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October 2, 2017

Fig and Date Balls with Flaked Coconut

What You’ll Need: 2 cups Medjool Dates, pitted 1 cup dried Mission Figs 1 Tablespoon coconut oil 1 cups walnuts, chopped 3 Tablespoons water from soaked […]
September 27, 2017

Gluten-Free Chocolate Walnut Cookies

This is the easiest cookie in the world to make and you can literally add any dried fruit or nut to your liking.  So many possibilities! […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

May 22, 2018

Chef Jodi’s Memorial Day Menu

Memorial Day is this weekend, so if you’re looking for some last-minute food inspiration, check out Chef Jodi’s menu for some ideas!  Also note that some […]
May 8, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: ICPACE

Here at Lajollacooks4u, we not only host groups from around the country, but those internationally, as well! This week, we greeted 18 members of the International […]
August 26, 2016

Lajollacooks4u Welcomes TriTech into the Kitchen!

TriTech Software Systems, the leading manufacturer of emergency-response software in the U.S., stepped away from its national sales conference to join Chef Jodi for an exciting […]
August 26, 2016

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 […]
August 26, 2016

Stuffed Artichokes

Artichokes are as Californian as it gets, and a great staple for the spring and summer!  Enjoy this recipe as an appetizer or a hearty side […]
August 26, 2016

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 […]
August 26, 2016

European Food Tour 2016 — Last Stop: Israel!

Chef Jodi’s last stop on her European Tour was Israel, where she spent the first few days on Moshav Sde Nitzan in the southern part of […]
August 26, 2016

European Food Tour 2016 — Next Stop: Italy!

Chef Jodi’s culinary adventure then took her to Sicily and the charming town of Taormina, where she experienced a Sicilian cooking class with Massimo Tomarchio, a self-taught […]
August 26, 2016

European Food Tour 2016 — First Stop: France!

Chef Jodi has finally returned from her four-week culinary adventure from around the world, and she can’t wait to share all the delicious recipes that she […]
August 26, 2016

Book Signing and Cooking Demonstration at Williams-Sonoma Tomorrow!

Exciting news:  Chef Jodi will be giving a cooking demonstration at Williams-Sonoma's UTC Grand Opening THIS FRIDAY, July 1!  Be sure to stop by and try […]
July 2, 2016

Marinade and Rub for Brisket or Chuck Roast

Marinade and Rub for Brisket or Chuck Roast Chef Jodi usually prefers chuck roast over brisket for these recipes. Chuck roast has more fat and it literally […]