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.


Easy and Quick Roasted Potatoes Vegan

I remember when my grandmother used to make roasted potatoes. She'd cook a whole chicken in a pan in the oven and surround it with cut up potato chunks. Every so often she would spoon some of the chicken ooze over the potatoes. What a flavor.

These potatoes use no chicken or any other animals. But they have all the flavor and tenderness still the same.

Ingredients
6 idaho potatoes cut into 1/2 inch chunks
olive oil
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Roast potatoes with the skin on. The skin is delicious and healthful. Wash potatoes thoroughly. Use cold running water and rub the dirt off with your hands.

Arrange cut potatoes in a microwave safe vessel. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.

Let cool 2-3 minutes.

Arrange potatoes on a baking sheet. Save microwave vessel for later storing potatoes. Sprinkle potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper.

When oven is heated add potatoes and set timer for 35 minutes.

Turn potatoes at the midway point of cooking.

Remove form oven and test for softness using a fork. Potatoes should be crispy on the outside and soft and moist within.

Let cool 2-4 minutes before serving.