heirloom tomato recipe

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Grilled Raspberry Chipotle Salmon w/ Summer Salad 

fresh salmon fillet seasoned with sea salt, fresh cracker pepper, and a small amount of chili flakes. seared over medium high heat in avocado oil on each side and then placed into a 400 degree oven for a few minutes to cook the inside until it was in between medium rare and medium well. (don’t cook your fish to death twice, please). 

summer salad consists of spinach, blistered heirloom grape tomatoes, sweet bell peppers (red, orange, and yellow), and mushroom. cooked in a small amount of garlic and avocado oil, seasoned generously with fresh cracked black pepper, tiny amount of sea salt, and a small hint of lime juice. 

raspberry chipotle sauce was homemade. will post a recipe for that later once it is perfected. 

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Heirloom Tomato & Nectarine Caprese with Burrata and Crispy Basil.

There are certain rituals I perform to keep me sane: Brushing my teeth, rubbing lavender or rose essential oil on my chest before I sleep, picking flowers from the neighborhood, making lists, writing, reading, and on my birthday, getting in the ocean. The sweet inundation of water on skin on breath, salt drawing out impurities, tide pulling out everything that is old—it’s all magic to me.

The ocean demands total aliveness. Awareness of every push and pull, every ripple, every hiss and drawback and curl-over. Without immediate presence, the ocean will pull you under. I learned this young, tumbling in the washing machine rumbles of shorebreak on Maui. I know that the ocean is master and I am one of its many students.

This week, on my birthday, I went again to the ocean. It was cloudy, the sky mottled with trouble and dampness until finally it rained and then, hours later, cleared. We went in the water as the first raindrops began to fall, and waited to jump in til we found an inner steel of tolerance to the chill.

Then we went headfirst, insistent on receiving the murky wash of salt and seaweed and watery newness. This is how I make myself ready for another year of life.

Read more and get the recipe for the juiciest, sexiest caprese salad summer has to offer right here.