Mango Strawberry Yogurt Granola Parfait

I know, I know, I have been away for a while now. Did you guess I was busy? Well, you are right in doing so. It seems, “Busy” is not quite an excuse for a mom, rather a state of life and more so if one has school going kids. No, I get it, let’s just say a mom is busy no matter what and everything else has to somehow fit in.

I sound dramatic, don’t I? Indeed! It was a big milestone for my little one as she started pre-school last week . My life is busier than before with my new job as the resident chauffeur and yet, I will get to have “my” time while she is away. So it is a win-win for both of us and hopefully it means many more frequent posts for you too..

Anyhow, I am glad to be back and this time, with a beautiful fruit combo in a healthy dessert and a guest post for a special friend.

A personification of her blog’s namesake, she is bubbly, she is enthusiastic and is the sweetest blogger I know of. Our friendship sparked off over a weekend of web photography session by Penny De Los Santos, virtually of course. And as we were learning together miles apart, it didn’t take too long before we started bonding over tweets. This to me (and many bloggers might probably agree) is one of the most beautiful gifts of blogging. There are some really lovely people to befriend and help you in the food blogging world.

And I am so thankful to blogging for having found me this wonderful friend. I only hope we can meet in person too someday.

So when she asked me if I could guest post, my instant reply was “Of course, I’d love to!

She is none other than the girl with bright eyes and a big smile, my good friend Kanakana Saxena of Sunshine and Smile

Blogging from the sunshine state of California, Kankana, a Bengali and a newly wed showcases recipes that she’s tried to woo her doting husband, though she claims he is a better cook! She comforts you with her laid back easy-going conversational style and stories from everyday life. Paapri Chaat, Whole wheat carom seed crackers, Gobi Manchurian, Watermelon cooler are some of my favorites among her vegetarian food fare.

So be sure to head over to her lovely blog for some sunshine, a smile, lot of interesting recipes and my guest post.

You can also find Kankana on twitter and facebook.

Here’s a quick link to the Printable Recipe as well

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25 thoughts on “Mango Strawberry Yogurt Granola Parfait

  1. Uma says:

    Sharp pictures and vibrant colours. Had sometime today to go through few of your pictures and recipe. I like all your shots and recipes.

  2. Anamika says:

    Completely agree on mother’s life and what a good breather a pre school can be, once you get used to ur little one staying away from you…takes a little time…and these are real healthy treats! BTW any particular reason for taking a bluish BW in 1st pic & not whitish or is that coz of lighting?

    • Radhika says:

      Couldn’t agree more on the breather part, both of us needed some time to ourselves and we are finally getting it.. 🙂
      Regarding the photograph, it has got to do with the lighting (time of the day) and the sheet I’ve used for diffusing also perhaps..

  3. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Radhika, what a gorgeous guest post you did for Kankana!! I love your healthy parfait! I remember my kids’ first day in preschool. Now this week my son is going to kindergarten for the first time! I still feel awkward and we’ll miss our kids every time they grow out of each stage.. Enjoy your little bit of free time!

    • Radhika says:

      Thank You Nami..
      It is a love-hate feeling when it comes to sending them to school (pre-school) for the very first time. Love the free time and the space that comes along with it at the same time reminds me of what she would’ve said or done when she was at home. Change is hard but change is good…

  4. Nishi says:

    Stunning is the only word that come to my mind when I see the shots. I love parfait and you have made this wonderful dessert look gorgeous 🙂

  5. vsharmilee says:

    What a awesome combination of strawberries, mangoes,yogurt and granola yum yum…I have tried parfait with yogurt and granola…never tried with this fruity combination..Lovely clicks!!

  6. kankana says:

    Radhika .. i am going back to post again and again . I cannot get enough of those gorgeous photos. And that is one healthy dessert you chose to make and you just know what I like 🙂 Thanks sweetie for doing this on my blog .. love you buddy (((super tight hugs)))

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