Client FAVORITES from our Menu and White Glove Grazing

My peeps, I’m having a hard time.  It’s been a rough week!  I’m not known for “bad days” but the world is finally weighing on me to the point I need to vent.  While nourishing you and yours is my first joy and I’ll never stop cooking for you (click this MENU for next week’s selections!) I’m just DOWN.  I want to believe in the best humanity has to offer, but organizations taking advantage of our society’s weakened state, corporations not offering safety above all else in this environment and instead worshipping the almighty dollar, and a general stress (FINALLY, for me, because I LOVE being alone) of not sharing community in person has me on EDGE.  I believe mother earth is trying to heal herself and we’re making it very hard for her to do so. STILL, she brings forth sustenance, and I’m being as creative as I can in bringing it to you.   And nobody, as you well know, touches my food but me so it’ll be handed to you in pristine condition and you can enjoy worry free!!

I am privileged this week to welcome a new life into the world and help the new family in the kitchen, and in a couple of weeks I’ll be celebrating TWINS with another couple!  In honor of this please enjoy the bounty of this baby shower spread.  New life springs forth even in the midst of pandemics.  And BELOW…please salivate over one of this week’s offerings – the picture is in appetizer form, but please know you can have our Satay Chicken or Shrimp anytime you want in casserole form, with noodles of your choice – gluten free or otherwise.

Click this MENU to check out Lula’s offerings for pickup or delivery 8/12.  I just can’t get away from our Lemon Arugula Pasta Salad – people love it so much they keep asking for it, but don’t forget to try something new once in a while!

A Note From Chef Lori
lori@Lulasforlunch.com ; 859-360-0251

Introducing “White Glove Grazing”  – a fun get together with all health and safety measures in place.  We’ll wear masks and gloves and keep everything continuously sterilized while you safely enjoy each other’s company – at home or in the office!  No more need to fear an office luncheon –  we’ll do the serving so all you touch is your own plate.  I’m too much of a computer idiot to be able to superimpose a mask and gloves on this image but use your imagination!  The JOY will still be WITH YOU!!

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Eco Info Part 6 of 6! – Carbon Footprint

OK, so these aren’t “carbon” footprints, but they might as well be, because they’re human, and we produce carbon.  In the foodservice industry, an establishment’s carbon footprint is impacted by its use of greenhouse gases, which are emitted by generated waste, water consumption, and transportation.  Restaurants (and caterers!) can minimize their carbon footprints by reevaluating their energy consumption, using sustainable packaging, and reducing waste.

Gordon (the the fabulous hubby) makes fun of me because I reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as I can.  I guess it did start out as a memory imprint from my mother, who, being raised in the great depression, learned from HER mother to waste nothing.  Little did I know it would become so necessary for the survival of the human race!  If you’d like more “eco info” – common terms explained, peruse the back issues of Lula’s blog from the last couple of months.  And I’m here for questions too!  So go ahead and leave your footprints in the sand…they wash away and you’re having no harmful impact!!  With love, ALWAYS, with love, Lula!

White Glove Grazing and some Summer Hits from our Menu

Folks it’s going to be a while before we’re able to socialize like we used to.  Just get used to it.  That’s NO REASON you can’t enjoy close friends at your house and host a get together without worrying about the food and service.   Nor is it a reason for your board meeting to have to be by ZOOM (or whatever, think “Kleenex” here).  Space yourselves, wear a mask to and from your seat, and let me do the serving with my mask and gloves on!  Still a “buffet” but you touch nothing.  And nobody, as you well know, touches my food but me so it’ll be handed to you in pristine condition and you can enjoy worry free!!
Though “the boxed lunch” remains “banished”, I am finding creative ways to use compostable boxes for a Charcuterie Party coming up – each box comes with 2 cheese offerings, 2 cured meats, grapes, mixed olives, our homemade  Roasted Garlic & Preserved Lemon Hummus with our homemade Olive Oil and Sea Salt Crostini.  So if this idea interests you it’s now available – give me a shout!  It’s not exactly the visual delight you’re seeing before you, but all of the yummyness is there!

Click this MENU to check out Lula’s offerings for pickup or delivery 8/5.  We’ve lightened things up a bit in the face of HEAT and HUMIDITY.   Our Salmon & Goat Cheese Quiche (pic below) is receiving rave reviews, and you can have it gluten free if you want!   New on the menu this week is our fantastic chilled Spinach and Rice Salad with our Soy Vinaigrette.  You can have as is (crumbled bacon), and you can add Herbed Chicken or Shrimp if you’d like.

With your help Lula’s has been able to nourish our battlefront at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Covington Police Department, Welcome House, DCCH Center for Children and Families, Women’s Crisis Center, Master Provisions, and we will continue to support our first responders and community in any way we can.   I could not be more proud of how our region has stepped up in courage and in love.  WITH love, Lula!

A Note From Chef Lori   lori@Lulasforlunch.com ; 859-360-0251

Introducing “White Glove Grazing” – a fun get together with all health and safety measures in place.  We’ll wear masks and gloves and keep everything continuously sterilized while you safely enjoy each other’s company – at home or in the office!  No more need to fear an office luncheon – we’ll do the serving so all you touch is your own plate.  I’m too much of a computer idiot to be able to superimpose a mask and gloves on this image but use your imagination!  The JOY will still be WITH YOU!!

Click Menu to see the rest!

Click here to visit our website!

White Glove Grazing and some Summer Hits from our Menu

Folks it’s going to be a while before we’re able to socialize like we used to.  Just get used to it.  That’s NO REASON you can’t enjoy close friends at your house and host a get together without worrying about the food and service.   Nor is it a reason for your board meeting to have to be by ZOOM (or whatever, think “Kleenex” here).  Space yourselves, wear a mask to and from your seat, and let me do the serving with my mask and gloves on!  Still a “buffet” but you touch nothing.  And nobody, as you well know, touches my food but me so it’ll be handed to you in pristine condition and you can enjoy worry free!!

Though “the boxed lunch” remains “banished”, I am finding creative ways to use compostable boxes for a Charcuterie Party coming up – each box comes with 2 cheese offerings, 2 cured meats, grapes, mixed olives, our homemade  Roasted Garlic & Preserved Lemon Hummus or our BabaLula Ganoush with our homemade Olive Oil and Sea Salt Crostini.  So if this idea interests you it’s now available – give me a shout!  It’s not exactly the visual delight you’re seeing before you, but all of the yummyness is there!

Click this MENU to check out Lula’s offerings for week of July 27.  We’ve lightened things up a bit in the face of HEAT and HUMIDITY.   Our Zucchini and Artichoke Quiche (pic below) is back by popular demand, and you can have it gluten free if you want!   I also discovered this week that my Cajun Mahi Mahi is fantastic chilled, especially when resting on some refreshing, hearty Maytag Slaw.  Obviously, since this is new there’s no PICTURE!  Coming soon to a gallery near you…

With your help Lula’s has been able to nourish our battlefront at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Covington Police Department, Welcome House, DCCH Center for Children and Families, Women’s Crisis Center, Master Provisions, and we will continue to support our first responders and community in any way we can.   I could not be more proud of how our region has stepped up in courage and in love.  WITH love, Lula!

A Note From Chef Lori
lori@Lulasforlunch.com ; 859-360-0251

Introducing “White Glove Grazing”  – a fun get together with all health and safety measures in place.  We’ll wear masks and gloves and keep everything continuously sterilized while you safely enjoy each other’s company – at home or in the office!  No more need to fear an office luncheon –  we’ll do the serving so all you touch is your own plate.  I’m too much of a computer idiot to be able to superimpose a mask and gloves on this image but use your imagination!  The JOY will still be WITH YOU!!

Click Menu to see the rest!

Click here to visit our website!

White Glove Grazing and some Summer Hits from our Menu

Folks it’s going to be a while before we’re able to socialize like we used to.  Just get used to it.  That’s NO REASON you can’t enjoy close friends at your house and host a get together without worrying about the food and service.   Nor is it a reason for your board meeting to have to be by ZOOM (or whatever, think “Kleenex” here).  Space yourselves, wear a mask to and from your seat, and let me do the serving with my mask and gloves on!  Still a “buffet” but you touch nothing.  And nobody, as you well know, touches my food but me so it’ll be handed to you in pristine condition and you can enjoy worry free!!

Though “the boxed lunch” remains “banished”, I am finding creative ways to use compostable boxes for a Charcuterie Party coming up – each box comes with 2 cheese offerings, 2 cured meats, grapes, mixed olives, our homemade  Roasted Garlic & Preserved Lemon Hummus or our BabaLula Ganoush and crackers.  So if this idea interests you it’s now available – give me a shout!

Click this MENU to check out Lula’s offerings for week of July 20.  We’ve lightened things up a bit in the face of HEAT and HUMIDITY.  Our Southwestern Avocado Soup  is FANTASTIC and creamy, especially when chilled, but it’s delicious hot too.  Above is a picture of our amazing Salmon & Spinach Pasta in a light tomato broth. Don’t forget our refreshing and light salads and egg dishes.  If your office or your family needs sustenance, you can’t get it from a safer place.

With your help Lula’s has been able to nourish our battlefront at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Covington Police Department, Welcome House, DCCH Center for Children and Families, Women’s Crisis Center, Master Provisions, and we will continue to support our first responders and community in any way we can.   I could not be more proud of how our region has stepped up in courage and in love.  WITH love, Lula!

A Note From Chef Lori
lori@Lulasforlunch.com ; 859-360-0251

Introducing “White Glove Grazing”  – a fun get together with all health and safety measures in place.  We’ll wear masks and gloves and keep everything continuously sterilized while you safely enjoy each other’s company – at home or in the office!  No more need to fear an office luncheon –  we’ll do the serving so all you touch is your own plate.  I’m too much of a computer idiot to be able to superimpose a mask and gloves on this image but use your imagination!  The JOY will still be WITH YOU!!

Click Menu to see the rest!

Click here to visit our website!

Covid 19 and our Food Supply

If you’ve been wondering about why/how your grocery store is operating and behaving right now…or if you’ve been wondering about how safe your food is, or how safe a restaurant’s food is, OR, if you’ve been wondering about when or if your money OR your food supply will dry up and how you will handle it, you can educate yourself a bit here .

And…to take your mind off of the sobering information in the article, please enjoy these pretty pictures of a July 4th Grillout!

Eco Info Part 5 of 6! – BPA

With “the  covid” front and center I’ve been publishing newsletters with menus for the week instead of the “tips and tidbits” from the kitchen I so love to share – so I’m getting back to that – Part 5 of Eco Info!!  BPA stands for Bisphenol-A, which is in ALOT of plastic.  BPA has harmful effects on humans, and containers with BPA that have been exposed to heat can leach toxic plasticizers into foods and beverages.

The production of BPA can also leach chemicals into soil and water, contaminating the crops we grow and the food we eat.  SOOooooo…make SURE any plastic you buy or any food IN plastic that you buy is marked BPA FREE.  Even a water bottle sitting in your car on a warm day can leach BPA into the water.  Another good reason to quit buying disposable bottled water. 🙂  Just my two cents worth!!  Lula LOVES you and doesn’t want you to get sick!!  If you missed installments 1-4 of ECO INFO, click HERE!

Happy 4th of July! It’s a REAL PARTY! Smokin’,Grillin’ & Chillin’ Menu

Oh my GOSH I had the most fantastic week.  We PARTIED!  First we celebrated Aunt Boofie’s (these clients feel like family so I’m just going to call her MY Aunt Boofie!) 90th birthday with some wonderful quiches and soup and Duchess Chicken Salad, and she loves chocolate so we made some assorted brownies with our famous toppings.  THEN we helped some new doctors put on their stethoscopes at a cocktail party with hors d’oeuvres.  A new creation to your left for this occasion was such a hit it’ll go on the menu permanently: Adobo Roasted Quail Breast on a Tomatillo Corn Cake with Cotija-Jalapeno Crema (and some broccoli sprouts for garnish because our host loves broccoli and they’re CUTE!)  Scroll down to see the fantastic Chilled Cantaloupe Soup Shot with Toasted Marcona Almond Garnish we also served.  If a fun menu like this appeals to you just email me and I’ll customize a special party just for you and yours.  Kentucky just opened up yesterday to parties up to 50!!  Ohio’s ban contains numerous exemptions such as weddings for up to 300 people.

Click this MENU to check out Lula’s offerings for 4th of July week. We’ve lightened things up in the face of HEAT and HUMIDITY.  Our Fennel Gazpacho is a take on the original without the gluten (did you know that originally soaked bread (panade) gave gazpacho it’s texture?)  – it is extremely refreshing. Don’t forget our fantastic, light and cooling salads and egg dishes.  If your office or your family needs sustenance, you can’t get it from a safer place.  

I have been so lucky these past few months getting out and about, delivering sustenance and visiting with some of you (safely, of course).  With your help Lula’s has been able to nourish our battlefront at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Covington Police Department, Welcome House, DCCH Center for Children and Families, Women’s Crisis Center, and Master Provisions.   I could not be more proud of how our region has stepped up in courage and in love.  WITH love, Lula!

A Note From Chef Lori
lori@Lulasforlunch.com ; 859-360-0251

Introducing “White Glove Grazing”  – a fun get together with all health and safety measures in place.  We’ll wear masks and gloves and keep everything continuously sterilized while you safely enjoy each other’s company – at home or in the office!  No more need to fear an office luncheon –  we’ll do the serving so all you touch is your own plate.

Click Menu to see the rest!

Click here to visit our website!

Happy Father’s Day! It’s a REAL PARTY! Grillin’ & Chillin’ Menu

Isn’t he handsome?  This is my first Father’s Day without daddy.  Doesn’t Clint Eastwood look like him?  Google an old pic and you’ll see what I mean.  Daddy loved the grill (don’t all men?), so in honor of him I’m throwing some chicken and some shrimp on and bringing it to you!  In addition to these offerings we’re catering parties again!  I’m happy to help you plan a safe “White Glove Grazing” get together with all health and safety measures in place.

Click this MENU to check out other Lula’s offerings this week. We’ve lightened things up in the face of HEAT and HUMIDITY.  Our Fennel Gazpacho is a take on the original without the gluten (did you know that originally soaked bread (panade) gave gazpacho it’s texture?)  – it is extremely refreshing. Don’t forget our fantastic, cooling salads and egg dishes.    If your office or your family needs sustenance, you can’t get it from a safer place.

I have been so lucky these past few months getting out and about, delivering sustenance and visiting with some of you (safely, of course).  With your help Lula’s has been able to nourish our battlefront at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Covington Police Department, Welcome House, DCCH Center for Children and Families, Women’s Crisis Center, and Master Provisions.   I could not be more proud of how our region has stepped up in courage and in love.  Daddy’s proud, too.  WITH love, Lula!

A Note From Chef Lori
lori@Lulasforlunch.com ; 859-360-0251

You asked for our Tico (Costa Rican) Chicken so you’re getting it this week… and one of your side choices is this fabulous, colorful Black Eyed Susan Salad. Click Menu to see the rest! Click here to visit our website!

We’re Trying Something New for Delivery this Week! Menu #13

You’re in luck!  Someone requested my Austrian Potato Salad (really light, think veggie broth and light vinegar) for a party – YES! – a PARTY! – a legal small get together, but a PARTY!)  As you can see, Lula’s incorporates lovely edible flowers into the mix.  Really festive, and it goes great with our Mango Crema, Click on this menu to see your choice of proteins.  When I say Crema – don’t think of heavy cream sauce.  It’s actually only 1/3 dairy – with a “sour creamy tang”.

Click this MENU to check out Lula’s other offerings this week. We’re lightening things up in the face of HEAT and HUMIDITY.  Our Cream of Asparagus Soup is extremely refreshing, especially if you eat it cold.   And our Frittatas and Quiches are so popular I decided to offer a crustless version (which means gluten free!)  of the quiche.    If your office or your family needs sustenance, you can’t get it from a safer place.  I want to thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for giving me something tangible to labor over and get my zen on again this week!!

Don’t forget, it’s only me folks, THESE TWO HANDS along with my 90% isopropyl alcohol, my bleach, my peroxide…and if you want, my mask, and my gloves too!  If you’re wondering how you can help battle this pandemic, don’t worry – I’m helping for you – every time you order a portion of the proceeds goes to Charity – we’re feeding the volunteers at Master Provisions this week (essentially feeding the feeders!).  With, in, and for love – Lula!

A Note From Chef Lori
lori@Lulasforlunch.com ; 859-360-0251

Our LulaTuna Salad is a little different than others-  it’s very savory, not sweet.  No pickle relish here!  Try something new!  Click Menu to see the rest!

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