This weekend I catered a bunch of meals for a yoga retreat. It was a good exercise in budgeting, punctuality, and maximizing nutrition in every meal. Just because.
I figured if anyone could tell a lovingly prepared and nutritiously thought through meal, it would be the yogis. So what kind of dessert would I make that could be both delicious and not a straight-to-the-heart calorie bomb?
Red Thai rice cooked in apple juice makes a very sweet and healthy base to put under some chopped oranges, lemon yogurt and (the only mischievous ingredient) candied almonds and pistachios. The yogis loved it - and had the left overs for breakfast.
Anyone who loves their desserts super sweet could mix in a little maple or agave syrup - instead of yogurt, a dollop of ice cream. However you choose to serve up your desserts, may the Force be with you.