Sunny Salad

Last night it rained.  This morning, as I drove to work, I was taken aback by the sight of snow on our local desert peaks!  After many beautiful, sunny, spring days we have regressed to some winter-like weather.  Overcast, cool, windy.  I am definitely in the mood for a sunny sort of salad!

As I mentioned earlier, we have really been enjoying the beautiful and delicious recipes by Kris Carr and Chef Chad Sarno. So, that’s where I went to look for some edible sunshine!

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A Parfait Morning

In French, parfait means perfect. How fitting to indulge in this perfectly delicious fruit parfait on this perfectly lovely (and quite lazy) spring morning. My mom recently sent us a fabulous and fun cookbook called Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr with Chef Chad Sarno. My hubby and I have both been inspired by these beautiful and creative vegan recipes lately. Today, with that stream of light through the kitchen window and some self-imposed lazy time, I set out to create my own version of the Mango-Raspberry Parfait with Vanilla Creme.

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A Few of My Favorite Greens

I love Spring, short as it is in this high desert of ours. There is something about that stream of morning light from the kitchen window on a quiet Saturday morning that sparks a feeling of “spring fever”. This beautiful but brief period of time, when the desert is green and blooming with new life, fills me with energy. And that stream of light through the kitchen window makes me feel like indulging in a few of my favorite greens.

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