Dishing Out Recipes: Marinade and Rub for Brisket or Chuck Roast

Marinade and Rub for Brisket or Chuck Roast Chef Jodi usually prefers chuck roast over brisket for these recipes. Chuck roast has more fat and it literally melts in your mouth. Mmm!!  Add veggies within the last hour of cooking for a delicious 1-pot meal! Marinade 4 pound brisket or chuck roast 1 cup Italian Dressing 1/2 cup… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Marinade and Rub for Brisket or Chuck Roast

Dishing Out Recipes: Fresh Berries, Fennel, & Roasted Purple Onion over Mixed Greens

We love using what is seasonal and fresh here in Southern California, and around this time of year, our locally grown strawberries are as sweet as can be! So of course it’s only fitting that we have a salad recipe honoring our home-grown goodies. Ease your body into the heat – and into a bikini – this year with our cool mixed… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Fresh Berries, Fennel, & Roasted Purple Onion over Mixed Greens

Dishing Out Recipes: Coriander, Fennel and Cumin Crusted Salmon

There’s something fishy about this Salmon dish! Do you know what is is? It is one super delish fish dish, that’s what! Chef Jodi says, “You will LOVE this recipe. You can use any fish you like: Salmon, Halibut, or Sea Bass. You can grill, smoke or roast the fish however you like, as well. Yummy!” Coriander, Fennel… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Coriander, Fennel and Cumin Crusted Salmon

Kitchen Tips: Ingredients and Cooking Toys

Chef Jodi just can’t get enough of these ingredients and kitchen toys! Process It All with a KitchenAid Food Processor When it comes to kitchen toys, one of Chef Jodi’s absolute favorites is the mini KitchenAid 3-cup Chef’s Chopper food processor. “It may be small, but it packs a punch! It’s absolutely perfect for mincing elephant… Continue reading Kitchen Tips: Ingredients and Cooking Toys

Dishing Out Recipes: Farro with Butternut Squash

Chef Jodi’s Comfort Foods: Far Out Farro Here’s a recipe featuring one of Chef Jodi’s favorite ingredients: Farro! This unique grain is certainly interesting: it’s packed full of protein like Quinoa but has flavors reminiscent of barley and brown rice. Serve yourself this hearty bowl of farro to keep warm during the last of the… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Farro with Butternut Squash

Kicking Off Fall with Touchdown Team-Building

With Football charging into the scene, we have team-building events that are a touchdown! We kicked off Fall with one of our most competitive team-building events yet! Ten members from LogistiCare joined us for a truly memorable cooking and dining challenge. We started the event off by breaking the group members into two teams of… Continue reading Kicking Off Fall with Touchdown Team-Building

Dishing Out Recipes: Apple and Fennel Salad

What’s growing in our garden? Every year we fall in love with Fall. How could we not, when Lajollacooks4u’s garden is exploding with organically-grown fruits and vegetables! Some of our favorite fall produce includes eggplant (did you see our last “Dishing Out Recipes” post on Eggplant Everything?), zucchini, peppers, squash, and figs. And let’s not… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Apple and Fennel Salad