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 Smart Dog and Saffron Rice Sandwich

Here's a bizarre little sandwich both vegans and vegetarians can enjoy. It uses lightlife smart dogs and carolina saffron rice and some sabra hummus. It's a little unusual to say the least, but tastes pretty great.

I made this sandwich the next day after I'd made the carolina saffron rice. So it was all nice and chilled. I augmented the rice mix with chopped frozen kale and some colorful bell peppers.

I made a lightlife dog in the microwave and then cut it into small slices. On a sesame seed roll I assembled my sandwich. Both sides of the bun lathered with delicious garlicy hummus. Then the dog slices. Then piled high with the chilled rice/pepper/kale mix.

The lightlife dogs gave it that meaty texture. The hummus imbued it with that creamy mayonnaise feel. The rice was sweet and spicy. The bell peppers crunchy. The kale chewy. It truly was a well rounded sandwich. It had all the elements a good sandwich requires. Texture. Freshness. Richness. Spice. Crunch. A little sweetness.

This sandwich really goes a long way in proving meat and cheese are not a sandwich necessity. Try it yourself and be convinced.