healthy cooking

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 […]
December 16, 2019

Beef Tenderloin with a Mustard Seed Herb Rub

This delicious dish pretty much works with any meat and has so much flavor!  Try with Prime Rib to make it a delicious holiday meal staple. […]
December 4, 2019

Edible Gifts for the Holidays

If you’re looking for some last-minute gift ideas, why not make your own?  All of these homemade treats make delicious gifts – just be sure to […]
November 22, 2019

Wild Mushroom and Gruyere Toast

This is a fabulous appetizer that is guaranteed to wow your guests this Thanksgiving!  So easy and so delicious! What You’ll Need: One loaf of fresh […]
November 4, 2019

Lajollacooks4u Explores Japanese Food Scene

Last month, Chef Jodi traveled to Japan to learn more about Japanese cuisine and immerse herself in Japanese culture. Her first stop was Tokyo, where she […]
July 1, 2019

Mexican Mango Mint Mojito

We recently incorporated this fresh cocktail into our team-building events and corporate cooking challenges, and it has been a big hit!  Make these for a delicious […]
July 1, 2019

Strawberry Shortcake

If this isn’t your go-to summer dessert, we don’t know what is! Light and fresh – simply delicious! What You’ll Need: Shortcakes: 2 hard-boiled egg yolks, […]
June 13, 2019

Chef Jodi’s Father’s Day Menu 2019

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, […]
June 13, 2019

Turkey Burgers

What You’ll Need: 1 small onion, finely diced 1 Granny Smith apple, grated 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 -2 pounds ground turkey […]
June 12, 2019

Deconstructed Caesar Salad

We borrowed this go-to meal – ready in 20 minutes – from Epicurious.  It has all the elements of a classic chicken Caesar salad, but instead […]