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

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 8, 2020

California Salad

This is just like a Cobb Salad - beautiful presentation and tastes delicious!  Feel free to use any ingredients you like. What You'll Need: For Salad: […]
August 1, 2019

Mixed Greens with Fresh Berries, Roasted Purple Onion and Fennel

Here in Southern California, we love using whatever is seasonal and fresh.  Right now, berries are at their peak - making this the perfect summer salad!  […]

MAIN ENTREES

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 […]
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. […]
November 22, 2019

Cajun Spiced Turkey

Add some spice to your Thanksgiving turkey with this fabulous Cajun seasoning! What You'll Need: Rub and dry brine 2 1/2 Tablespoons paprika 3 Tablespoons cumin […]

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

January 20, 2020

Warm Lemon Pudding Cakes

This sweet treat -- courtesy of Once Upon a Chef -- has become quite the staple in our team-building events! Learn how to recreate this delicious […]
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

Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake

This is a delicious holiday dessert, courtesy of Bon Appetit.  Enjoy! What You’ll Need: 1 ¼ cups coarsely chopped walnuts ¾ - 1 cup (packed) golden […]