Sunday, March 11, 2012


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
they are delicate and crispy and don't taste anything like kale.  i am totally addicted. 

it's nice to be addicted to something besides coffee and shopping.