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.


Morrocan Stew - Vegan

This is a sweet and very spicy broth flavored with influences from the middle east and the indian subcontinent. It also has a little touch of good old fashioned chicken soup to it. There is no actual chicken involved, of course.

6 stalks celery, sliced
1 medium onion, diced
1 lb bag baby carrots
1 poblano, diced
6 cloves garlic
1 jalapeno, sliced
1 serrano, sliced

1 can chick peas, plus brine
1 can black beans, plus brine

1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine
2 tbls sriracha
2 tbls white vinegar
water to cover

1 bunch parsley
2 tbls nutritional yeast
2 tsps paprika
1 tsp turmeric
2 tsps celery seed
1/2 tsp cayenne powder
3 tsps salt
2 tsps black pepper

In a large stock pot sweat off your celery, carrots and onion in the oil and 1 tsp of the salt. Do this for 5 minutes, then cover and let cook down for 5 more minutes. The veg should've released a lot of their water.

Add wine and cook off uncovered for 5 more minutes.

Add remaining ingredients, except parsley, and enough water to barely cover all the ingredients.

Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.

Stir in parsley. Simmer 10 more minutes.

Allow to rest in the fridge overnight. This continues to pull flavor from all the ingredients and gradually marries all the components.