"People who love to eat are always the best people." - Julia Kind
Large handful of fresh strawberries
Zest of 1/2 an unwaxed lemon
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla paste (make sure this is good quality vanilla paste and not vanilla extract)
2 tsp maple syrup (or pure honey)
Handful of flaked almonds
Granola (I used homemade oat and raisin granola)
Cull and halve the strawberries and add to a mixing bowl. Mix with the lemon zest, juice, vanilla paste and maple syrup and then add to a small pan.
Put the pan over a medium heat with a lid on and leave to simmer for 5-7 minutes until the strawberries begin to turn soft and release their juices. Simmer for a further 2-3 minutes until you have a jam-like consistency and then remove from the heat. (Keep an eye on them as they will catch very easily!)
Put a small frying pan over a high heat. Add the flaked almonds and toast them for 2-3 minutes (moving them around regularly to make sure they don't burn.)
To serve, add a large dollop of coconut yoghurt to your bowls. (I used shop-bought Coyo which I love but would really like to try making my own version at some point- if you feel like you're up to the challenge, there's a very good post explaining the process right here)
Top with your granola, fresh fruit, strawberry compote, flaked almonds and an extra drizzle of maple syrup.