Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Kale Chips

So you're sitting at home watching TV and you suddenly have a craving for potato chips. But you know that tomorrow, you will regret eating them. Instead of starchy, greasy potatoes, try making Kale Chips. They are tasty, healthy, and super easy to make.

Basic Kale Chips
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 8-10 min
Total Time: 13-15 min

Serves 4 (1 C each)

  • 1 Bunch of Fresh Kale
  • 2 Tbls. Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp. Course Sea Salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry Kale.
  3. Tear Kale in small to medium piece away from stem.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, toss pieces of Kale with olive oil so that it is minimally dressed. Sprinkle with salt and toss again.
  5. Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper and lay Kale pieces in single layer on top. 
  6. Bake for 8-10 min, or until Kale is crispy but not charred.
  7. Remove from oven, let cool for 1 minute, then devour!
Notes: Be sure to watch them as they will go from perfect to overdone in a matter of just one minute. You can add any seasoning you'd like. Parmesan cheese goes well with them. Once Kale is dark green and crisp to touch, it is done. Army green is overdone and can get a little bitter. 

Nutritional Facts:
  • Calories - 127
  • Fat - 8g
  • Carbs - 13g
  • Sodium - 198mg
  • Fiber - 3g
  • Protein - 4g
  • Cholesterol - 0
  • Sugar - 0

Be sure to dry the Kale and remove the tough stems.
Tear into bite size pieces.
Lightly dress with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet in a single layer.
Kale should be nice and dark green and crisp to the touch.
Throw into a bowl and enjoy!

Easter Egg Coloring Update

So as you know, I posted about coloring Easter Eggs on my last post. Unfortunately, I did not have time to try the Natural Dye's this year but I thought that I would share on the eggs I received from my father. I explained how he took his time on coloring his eggs and he comes up with some really spectacular looking eggs. Here are 2 of the eggs he brought us for Easter.

My Chef Hawleywood Egg!
He has very fancy handwriting!
Fancy designs.
His interpretation of a "Stained Glass" egg.
Side of "Stained Glass" egg.
Every year, the last eggs to get used usually end up being my dad's. Nobody wants to ruin his creations. Unless of course they have our names on them. In that case, we use them first for our traditional "Easter Soup". I just thought I'd share my dad's eggs and show you what he does every year.