Monday, January 10, 2011

An Ode to Kale

I Love Kale. Period.

Kale is green, and leafy, and beautiful, and healthy, and tasty, and simply irresistible! I Love Kale! Did I mention that already?

I know it may seem crazy to dedicate a whole post to kale, but I am just so crazy about this delectable veg that I can't help but shout it out to the world! (or at least my small group of blog followers)

Today I will share with you my favorite kale recipe (super quick and easy!) the health benefits of kale, and why you should jump on the kale band-waggon (or at least just try it even once)

My Kale Recipe for Kale Chips Crunch! Crunch!
-One average size bunch of kale washed and dried really well with a clean dish towel (fyi: the picture I will show below is NOT an average scale it down by maybe two thirds)
-olive oil (I use PAM olive oil cooking spray or you can use regular olive oil in your own "spray" device, which is much more environmentally friendly hmm maybe I should invest...)
-fine sea salt
-garlic powder
-two cookie sheets

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease the cookie sheets with the olive oil spray. Pull the kale off of the main stem. Break the kale into bite size pieces and lay them on the cookie sheets as flat as they will go. Try not to overlap kale too much. Spray the top of the kale with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt to taste (a little goes a long way!) and sprinkle generously with garlic powder. Bake at 375 for about 9-11 minutes or until your kale is crispy and crunchy and no longer wet and floppy. The crispier the tastier! Kale will still be green but a much darker, deeper shade. A little browning in the center is no biggie. (I've been known to eat burnt batches which aren't so terrible either). Serve them right away as they stay crispy only for a little while!

As I lick the kale crumbs off my plate (and start a new batch in the oven) I will tell you that kale is an awesome source of calcium, iron, beta-carotene, vitamin-C, and Potassium.

Kale I can hide behind!

It's bigger than my head!

crisped to perfection!

Are you convinced? Kale is where it's at my friends. I promise you will not be disappointed.

So BPositive and as Pheobe from friends would say BLeafy! Add a little green into your life and feel the verdant love!!!



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  2. Love, love, love! Kale. I actually ate an entire bunch of steamed kale with umeboshi vinegar last night for dinner. Yummm!!!

    Saw your post on The Kind Life Blog. Thought I would check it out. I am currently in the process of going vegan and love to cook and post recipes I create and from others.

  3. Congrats on your transition to veganism! Thanks for commenting on the blog. If you want to follow it, I usually post vegan recipes once a week! I'm happy to share!

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  5. imma stick with broccoli

    - PolsPhoto via SB