Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Kale Chips!

Kale, kale the wonderful veggie.  The more you eat it, the more you.....  get a wedgie?

I'm funny, right?

Kale is good.  Real good.  Go read how good it is here

I've heard everyone on Twitter (I'll call them my Twizzlers because that's what I naturally want to say) talking about kale chips.  So I finally decided to prove them wrong and make them.  And so I did.  

Kale Chips

Make sure you get fresh, sturdy kale.  Not puny, soft kale.  
Peel off the leaves, leaving the stalk behind.  Tear into bite size pieces.
Toss with some olive oil
Spread on cookie sheet with Edward Cullen overlooking you as you cook (note pic)
Sprinkle with salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and (if you want) cayenne pepper for spice.

Bake at 350 for 16 mins.  Yes, not 15, 16.  

I gotta tell you- they were good!  Very crunchy and flavorful.  And very low in calories (50 per cup) and chucked full of good stuff.  You could add these to salads and sandwiches for crunch or just eat them plain.  I prefer plain.  I saw somewhere that someone dipped them in ketchup.  Don't do that, because that's disgusting and you would be weird.  But there was a part of me that wanted to dip them in that Lipton's french onion dip stuff.  

I also snapped a pic of my dinner.  It was gooood.  Marinated pork chops, sweet potato, fresh green beans (quickly blanched with lots of crunch) and some chopped salad with radishes, jimica and boston lettuce with homemade Tahini dressing from the other night.  And I have to brag that my kids were eating the green beans raw after I snapped them and waited for the water to boil.  Booyah!  (I'm clearly a better mother than you.)

And after dinner and kid's bath and bed time- I cleaned up the kitchen and headed upstairs to throw a load in the wash.  I was shocked and horrified to stumble upon the leftovers of afternoon play. 

Monkey and Horsey enjoyed play time a little too much:


angel said...

Holy Kale Chips! My client was telling me she made this and it was delicious. I looked at her like she was crazy. Now, I find this post. COuld I have been wrong? Yes. I'm going to try this recipe this weekend.

Keep it coming!


Jenn said...

Another match. Any musical knowledge and tastes I have is almost entirely due to Brent.

Monica said...

oh. my. god. you are hilarious. and very informative, thanks for the recipe!

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