Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Island Flavor

Bottom Bay, Barbados [Photo by gemteck1/flickr]

Stress at work, annoyance at home and a serious case of wanderlust have you wanting to hit the Caribbean ASAP, but your recessionista wallet says otherwise. No sweat. This yummy summer treat -- snagged right from the recipe books at the ultra posh Sandy Lane resort in Barbados -- is sure to have you sailing away in no time (even if it's only in your mind).

Sandy Lane Low-Fat Granola Wild Berry Parfait

  • 1 cup fresh vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup homemade cherry granola (Dried whole cherries & fresh granola of choice)
  • 4 sliced strawberries
  • Handful raspberries
  • Handful strawberries
  • Handful blackberries
  • Handful blueberries
  • 2 TB candied pecans
  • 1 sprig mint leaf

Mix the fresh granola and dried whole cherries in a mixing bowl. Pour a quarter of the granola mixture, along with blackberries and blueberries into a glass Mason jar, and pour ½ cup fresh vanilla yogurt on top. Then, layer sliced strawberries and whole raspberries on top of the yogurt. Pour the remaining ½ cup yogurt into the jar, and layer the remaining fruit and pecans on top of mixture. Finish off the parfait with mint leaf sprig.

Wanna make a whole meal? For more recipes from Caribbean hot spots, check out my article over at examiner.com.


Nicki's Notebook said...

that parfait looks awesome!

oh - and in Portugal I'm going to a little fishing village playa da luz, near Lagos. Its lovely!!


Couture Carrie said...

What a yummy post! I can't decide which looks better . . . the parfait or the beach!


Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

Oh yum!!!!

You entering the My Island Wedding contest lady??

There's still time!

{this is glamorous} said...

Sounds delicious!

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Oh, this sounds dangerously delicious, thanks for the recipe. Hope you have a lovely day, much love: Evi

Dallas Shaw said...

i'm not a cook, but THIS i'll try


Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

wish i'm on that beach now!