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 Mushroom Cream Sauce

An Italian inspired creamy mushroom sauce over pasta. Totally vegan. Just a really simple thick and rich mushroom sauce over elbow pasta. Extremely cravable, yet very healthy.

1 pint cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 cup celery, diced
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 small poblano, diced
1 jalapeno, diced
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 can garbanzos, plus can brine
3 tbls nutritional yeast
3 tbls vegan mayo
1/2 cup white wine
2 tbls hot sauce
2 tbls olive oil

2 tsps dry basil
2 tsps dry oregano
1 tsps crushed pepper flakes
3 tsps salt
2 tsps black pepper

Saute mushrooms, onions and celery in oil until tender. Deglaze with wine. Cook out wine for 5 minutes. Add poblano, jalapeno, garlic, garbanzos/brine, yeast, hot sauce, spices. Simmer 10 minutes. Stir in vegan mayo.

Toss together warm cooked al dente pasta with the finished sauce.