Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Let Your Rainbow Flags Fly!

This is a very special time for me right now. I have recently made the big move to Portland Oregon and am about to celebrate my first pride festival. Even more special to me is that I get to be a part of the set up of this years dyke march and am Volunteering on Sunday with Basic Rights Oregon. Last Friday I had the pleasure of hanging out with one of the coolest groups of people! Belinda, who is not only putting this whole March together but graciously hosted a sign making party for the march with her partner that included a smorgasbord of delicious treats and BBQ'd goodies! I had a wonderful time making signs, laughing my ass off, and drinking beer with some wonderful wonderful people. Although I wasn't able to bring anything to the potluck that night due to my work schedule I was inspired to think of party foods that showed off our PRIDE! So in honor of all the lovely ladies and gentlemen that I have had the pleasure of getting to know over the course of the past couple of weeks. Today's recipe is for you!

Stay strong, Stay Beautiful, Stay PROUD!!!


Rainbow Trifle

2 Pints Strawberries (sliced)
1 pint Raspberries
2 cups Cantelope (cubed)
2 Cups Pineapple (Cubed)
2 cups Kiwi (Sliced)
1 pint blueberries 
1 pint blackberries 
2 loafs Angel Food Cake (Cubed)
2 Cups Yogurt (Plain) 
2 Tbsp. Honey 
1 Vanilla Bean ( Just the scrapings from the inside) 
Juice of 1/2 an Orange
1 cup almond slices (Toasted)
Whipped cream
Wash all fruit and gently pat dry. Mix Strawberries and raspberries in a bowl, set aside. Mix blueberries and blackberries in a bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl combine yogurt, honey, vanilla, and orange juice. whisk until well blended and set aside. In a large trifle dish spread  a single layer of angel food cake cubes. drizzle roughly 2 tbsp. of the yogurt sauce over the cake. sprinkly roughly 2 tbsp. of the toasted almonds throughout and  spread blueberry mixture evenly in one layer on top. add another layer of cake/yogurt sauce/almonds, then add kiwi slices in a single layer. Continue layer with cake/yogurt/almonds then pineapple, then a layer of cake/yogurt/almonds then Mango, then cake/yogurt/almonds then the strawberry mixture. Drizzle with the last of the yogurt sauce and sprinkle with remaining almond slices in the center. Around the edge of the trifle make cute little rosettes with a pipette and some whipped cream.

Best Served with a sparkling glass of champagne and some equally bubbly friends. Enjoy!

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