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.


Delicious Pre-made Meat Free Foods

Have you ever tried SmartLife fake meat products? They're usually available in the produce section near the tofu. Some are vegan, some only veg.

Their bologna style cold cut is really good. I just thought it was delicious on a sandwich with some pickles, onion and cheese. It's really good without the cheese too. SmartLife cold cuts are vegan. As are their hot dogs. The faux dogs are also great with some sauerkraut and ketchup.

I'm still afraid to try cooking straight up tofu myself. I order it from chinese take out often and love it. Fried bean curd in garlic sauce. Mmmm. But am hesistant to make my own.

Also of note is Seapoint Farms dry roasted edamamme. It comes in plain or wasabi flavor and it's just great. Tastes and feels like eating peanuts. Much less fat and way more nutrients. I like the wasabi. Kinda hot, but really good. To look at the size of the package it seems expensive. It's a $1.89 where I live. But even though the volume measure is kinda low, it lasts quite a while. Don't eat the serving size on the package. A small handful is more than sufficient (10-15 beans).

The vegetarian and vegan options at the supermarket have certainly grown plentiful over the years. Evenso, the more, the better.

One can never have too many animal free food choices. Food companies need to hop on the bandwagon. Vegan and vegetarian is where the money is at. More profit, lower production costs, less environmental damage. And our numbers are constantly growing.