End-of-Summer Tips for Fruits and Veggies

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

Sally’s Place Features Chef Jodi in its August Newsletter

Lajollacooks4u would like to give Sally’s Place a HUGE shout-out for showcasing Chef Jodi in this month’s newsletter! Thank you for selecting Lajollacooks4u and sharing some of our recipes! To read the full newsletter, click here. About Sally’s Place: Editor-in-Chief of Sally’s Place is Sally Bernstein, a premier Internet site for food, beverage and travel… Continue reading Sally’s Place Features Chef Jodi in its August Newsletter

Dishing up Recipes: Ceviche

Looking for a light and refreshing summer dish?  Try our ceviche!  It’s not only easy to prepare, but it won’t weigh you down in the heat! What You’ll Need: 3-5 pounds fresh fish (look for local caught Seabass or Halibut and cut into small cubes) 2-3 cups fresh squeezed lime juice 1 teaspoon sea salt… Continue reading Dishing up Recipes: Ceviche

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!

Dishing up Recipes: Grilled Corn Chowder

This is a wonderful summer soup enjoyed by many of Chef Jodi’s guests!  Grilling the vegetables brings out the rich flavors that really enhance this chowder. What You’ll Need: 3 ears of corn, shucked 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered 1 leek 1 medium yellow bell pepper 1 poblano pepper 1 medium red bell pepper… Continue reading Dishing up Recipes: Grilled Corn Chowder

Dishing Out Recipes: Orzo with Lemon, Feta and Cherry Tomatoes

Summer is here, and there’s no better way to beat the heat than with a wonderfully light summer salad! What You’ll Need: 1 box of orzo 1-2 T olive oil Juice of 1-2 lemons 1 cup chopped feta cheese 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half Salt & pepper to taste What to Do: In… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Orzo with Lemon, Feta and Cherry Tomatoes