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 Garlic Chipotle Stew

I read an op ed piece on yahoo about garlic broth. It intrigued me. As someone who adores garlic, I liked the idea of a very garlic forward broth base.

Garlic and chipotles are definitely the two main flavors here. The garlic flavor is pronounced, yet mellow thanks to a host of complementary supporting players.

It features both mexican and asian influences, but its soul is 100% vegan.

But what really makes this dish interesting is that it does double duty. Not only is it a stew, but it also makes an incredible sauce for moistening and flavoring veggie steaks and burgers.

Ingredients
13 cloves garlic
1/2 medium yellow onion, sliced
1/2 a poblano, diced
1 jalapeno, diced
1 habernero, minced
2 chipotles, plus 2 tbls adobo sauce
1 tbl sriracha
1/2 pint white mushrooms, sliced
1/2 can garbanzos, plus all the can brine
1 can black beans, plus brine
3 tbls olive oil
1/3 cup white wine
1 lime, zest and juice
2 tbls nutritional yeast
2 cups water
2 tsps celery seed
2 tsps thyme
2 tsps salt
2 tsps black pepper

Simmer everything in a stock pot. Simmering until deep, dark and thick. Rest 5 minutes to thicken more.