gourmet eating

Dishing Out Recpies

March 18, 2020

Wild Mushroom Soup

Mushrooms contain a great deal of vitamins and minerals -- such as folate, potassium and magnesium -- making them a superfood ingredient to any recipe.  This […]
March 14, 2020

Pan-Seared Chicken Breast with Dijon Sauce

  This is such a simple and elegant meal.  Perfect for spring! What You'll Need: 6 chicken breast fillets or chicken thighs Coarse sea salt and […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

March 18, 2020

Safe Grocery Shopping Tips During Coronavirus

Is it safe to go to the grocery store right now?  Given that we’re in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, that’s a question we’re probably […]
March 18, 2020

9 Fruits and Vegetables that Stand the Test of Time

With the news changing minute by minute, nothing is certain anymore.  Which is why it’s so important to stock up on food items that won’t go […]

Kitchen Tips

March 31, 2020

Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze

Did you know you can freeze more than just leftovers?  Many of us may be stockpiling each time we go to the grocery store, so here’s […]
March 18, 2020

Inspirational Home Projects

In order to slow the spread of the coronavirus within the U.S., we’ve all been advised to practice social distancing.  But how can we do this […]

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 […]
January 13, 2019

Eggplant and Chickpea Saute

This is a simple and delicious vegetable dish that the whole family will enjoy! What You’ll Need: 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 1 […]
July 11, 2018

Cucumber Salad

This is the simplest salad in the world!  So fresh, easy and delicious! What You'll Need: 4-5 Persian cucumbers, very thinly sliced 1/2 cup rice vinegar […]
May 7, 2018

Blueberry Lemon Cake

This cake is so moist and delicious and serves as a great cake base! Feel free to mix it up and be creative: you can use […]
May 2, 2018

Halibut Veracruz

For this dish, feel free to use any fish you like -- snapper, sea bass or salmon. You decide, it’s so easy and delicious! What You’ll […]
April 27, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Deloitte

Lajollacooks4u is known for our signature team-building events, and last week we hosted a small group from Deloitte, the industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services […]
April 19, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Special Birthday Celebrations

Even though Lajollacooks4u is renowned for its signature team-building events and corporate cooking challenges, we specialize in birthday celebrations and other special occasions, too! Last week, […]
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 […]
January 27, 2018

Everything Beets

Beets can be found in the product aisle year-round, but the season for these root vegetables is right now! Fresh beets are a staple in our […]
January 24, 2018

Marinated Flank Steak

This is a delicious entrée – perfect for a night in or to celebrate a special event! What You’ll Need: 1-3 lb. Flank Steak 1/3 cup […]