At the beginning of the week, this is what our fridge looked like.
As you can see, I got a good deal on some kale. Interestingly, the more I eat, the more I want! One of the first things I made was a batch of kale chips for Britney. Oily, salty, baked kale chips. Perfect for replacing a mainstream chip addiction. For myself, I just wanted something light and crunchy to toss into a salad sort of like croutons. Here is the result:
Remove stems from kale and set aside (I like to juice them in my green juice). Massage the kale leaves with sea salt, layer onto dehydrator trays and dehydrate overnight at 118.
I love Trader Joe’s. I love it when Trader Joe’s has new treats. Here is the latest goodness:
T.J.’s has KALE CHIPS?? Excitement. I hesitated when I saw them thinking they might have some questionable ingredients but I was pleasantly surprised: kale cashews, sunflower seeds, carrot powder, red bell pepper powder, onion powder, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice concentrate, salt, garlic powder, chipotle powder.
I spent all last Fall searching for an herbal pumpkin spice tea and eventually had to order online. Thankfully that is no longer the case and I’m so excited to begin my Autumn pumpkin feasting this way!
This doesn’t seem at all seasonal but I couldn’t pass up a new dark chocolate bar: 70% dark chocolate with coconut and caramel. I absolutely love the other flavors from this series of filled chocolates so my expectations are up for this one as well!
Filed under coconut, Dessert
I’ve been a bit MIA on my WIAW lately…honestly I feel like my weekly eats were looking rather boring and repetitive so I’ve decided to post “What I Ate’s” a little more randomly. Yesterday was a bit out of the norm, I have a dear friend visiting and we road tripped to Portland for the day so I could get a tattoo finished. I did pack a green juice but we also stopped at one of our favorite coffee shops where I got a deliciously nutty hemp milk latte.
Since I was going to be lying around in pain all afternoon and was hoping for as few bathroom breaks as possible I got a package of kale chips from the vegan grocery next to the tattoo shop.
My gorgeous phoenix was finished up in *just* 4.5 hours.
Before driving back that night we stopped for dinner at Blossoming Lotus. I got a tasty Kale and Wakame Salad…
Brit got an even more tasty raw falafel wrap dish…
and we shared a yummy raw lemon cheesecake for dessert 🙂
Turning a vegetable into dessert has to be one of my favorite things in the world. I actually ate half of this as a fresh salad and baked the others into crispy treats.
1 large bunch kale
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 cup shredded coconut
NuNaturals vanilla stevia and sea salt to taste
Preheat oven to 275. Remove kale leaves from stems, massage remaining ingredients into kale leaves and place in a single layer on baking trays. bake for 20-30 minutes until crispy.
Kale Chip Nachos Two Ways- Melted Cheese or Guacamole
Kale chips. Everyone, even people who hate green things, should try them once. I happen to love green things so when I first heard of these there was no question I would love them, but I was still surprised when I took my first bite into these cripsy, salty, surpirsingly chip-like treats! If you’ve never had a kale chip, try a batch plain first and then go for the fancy version 🙂
For the Kale Chips:
1 bunch curly kale
1 tbsp. melted organic butter or olive oil
a bit of salt, depending on how salty you like your chips
Preheat oven to 350. Remove the kale from the stems, leaving them in fairly large pieces. Throw the pieces in a large bowl and massage them with the butter/oil and salt until they are covered. Place them in a single layer on baking trays and bake 10-15 minutes, you want them crispy but not burnt.
…Post IKTE (Initial Kale Tasting Experience. Again, everyone should have one):
Pile Kale chips on a plate and top with guacamole and salsa. For a cheesy version try shredded goat cheese, broiled until melted, and topped with cool salsa. If you can get Emerald Valley Organic Salsa, its possibly the best I’ve ever had in my life.