Pacifica Senior Living Blog

Chef Courtney's Holiday Stuffed Pork Loin Recipe

Nov 28, 2023 4:31:10 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Chef Courtney at Pacifica Senior Living Victoria Court has been working with Pacifica since March of 2020. Her love for food and cooking started at an early age, and she quickly began learning and growing in her skills. At Pacifica Senior Living Victoria Court she has been sharing her love for the community through food, creating delicious meals and delicious creations for everything from meal times to special events. The community knows any time a special event is planned, Chef Courtney will have something wonderful to pair with it. 

We sat down with her to discuss her culinary journey and what makes working atPacifica Senior Living so special to her:

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Bon Appetit Apricot Jam

Sep 25, 2023 10:01:23 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Chef Jasmine at Pacifica Senior Living South Coast has been working with Pacifica since July 2022. Her team, coworkers, and residents love tasting her delicious meals and dishes. She has been making homemade apricot jam for our team at South Coast to give as thank you gifts for visitors who come to tour our community. This personalized gift is just one of the ways she uses her culinary skills to show how much she cares for the residents in her community.

We sat down with her to discuss her journey and what makes working at Pacifica Senior Living so special to her:



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Pacifica Senior Living's Burger Bash Competition

Aug 22, 2023 2:43:44 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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This July, we asked our chefs and culinary teams from our communities to show us their best burgers. Some communities had taste testing with residents, carefully choosing the most popular dish to submit, others went with classic favorites, while still other chefs went for creative and exciting choices. From pizza burgers to tiki burgers, blue cheese and tangy barbeque sauce, our chefs did not disappoint.

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Bon Appetit Salmon Cakes

Jul 14, 2023 9:06:15 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Enjoy this light a flavorful salmon cakes dish from chef Nikka Solis of Serra Highlands Senior Living.  Topped with a tangy dill aioli sauce, it is the perfect meal for summer. 

Find the full recipe below and try it at home for yourself. Or come visit Serra Highlands or one of our communities in your local area to try other amazing dishes like this one.  Our aim is to create delicious, nutritious meals for our residents that really wow. From flavor-packed comfort foods and favorites to new and exciting dishes, we are always serving up something special.

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Surf and Turf: Chef Matt's Steak and Shrimp Recipe

Apr 11, 2023 7:00:00 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Enjoy this flavorful Surf and Turf dish from Chef Matthew Walker of Pacifica Senior Living MenifeeCombining flat iron steak and shrimp, this impressive meal is paired with garlic and black pepper creamy mashed potatoes, and a side of vegetables for a balanced meal that is sure to wow. 

You can find the full recipe for both the steak and mashed potatoes below, so you can try it at home for yourself. Or come visit your local community to try dishes like this one made by our amazing in-house culinary team. You can also learn more about Chef Matthew Walker and his journey into cooking below.

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Bon Appetit Pan Seared Chili Rubbed Filet

Mar 14, 2023 12:53:32 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Enjoy this flavorful filet dish from Chef Renee Jann of Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley. This Pan Seared Chili Rubbed Filet is paired with a hearty root vegetable hash, and topped with a pomegranate glaze for the perfect balance of savory, sweet, and a little bit tart.

Together, the elements of the dish
make for an amazing meal that was voted the third place winner in our Annual Culinary Competition.You can find the full recipe for both the steak and root hash below so you can try it at home! 

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Bon Appetit Thai Chili Salmon

Feb 21, 2023 11:39:14 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Enjoy this spicy and zesty Thai chili pan seared salmon form Meridian at Lantana. This delicious dish is packed full of flavor, and is accompanied by nutritious spinach and pepper sauté, as well as scalloped potato tumble and sweet potato strawsEach aspect does together to make a spectacular dish that was voted the second place winner in our Annual Culinary Competition. Chef Michael Brown adds heat and personality to this fabulous dish for a meal you'll son remember.

Check out the recipe below to try it for yourself at home, or come visit Meridian at Lantana to try one of Chef Micheal's other amazing dishes.  Our creative culinary teams love coming up with new and exciting dishes like this one, and our competition judges were blown away by the creativity. If you love salmon, or bold and spicy flavors, this chili fish dish is perfect for you.

You can learn more about Chef Micheal Brown below, or check out some of other winning dishes. 

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Bon Appetit Pork and Rice

Feb 7, 2023 11:05:26 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Enjoy this juicy and flavorful marinated pork recipe from Meridian at Westwood. This delicious dish is a quick and easy meal you can make and pair with your favorite side dish or vegetable. Chef Rashard Gardner adds the flavor and flare to this dish with powdered mushrooms and cooking wine, and serves it with a side of pineapple rice. You can find both recipes below.

Try this at home for yourself, or come visit us at Meridian at Westwood to discover some of the amazing meals we are cooking up. Our culinary teams are always working to provide new and exciting meals for our residents that keep nutrition and flavor in mind. You can learn more about Chef Gardener below, and find the recipe to make this new community favorite dish.

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Bon Appetit Lemon Flan

Jan 24, 2023 10:16:01 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Unwind and enjoy with this light and delicious Lemon Flan recipe from Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace. Sweet and zesty, it is a great addition to any meal. Make for friends, family, or guests and serve up something special. With a caramel coating and a creamy decadent texture, this simple dessert is sure to impress. 

A decadent dessert is a great way to add something special to any meal. This Lemon flan recipe is simple but delicious, and will amen a big impact without a lot of effort. Read more for the full recipe.

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Bon Appetit Maple Glazed Chicken

Jan 10, 2023 9:29:10 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Enjoy this winning dish from the Meridian at Stone Creek. Recently we launched our First Annual company-wide Culinary Competition where we searched for the very best meals from our talented chefs, food service directors and culinary team members. Out of all our entries, and nearly 100 different properties, the resounding winner was Chef Ryan McPherson from the Meridian at Stone Creek with his entree of Maple Glazed Chicken.

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