25, 2014 at 6:55 am

OH Isabel, what a beautiful post! I love the salmon, but with peppers and onions on it, yum! I kind of have a thing for peppers and onions! :)


Renee May 25, 2014 at 7:24 am

That seed library is genius! How inspirational and what a way to spread the goodness of gardening.


Liz May 25, 2014 at 7:40 am

Oh, what fun!!! You are making such terrific memories for your children…they’ll be gardening with their own children one day! Your salmon looks amazing…love the yummy veggie topping.


Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips May 25, 2014 at 8:46 am

That sounds like a fabulous summer project! And I can’t wait to see all of the recipes that come from your harvest, like this amazing salmon.


Cindys Recipes and Writings May 25, 2014 at 9:18 am

I love the idea of a seed library! You inspired me to start one!


Shannon @VillageGirlBlog May 25, 2014 at 9:28 am

Love when gardening and veggie shopping is a family affair! The colors in your dish are beautiful! Love the flavor.


Deanna Samaan May 25, 2014 at 10:09 am

This sounds divine! I love salmon and can not wait to try this! Def inspiring for my all fresh diet I am going to be starting :)


Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious May 25, 2014 at 10:15 am

That seed library is the BEST IDEA EVER! Why don’t we have one of those in our community? Gonna get crackin’ on it.


Constance @FoodieArmyWife May 25, 2014 at 11:08 am

Every time I see one of these amazing salmon recipes of yours, I get homesick for Alaska!


Alice // Hip Foodie Mom May 25, 2014 at 11:33 am

love that your kids are getting involved! This is how we started gardening in WA. . by joining a community garden and getting our kids involved!! they loved going there in the summers to water the plants and vegetables . . here’s hoping we are not only teaching our children where food comes from but also developing a love of fruits and vegetables too!! love this post!!


Bea May 25, 2014 at 1:29 pm

I had no idea that a seed library is in existence. That is simply brilliant!!!

Community gardens are such a great idea and I agree it shows that garden’s do not need to be perfect :) Oh, and your recipe?! Just absolutely amazing.


Alida May 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm

That seed library is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen! What a fabulous idea! And your beautiful salmon with peppers and onions looks delicious as well :)


Shaina May 25, 2014 at 4:20 pm

That is a GORGEOUS piece of fish, miss Isabel. I swear, if we lived closer I would be knocking on your door come dinnertime every night of the week!


Katie May 25, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Ok, I had no idea about this seed library locally – how cool! I definitely need to check that out…


Susan May 26, 2014 at 8:28 am

That is so awesome that your library as an area to pick out seeds to take home. What a way to promote healthy living and gardening! I don’t think I would have ever paired peppers and onions with salmon but this looks amazing!


Lane @ Supper for a Steal May 26, 2014 at 9:18 am

My mom and I have been toying with the idea of sharing a plot at the community garden. But we have yet to make the commitment. I can’t wait to check out the seed library.


Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen May 26, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Salmon is my fave fish and when you combine that with peppers and onions? Perfect meal!!! I wish our library had the same program!!


Courtney @ Neighborfood May 27, 2014 at 1:38 pm

The seed library idea is SO cool! I’m going to have to check to see if we have something similar around here. I love community gardens and you’re right–it’s so much more about the experiencing and learning from both the successes and failures.


Hezzi-D May 27, 2014 at 9:05 pm

WOw this is such a colorful dish! I looks wonderful with all the veggies on top!


Delaware Girl Eats May 29, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Your junior gardeners look so serious (and so cute!)


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