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.

Microwave Madness

I don't microwave anything. The sole exception being Chinese takeout. Which I try not to indulge in very often.

A while back I read some things on the internet about how bad microwaving is for food and nutrients. And while those statements are dubious at best. There's no conclusive evidence regarding microwave heating diminishing the vitamin and minerals in food. What I learned from it is that food tastes better no reheated in that way.

My family think I'm crazy eating all my leftovers cold from the fridge. And in turn, I think they're crazy zapping everything into taste oblivion.

There's a down side. I tend to enjoy my food way too much.

When I was younger there was no such thing as the microwave. If you wanted to reheat your leftovers you had to turn on the oven and wait. It wasn't until my early teens that the microwave oven became popular and affordable to the average person.

When it did most of America fell in love with the convenience. I think convenience has and always will be our downfall. We sacrifice so much for it.

Convenience foods created the obesity epidemic. And so many of our health issues. Full of salt and chemicals and fats. Mostly unnuatural fats. Convenience foods destroyed our health and our appreciation of real food.

Nowadays I do eat convenience foods in moderation. 90% fresh or frozen veggies and beans. 10% of the easy stuff. I don't use the microwave at all. I've really learned to love food cold from the chill chest. So much more flavor than when it's been nuked. Only trouble is it tastes too good.

It's an aquired taste. One time won't do the trick. But it's worth the effort.

The downside is you might start to enjoy your food a little too much.