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: Tuna Salad Nicoise

Tuna Salad Nicoise Tuna Salad 3 – 5 oz cans of white tuna in olive oil or 2 fresh tuna steaks, grilled (brush with olive oil, salt and pepper) 12 Red and/or yellow fingerling potatoes 3 cups haricot beans 4 hard boiled eggs 1 cup cherry tomatoes ¾ cup nicoise olives 1 cup canned artichoke… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Tuna Salad Nicoise

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

What’s New: Ticket to Paradise

Ticket to Paradise May was all about the destinations… Intranational visits from sweepstakes winners to European escapades, Lajollacooks4u was both a destination spot and a tourist! Gourmet Getaway Lajollacooks4u was the featured sweet spot in Domino Sugar and C&H Sugar’s San Diego Sweepstakes! On May 1st, ten grand prizewinners, their guests, and the executive team of Domino… Continue reading What’s New: Ticket to Paradise