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.


Vegan Brownie Balls

I wanted to make some brownies for a special ocassion, but I wouldn't use eggs in my brownies because eggs are evil. I found some Pilsbury brownie mix for a mere $0.99 and was eager to experiment.

While there are commercial egg replacers available I was curious to try alternative methods like applesauce and bananas.

I tried applesauce because that is what I had on hand.

Ingredients
1 family size box Pilsbury brownie mix
2 snack packs Mott's Natural applesauce (No added sugar)
1/4 cup melted vegan margarine
Water as indicated on package
Shallow dish of cocoa powder

Blend all ingredient except cocoa powder thoroughly. For brownies you want to create gluten. Gluten will make your brownies chewy and delicious. So stir vigorously and a lot.

Pour batter into a greased baking pan and cook as directed.

Remove brownies from oven when they no longer jiggle. The edges should be firm and cakey while a ,oist and gooey center is still be present.

Let cool for at least 20 minutes.

Use a spoon or scoop or your hands to scoop a dallop of brownie from the pan and form into small balls by rolling in your hands. Finish each ball by rolling in cocoa powder.

Serve immediately or chill in the fridge for later.

Chocalately and totally vegan goodness.