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 Eggs Cruelty

What really frustrates me is that so many vegetarian products contain eggs. I know that eggs are technically vegetarian. However, from a cruelty free standpoint, they are anything but.

You're better off eating tuna (which must be wild caught). or wild caught salmon or scallops or mussels which have no brain at all.

Eggs on the other hand we know come from chickens. Chickens which are quite often crammed into disgusting living environments and maltreated all the days of their short miserable lives.

One can certainly avoid buying eggs. Easy enough. But a cruelty conscience consumer often looks for eggs in pre-made products. Baked goods. Cookies. Cakes. Even pasta. If one doesn't buy eggs, one doesn't want to buy foods that contains them either. It can be frustrating as so many vegetarian foods just throw eggs in as if no harm is done.

If a company is going to market to the vegetarian demographic they must consider our buying points in the process. Clear labelling for eggs and milk. Because many of us are vegan. More products which are egg free. Many vegetarians are strongly opposed to eating eggs. Eggs are one of the cruelest 'vegetarian' food choices out there today. Yet most vegetarian meat products I inspect contain eggs, egg whites or the like.

I'm not a business major or anything like that, but if you wish to sell to a distinct group you must first understand that group. and clearly the majority of major manufacturers producing vegetarian products do not understand their consumers.

While eggs are technically vegetarian... nothing has been killed, they are a far cry from what most vegetarians consider to be cruelty free eats.