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Dishing Out Recpies

May 22, 2019

Grilled Eggplant Stacks with Manchego Cheese

We top these with Chimichurri sauce, drizzled with balsamic vinegar or even tomato sauce.  Light and simply delicious! What You’ll Need: 2 -3 medium globe eggplants […]
May 22, 2019

Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Kebabs with Aleppo Pepper

It's all about marinating chicken in yogurt this summer! Yogurt will give your chicken a creamy, succulent texture - we promise this is an easy-to-do recipe […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

July 23, 2019

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Darkhouse Consulting and AttackIQ

July has been super busy in our kitchen, as we had two large groups visit us last week for our signature team-building events!  First up, we […]
July 9, 2019

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Celebrating Independence Day with NERA Consulting

Lajollacooks4u celebrated Independence Day in a big way this year, by welcoming NERA Consulting into its kitchen for a second time! Twenty-seven of the company’s team […]

Kitchen Tips

May 11, 2017

Twelve Essential Kitchen Secrets

We all live busy lives, so who doesn’t appreciate making our time in the kitchen as efficient as possible? Below, we’ve curated a list of kitchen […]
March 8, 2017

Spring Cleaning Tips

The weather’s finally heating up, and there’s no better time than now to do a proper spring cleaning.  Giving the kitchen a good scrub-down might not […]
November 17, 2018

Black-Bottom Banana Cream Pie

This foodandwine.com recipe has always been hit in the Lajollacooks4u kitchen! Try it out this Turkey Day. What You’ll Need: Crust 1 ½ cups fine graham […]
November 17, 2018

Hasselback Butternut Squash

This is one of our favorite dishes for Thanksgiving, courtesy of bonappetit.com.  Guaranteed to wow your guests this holiday! What You’ll Need: 1 large butternut squash […]
November 16, 2018

Chef Jodi’s Thanksgiving Menu 2018

Thanksgiving is around the corner, so if you're looking for some menu ideas, check out Chef Jodi's menu this year for some Turkey Day inspiration! Appetizers […]
November 13, 2018

Chef Jodi Cooks Her Way Through Italy

Earlier this month, Chef Jodi traveled to Italy where she experienced the height of truffle season. Her first stop was Umbria, a region in Central Italy […]
November 10, 2018

Herbed Sauteed String Beans

What You’ll Need: 1 pound fresh string beans 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 Tablespoon minced […]
November 7, 2018

Aleppo and Citrus-Spiced Turkey

Want a new and exciting turkey recipe for Thanksgiving? Try this one out this season! What You’ll Need: For Rub: 1 17 – 24 pound turkey […]
November 5, 2018

Why Lajollacooks4u Team Building is Unique

Jodi Abel, chef and owner of Lajollacooks4u, has crafted several team building programs combining her passion for food and cooking with a strong focus on creating […]
October 31, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Lovely Ladies of Aetna

For the last ten years we’ve offered the most popular cooking classes in all of San Diego, and our latest guests came to experience a customized […]
October 29, 2018

Chef Jodi Meets Acclaimed Chef and Restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi

Earlier this week, Chef Jodi attended an exciting food event sponsored by the San Diego Center of Jewish Culture. Yotam Ottolenghi, the famous Israeli-British chef, restaurant […]