The news keeps getting sweeter about dark chocolate and other cocoa products. Not only have several studies suggested that it can help lower blood pressure, but new research has found that cocoa can also aid the brain.
Whip up a pot of this earthy soup, which is hearty enough for a main course. Serve it right away in soup bowls, or let it sit—the barley may soak up all the liquid and give you a more stew-like consistency.
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