20 Oct 2011

an addiction

OMG. I have a problem.


When you ask someone what their favourite crunchy, salty indulgence is: chances are they're gonna say chips. And why not? They do SEEM satisfying. But are they really? I don't particularly want GMO potatoes deep fried in processed oils covered in chemical salts and fake flavours - no matter how good they may taste.

Having said that - there are really great brands of chips out there. Lots are organic, non-GMO, made in small batches, locally sourced, and only have 3-5 or so whole food ingredients that you can actually read. For example: Hippie Chips, and Food Should Taste Good Chips.Yay for them! But I have something even BETTER! It's dark, leafy, and green. Can ya guess?

Kaaaaale!

Now, kale on it's own isn't crunchy or salty... in fact, for most people, it's a pretty bitter bother (see what I did there?) But there is a way out, my friends! A delicious, so-healthy-it's-silly way out. Kale Chips.

They're cheap, easy, practically calorie-free, and absolutely addicting in the best way possible! Last weekend, I ate three huge heads of kale. Alone. In a day. And I wanted more.
Sadly, most people don't get that many greens in their system in 2 months. But kale chips will change that! Once you try them, you'll understand. There's not much else to say.

Kale Chips: serves... probably just you, even though you won't believe me at the beginning

 3/4 cup sprouted nuts (I like cashews for their creaminess)
1/4-1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 T curry powder, or any other spicy powder you adore - this and the yeast are key
1 T miso
Splash of Bragg's Liquid Aminos
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon salt and pepper
Clove of garlic, chopped
2-3 heads/bunches of fave kale

Blend all ingredients except kale in small blender until smooth. It should turn into a thick, delicious, saucy thing... unless you or I forgot an ingredient. Add other things to your liking. Set aside.
Wash kale and break into large chip sized pieces (they will shrink a lot). Put in your biggest bowl and throw in the sauce. Mix it in with your hands - this is surprisingly enjoyable - until all the pieces are evenly coated. Try one...

Yep. I know. You're gonna eat 'em all.

Try not to though! Get them in the dehydrator for around 3-4 hours until they're crispy. I like them when some are really crispy and others still have the warm, nutty goo on them.


MMMMMMM! I think come Saturday, Emily will be purchasing 6 heads of kale from the market. They will be gone by Sunday.
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