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.


The Harm You Do

Every year for Mother's Day my brother gives my mom a Carvel ice cream cake. And every year they ask me if I want a piece. And I say no, it has eggs in it. And they say why would ice cream have eggs in it. And I say I don't know, but I'm pretty sure it does. And then I read the ingredients and there are the eggs in the bold typeface allergen alert section.

It's sad really. You'd think you could avoid eggs by having ice cream cake instead of conventional cake, but no.

The strangest part is when someone suggest I eat around the egg containing parts. As if I just don't like the taste. To eat around them and discard them would be more wrong than eating them in my mind. Chickens suffered and I"m just going to enjoy it anyway, but throw away the part I find offensive. That's totally backward to what I"m trying to do by not eating eggs.

But then some people... most people, just don't get it. They think if it the brand is called 'Born Free' the chickens are actually born free. They think if the carton is certified by the humane society that that means it's all right. Sadly, that is not the case.

It does seem futile. So many people eat meat and eggs. And I myself eat cheese. But I do what I can. The best I can. Still have vegan aspirations. But cheese is hard to give up. And milk is an ingredient in so very many foods. I don't think anything will actually change because of my personal food choices. But the less harm I do the better.