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Chef tip.

With a few of these easy recipes you can make a simple sandwich into something refreshing and tasty. I used Salmon since it is going strong right now, but you could sub. Halibut, Chicken, or even Avocado.


Pine nut mayonnaise-

  • 1/2 cup raw pine nuts, soaked in hot water for 2 hours
  • 1/2 cup of the soaking liquid
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

In a blender, combine the pine nuts, water, olive oil, and lemon juice and blend until smooth. around 3 min. The mixture will thicken as it sits. Use or store in refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Raw kale, carrot, golden raisin slaw

  • 3 bunches of kale, stem off, washed, dried and sliced
  • 1 carrot peeled and sliced thin

sesame dressing

  • 3 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 2 TBSP dark sesame oil
  • 1 TBSP canola or light olive oil
  • splash of soy sauce
  • 2 TBSP sesame seeds


  • 1/4 cup golden raisins


Mix all together to form a broken vinaigrette. Check seasoning. Next fold in the Golden Raisins ( adding the golden raisins adds some nice sweetness)


Melon, Celery, Ginger, Apple

Since melons are still around in CA. This quick drink is very refreshing.

  • 2 Cups chopped french melon (could sub melon for grapes or your favorite fruit)
  • 1 Granny smith apple, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalk
  • small knob of ginger ( peeled and chopped)
    Chef tip. Peeling ginger with a spoon works so well!
  • 1/2 cup fresh OJ
  • juice of one lime
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Put the first four ingredients through a juicer. (alternately blend in a high speed blender and strain) Next, add the juice into a small pitcher and pour in fresh OJ and the lime juice.

Crush the mint leaves with the ice and add to the pitcher. Stir and enjoy.