I took two recipes and blended them together, altering some of the ingredients and the amounts, to come up with a mock chicken salad. I never had real chicken salad, but I do remember what mayonnaise tastes like and this had that kind of flavor to it. It was yummy! I think Matt Amsden is a genius when it comes to putting things together. The sauce was completely from his book, only altered slightly. Everyone enjoyed it, including my daughter's best friend. The "chicken"--which was nothing like chicken at all--came from soaked almonds, some sesame and sunflower seeds, ground up with added scallions and celery. It was yummy. :-)
We ate out the other day and it was okay. I didn't like paying the price for the salad I had, even though it was tasty. It wasn't organic, that's for sure, and the olive oil wasn't raw, I'm sure. I've also eaten some stone ground mustard that has apple cider vinegar in it, and I'm not sure if that's considered raw, or not. I wish there was an easy way to know what is and what isn't raw when it comes to things like that.
Things have been going well. :-)