We are having a bit of avatar fun over at Twitter, my baking/cooking pals and I, just to shake things up a bit and confuse everyone each month as to who is who and all. Nancy came up with the great idea of each of us picking a different chef for each month, all of us making anything we each selected to make from that chef's recipes, taking a photo of our efforts, and using that photo as our avatar for that month. It has been a great way to learn new chefs and cook something in their repertoire.
January's avatar chef is Donna Hay, chosen by myself. I have two of Donna Hay's cookbooks: Off the Shelf and New Food Fast, which have been shamefully neglected. I hope to correct that this year, so January is a good place to begin.
My blogging friend Gaye, from Australia who baked in Tuesdays with Dorie and French Fridays with Dorie with me, expressed a desire to cook more Donna Hay recipes, so we are hoping to explore them together this year. Donna Hay is actually Australian and if you would like to learn more about her, here is her site.
What attracts me to her recipes are their simplicity and the clean healthy appearances of them...the books I have contain a photo for each recipe (nice to know where one is headed and all) and the recipes are simply and clearly written. Each recipe is beautifully presented (check out the recipe links on her site and I'm sure you will agree.) Like I said, shamefully neglected on my shelves as each time I look through them I am determined to cook more from them and somehow that day has not arrived...until now.
I'm starting off with a simple recipe that I thought would make a delightful breakfast (or snack) and also make a pretty avatar. This recipe is all that, and very fast/easy to make and eat! Delicious!
Pour honey into the base of a small glass or bowl (I used a tablespoon of honey in this small glass).
Sprinkle with coarsely chopped roasted pistachios (I used a tablespoon of nuts).
Top with thick creamy yogurt (I used about 3 ounces of yogurt).
Delve spoon through the layers to the bottom and drag it through the layers to get a bit of each with each bite.