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How to create an account @Stradale AISB

For enjoying the Stradale lunch and a quick healthy snack from our Mitzu Coffee Shop, your child just needs a dedicated account. Here is how you can create it.

For enjoying the Stradale lunch and a quick healthy snack from our Mitzu Coffee Shops, your child just needs a dedicated account.

Make a deposit.

For Grade 2-Grade 12 Students the necessary minimum deposit is 700 lei.

Make a deposit using the following details
  • - Bank account: RO14BTRLRONCRT0442843205 opened at Banca Transilvania
  • - Company name: OCEANUL INDIAN SRL
  • - CUI RO17572759
  • - Registration no. J40/5807/2010.
  • - Details field – please mention AISB new registrations and your child’s full name.
Send the confirmation

- Once the payment is done, please send the confirmation at manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro with the following information included, in order for us to create or update the account:

MANDATORY
Full name of your child (name and surname): __
Grade: __
Full name of the parent /parent 1: __
Email address: __ (Once your account will reach 50 lei, we will let you know via this email address.)
Phone number: __

OPTIONAL
Full name of the parent /parent 2: __
Email address: __
Phone number: __

-  Once we receive all the above info, within maximum 2 days, the account will be created, and the contract with the invoice will be sent to you for signing. 
-  After you sign it, please send it via email at manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro 
-  You will be able to start using the account, the minute we send you the user name and password.

Looking forward to meeting you again!

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Starting 1st of March, Stradale Cafeteria Reopens for Grade 2 to Grade 5 Students.

As promised, more good news is coming and reopening the Cafeteria for some of our Students is one of them. Please find below all the changes and the steps you need to follow in order for your child to enjoy their delicious lunch.

GRADE 2 TO GRADE 5 STUDENTS

1. Snack Delivered in the classroom

Daily, between 8:30 and 9:30 your child will get their snack delivered in the classroom. You can check it here.

2. Lunch Schedule

Stradale AISB reopens its doors and the children will be able to enjoy their lunch in the cafeteria again. In order to respect the safety measures, they will have different lunch schedules, as follows: • 11:20-11:40 – lunch reserved for Grade 2
• 11:45-12:05 – lunch reserved for Grade 3
• 12:10-12:30 – lunch reserved for Grade 4
• 12:35-12:55 – lunch reserved for Grade 5
• 12:55-14:00 – lunch opened

3. Safety measures

Between each lunch slot, all the tables will be sanitized with a disinfectant, making sure the kids will enjoy their food in the safest environment possible. Also, there will be 2 different lines with specific directions for serving the food and paying at the cashier desk – they area created so the children interact as little as possible. Since any kind of contact is not recommended during these times, with the help of the teachers, we will recognize each kid and mark his/her menu manually – no fingerprint being involved. The entire lunch will be served only in to go boxes, so there will not be extra dishes involved.

4. Menu Options

As you are already used to, the lunch will include 2 different menu options for meat lovers and 2 for vegan ones. Each menu includes a soup, a main dish with a side/salad and a dessert/fruit – price for a full meal 28 lei. Each Friday, the menu for the following week can be found here.

ELC AND GRADE 1 STUDENTS

1. Snack & Lunch delivered in classes

This will remain as it was until now. If your child has an active account, he/she will get the packaged lunch delivered in the classroom. If you want to see the menu, please check it here.

2. New lunch memberships for ELC and GRADE 1
  • 2 months lunch membership – 620 lei
    Includes: lunch for two months
  • Full semester membership – 1,620 lei
    Includes: lunch valid until end of school year

Once you decide, please make a deposit in your account and send the confirmation email to manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro.

UPDATE YOUR EXISTING ACCOUNT

  • If you already have one, you can just start using it. As you already know, we will honor any credit left from last academic year.
  • In case the existing amount is less than 100 lei, please top up your account with the missing amount until 620, 1,620 or 700 lei, depending on your lunch option.

CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT

In order to enjoy the Stradale lunch and a quick healthy snack from our Mitzu Coffee Shops, your child needs a dedicated account.

Make a deposit:
  • For ELC and Grade1 Students:
    2-month lunch membership – 620 lei
    Full semester membership – 1,620 lei
  • For Grade 2-Grade12 Students
    the necessary minimum deposit is 700 lei.
Make a deposit using the following details
  • Bank account: RO14BTRLRONCRT0442843205 opened at Banca Transilvania
  • Company name: OCEANUL INDIAN SRL
  • CUI RO17572759
  • Registration no. J40/5807/2010.
  • Details field – please mention AISB new registrations and your child’s full name.
Send the confirmation.

Once the payment is done, please send the confirmation at manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro with the following information included, in order for us to create or update the account:

Mandatory info
Full name of your child (name and surname): __
Grade: __
Full name of the parent /parent 1: __
Email address: __ (Once your account will reach 50 lei, we will let you know via this email address.)
Phone number: __

Optional info
Full name of the parent /parent 2: __
Email address: __
Phone number: __


- Once we receive all the above information, the account will be created within 2 days maximum, and the contract with the invoice will be sent to you for signing.
- After you sign it, please send it via email at manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro
- You will be able to start using the account, the minute we send you the user name and password.

Enjoy Stradale AISB delicious food!

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3 Ideas For a Healthy Breakfast

For some of you breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And it is normal to be like that, since this meal can offer you the energy for a very productive day. Here are 3 quick and easy ideas in case you have time to prepare the breakfast at home. If not, at Mitzu Coffee Shop you will always find some goodies.

EGG AND AVOCADO SANDWICH

Ingredients for 2 servings

• 2 eggs
• 1 avocado
• 2 whole wheat bread slices

How to:

Put the slices in the toaster or on the grill for few seconds – just to be a bit crunchy. Prepare the eggs boiled or sunny side up. Spread on each bread slice few avocado slices. Add 1 egg per slice and some fresh pepper and a bit of salt.

RASPBERRY AND OATS BOWL

Ingredients for 2 servings

• 80 g of oats
• 500 ml diary free milk
• 100 g raspberries
• 2 tbs of honey

How to:

Mix the oats, raspberries and honey. The ideal version would be to prepare this bowl a night before and keep the mix in the fridge until the morning. Once you take it out, you add the raspberries and you enjoy it. In case you can’t do the over the night move or you simply forget about it, mix everything (except the fruits) and leave it for 15 minutes – it’s important for the oats to hidrate very well. Afterwards, add the fruits and enjoy the meal.

PINEAAPLE & BANANA SMOOTHIE

Ingredients for 2 servings

• 2 bananas
• 2 pineapple slices
• Juice from 1 lemon
• 1 mango
• 400 ml of water
• ½ teaspoon of curcuma powder
• Fresh pepper

How to:

Cut the fruits in small pieces and put all the ingredients in the blender. Mix for 30-60 seconds until smooth. Enjoy!

YOUR TO-GO BREAKFAST FROM MITZU COFFEE SHOP

For the days when you don’t have time to prepare anything at home for you or for your little ones, at Mitzu Coffee Shop, you will always find lots of goodies – from sandwiches to salads and from fresh juices to different puddings. Mihaela is there for you and she will let you know about the daily options.

Article written in collaboration with Madalin Constantin, Health Coach.

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Looking forward to meet you again! Your Stradale Lunch Experience – all you need to know

With every dish we prepare and every menu we create, we strive to offer your child the best lunch experience within AISB.

For this new semester we have done some adjustments for the lunch flow, having in mind the existing social context – packed lunch delivered in classes for ELC and Grade 1 and other good news in order to make your child’s lunch experience better and your life easier.

Please find below all the necessary information for all students and all the details related to the new lunch adjustments.


ELC AND GRADE 1 STUDENTS

1. Lunch delivered in classes
Since we are facing lots of adjustments, and also your child needs to adapt, we have prepared the following:
  • Each lunch will be individually packed;
  • From 8th of February until 12th of February the packed lunch will be delivered in classes for all ELC and Grade 1 students, based on the existing active accounts;
  • Until 12th of February, if you want us to continue delivering lunch your child, you will have to make a specific request for the lunch option.
2. New lunch memberships
Until 12th of February please check the status of your Stradale account by email to manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro and decide the lunch options for your child:
  • 2 months lunch membership – 620 lei
    Includes: the lunch during February and March
  • Full semester membership – 1,620 lei
    Includes: the lunch valid until end of school year

Once you decide, please make a deposit in your account and send the confirmation email to manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro.

The menu will be displayed on our site here, each Friday, for the following week. For special diet and allergies, we also have different menus options: gluten free, diary free, vegetarian, etc. Please email your request to manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro.

3. New lunch option packaging
Because we want to make everything even safer for your little ones, starting with this semester we will implement dedicated lunch kits for each kid.

Lunch Kit Price: 50 lei

  • This includes: soup bowl, lunch box for main dish, cotton bag and strong plastic cutlery
  • The kit is reusable and will be valid for one semester
  • After each lunch, all the boxes will be washed at 100°C and kept under UV lamps for a complete sanitization process.

! We have taken this decision in order to create a safer lunch experience and also a more practical moment, taking in consideration all the new restrictions.

In case you will not choose the new Lunch Kit, the lunch will be delivered in the Stradale boxes you’ve already been accustomed to – eco-friendly, 100% recyclable.


GRADE 2 TO GRADE 12 STUDENTS

1. Online Ordering
The system we have implemented during summer will still be available, but with some small adjustments.
  • Please check your account and make sure you have at least 100 lei. If not, please make a deposit of 700 lei.
  • Check the Daily Take Away Lunch Menu here
  • Log in into your account. If you don’t have one, please find below a short guide for creating one.
  • Browse through the menu. Daily there are 4 different menus, with one vegetarian option included and some other extra goodies.
  • Place the order a day before until 8 PM.
  • Next day, please pick up the order from your selected location in the AISB Campus:
  • Elementary Students from Mitzu Coffee Shop (the one at the Main Entrance)
  • Secondary Students from Stradale Pick-Up Point 3 (the one next to the Cafeteria Entrance)
2. New payment option: Snack Token, valid for Grade 11 or 12 Student
Except the payment method you are already use to – via the account – we have added another method, adjusted to this new social context – no touching, less interaction.
  • If your child is a Grade 11 or 12 Student, he/she needs a special Snack Token for making the payments in the Mitzu Coffee Shop next to the Cafeteria.
  • In order to get one, you have to send a request via email to manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro.
  • We will coordinate with the Secondary Administrative Office Team and within 1 day your child will receive the Snack Token in an envelope in the classroom. The token can be handed only to your child, with the contract signed by a parent.
  • For the new registrations please leave the contract at the Secondary Administrative Office.
  • In case of misplacement or lost, the cost for the replacement of the token is 25 lei.

We have created this system adapted to the new social context – no touching, less interaction.


UPDATE YOUR EXISTING ACCOUNT

  • If you already have one, you can just start using it. As you already know, we will honor any credit left from last academic year.
  • In care the existing amount is less than 100 lei, please top up your account with the missing amount until 620, 1620 or 700 lei, depending on your lunch option.

CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT

For enjoying the Stradale lunch and a quick healthy snack from our Mitzu Coffee Shops, your child just needs a dedicated account.
Make a deposit:
  • For ELC and Grade1 Students:
    2-month lunch membership – 620 lei
    Full semester membership – 1,620 lei
  • For Grade 2-Grade12 Students
    the necessary minimum deposit is 700 lei.
Make a deposit using the following details:
  • Bank account: RO14BTRLRONCRT0442843205 opened at Banca Transilvania
  • Company name: OCEANUL INDIAN SRL
  • CUI RO17572759
  • Registration no. J40/5807/2010.
  • Details field – please mention AISB new registrations and your child’s full name.
Send the confirmation.
Once the payment is done, please send the confirmation at manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro with the following information included, in order for us to create or update the account:

Mandatory info
Full name of your child (name and surname): __
Grade: __
Full name of the parent /parent 1: __
Email address: __ (Once your account will reach 50 lei, we will let you know via this email address.)
Phone number: __

Optional info
Full name of the parent /parent 2: __
Email address: __
Phone number: __


- Once we receive all the above info, within maximum 2 days, the account will be created, and the contract with the invoice will be sent to you for signing.
- After you sign it, please send it via email at manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro
- You will be able to start using the account, the minute we send you the user name and password.
- Once we receive all the above info, within maximum 2 days, the account will be created, and the contract with the invoice will be sent to you for signing. 
- After you sign it, please send it via email at manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro 
- You will be able to start using the account, the minute we send you the user name and password.

Enjoy Stradale AISB delicious food!

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Egg-cellent. Unexpected facts and benefits of eggs

We all love them and eat them in many forms and with almost every meal, from savory breakfasts to late night desserts. However, how much do we really know about them, and what makes them so egg-cellent?

Common Misconceptions

1. Brown eggs are more expensive than white ones but not because they are more nutritious or tastier.
Brown eggs are indeed more expensive, interestingly though, the price difference has nothing to do with its quality. Brown eggs are laid by a different breed of hens, that are larger than the ones that lay white ones, thus these hens require more food and hence incur more costs per egg produced even if both hens produce similarly sized eggs.

2. All eggs are hormone free.
There is much speculation around the notion that eggs and hens are filled with hormones, and even many producers promote their eggs as being hormone free, however all eggs are. Since 2006, here in Romania, all livestock is banned from being fed with any kinds of hormones. Thus, all eggs are in fact hormone free, despite the widespread misunderstanding. However, eggs are indeed allowed to be fed various antibiotics which can have an impact on us as well after consumption.

Nutritional Value of Eggs

1. Eggs are the ultimate hunger squasher.
Eggs are very rich in muscle building proteins and in healthy fats – studies show that those who eat eggs for breakfast are more likely to eat less during the day, as they already start the day with a healthy amount of nutrients. Eggs are also very low in calories; one whole egg contains 80 calories and an egg white has just 15.

2. Eggs can be heart healthy.
Eggs have a bad reputation of being high in cholesterol, however the American heart association conducted research and concluded that for a healthy individual, one egg a day (or 7 a week) is perfectly healthy. Furthermore, egg whites contain 0 cholesterol, and can be consumed with unlimited quantities. However, don't neglect egg yolks, they contain more nutrients and the same amount of protein! Also, for those with high cholesterol, take it easy with egg consumption, a maximum of 3 eggs a week is advised.

3. Eggs are a great source of vitamin D.
Vitamin D is most often ‘consumed’ through exposure to sunlight. Besides this, vitamin D is scarcely found in foods besides some fish, dairy products, and eggs. Vitamin D is very beneficial to the immune system and there is among the most neglected in consumption vitamins globally. To ensure you get the most vitamins out of an egg, avoid eating baked good with eggs or omelets and eat them fried or boiled.

Next time you eat eggs for breakfast, in baked goods, or with your meals, keep in mind these interesting facts and enjoy them even more! Don’t forget, daily you can find at our Mitzu Coffee Shop products that contain eggs in different forms – from sandwiches to salads or cakes. But also keep in mind, everything with moderation!

Have an egg-tastic weekend!

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Three teas types that are useful in the cold season

Tea is one of the most consumed beverages, especially in cold weather. It is the perfect addition to a cozy relaxing moment, or one to reenergize or to recover from physical effort – depends which type of tea you choose.
In order to make your choice easier, we have chosen the best three teas that you must not miss this cold season. Below you can find the reasons why they are so good for you.

GINGER TEA
You can buy it ready-made or you can make it yourself by cutting up ginger root and boiling it for 10-20 minutes in water.

Why it is so good for you:

  • Stimulates digestion
  • Prevents oral infections
  • Great antioxidant and energizer
  • Good remedy to alleviate symptoms in cold and flus
  • Reduces nausea

CHAMOMILE TEA
Be careful when you buy it in satchels that it is not mixed with other flowers. If you can make it yourself from chamomile flowers, it is even better.

Why it is so good for you:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Calms digestive problems
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Calms down menstrual pains
  • Useful in skin eruption’s

ECHINACEA TEA
Should not be skipped during stressful times such as exams or when you have demanding projects ongoing.

Why it is so good for you:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Aids in optimum brain function
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Useful in extreme sports performance
  • Improves digestion

Tips and tricks Avoid adding sugar to your tea. If you do not like it unsweetened, add a bit of honey and lemon juice, to improve the taste of your tea.

Enjoy the tea variety from Mitzu Coffee Shop Daily, at our Mitzu Coffee Shop you will discover different types of tea, perfect for the cold days.

Article made in collaboration with Madalin Constantin; Health Coach Photo: Unsplash

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Thanksgiving dinner with Chef Foa

Tips and tricks about how to cook a delicios meal for your loved ones? Chef Foa shows them all. 3 recipes – turkey, sweet potaties side and pumpkin pie as desert. Enjoy!

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Stradale is crazy about healthy, nutritious food!

The focus at Stradale for AISB is about healthy, nutritious food, that not only fills you up, but makes you feel better, both short and long term. And this is what we are trying to provide daily for your children.

Healthy food for a healthy body
We understand that, by helping create good eating habits in children and young adults, we create good eating habits in the future adult generations. Especially in challenging and stressful times, it is important to take care of ourselves and maintain our balanced eating habits. This will help us stay healthy both physically and mentally. No matter the changes that occur around us, our Stradale pillars remain the same, namely: fresh and local food, clean eating, live transparent cooking, freshly baked bread and using innovative cooking technology.

Our team is always at your service
Given the new economic context, we have taken extra steps in order to ensure that we deliver the same nutritious food. Chef Foa along with our manager, Octavian, have created a general menu pattern, with the help of our in-house nutritionist. The new menus use more ingredients that help boost our immunity, such as turmeric, garlic, dark chocolate, onion and spinach. Furthermore, they are created that they are just as delicious when served to-go. Following the feedback received, we have also introduced a daily fish option. But as always, we are open to any other suggestions, which you can send to Octavian.

Kind reminder for your lunch! You can order your lunch following these steps:

  • Check the Menu. Log in into your account and place the order a day before until 8 PM.
  • If you don’t have an account, please send an email to manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro and we will get back with all the details.
  • Next day, pick up the lunch from the chosen pick-up points:
    • Elementary Students from Mitzu Coffee Shop (the one at the Main Entrance)
    • Secondary Students from Stradale Pick-Up Point 3 (the one next to the Cafeteria Entrance)

Photo credit: Eszter Orban, Mircea Achim

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Celebrate this Halloween with healthier sweets

This Halloween, don’t worry about the sugar intake, as sweets and candy are the favourite treat to receive. Chef Foa has prepared for you a super simple and healthy muffin recipe, that you can make along with your children and decorate it as spooky as you‘d like. Check it out below.

Cocoa Muffins with Pumpkin Filling

Ingredients:
- 150 gr almond flour
- 50 gr cocoa powder
- 150 gr maple syrup
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder

Optional add-ons:
- baked pumpkin (butternut squash)
- walnuts
- dried apples
- anything else that you family would enjoy :)

Method:
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C, or about 370 Fahrenheit. In a big bowl, start mixing the almond flour, cocoa powder and maple syrup together until well combined. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix them until you get a fine batter. Pour the batter in a prepared muffin tin and add a chunk of baked pumpkin in the middle for a spooky surprise element. Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, until the cake tester comes out clean.

What’s in for you and your loved ones:
This recipe is not only sugar and gluten free, it also contains pumpkin, that is in season and incredibly high in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. By consuming pumpkin on a regular basis, you are likely to boost your immunity, improve your vision and aid your digestion, due to its high fibre content. Photo: Nick Fewings for unsplash.com & Chef Foa

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The top 3 ingredients for a healthy life

Eating healthy is one of the important things you can do for your health. But if the other things are not in place, just eating healthy will not be enough. Our bodies need a mix of everything for a great mood – food, sleep, fresh air and vitamin D. As we always talk about food, this time we want to remind you about the other important habits in our lives. So, find our how these extra elements will help you feel good from the inside and out.

Sleep is always no. 1
Without adequate rest, our nervous system will not have enough resources to work at full capacity. What does this mean? It could mean memory loss, both short and long term, difficulty concentrating, a diminished capacity to learn new things, increased risk in obesity and nervous system problems. Try to have about 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night. 1-2 hours before going to bed, enjoy a calming tea, turn of the blue light sources (TV, laptop, phone) and read a book by candlelight. You will see the results in no time.

Fresh air is always good
Without fresh air and correct breathing, our body will not be oxygenated correctly. The consequences can include respiratory problems, circulatory problems, cold feet and hands, a weakened nervous and immune system. Try to enjoy a breathing session in the morning with the window wide open or every time you can’t focus good enough.

The mighty sun
The sun sustains life on the planet in ways that researchers are only starting to understand. What we know so far is that it dictates our circadian rhythm, it ensures adequate vitamin D levels and an optimal functioning of the body cells that produce energy. A lack of sun exposure affects us both mentally and physically. A constant sun exposure (excluding midday in the hot season) can aid us perform better in every aspect of our everyday life.

Article made in collaboration with Madalin Constantin, Health Coach, Photo Unsplash

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Put the healthiest fruits & vegetables in your place

What does healthiest mean? How you can choose the fruits to be like this? And why are they good for your body? Find out below.

When talking about your meal plan you should take in consideration 2 atributes – seasonal & local. This is the guarantee you make the best decisions for your body. Eating properly and clean means more energy, better concentration and overall better mood.

Choose seasonal

Each time of the year brings specific products rich in nutrients and vitamins, so choosing wisely from your grocery is the safe move if you want a healthy body. In the summer we consume less calories, considering the high outside temperature. It is also advisable to consume lighter, fresher foods that do not take a long time to digest. These are exactly the foods that are naturally in season. Include in your diet salads, vegetables (either raw, baked or steamed), fruit in moderation, dairy and lean meats from the best sources, whole wheat cereal and healthy fats (such as fish, olive oil, seeds & nuts). In the winter, we tend to deposit more fat, so that the body can naturally protect itself against the low temperatures. Therefore, we can be more relaxed to consume high calorie foods, like meat and nuts & seeds. Furthermore, it is ideal to include fermented foods in our diet, such as sauerkraut or pickled vegetables, for their natural probiotics. These will aid our digestive system and improve our immunity, since over 70% of our immune system is in our digestive tract.

Choose local

Good for you and for the environment. This is the best way to ensure the freshest produce, for which the least resources have been used, such as transport. It might seem like a minor aspect, but if more and more people contribute by choosing a majority of local produce, the impact on the wellbeing of our planet can be major.

Enjoy your healthy lunch from Stradale AISB

Using seasonal and local ingredients is one of our core values. So everytime you will enjoy a Stradale menu, you will also get the daily health dose. You can order your lunch following these steps:

  1. Check the Menu on our website. Log in into your account and place the order a day before until 8 PM.
  2. If you don’t have an account, please send an email to manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro and we will get back with all the details.
  3. Next day, pick up the lunch from the chosen pick-up points:
  • Elementary Students from Mitzu Coffee Shop (the one at the Main Entrance)
  • Secondary Students from Stradale Pick-Up Point 3 (the one next to the Cafeteria Entrance)

Article made in collaboration with Madalin Constantin, Health Coach; Photo Credit: Isabella and Louisa Fischer on Unsplash

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Stradale Sweet Tooth, Our Dessert Varieties and How We Make Them

While our focus at Stradale for AISB is largely around nutritious food and healthy eating, we don't forget the students & teachers’ sweet teeth. Furthermore, we apply the same healthy principles to our sweets that we apply to our snacks and other savory dishes.

Made Fresh Daily

Like the rest of our food, all of our sweets are produced in house (at Stradale AISB), fresh, daily, and have no additives or conservatives. Our pâtissier Nico prepares all of the creams and doughs herself, and bakes early in the morning, so you can enjoy a delicious treat during the day. And since we know how important is to have a balanced diet, we always try to add seasonal fruits for our desserts, so during fall we will surprise you with apples, pears, plumps, grapes and many more.

Options for everybody

Our variety of sweets is large, and has in mind all age groups and diets. While we produce deliciously desserts such as eclairs and panna cotta, we always have seasonal fruits readily available as a post meal treat. And we also prepare healthy options such as our granola, honey, and yogurt jars readily available. Furthermore, we don’t forget the parents and teachers here at AISB, creating other desserts such as our decadent fruit tarts and rich chocolate brownies produced specially for them.

Prepacked and ready for you to order!

You can enjoy our desserts from the Mitzu Coffee Shop next to the cafeteria or by ordering your lunch.
- You can buy them from Mitzu Coffee Shop only if you are a Grade 11 or 12 Student. More info about how to get one you can find here.
- You can order your lunch following these steps:

  • Check the Menu on our website. Log in into your account and place the order a day before until 8 PM.
  • If you don’t have an account, please send an email to manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro and we will get back with all the details.
  • Next day, pick up the lunch from the chosen pick-up points:
    • Elementary Students from Mitzu Coffee Shop (the one at the Main Entrance)
    • Secondary Students from Stradale Pick-Up Point 3 (the one next to the Cafeteria Entrance)

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All about our fresh bread baked in the morning

Part of the Stradale philosophy and goal, is for all of our produce to be freshly made in house, from scratch. This includes everything from our desserts, foods, and baked products. This is done in order for us to have complete control over our produce and to ensure the healthiest possible meals for the students. We have always been particularly proud of our bread and bread-based products.

How we do it

Every morning at 5AM Mihai, our baker at Stradale AISB for many years now, arrives first in the kitchen and starts shaping the dough that was prepared the previous day and kept in our special fridges overnight. After he molds them into various shapes and sizes, he then lines them up and arranges them in our baking trays and bakes them in our professional baking ovens. Our bread contains only flour, water, yeast, salt, and sometimes olive oil, nothing else, no additives whatsoever.

What we do

We prepare a very large variety of bread and bread-based products. From buns with various seeds to eat with your lunch, to flatbread and bagels for the sandwiches, and even sometimes focaccia on special days, we never stop adding new baked products. Furthermore, our pizza and calzone is also made in house from the dough up daily.


Don’t forget to order the lunch online!
With just few clicks you can fix your child’s lunch. Check the Menu. Log in into your account and place the order a day before until 8 PM. If you don’t have an account, please send an email to manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro and we will get back with all the details. Next day, pick up the lunch from the chosen pick-up points:

  • Elementary Students from Mitzu Coffee Shop (the one at the Main Entrance)
  • Secondary Students from Stradale Pick-Up Point 3 (the one next to the Cafeteria Entrance)

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Peachy August, a savory and simple peach, grilled chicken & bulgur salad recipe

August is the national peach month here in Romania, and now they are perfectly ripe for the picking. Besides their delightful flavor, peaches are also a very beneficial addition to your diet. 

Health Benefits 

Peaches are very rich in fibers, vitamins, and minerals. They also contain many antioxidants, which can aid in protecting your body from aging and disease. Peaches also have a high percentage of insoluble fibers which helps with digestion and can prevent constipation. 

Choosing Your Peach

It is also important to choose your peaches wisely! Look out for peaches that smell sweet and are firm yet give in very slightly when pressing on their skin. Also make sure to avoid bruised or browned peaches! 


Peachy Chicken and Bulgur Salad 

While peaches are traditionally associated with baked foods and desserts, their natural flavor and sweetness makes them shine in healthy and savory dishes as well. We suggest a simple grilled chicken and bulgur salad, with a peachy twist. 

Ingredients:

- 300ml water
- 150g bulgur
- 450g chicken breast cutlets
- 80g arugula
- 300g cherry tomatoes halved
- 400g sliced peaches
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 
- salt & pepper 

Bring the water with the bulgur to boil then reduce to simmer and leave for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse the bulgur under cold water and let dry on paper towels. Meanwhile heat up a grill pan coated with some cooking oil over high heat. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt & pepper then grill turning occasionally until done, or for about 7-8 minutes. Remove the breasts and let them rest on a cutting board for a couple minutes, then slice in strips and place aside. 

Place the bulgur, arugula, cherry tomatoes, and peaches inside a large bowl. Add the olive oil and vinegar, some salt, and then toss well to mix the salad. Divide the salad among 4 plates and serve with the grilled chicken on top. 

Enjoy! And have a peachy august :) 

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Get your Summer vitamins!

Yeah, we know: everyone’s telling you about the miracles of vitamin D, especially during Summer, the season of sun exposure and trips to the beach. But a body in full growth needs more than a single letter in the alphabet of nutrients: it also needs the A, B, C, E, K.

Summer fruits are awesome sources for these vitamins and you can find plenty of them in the markets and supermarkets. 

Every bite on these fruits is a burst of joy, but let’s see what each of them can do for our health:

Cherries and sour cherries – you can buy them at the market as far as mid-July, and they are great for your body’s defense mechanisms (parents would say these fruits help with immunity). Shortly, they keep you healthy and strong – due to their iron and calcium content.

You will also sleep better if you consume cherries and sour cherries regularly, due to them containing natural melatonin. 

Mulberries – you can enjoy them until early August, a true proof of longevity among Summer fruits. They bring significant quantities of vitamins C, K, E, B, and lutein – a very useful substance for eye health. All these vitamins support your body (muscles, skin, bones, tissues, organs) to adapt properly to the accelerated growth process it is going through.

Berries – they are available throughout the Summer; buy them as fresh as possible for their full pack of benefits: they are an excellent snack for people with diabetes, they take care of heart health and keep your mind sharp and focused. 

Apricots – also called “the nutritional heavyweight” among fruits, they protect your vision against degrading and your skin against sun and pollution damage. Apricots also strengthen your bones with calcium and support heart function with potassium. And this will help you a great deal in playing sports as intense as you please. 

With Summer fruits in your diet, your tummy will also be happy, working properly with all that fiber. And a smooth digestion always translates into a good mood. So, add some color to your shopping list with these Summer wonders!

Photo by Sophie Vinetlouis on Unsplash

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Only benefits in cooking with kids!

Cooking with kids may need some extra time to organize everything or extra energy and patience to handle anything in the kitchen, but boy, does it bring a lot of benefits to the little helpers’ development!
You can start with simple recipes, like salads, fried eggs, and pancakes to introduce the child to the cooking universe. The more familiarized the children are with the ingredients, the crockery, the hot surfaces, the sharp utensils the lesser the risk of anything going wrong in the process.


So set your mind to doing this because you are about to endow your kids with an unbelievably valuable pack of skills they can use for the rest of their lives: 
Children develop fine motor skills by handling things with care around the kitchen: by holding and not squeezing, by patting and not hitting, by pouring without spilling and so on.
Children enrich their vocabulary only by getting to know the ingredients while using them: fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs, types of meat and flour, pasta, oils and so on, by using the tools needed for cooking and by speaking the terms of the cooking language.
They become functional readers and practice some math, too, while learning to cook by written recipes, following directions, and measuring ingredients. This will also enhance their attention span, develop their attention for details and the interest of pursuing an action to its outcome. That is: to finish something they started. 


They get keen on good nutrition, growing up with the idea that a good meal is a cooked one, not a semi-processed one thrown in the shopping cart at the supermarket and heated in the microwave oven at home. It is very important for children to form a positive experience with produce and fresh food since early years because this is the foundation for the nutrition choices they will make later in life.
And maybe the most important thing of all: cooking with kids means family time, spending quality time together, connecting with the little ones and creating more wonderful childhood memories.

 
Foto Credit: Tanaphong Toochinda, Unsplash.

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Eating seasonal and local produce improves your health and the Earth’s as well

Modern times have transformed our eating habits so much that one can barely discover any similarities between food consumption nowadays and the way our grandparents organized and integrated food in their lives. We grew up to a reality where supermarkets are full of tomatoes and berries all year round, where you can squeeze oranges for juice in the summer and have a green salad as a side dish in the winter.

But this is not the way our grandparents ate back in the day. Their plates were mainly restricted to the season’s crops; thus, the entire food consumption process was based on the nature’s cyclicity and good energy. Their diet was influenced by the regional climate and the human body complied to this and not only did it survive, but it thrived through the centuries.

So, there’s no wonder that more and more voices – especially among specialists in health and nutrition – have been lobbying for the seasonal eating method: its benefits for human health, as well as for our planet’s health are indisputable

Eating seasonal is more nutritious because fruits and vegetables are picked at exactly the right time for consumption when the nutrients have fully developed in their flesh. Early picking in view of shipping them overseas, for instance, stops nutrient development and deprives the consumer of a good bite of vitamins and minerals.

Eating seasonal is healthier due to the lower intake of chemicals such as pesticides and preservatives. These substances are used for crops meant to survive shipping on long distances and most of them end up in our bodies, generating health problems.

Eating seasonal meets the body’s nutritional needs. This is linked to the cyclicity of nature for thousands of years and the population adapting to the range of fruit, vegetables, grains and nuts each season brings. For instance, the body needs more vitamin C in the winter, so the citrus comes to the rescue. When the sun gets stronger in early Summer, we can protect our skin with the beta-carotenes in apricots, carrots, red and yellow peppers, and romaine lettuce.

Seasonal produce has more flavor because they are allowed to grow at their own pace, without the haste imposed by commercial reasons. Also, chilling the crops to prevent spoiling during transportation takes away some of their flavor.

Eating seasonal and local is more environmentally friendly by reducing pollution with transportation, refrigeration and chemical treatments applied to fruits and vegetables to prevent altering.

And last but not least, choosing seasonal fruits and vegetables at the local traditional markets instead of supermarkets means supporting the local producers and economy.
 
Using seasonal ingredients is one of Stradale’s values. Our entire food is cooked having this in mind, so you will always find in our menu delicious products based on fresh ingredients.

Credit Foto: Markus Spiske; unsplash.com
 

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Everybody loves pizza! The Stradale Recipe

At Stradale Carnivale, we like to collect smiles, and when Pizza Day comes along, we see the widest smiles of them all. Who doesn't like a pizza made with soul and imagination?

The different types of pizza and crust out there are endless, from thick & puffy crusts to thin crispy ones and from a plain old margherita to Hawaiian pizza with pineapple and ham, pizza seems to be all about creativity and style. 

Because it is one of our favorite foods to make at AISB, and we love our recipe, we decided to share it with you here. 

Pizza Dough:
•    1 kg flour 
•    650 ml warm water
•    50 g fresh yeast
•    2 teaspoons of salt
•    2 spoons of extra virgin olive oil 

Start by mixing the warm water with the yeast in a water glass until they combine perfectly. In a large mixing bowl, pour the flour and mix with the salt, then sprinkle the virgin olive oil on top. Make a small hole in the flour mix, then pour over the glass of water with yeast. Now combine and mix in well until the dough is made. Add some more flour if you find the mix too runny. Split the dough in 8 separate bits, and leave covered to rest for 2 hours. After that roll each dough flat, and then pinch or roll over the edges to create a crust. Now drizzle a little olive oil and add your favorite tomato paste, oregano if its to your taste, mozzarella, and any other toppings you fancy. Remember, get creative! 

Finally bake at 250 degrees Celsius for about 8 minutes and serve. Enjoy!

NEW! 
You can enjoy our pizza @Stradale Expo Park or @Flavours in The Garden. Just drop by. Our ovens are on already. 
If not, we can bring it to your door via @Tazz by eMAG. Install the app and look for Stradale. 

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3 Simple Foods to Keep Your Heart Healthy for Valentines

Its February, the month of love, and valentines day is just around the corner now. In this time of the year, it is more important than ever to keep your heart healthy and running well. It is pivotal, in order to avoid complications later on in life, to start taking good care and maintaining your heart from a young age. The two most important things for your heart’s health is an active lifestyle to straighten its muscles and proper nutrition to boost blood-flow and prevent extra stress on it. 

Thus, for this Valentines, Stradale offers you some very simple foods that can have a very significant impact on your heart’s well-being. 


Salmon – and other fatty fish such as mackerel and sardines are some of the best foods for the heart. Fatty fish contains high levels of omega 3 fatty acids and a direct correlation between the consumption of Omega 3 and a lower risk of irregular heart beating and a lower risk of blockage in the arteries. Salmon is a very versatile and easy to use ingredient. 

A simple recipe is salmon ceviche. Simply chop some salmon, cilantro, and onion, then mix in a bowl and add loads of lime juice to cook the meat. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and optionally some hot chili. 

Blueberries – as well as other berries such as strawberries, are rich in antioxidants that help decrease the blood pressure and dilate blood vessels. A fun fact is that it is actually the antioxidants or anthocyanins that give berries their red and blue colors. 

For a simple breakfast blueberry recipe simply mix some Greek yogurt with blueberries, bananas, a seed mix, and some honey to sweeten it all up. 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – is a great source of mono-saturated fats, which have been found to be able to reduce both your cholesterol and your blood sugar levels. Furthermore the Mediterranean diet, which consists of at least 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil a day, has been found to reduce in a study the risks of heart attacks and failure by 30%. 

Our recommendation: Use extra virgin olive oil in your salads for extra taste and replace all other cooking oil with it for a healthier alternative.
 

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4 healthy smoothies to brighten up your mornings

If happiness could be contained in a cup – it would definitely be a smoothie. Fruits and vegetables can work magic for you body and can also taste great together if combined in the right ways. Besides the health benefits revolving around the bettering of your immune system and providing crucial vitamins, smoothies also greatly boost you energy and make you happier purely from their deliciousness. 
    
Stradale recommends you the following 4 easy smoothie recipes to drink in the morning as a treat or as a healthy and nutritious alternative for breakfast. 

1.    Vitamin C Booster
•    1/2 orange peeled and de-segmented
•    2 regular carrots washed and peeled and chopped
•    1 cup water
•    1 apple cored and chopped

2.    Mango and Turmeric Energy
•    1 cup almond milk
•    1 large ripe banana
•    1 large orange 
•    1/2 in peeled fresh turmeric or 1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder
•    1 cup mango chunks

3.    Magic Immunity Booster
•    4 cups greens (we recommend spinach & kale) 
•    1/2 cn pineapple chunks and juice
•    1 orange, peeled
•    1 kiwi, peeled
•    2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
•    1 cup plain greek yogurt
•    1 cup mixed berries
•    1/2  - 1 cup water, if needed to blend

4.    ColdBuster 
•    300 ml. orange juice
•    120 ml. Peach greek yogurt
•    1 cup strawberries
•    1 cup peaches
•    1/2 cup pineapple chunks

Each of the 4 smoothies serve some different purposes; one offers a vitamin C shot, one an energy boost, one makes your immune system stronger, and one is devised to keep you safe from colds. Whichever choice you make, what they all have in common at their core, is that they will ensure you start you day on a brighter and healthier side.

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How to register your child at the AISB Cafeteria

1. Sign the contract with the Cafeteria asigned staff during the first week of school.

2. After signing the contract, a deposit is required according to the following meal plans:

For all students from EC3 to Grade 12, the first deposit is 500 Ron. The required amount can be paid with cash or by Credit /Debit Card and an invoice will be provided.

3. Please ask the Cafeteria Manager to provide you with a personal username and password. With these details you will be able to create and log into your Cafeteria account and you can follow what your child eats, how much does he/she spends and also recharge the account.

How to make a payment at the AISB Cafeteria

1. Log into your account.

2. Press the “Make A Payment” button.

3. On the “Payment” screen, you will be allowed to choose a default amount, or you will be able to enter a specific amount between 10 and 5.000 lei.

4. Press the “Continue” button to be redirected to a secured connection in the e-payment portal.

5. You will be asked for your credit card details - please enter them.  Then please press the “Authorize” button in order to make the payment.

6. If all information is valid, you will be redirected back to the aisb.flavours.ro portal, and the payment status will be shown on the screen.

7. You will be able to see the new payment in the “Payment History” section, of your account.

8. You will receive a payment confirmation one (1) working day from its authorization.

9. You will be informed regarding status of payment, regardless if the transaction was validated or not.

10. For further information please contact us at: manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro

If you pay by credit card, the transaction will be registered in your bank account statement, as flavours.ro

Purchased product/service name is: "catering services a la carte".

The payment will be made in conditions of maximum security through the e-payment service – Online Payments. The cards accepted for online payments, are Visa / Visa Electron and MasterCard / Maestro. No extra fees will be charged for the transactions. You will receive a payment confirmation one (1) working day from its authorization.

The payment can also be made to our bank account: RO73INGB0000999906787948 opened at ING Bank, on the name of OCEANUL INDIAN SRL, CUI RO17572759, registration no. J40/5807/2010, or daily in Cafeteria cash/card between 8:00 AM -11:00 AM.

The full or a partial amount of your payment can be refunded only if it wasn't used to pay for a recently issued invoice. In order to cancel or reimburse a full or partial payment, please contact the Cafeteria Manager at: manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro

You can also find the payment guidance by clicking on the Account section, after logging in with your username and password.

Thank you,
Cafeteria Manager

manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro
Tel: 0723 657 809

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Message from Chef Foa, our Executive Chef

I am very much looking forward to our first year at AISB. Since the very beginning, at Flavours, our mission has been to transform the way food is experienced, starting with its presentation, the quality and diversity of ingredients used, the unique combinations and the final taste. At AISB, we are also transforming the school lunches, with healthy students in mind.

The menus at AISB will be nutritiously balanced, seasonal - where possible, vibrant in colour and, at the same time, full of exciting flavours that we are eager for the students to discover.

This project is a challenge that I was waiting for, it is a huge opportunity to create a healthier and a happier future by improving eating habits today.

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24th of May brings us together at lunchtime! All you need to know about the new adjustments for Grade 6 to Grade 11 Lunch

After a long wait, we are now able to meet for lunch again. Taking in consideration the current context, together with AISB, we have put in place some procedures in order for you to enjoy lunch in the safest way possible.

Please read all the information below, for Grade 6 to 11 students only. For all the rest, nothing changes for now. If there are any other questions unanswered, feel free to send us an email to manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro. 

In order to make everything easier for you, we have stopped online orders. So, just drop by the cafeteria during your specific interval, choose your favorite menu and the payment will be done on spot. Also, each Friday afternoon the menu for the following week will be posted via aisb.flavours.ro, so you can check it online.

Daily, you will have 4 menus to choose from: Red Meat Menu, White Meat Menu, Fish Menu and Vegetarian Menu. Each menu contains a soup, a main with a side or salad, and a desert or a fruit. Before entering the Cafeteria, you will find a board with the menu available for that day. Please make the decision there, so after you enter the Cafeteria, you can follow the dedicated menu line. The specific hours for your lunchtime, will be communicated in the following days via AISB.

Once entering the cafeteria, please follow the line for the chosen menu – on the right for Menu 1 and Menu 2, on the left for Menu 3 and Menu 4. When you are at the cashier desk, please mention your name loud and clear so we can check your account, in order to purchase the payment. 

After taking your lunch box, just follow the signs that will direct you to the lunch area dedicated for your grade.

All Grade 11 will follow the same procedure as above, with one exception; you will pick up your lunch from Mitzu Coffee Shop, next to the Cafeteria and you can enjoy it on the dedicated terrace.

For enjoying the Stradale lunch and a quick healthy snack from our Mitzu Coffee Shops, your child just needs a dedicated account.

Make a deposit. For Grade 2-Grade 12 Students the necessary minimum deposit is 700 lei.

Make a deposit using the following details:

  • - Bank account: RO14BTRLRONCRT0442843205 opened at Banca Transilvania
  • - Company name: OCEANUL INDIAN SRL
  • - CUI RO17572759
  • - Registration no. J40/5807/2010.
  • - Details field – please mention AISB new registrations and your child’s full name.
Send the confirmation.

Once the payment is done, please send the confirmation at manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro with the following information included, in order for us to create or update the account:

MANDATORY
Full name of your child (name and surname): __
Grade: __
Full name of the parent /parent 1: __
Email address: __ (Once your account will reach 50 lei, we will let you know via this email address.)
Phone number: __

OPTIONAL
Full name of the parent /parent 2: __
Email address: __
Phone number: __

-  Once we receive all the above info, within maximum 2 days, the account will be created, and the contract with the invoice will be sent to you for signing. 
-  After you sign it, please send it via email at manager.stradaleaisb@flavours.ro 
-  You will be able to start using the account, the minute we send you the user name and password.

Looking forward to meeting you again!

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