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

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 Out Recipes: Cucumber Martini

If you’re looking for a martini that’s slightly different, give this recipe a try!  Cucumber adds a hint of light flavor, as well as a bit of texture to a basic martini.  What better way to kick-off the weekend? What You’ll Need: 1 1/2 oz. citrus flavored vodka 1 seedless cucumber, sliced 1/2 oz. fresh… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Cucumber Martini

Grilled Fresh Salsa for the Holiday Weekend!

Who says the grill is just for meat?  Spice up your Memorial Day weekend with some fresh and delicious grilled salsa!  This recipe is straight from Huerta los Tamarindos Organic Farm and Restaurant in Cabo San Jose! What You’ll Need: 2 pounds fresh tomato 2 cloves of garlic 4 Jalapeno pepper 1 Red Onion (Medium-sized)… Continue reading Grilled Fresh Salsa for the Holiday Weekend!

Summer Fun at Lajollacooks4u! Team Building, Family Gatherings and BBQ Kick-offs!

Looking for an innovative way to bond with your colleagues?  Want a fun activity to do with your family?  Well, look no further than Lajollacooks4u! We have everything you need when it comes to fun this summer, we’ve been uniting teams and families through hands-on cooking since 2008.  With new recipes, new competitions and new… Continue reading Summer Fun at Lajollacooks4u! Team Building, Family Gatherings and BBQ Kick-offs!

Dishing Out Recipes: Cilantro, Lime & Jalapeno Hummus

Here at Lajollacooks4u, we’re known for our California Cuisine. We love to create dishes that give you that fun-in-the-sun feeling you experience while spending the day on a warm, San Diego beach. So of course, we put a fun and flavorful California twist to the traditional hummus dish! Chef Jodi combined California-classic ingredients (cilantro, lime and jalapeno) with traditional two-bean… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Cilantro, Lime & Jalapeno Hummus

Dishing Out Recipes: Sugar-Free & Gluten-Free Granola Bars

We know how those days are, when it feels as if you’re always on the “go, go go” and it seems as if it’s too much to keep eating fresh & healthy snacks and meals. You can have it all- the healthy lifestyle and busy schedule- when you pack yourself several of these sugar-free & gluten-free granola… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Sugar-Free & Gluten-Free Granola Bars