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Dishing Out Recpies

December 18, 2019

Tiramisu Mousse

This recipe is always a hit when entertaining.  Perfect for New Year’s get-togethers! What You’ll Need: 3 teaspoons instant coffee (I use the Starbucks Via packs) […]
December 18, 2019

Shrimp Salsa Verde

  You can make this simple, elegant dish with many varieties of fish, such as halibut, sea bass and tuna.  It’s completely up to you! What […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

December 30, 2019

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: AristaMD

Last week, we welcomed our last group to visit us in 2019!  San Diego-based telehealth company, AristaMD, brought 15 of its team members for a special […]
December 18, 2019

New Year’s Eve 2019 Checklist

There’s nothing like a festive New Year’s Eve party, and with 2020 being right around the corner, you may feel compelled to throw a bash of […]

Kitchen Tips

January 15, 2020

Best Herbs to Grow (and Eat!) this Winter

The days might be longer and the weather a little colder, but it doesn’t mean you have to give up on herbs just because it’s winter! […]
January 8, 2020

Organize for the New Year

It’s a New Year and for many (including us) that means new diet plans, new exercise regimens, and new positive perspectives. Not every resolution will stick […]

Our Team Events

December 27, 2019

Team Building in the New Year

With the new year just beginning, there’s no better time to recognize and celebrate all your team’s accomplishments in 2019.  Here’s why throwing a team-building event […]
December 9, 2019

Creative Ways to Recognize Employees This Holiday Season

Every employee wants to feel appreciated and valued, and the end of the year is a great time to recognize their hard work.  Aside from a […]
June 27, 2018

Culinary Tourism is On The Rise

Culinary tourism, a trend where travelers specifically seek out destinations and activities that offer eating and drinking experiences, has become one of the fastest-growing and most […]
June 14, 2018

Chef Jodi’s Father’s Day Menu

It’s hard to believe, but Father’s Day is right around the corner already — this Sunday!  If you’re wanting to whip up Dad a home-cooked meal, […]
May 6, 2018

Fresh Asparagus, Snap Peas and Sundried Tomatoes

This is a healthy and delicious dish.  Try making when asparagus is in-season (in spring) and recently harvested to make it extra flavorful! What You’ll Need: […]
May 3, 2018

Small Business Spotlight: Lajollacooks4u

Chef Jodi Abel didn’t know what to expect when her company, Lajollacooks4u, opened its doors in 2008. “We had no marketing budget, so the first couple […]
April 24, 2018

Mexican Cheeses 101

Who doesn’t love cheese?  With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, we’ve rounded up five excellent Mexican cheeses that you need to start cooking with […]
April 17, 2018

Chef Jodi Visits Famed Chez Panisse Restaurant

Earlier this month, Chef Jodi traveled to Berkeley, California, to visit the Chez Panisse Restaurant, owned by one of her biggest inspirations, Alice Waters! Chef, author […]
March 26, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Danaher and the Jenkins

It’s spring over here at Lajollacooks4u, and with the warmer weather, we’ve had a flock of guests come through our doors!  Last week, we had global […]
March 26, 2018

Tips to Improve Your Farmers Market Experience

The weather is finally heating up, which makes it an ideal time to visit your local farmers market.  If you’ve never been to one before or […]
March 15, 2018

Getting Your Kitchen Ready for Spring

It’s almost spring! With the weather heating up, it’s time to open up the windows, clear out all the clutter and let your house sparkle. We […]