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.


Dead Things

Here are a few pointers. Things vegetarians and vegans should watch out for. Hidden animals in our food.

Fish oil in buttery spread. Some spreads can contain fish oils. Decidely not vegetarian.

Gelatin is in so many food. Marshmallows. Jelly beans. Yogurt. Cheese. People think of yogurt and cheese are automatically vegetarian. Not true at all. Many yogurts have gelatin as an ingredient. So do some processed cheeses. Gelatin is made from ground up animal bones.

Milk is in so many foods. So many foods where it simply doesn't belong. Breadcrumbs. Soup. Rice mixes. You name it, it probably has some milk in it. Microwave popcorn really threw me for a loop. Why? The A and P store brand is milk free I believe. But it has a lot more fat than other lite popcorns. You're probably much better off with plain kernels and a brown paper bag.

It's an interesting phenomena though. I often find the store brand has simpler, more vegan friendly ingredients. Breadcrumbs, popcorn, cookies, salad dressing, cereal. I wonder why that is.

I wonder what is wrong with the world that it so often conspires to sneak animal ingredients into foods that sound so innocuous. It's like the world or the food industry at least, is trying to force us to consume amimals.

Never forget the food industry is evil and corrupt and not to be trusted.