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In a world saturated with complex recipes and exotic ingredients, it’s easy to be blinded by all the bells and whistles thrown into cooking these days. And, as much as we train our tastebuds on interesting flavors, it’s important to remember the natural properties and elements that make each dish so enriching.
That’s why we enlisted holistic health coach Jennifer Hall Taylor of Buckwheat To Butter to show us a thing or two about Northern California's bounty and how to craft delicious (and healthy) creations out of what's fresh right now. After all, we have no shortage of seasonal selections at our disposal. From a refreshing shake that will have you doing double-takes for dairy (you won't find it!) to a salmon poke that will have guests going back for thirds, the six recipes that follow do not suck. Actually, we're pretty sure they will blow your mind.
Photographed by Maria del Rio