“….unfolding it returns to me that untranslatable heart of France in May, the smell of grass that was not grass but l’herbe, edibly fresh, as if all French vegetation were fantastically culinary, the ingredients of a salad or something to stir into cheese.”
-Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian
_ _Everyone has some odd characters in their family tree. My dad’s great uncle was a blind clown in the Barnum and Bailey Circus, and my mom’s father grew up in rural Oklahoma. Just kidding, that’s not the end of that, but with both sides of my family hailing from Oklahoma, is anyone surprised that there are some weirdos that shake out of the tree? I’ll start again: as a child, my mom’s father grew up in rural Oklahoma… and stuck his fingers in the electrical sockets for fun. And lastly, my own father drinks buttermilk. Straight from the carton. Is there any wonder I’ve had to develop a sense of humor, knowing that this is my genetic stock?
_ _Drinking buttermilk is like eating Greek yogurt, plain– and nobody in their right mind does that. But as a part of my (probably temporary) new resolve to eat healthier, eating Greek yogurt is exactly what I’ve been doing and I’ve had to find ways to spruce it up. This little parfait tastes like a healthy creamsicle topped with blueberries!
Proof positive: I know where I got myyyy good looks from…
1 cup Greek Yogurt (I used Fage 2%)
2 tsp Orange Juice Concentrate
1/8 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 packet Stevia or your choice of sugar substitute (or add as much to make it sweet enough for your taste)
2-3 tbsp Grapenuts or Granola
1/4 cup Blueberries
1. In a medium bowl mix together the yogurt, orange concentrate, vanilla and Stevia until thoroughly combined.
2. Layer the yogurt mixture, Grapenuts and blueberries. Done!