Some years ago we were living in a small town in central California. My husband had gotten his first job as a firefighter there and I had just begun teaching yoga to a very rural, very conservative population. I was, in fact, the first yoga teacher to ever teach there.
It was challenging in so many ways, but also a time when my eldest kids started school, the first time we really felt like grown ups and truly a time of fun and growth.
At some point during a hot,hot summer there (so very different than Monterey, where we now live, perpetually blanketed by fog) I pulled out a purple cabbage and mixed it with sweet, instead of savory fixin's. It's been a popular family favorite ever since.
1 small head of purple cabbage, shredded or chopped
1 large container of vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup chopped dried apples (or any other dried fruit)
1/2 cup dried coconut
honey, to taste
Mix it all up in a bowl and serve immediately.