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.


Black Bean and Cream Cheese Sandwich

Today I bring you yet another bizarre, yet delicious vegetarian sandwich idea. Simple, elegant and outrageous. The cream cheese and black bean club.

Ingredients
1 sesame seed bun
1 tablespoon low fat cream cheese
1/4 cup black beans
1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
2 cloves garlic minced
1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspon garlic powder
4-6 slices kosher dill pickle

Spread cream cheese liberally on both sides of bun. Sprinkle with pepper and garlic powder. Add beans and minced garlic and top with yeast, then pickle slices. Close sandwich and slice in half. Enjoy this strangely captivating vegetarian circus of flavors.

I know it sounds strange, but I swear it's really good.