ABOUT THE FOOD
The Board of Directors for The Queen’s Bench is excited to announce a fresh take on the food served at our monthly lunches! The Board is using a locally woman owned and operated caterer, which could also meet our desire for healthy, fresh food, locally sourced and organic when possible, as well as providing a reasonable price. We feel lucky to have found Lyla Wolfenstein, founder and owner of Full Belly Fare.
The monthly menu over the next several months is listed below. Each month features a fantastic full meal salad. Be sure to register for lunch at our website no later than the Tuesday preceding the lunch date. Of course, if you just want to join the conversation or bring your own lunch, as always there is no cost.
True to Lyla’s philosophy to find food that works for every person’s body, please note that almost all of the salads have Vegetarian (V), Gluten Free (GF), and/or Dairy Free (DF) options. When you register for lunch you can specify which dietary accommodation(s) you need. Also true to Lyla’s approach, if anyone needs a special dietary accommodation beyond V, GF and/or DF for any particular month’s salad, please email Lyla, no later than one week before the scheduled Tuesday lunch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lyla will do her best to accommodate your request.
Without further ado, the menu (warning: reading while hungry may cause severe stomach growling):
July- greek pastaGF or reg, V or chicken, no pasta upon request
August- pesto pastaGF or REG, V or chicken, no pasta upon request
September- evolution carrot salad with feta (or DF), peach or tangerine, pumpkin seeds, v or V or with steak
October- Chinese chopped salad with crispy rice noodles and almonds - with chicken or v with tofu
November- Waldorf pasta sherry pecan with smoked turkey or smoked tofu, jarlsberg, grapes or dried cherries, apples, capers - pasta, GF pasta, or no pasta, DF available
Lyla left the catering industry after 10 years to raise her children, and to work professionally directly with mothers and babies. At that time, she focused her passion for food on feeding family and friends, learning all she could about food sensitivities and how everyone's body is unique in its need with regard to food. Now, with grown children, she returned to her roots and reignited her desire to offer the wider community the pleasure of good food made with love, and that works with each person's body. Lyla has found that food is a way of showing love and support in almost every culture worldwide, and she feels most connected to her community and the world at large when she is sharing her love of good food.
About Full Belly Fare:
Full Belly Fare is unique among meal delivery services in its ability to customize menus for a wide variety of special dietary needs. And, Lyla loves working with her customers to personally design a menu that works for their special circumstances. Full Belly Fare was born from Lyla’s desire for everyone to have access to flavorful, wholesome foods at a lower cost than restaurant food of the same quality, delivered to your door. You can find out more about Full Belly Fare, and sign-up for delivery of a variety of excellent meals directly to your home, or to the home of a friend or loved one in need at: http://fullbellyfare.com/about-us/.
Lyla partners with Kitchenhood Commissary, where her staff cook all the meals for Full Belly Fare. You can find out more at https://www.kitchenhoodpdx.com/our-founders/. All of Lyla’s staff are women. And, all but one are moms! The one who is not a mom is the young adult daughter of one of her other mom crew members!
We are so excited that Lyla is sharing her great food with us at our monthly lunches! We hope you will join us!