So I’ve decided it’s kale week on Green Food, Green Thumb, High Heels. I’m celebrating the versatility and tastiness of this nutritious green. If you haven’t discovered these little gems yet, you are living in a cave. ;)
Behold, Kale Chips!
There are tons of ways to make these delicious chips. The secret is to cook them just barely until the leaves start to brown. You want them crunchy–not soggy, green–not burnt! Careful does it and you’ll catch on.
Sesame Kale Chips
1 lg. bunch curly kale
1 tbs. sesame seeds
1 1/2 tbs. olive oil
1 tbs. tamari (gluten free soy sauce)
**Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Wash, chop and prep your kale. Chop or tear into bite size pieces and discard the stems.
Thoroughly dry leaves in a salad spinner or with paper towels.
Coat leaves in olive oil and tamari. Massage liquids into the leaves using your hands.
Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and lay leaves in a single layer onto a baking sheet. Bake in 300 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes or until outer part of the leaves have slightly browned.
There are some fabulous kale chip recipes in the blogosphere. Here are a few I’ve gathered up.
Chocolate Coconut Kale Chips and Cheesy Kale Chips by Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga
Spicy and Cheesy Kale Chips by Brittany @ Eating Bird Food
BBQ Kale Chips by Mama Pea @ Peas and Thank You
Basic Salty Kale Chips by Kath @ Kath Eats Real Food
So go do some blog surfing and check out these fun ladies! BUT WAIT. Not yet, first… CHECK OUT MY GIVEAWAY. :) Please.
Super cool artistic businessman Bo, from EatMoreKale.com, is sponsoring a giveaway this week to my blog readers. You rock Bo! Bo’s giving away an Eat More Kale t-shirt to one reader, and you even get to pick the size and color. These t-shirts are printed by Bo himself, and they make a fabulous statement about eating your veggies and being health conscious. Bo has tons of designs so please go check out his website and support this family owned business. Even if you don’t win this giveaway, the t-shirts are only $25/ea. and the shipping is always free. Sweet deal!
To enter the giveaway, please do one or more of the following:
1. Leave me a comment below telling me some of your favorite ways to enjoy kale, or if you haven’t tried it yet, what are you so scared of!? ;)
2. Tweet about this giveaway:
@lovesveggees is giving away an Eat More Kale t-shirt, http://tinyurl.com/3wmoe52
and leave me a comment that you have done so
Please leave me a separate comment for each entry and the winner will be randomly selected next Monday, May 23rd. Open to U.S. Residents only.
Eat More Kale! I know I will :) ~Peace, Love & Veggies xo