Cabbage Barley Melody

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Wanted something new and was inspired with the ingredients that we had on hand. This dish turned out to be filling and comfort food like but not very guilty.

1/4 cup Barley

1/2 Cabbage

1 Onion

1 Bell pepper

Mushrooms

Pistachios

Cumin to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

1 Tsp olive oil

Bring a pot of water to boil and add salt and barley. While the grain is cooking dice and saute the onion, mushrooms bell peppers and cabbage on olive. Season it with salt pepper and cumin. When barley is done add it to the vegetables and mix well. Top with shelled pistachios or mix them in. Bon appetite!

Chocolate covered apples

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I made these for the New Years party 2012/2013 and they turned out pretty. They taste pretty good but not a wow. I think that pistachio and chocolate tastes great together  and maybe will make chocolates with this combo. They are gorgeous and as far as a raw/vegan dessert goes this is pretty good.

Apples (I used Golden Delicious)

Pistachios

Raw Chocolate

Ingredients for the chocolate:
2 part Cacao (perferably raw – it tastes better:) )
1 part Coconut oil – melted
1 part Agava syrup

Cut apples into wedges and dip them into the chocolate and sprinkle with chopped pistachios. Refrigerate or put them in the freezer if you want the apples to freeze.