Exciting news – my first book signing event! Shout to assistant store manager, Peggy Ogan, from Bookstar Costa Verde in San Diego, for hosting the book signing for my new cookbook, “Lajollacooks4u: California Cuisine, Fresh, Simple and Delicious. Continue reading…
A fresh Californian twist with avocado and citrus that takes inspiration from classic bagels and lox. Try this for a light and tasty treat! What You’ll Need: 3 firm-ripe medium avocados, diced 2 medium scallions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped and additional whole leaves for garnish 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons fresh lime… Continue reading Open-faced Smoked Salmon and Avocado
This delicious dish is perfect for all those end-of-summer nights. You can also do this with other stone fruits, such as peaches, nectarines or plums—it’s up to you! What You’ll Need: 1 pound fresh figs (cut in half) 1 8oz mascarpone cream at room temperature 2 tablespoons of cream 1 keeping tablespoon of powdered sugar… Continue reading Grilled Figs with Mascarpone Cream and Balsamic Vinegar
A smoothly running team is essential for any top-running organization. But how do you get one? Check out what qualities leaders need to focus on when effectively implementing their teams: Commitment Commitment is the foundation for synergy in groups. It provides a clear sense of direction and enables individuals to put aside personal needs for… Continue reading What Makes a Great Team?
Labor Day is just around the corner, so now is the time to eat all the fresh tomatoes, peppers, berries and stone fruits you can get your hands on! Their fragrant flavors are at their peak right now, which means you should take advantage of them in a wide variety of ways. Here are a… Continue reading End-of-Summer Tips for Fruits and Veggies
It’s still summer and corn is in abundance! Try this delicious side dish and make the most of your summer nights. What You’ll Need: 1 cup long-grain brown rice (Basmati brown rice) 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (cut from 2 ears) or frozen corn… Continue reading Brown Rice and Corn Pilaf with Lemon Dressing
Team building events have become a go-to for companies looking to boost their morale and workplace productivity. Yet, they’re turning away from off-the-shelf products and instead are demanding experiences that are specifically designed to meet their objectives. Below, we’ve put together some of the key trends companies are looking for when they select their desired… Continue reading Corporate Team Building Trends
If you’re looking for a light summer lunch, you’ve come to the right place. This dish may be light, but it’s simple to make and packed with flavor! What You’ll Need: 3 cans of tuna in olive oil 3 celery stalks, finely chopped ½ purple onion, finely chopped 2 Tablespoons fresh dill, chopped ½ can… Continue reading Dishing up Recipes: Tuscan Tuna Salad