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

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!  […]
June 22, 2019

Edamame Salad with Blackened Shrimp

  This is a great summertime salad, and the lime vinaigrette gives it that fresh California flair! What You'll Need: 4 cups field greens 1 cup […]
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 […]

MAIN ENTREES

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 […]
October 24, 2019

Artichoke, Shiitake Mushroom and Tomatoes Sauteed with Chicken or Fresh Fish

This is a delicious dish that we love to serve to our team-building events and cooking classes!  Can be served over sautéed chicken or fish! What […]

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

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 […]
November 17, 2018

Hasselback Butternut Squash

This is one of our favorite dishes for Thanksgiving, courtesy of bonappetit.com.  Guaranteed to wow your guests this holiday! What You’ll Need: 1 large butternut squash […]

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 […]