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.


Meat Selection

I wish someone could explain to me people's mentality toward animals. It completely baffles me. There are certain animals that are pets. Dogs and cats the most notable. These animals should not be harmed and should be treated with respect. These animals actually have laws in place to protect them. That's wonderful. I like dogs and cats and don't want to see them harmed.

But how do other animals wind up with the bum rap of being abused, tortured and eaten and no one thinks twice? What did cows ever do to us? Or chickens either?

All around the world people proclaim themselves "animal lovers" and champion the rights of pit bulls and stray cats. yet those same people have no problem at all with the fact that thousands upon thousands of food animals are mercilessly abused and slaughtered daily so that they can have hamburgers and chicken fingers.

What's most baffling is the selection process. How did dogs and cats get so lucky. Both of which would eat us if they were hungry enough. While the gentle cow, who would never eat a person is badly mistreated daily and no one cares.

I don't understand the logic. It makes sense to be upset that there are puppy mills and dog fights. That I understand. But if that upsets you, why doesn't cow suffering and pig suffering and chicken suffering bother you as well?

The weirdest part is that some animals are both pets and food. Rabbits and pigs being the most common.

And ducks. How do people eat duck? They're adorable.

I guess the vast majority of the world lives in a perpetual state of delusion. They think they are humane and care about animals. But nothing could be further from the truth.