|Kale, ready to be washed and baked.|
|I love the edges of these lacy leaves. This is what you want to see when making your selection.|
1 cup of orange juice
1/2 c. yogurt
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. brown sugar
Boil the orange juice down to 1 T. of syrup. This takes about 15 minutes and once it starts to boil down it goes fast. I almost lost the tablespoon by boiling it all away. Add syrup to the remaining ingredients and serve with steamed kale.
I got distracted...back to the kale chips. I shop a lot at Whole Foods, because I like the organic fruit and veggie selection and also because they sell a lot of what I use to cook gluten-free. They have kale chips, although, I was not willing to spend the money they were asking. I came home and googled the recipe anf found out how simple and easy it is to make kale chips.
1 bunch of Kale, washed and dried
1 T. olive oil
salt to taste
I don't like the "rib" in the kale. I always cut this out. You can leave the leaves whole, cut into strips or small pieces. We like ours big. Wash and pat dry. Toss olive oil, kale and salt in a bowl. Preheat oven to 350, lay leaves on a cookie sheet or across a shelf in the oven. I like to lay them directly on the shelf.
|You can see from this image that the oil is not heavy on the leaves. If this happens they tend to not cook as well.|
I find that some pieces don't get all the way crispy but we still eat them. My kids love this treat.
|Kale Chips are hard to photograph by making them look appetizing...LOL. Just know they do taste great!|
|Same picture as above, just got a little bit artsy...after all I am a cook AND a photographer and sometimes they collide.|