More Five-Star Reviews for Lajollacooks4u!

Spring is in full swing over here at Lajollacooks4u, and guests are flocking to see what delicious meals Chef Jodi has up her sleeve! Just last month, she whipped up meals, such as homemade tortillas with chimichurri sauce and porcini crusted seared chicken breasts with tomato olive sauce, to several groups of eager Foodies who… Continue reading More Five-Star Reviews for Lajollacooks4u!

Kitchen Tips: If It’s In Season, Get Eatin’

If It’s In Season, Get Eatin’ This month is all about those beautiful seasonal fruits and vegetables. There are so many fresh garden goodies readily available and we are here to tell you how to eat them right! Don’t go wasting seasonal fruits and vegetables by cooking them the ol’ fashioned way…get into the groove… Continue reading Kitchen Tips: If It’s In Season, Get Eatin’

Dishing Out Recipes: Edamame Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Edamame Salad with Lime Vinaigrette (With Optional Blackened Chicken)  Edamame Salad 4 cups field greens 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed 1 cup canned garbanzo beans, rinsed 1 cup shelled edamame 1 red pepper, chopped 1 mango, chopped ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 cup roasted or steamed corn Optional: goat cheese Plate greens add… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Edamame Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Dishing Out Recipes: Grilled Stone Fruit

Grilled Stone Fruit Delicious and simple summer dessert or sweet salad! 6 Stone Fruits (Peaches, Nectarine and/or Plums) 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar 1-2 tablespoons of brown sugar ½ cup of marzipan cheese or vanilla gelato (optional) Cut fruit in half and take out the pits. Sprinkle brown sugar over fruit. Grill on medium heat… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Grilled Stone Fruit

Dishing Out Recipes: Cilantro-Lime Cole Slaw

Cilantro – Lime Cole Slaw Cole Slaw 4 – 6 cups shredded green cabbage (I buy a whole head of cabbage and slice it thinly by hand, it’s so easy and fresh) 1 cup shredded purple cabbage 1 cup grated carrots 6 thinly sliced green onions 1 cup almond silvers 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Cilantro-Lime Cole Slaw

Dishing Out Recipes: Charred Eggplant Salad

Charred Eggplant Salad 1 large globe eggplant 1/4 cup olive oil 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice or vinegar 1 – 2 Tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced sea salt and fresh ground pepper Place whole eggplant on grill and turn as needed. Grill eggplant until it is super soft touch and… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Charred Eggplant Salad

Dishing Out Recipes: Spiced Crusted Salmon with Ginger–Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

It’s May, summer’s coming fast, and we know you’re thinking about pesky diets and shedding pounds…but, c’mon, don’t let that stop you from eating delicious food! Eating healthy does not have to mean eating bland and eating boring, we promise. With this fresh fish recipe, your body and your tastebuds will be thanking you, it’s guaranteed! Who knew… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Spiced Crusted Salmon with Ginger–Cilantro Yogurt Sauce