A few days ago my older son looked at my husband and I and said: “You know…you guys should go on a date.” I was puzzled for a moment, looked at my husband and started to think there might be a catch.
Nope. Nothing, Nada! No catch, no extra benefits for watching his younger brother, just a spontaneous gesture, and I scream inside with joy to know that there is another romantic in the house, which is not me by the way, and I pray he continues this way.
David is a delight, a great son, he has a compassionate heart and wants to make people feel special. I must confess that I am a proud mama, and if I don’t control myself right now, this post will be about my kids instead of this Parfait.
Of course I took this great opportunity and ask my husband if he could take me to a restaurant warehouse. I told you I wasn’t the romantic one in the house, but hey, we ended up having a great time.
Mangoes are a yellowish-red tropical treasures, and the fragrant aroma is to die for. If you could stand by a mango tree you would know what I am talking about.
Lately, I have been looking and making very easy and fast recipes because my younger son is with a new online school program and requires me to give him a little extra help. Not to mention that they are eating so much throughout the day that the most spoken phrase is this house is: “I am hungry!” Watch out grocery bill, you will double soon.
Power Foods has been a great recipe book to accommodate my busy schedule, I have been using this book a lot and so far I have been very impressed with the recipes and photos. Enjoy!
Mango Strawberry Parfait with Greek Yogurt and Ginger Honey Sauce
Adapted from Power Foods
2 inches ginger
3 tbsp. honey
2 diced mangoes
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries
2 cups of Greek-style yogurt
1 cup granola
1/4 cup fresh mint finely chopped plus some more for garnishing
1. With a teaspoon, peel the ginger. Grate it than strain the extract, you should get about 1 tablespoon of ginger juice. Add honey, lime and set aside.
2. Meanwhile dice the mangoes and strawberries and put it in a bowl.
3. Add the chopped mint, the ginger mixture and mix well. Get your cups ready to be assembled. Have the granola and the Greek yogurt ready as well.
4. Let the fun begin! I made 4 very generous portions with this recipe but you choose how much you want to add in yours. The layers are: Fruits, yogurt, fruits, yogurt, granola, and garnishing with mint. Serve chilled.
Now, in case you were wondering who is the romantic in my house? It’s my husband! I have many stories to tell you, maybe another time.
That was my first Parfait ever and it was gone very fast.
Are you looking for more recipes ideas with fruits in it? Here are some of my favorites: