friends, i have been saved by kale chips.
for months, i heard people preaching the goodness of kale chips and i remained a non-believer. i mean really, kale and chips are like complete opposites on the yum spectrum, right?
so wrong. i am contrite. and i am rarely contrite.
i reluctantly purchased a head of kale for a juice and then just couldn't stomach the idea of kale juice. the organic garden wasn't taking scraps for compost this week and i didn't want to throw it away, so i thought what the heck, i'll try the kale chips.
and the heavens opened and little green angels with awesome skin surrounded me as i took a bite. and not once did they have an i-told-you-so vibe. it was more of a we-are-so-happy-you-crossed-over-into-spectacularness vibe.
if you look around the internet, there are several ways to do them. here's what i did:
- wash the kale, even if it's organic
- trim the leafy parts from the rib
- tear or cut into 2"-4" pieces
- toss with one tablespoon olive oil
- i also threw in some red pepper flakes and a few shakes of nutritional yeast
- arrange in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet
- bake for 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 300 degrees
- cool a bit and season with sea salt
it's nice to be addicted to something besides coffee and shopping.