Twelve years ago, I traveled around the world for 9 months on a field study program called International Honors Program. It was an awesome, inspiring, crazy experience. The friends I made on that trip are like family, and it's always so sweet to see them. What an exceptional treat to see five of them in the last two weeks (plus their significant others and little ones)!
I love that each of them remembers details about our travels that I have forgotten, and I get to relive it all over again each time we get together. We picnic-ed on the grass at the gorgeous Temescal Creek Co-housing community, a perfect setting to catch up and slip back into a community setting. We stopped in at Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale for some South Indian snacks and to reminisce about one travel buddy who ate 17 dosas in one sitting while we were in India. We stuck our toes in the Santa Cruz surf while chattering about snorkeling (unintentionally) with tiny Filipino jellyfish. Lots of talking, laughing, eating.
|Us: IHP 1999/2000|
|Coast of Oaxaca, May, 2000|
|Coast of Oaxaca, sunset, May, 2000|
1 large, ripe mango, skin and pit removed, cut into chunks
Juice of 1 small orange (about 1/3 cup)
1 teaspoon agave syrup or honey (optional)
3 cups yogurt (I used Saint Benoit's Meyer Lemon yogurt. It's only slightly sweet, and lightly flavored.)
granola (optional -- but here's my go-to recipe)
1. Blend mango, orange juice and agave syrup (if using) in a blender until smooth.
2. Layer the yogurt and mango puree in a small glass or ball jar. I like to have the mango puree on top, but that's a minor detail and up to you!
3. Top with granola, if using.
Enjoy for breakfast, brunch or dessert! Imagine yourself in a tropical mango paradise : )