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.


Tuscan Style Baked Ziti (Vegetarian)

This a simple and delicious dinner that's sure to be a hit. It's full of gooey cheese and what vegetarian doesn't love warm, ooey, gooey cheese.The addition of spinach and ricotta makes it tuscan style and move filling and nutritious.

Ingredients
1 16 ounce box ziti or similar shape pasta
1 24 ounce jar tomato pasta sauce
8 ounces ricotta cheese
8 ounces shredded mozzarella
8 ounces frozen chopped spinach

Cook pasta to al dente as per package instructions. Drain and set aside.

Preheat your oven 350 degree F.

In a large bowl stir to evenly combine the spinach and ricotta.

Add cooked pasta to a large/deep baking dish (such as a casserole pot, dutch oven or dispoable foil lasagna pan). Pour tomato sauce over pasta and stir to coat all pasta in the sauce. Add spinach/ricotta mix to pasta pot and stir again gently until everything is evenly combined. Finish by adding your grated mozzarella and stirring again until nicely distributed.

Cover and bake for 40 minutes. Remove from ove and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Add fresh ground black pepper to individual portions.