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 Mexican Pasta Recipe

Next time you're trying to create a vegan sauce try using a can of beans. The salty, starchy liquid from the can is a great vegan sauce foundation.

Different varieties of canned beans will yield their own unique tasting sauces. What other components you choose to pair them with will determine the nature of your sauce. It's all up to your imagination and personal taste.

8 ounces dry pasta

1 can red beans, undrained
1/2 a medium red onion
1 large red bell pepper
1 poblano pepper
1 jalapeno pepper
1 serrano pepper
3 cloves garlic

1/2 cup white wine
2 tbls pickle brine
3 tbls olive oil
3 tbls reserved pasta water

2 tsps cumin seed
2 tsps coriander seed
2 tsps salt
2 tsps black pepper

Cook pasta to barely al dente. Set aside. Reserve the 3 tbls of pasta cooking water in with the set aside pasta.

Saute onion, bell pepper and poblano pepper in olive oil, salt and black pepper. Cook until peppers just barely begin to get tender. Add remaining ingredients, except for pasta/pasta water. Cook until liquid begins to thicken. Add pasta/pasta water. Stir to coat pasta in the sauce. Cook for a few more minutes, until sauce is a nice consistency.