My Family Kitchen

Changing Lives, One Home-Cooked Meal at a Time

Sometimes a pot of lentil soup is more than just a pot of lentil soup. For children enrolled in our after-school cooking program, simmering legumes, chickpeas, carrots, and spices can be a transformative experience that starts them on a path to healthier eating. It all begins by learning how to cook, one recipe at a time.

My Family Kitchen is an 8-week program where a small group of children in elementary or middle school learn how to prepare simple, healthy, affordable meals. Hands-on skills, nutrition education, and access to ingredients all matter when it comes to incorporating healthy food at home. So, our cooking program for kids involves all three, including recipes that integrate common items found in local markets and bodegas, such as onions, carrots, and potatoes.

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Recipes

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Ratatouille fun to assemble but would taste better with meat

Wagner Middle

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Ratatouille recipe introduces new techniques, surprising flavors

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Making new food memories with Ratatouille

Urban Promise Academy

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Excited to try quinoa and a rainbow of new vegetables

Watson Comly

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No stopping the chopping as students prep a mountain of vegetables

LaSalle Academy

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Ratatouille gives everyone a chance to chop, slice, or dice

Tanner Duckrey

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Ratatouille converts the veggie haters

Feltonville Arts & Sciences

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“Time” to eat a colorful, delicious sheet pan meal

Bayard Taylor

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Enthusiastic prepwork makes not one, not two, but three recipes possible

Bayard Taylor

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Oh those onions! Chefs chop their way to a delicious guacamole and soup

Sacred Heart

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Chicken tortilla soup ‘comforting’ to cook and enjoy

Feltonville Arts & Sciences

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Chicken tortilla soup a delicious, dollar-friendly meal

Tanner Duckrey

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Did you know you can make our own chips at home?

Watson Comly

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Rich, crowd-pleasing guacamole super powered by lime and fresh cilantro

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Fragrant, fresh tortilla soup, guacamole, and chips ‘even better than Chipotle’

Urban Promise Academy

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No ingredient— or technique — is too hard for this team

Bayard Taylor

Savannah Cuya
Marinade looked ‘gross’ but turned chicken into the perfect mix of salty and sweet

Sacred Heart

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Chicken so-so but sweet potatoes surprising

Feltonville Arts & Sciences

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Spicy aromas, strong flavors make buttermilk chicken and sweet potatoes a winner

LaSalle Academy

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Teamwork turns ingredients into a tasty meal

Watson Comly

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Students love moist, flavorful alternative to fried chicken

Tanner Duckrey

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‘Cooking makes me feel happy and excited’

Urban Promise Academy

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Tuna melts taste ‘a 9-out-of-10’

Watson Comly

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‘A little lemony, but good’

Tanner Duckrey

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Not a favorite, but fun to make

Sacred Heart

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Tuna tests the tastebuds of this team

Bayard Taylor

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Do tuna melts taste like tuna salad? Or grilled cheese? Let’s find out!

LaSalle Academy

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A little dry. Maybe add mayo?

Feltonville Arts & Sciences

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Trying tuna for the first time

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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