Dishing Out Recipes

APPETIZERS

November 18, 2013

Dishing Out Recipes: Pear Pastry Triangles

  Add on another appetizer to your Thanksgiving dinner! 'Tis the season to dish out holiday recipes from Lajollacooks4u! So far we've shared Chef Jodi's delicious […]
January 2, 2015

Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon

March is Springing forward and Easter is right around the corner! And Easter would not be complete without EGGS. So I am recommending the easy and […]
August 5, 2015

Grilled Flatbreads

Grilled Flatbreads You'll love making this recipe. Not only is the dough is quick and easy to make, but grilling the flatbreads is also a blast for you […]

SOUPS AND SALADS

July 30, 2020

Grilled Chicken Salad

What You'll Need: 2 to 3 chicken breasts or 1/2 rotisserie chicken, shredded 1 pound asparagus, sliced on the diagonal 1/2 pound sugar snap peas, ends […]
July 1, 2020

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

I love cole slaw, especially in summer!  Pair it with anything grilled.  The flavors are so clean and delicious! What You'll Need: 4 – 6 cups […]
June 15, 2020

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Want to wow Dad this Father's Day? Make this easy and delicious side dish! What You'll Need: 2  8 oz. cans black beans, rinsed and drained […]

MAIN ENTREES

September 3, 2020

Grilled Fish Tacos

This is as Californian as it gets!! In Southern California, we are known for our fresh fish tacos! Try this recipe this Labor Day weekend. What […]
July 17, 2020

Farm Fresh Stirfry

This recipe was inspired by my weekly farm baskets from Yasukochi Farms.  It's not only super nutritious and perfect for summer, but incredibly easy to make, […]
June 16, 2020

Crispy Pork Carnitas

This is a fabulous dish and works as a great meal for Father's Day! What You'll Need: 4 pounds (or 2 kg) skinless, boneless pork butt […]

VEGGIES

November 21, 2019

Dijon Haricot Green Beans with Crispy Shallots

If you're looking for a delicious Thanksgiving green bean recipe, we have you covered!  Not only is this delicious, but it's farm-to-table nutritious, too! What You’ll […]
October 6, 2019

Roasted Carrots and Asparagus Bundles

This is a delicious fall recipe.  Feel free to substitute with zucchini! What You'll Need: 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, tough ends trimmed and discarded 8 […]
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 […]

GRAINS, PASTA, POTATOES & LEGUMES

March 11, 2020

Rainbow Quinoa Salad

This is a delicious, nutrient-rich side dish that is perfect for spring! What You'll Need: For Salad: 4 cups water 2/3 cup chopped dried fruit (such […]
June 13, 2019

Cajun Sweet Potato Wedges

What You’ll Need: 2-3 large sweet potatoes (or yams), sliced in wedges 2-3 Tablespoons of olive oil 2-3 Tablespoons Cajun spice (or blackened seasoning) Blackened Seasoning […]
March 2, 2019

Vermicelli Rice Pilaf

This delicious side dish is featured in our cookbook - pairs well with so many dishes and is simple to make! What You'll Need: 1 cup […]

DESSERTS

September 18, 2020

Paleo Apple Coffee Cake

This is a delicious dish for Rosh Hashanah! What You'll Need: Topping 3 to 4 tablespoons butter softened at room temperature 1 cup chopped pecans 2 […]
September 7, 2020

Almond Butter Balls

What You'll Need: 1 cup crunchy non-salted almond butter or crunchy peanut butter 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup 3/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut 1 cup course […]
September 3, 2020

Mexican Bread Pudding

This is a delicious recipe created by Chef Isabel Cruz.  Great for warm summer nights! What You'll Need: Bread Pudding: 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups half […]