John Pierre Vegan Nutrition & Fitness Consultant to the stars, including Ellen DeGeneres & Pamela Anderson, reveals the secrets of Chef AJ‘s, succulent Yummy Sauce that will change your life! Find John Pierre at: Buy the glass straw and other items at: #LunchBreakLiVE #JaneUnChained

RECIPE: Chef AJ’s Yummy Sauce


  • 15 oz can cannelloni beans, rinsed & drained (or 1.5 c of cooked beans)
  • juice and zest of 1 organic lemon (if the lemon does not yield 1/4 c of juice, then add more lemon juice
  • 1/2 c water
  • 2 Tbsp salt free mustard (we used Westbrae Stoneground)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 oz pitted dates (approximately 3-4 Deglet Noor)


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  If you are using a high-powered blender, use the blender until the sauce becomes warm enough to serve over rice and veggies.  It is also delicious cold and massaged into shredded cabbage for “Yummy Slaw”.

Chef’s Note: There are endless variations to yummy sauce.  Some of my favorites have been adding fresh ginger, fresh cilantro, scallions, fresh Italian parsley, fresh basil, crushed red pepper flakes, roasted garlic, jalapeño pepper, chipotle pepper, red bell pepper (roast or raw), nutritional yeast, oil free sundried tomatoes and even wasabi powder!!!
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