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.


Vegan Chinese Vegetable Soup

This a very clean and simple application of a few of the vegetable world's most amazing flavors. An exercise in how powerful a minimal set of gorgeous ingredients can truly be.

A good broth is a pleasure to eat and much simpler to make than most would think.

3 shallots, sliced
1 inch ginger, peeled, diced
7 cloves garlic, chunked
1 pint button mushrooms, diced
2 bunches bok choy, ribboned
3 dried japanese chiles

1/2 cup red wine
2 tbls olive oil
2 tsps asian garlic chili paste
1 tsp spicy mustard
2 tbls low sodium soy sauce
1 can chick peas, plus liquid
2 1/2 cups water

2 tsps black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp crushed pepper flakes
1 tsp cayenne
1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves

Add shallots, ginger, garlic, mushrooms, chiles, oil, wine, chick pea can liquid, chili paste, mustard, soy sauce, water, black pepper, salt, pepper flakes and cayenne to a large pot and simmer for 15 minutes. Add chick peas and bok choy. Simmer 5 more minutes. Turn off heat. Stir in parsley. Let sit 3 more minutes.

Serve with rice and sauteed bok choy.

If you have the time, allowing it to rest a few hours or overnight in the fridge will intensify the flavors.