AC Food Featured at PACK Coffee Connection

Posted on January 18th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

What words or images go through your head when you think about school lunches? How about “healthy” and “sustainable?”

At Allendale Columbia, it may start with providing healthy, sustainable, fresh, tasty, and allergy-safe sustenance, Food Service Director, Laura Reynolds-Gorsuch related at Wednesday’s Parents of Allendale Columbia Kids (PACK) Coffee Connection. But healthy and sustainable goes beyond the food. Laura and her team also seek to contribute to students’ overall well-being and develop practices that will sustain students into their adult lives. (more…)

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Fearless Friday: Ginger Beet Soup

Posted on January 19th, 2018 by Allendale Columbia School

It’s Fearless Friday at Lower School lunch, when AC Lunch Lady in Chief Laura Reynolds-Gorsuch tries a vegetable she’s never liked or hasn’t tried before with some Lower School volunteer tasters. Superchef (Yessy Roman) has been out this week, so Son of Superchef (Josh Roman) used his inherited superpowers to make the treat, a vegan ginger beet soup, and it was presented by a special substitute Superchef: Mr. Gee!

All five tasters said they liked it! They all thought it was a sweet, a little sour, and good for you, and, as one reviewer said, “just perfect!”

Here’s the recipe, if you want to try it at home, courtesy of Lento and 585 Magazine(more…)

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