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.


Oero Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies with Caramel Sauce

These vegan cookies are simple to make, but really hit the mark on a sweet, moist treat.

4 golden double stuf oreos
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 tbl peanut butter
3 tbls vegetable shortening
2 tbls flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt

Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until a chunky dough is formed. Add more almond milk or oats  as needed to achieve a scoopable/shapeable dough.

Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.

Allow to rest in the freezer while the oven preheats.

Heat oven to 400 F.

Bake for about 12 minutes or until mostly set, but still slightly tender. Cool to set.

Caramel Sauce
1 cup real maple syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbl vegetable shortening

Simmer maple syrup until it turns a caramel color. Whisk in shortening and salt. Allow to cool.