Quick Meal of the Week: Granola Yogurt Strawberry Yum Yum

When strawberries come in season, I want to eat them on my granola and yogurt. If using plain yogurt, I like to add a bit of honey. Although we didn't include it in the photo, we think a drizzle of Salted Caramel Chocolate Sauce from Bittersweet Chocolates would really sweeten the deal.


UPDATE: I made the world's most delicious yogurt parfait for dessert using the following ingredients:

-regular plain or vanilla yogurt
-coconut (I know, not local, but I'm still obsessed)
-fresh strawberries (can't wait for blueberries and other fruit!)
-nuts (pecans, peanuts, cashews, macadamias, etc.)
-Bittersweet Truffles Salted Caramel Chocolate Sauce
-nut butter (one layer had a couple pea sized chunks of almond butter, another had peanut butter
-honey (if using plain yogurt, otherwise vanilla tends to be sweet enough, IMO)
-Creme de Cacao and Chambord Liqueurs (for the adults)

A couple of layers in stemmed glassware makes a lovely presentation and a knock-your-socks-off-delicious dessert that will have you fantasizing about the next one. The second night was a little different, but equally delicious. Looking forward to round three...


Tip: Clean Greens

The greens we get (particularly some of the winter spinach) can be pretty dirty. Sometimes they're pristinely clean, but still, we suggest you always wash your food! Give it an initial rinse and then remove the stems and soak the leaves in plenty of clean water. I use my salad spinner, placing the leaves in the...Read more


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