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 Caramelized Mushroom and Tofu Puree

Since I started back up running outside again, I've been a little obsessed with tofu purees. 

They offer a tasty way to incorporate vegan protein into your diet with a limitless set of flavor possibilities. 

Watching the UK versions of Masterchef, I've seen them dot their plates with countless mushroom purees. It's about time I actually made one. 

I really focused on umani here. Mushrooms, soy sauce, nutritional yeast all have lots of it. 

The amazing thing you'll discover about tofu purees if you decide to try some is that when you eat them it feels like you're eating something rich and creamy and luxurious when in reality it's lean and nutritious. That's the magic of tofu!

1 pint button mushrooms
1/4 cup pinot grigio
2 tbls olive oil
1/2 package silken firm tofu
2 tbls sunflower seeds
3 cloves garlic
1 serrano
2 tbls nutritional yeast
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cayenne
2 tsps soy sauce
2 tbls soy milk
2 tsps salt

Use a  large cast iron skillet to caramelize the mushrooms. Start them in the skillet with 1 tsp salt  and 1 tbl oil and cook down until nicely browned on both sides. Deglaze with wine. Cook down until pan is dry and mushrooms are dark. 

You'll start out with a pan full of mushrooms. When you're done they will barely take up 1/4 of the pan. 

Add everything to your food processor and puree until smooth.