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.


Upate On Vegan Hair Care

This is an update to a previous post. I've been using vinegar as hair conditioner now for several months. I read somewhere on the internet, on some vegan site no doubt, that vinegar is great for conditioning your hair. I had already heard it was good for replacing fabric softener, so I was game. I was having terrible dandruff problems of late. I didn't understand why, since it was a relatively new issue.

So I had to assume it was my conditioner. Or that I was conditioning too often. I usually wash my hair every other day and condition each time. I had been using Dove conditioner in conjunction with off brand baby shampoo.

All my life I've washed my hair with baby shampoo. I always figured it was less harsh. I sometimes... once every few months will wash with a different shampoo. Just to mix things us.

I decided to try vinegar as a conditioner just to see what would happen. I applied liberal amounts after my shower and ran it through my hair. Using my fingers to work it through and release any tangles or loose hairs. I did not rinse the vinegar out.

After a few weeks my dandruff was quite diminished. Virtually nil. My hair was soft. It was also more natural. It had its old bounce and curl that commercial conditioner had weighed down and eliminated.

Overall I am quite pleased with how the vinegar has conditioned my hair. It's shiny, bouncy and much less frizzy. Even when it's humid and rainy I get great results. It retains its natural waves and curls. It's soft to the touch. There is no odor. The aroma dissipates after 15-20 minutes. Best of all it's super low cost and animal friendly.

It's of note that I do not style or blow dry my hair. So your results might be different.