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I Tried Kale Chips

Posted Sep 16 2010 4:00am
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Kale Chips:

There are some things in the food world that scare me–tempeh, lentils, and kale are three that come to mind.

On Monday, Kath of Kath Eats Real Food posted a video about how to make kale chips. It looked easy and quick, and I was only missing one ingredient–the kale! Kale reminds me of plants growing in my front yard, and I know that vegetables grow in dirt too, but these really look like I’m taking a bite out of a large leaf.

So I gave it an open-minded try.

Before:

Ingredients:

Kale

salt, pepper, garlic powder

Instructions:

Clean kale very well in water or salad spinner and dry completely. Remove stems. Spray Pam on baking sheet, then lay kale out. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Pam again.

Bake on 350* for 12-15 minutes until it makes a tchh tchh sound (watch video for example).

My kale did crisp up in the oven, but the taste was a little chewy along the stalk. Do you eat the stalk? It didn’t cut well on a plate. It was alright. The flavors were great and helpful, but I did feel like I was eating a big leaf. I also tried it for lunch the next day in a wrap, but it was hard to break apart.

After:

I topped it with BBQ sauce and had a small sweet potato and tofu with it. Tofu used to be one of my scary foods, but now I love it. See my recipe page for the best way to cook it. One block lasts three meals for me.

After that dinner, I had this lovely dessert similar to one a few nights ago. This was one fig, few raspberries, and white and semisweet chocolate chips.

What foods are you scared to try?

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