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

October 11, 2019

Creamy Chicken Curry

This entree is great for cooler temps! What You’ll Need: 5 boneless chicken breast (cut into pieces) 3 teaspoons curry powder ½ cup flour Salt and […]
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 11, 2019

Lamb Sliders

Delicious and a great alternative to classic burgers, serve with a cucumber yogurt sauce. What You’ll Need: 1 pound ground lamb or beef ½ red onions, […]

VEGGIES

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 […]
April 10, 2019

Dijon Haricot Green Beans with Crispy Shallots

If you’re looking for some delicious green bean recipes, Lajollacooks4u has you covered!  Not only are these delicious, but they’re farm-to-table nutritious, too!  We love to […]

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

July 31, 2019

Nectarine & Blackberry Crostata

This is an absolutely fabulous recipe and a crowd-pleaser in all of our cooking classes! Feel free to use ready-made pie dough to make it even […]
July 31, 2019

Grilled Stone Fruit

This is a delicious summer dish that is extremely popular in our team-building events! What You’ll Need: 6 Stone Fruits (Peaches, Nectarine and/or Plums) 2 tablespoons […]
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, […]