Broccoli Olive and Corn Salsa Recipe

I'm just mixing up cultures as I see fit. All cuisines, from all over the world, have the human palate in common. They can blend in some amazing ways. 
This has a really fresh and clean flavor. It's light, but filling. Ideal for the end of summer. It just needs a little bread or rice to go with it. 

Make sure when you serve it to coat the bread or rice with some of that scrumptious sauce!
Salsa Recipe Ingredients
2 broccoli crowns, chopped small
1 can small black olives, halved
2/3 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 shallots, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 poblano, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tlbs olive oil
1 tbl hot sauce
2 tsps spicy mustard
2 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsps dry thyme

Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Let rest overnight. 

The broccoli cooks in the acid and the frozen ingredients thaw without losing their color or flavor.


Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

This very simple and easy recipe uses pouch mashes taters to quickly cook a satisfying and complete meal. It only takes about 10 minutes to make, yet is extremely nourishing.

Ingredients

1 pouch Idahoan garlic masheed potatoes
1/4 cup frozen mustard greens or spinach
1/2 cup canned black beans rinsed
1/3 can of white shoepeg corn (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup frozen baby carrots
4 cloves fresh garlic largely diced (optional)
2-3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

Set two cups water to boil in a medium to large pot as per mashed potato package directions. Adding greens or spinach and carrots to the water.

When pot begins to make sounds, but isn't yet at a boil at garlic, beans and corn.

Wait for pot to come to a boil.

Turn off heat. Add potato packet. Stir until thoroughly combined. Remove to cool burner and continue to stir until completely thickened.

Sprinkle hot individual servings with yeast and stir to combine.

Super filling and very tasty. Packed with nutrients.

This recipe would also work well vegan. Using plain potato flakes and soy milk. Add some extra garlic and some rosemary or basil.