Corporate Team Building Trends

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

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Lajollacooks4u Welcomes the Bensons and Illumina

July was a busy month for Lajollacooks4u, and we’ve had a blast entertaining guests from all over the country! Most recently, we had the Benson family step into our kitchen.  Kristin, Steve and their daughter, Bailey, came all the way down from Texas to celebrate Bailey’s high-school graduation!  She brought along a friend to join… Continue reading Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Lajollacooks4u Welcomes the Bensons and Illumina

Dishing up Recipes: Asian- and Latin-Infused Flank Steak

You’ll love this easy, but delectable summer recipe.  Try it with skirt steak or sirloin – a definite crowd-pleaser! What You’ll Need: 2-3 lbs. flank steak 2 Tablespoons olive oil ½ cup soy sauce Fresh juice from 2-3 limes 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped What to Do: Clean and pat flank… Continue reading Dishing up Recipes: Asian- and Latin-Infused Flank Steak

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Lajollacooks4u hosts the Powells and the Southwest division of Volunteers of America!

Summer has been off to a busy start at Lajollacooks4u, and we’ve had so much fun hosting guests from all over the country! Our first guests were the Powell family, coming all the way from Dallas, Texas.  Debbie, Mickey and their two kids, Collin and Brittany, were on a family vacation, and loved the quality… Continue reading Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Lajollacooks4u hosts the Powells and the Southwest division of Volunteers of America!

Book Signing and Cooking Event with Chef Jodi at The Spice Way!

Join Chef Jodi Abel as she showcases her bestselling cookbook, Lajollacooks4u:  California Cuisine at Spice Way!  She’ll be signing copies, as well as whipping up all sorts of goodies from her book, such as: Puff Pastry Tart with Pesto Blackened Fish with Chimichurri Sauce Quinoa with Black Beans & Corn Come experience California cuisine that… Continue reading Book Signing and Cooking Event with Chef Jodi at The Spice Way!

Dishing up Recipes: Stuffed Artichokes

Artichokes are as Californian as it gets, and a great staple for the summer!  Enjoy this recipe as an appetizer or a hearty side dish – the possibilities are endless! What You’ll Need 3 large artichokes 1 tablespoon salt, plus ½ teaspoon 4 tablespoons lemon juice 4 ripe Roma tomatoes, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced… Continue reading Dishing up Recipes: Stuffed Artichokes

European Food Tour 2016 — Last Stop: Israel!

Chef Jodi’s last stop on her European Tour was Israel, where she spent the first few days on Moshav Sde Nitzan in the southern part of Israel.  Here, she was introduced to Chef Avi Farhi, a passionate home cook and family man, who actually lived on the Moshav, which is an Israeli term meaning a… Continue reading European Food Tour 2016 — Last Stop: Israel!