It's getting to be that time of year again! I got some Kale starts from my Sister that my Dad put in pots and has been taking care of for me. I plan to plant in my new yard this weekend. (Yep it's the first thing going in even before the grass!) She lives in a warmer climate than I do and has had Kale for a while now. This is also her favorite way to use Kale so I'm bringing this recipe forward! Be sure to give it a try!
Kale is amazingly healthy but, to most people, not too Tasty! It's pretty strong, a little bitter and kind of thick and chewy! Ryan and the kids claim to hate it but that's not entirely true. I love it because it grows well here and its just so good for you, I think everyone should have some on a regular basis! I don't mind the taste as much as the rest of the fam but you won't see me just eating a plain leaf very often. So when Ryan came home with 3 foot tall Kale from the farm guess what the kids said? After commenting on how huge it was Missy even came out with "Holy Kale!" Matt said, "I think we should make those into Kale chips!" It's their favorite way to eat Kale and made this way they will eat leaves and leaves at a time! I find it easier to throw them in a green smoothie but when we have excess Kale around making "chips" is the first thing we do with it. I love snacking on them too! And so does my 4 year old daughter Charly! Check her out!
Of course I have the recipe for you!
It's not too late you can get some Kale seeds and plant them today!
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
3 Tablespoons water
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Real Salt
¼ cup nutritional yeast
1 small chunk of onion
½ teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 clove garlic
Ground black pepper to taste
Blend all ingredients until smooth in blender. Using a pastry brush “paint” both or one side (I do both sides) of a Kale or Collard leaf and set them on a nonstick sheet on your dehydrator. Dry them at 105 degrees for 6-12 hours, take off sheets, turn them over and dry for 2-4 hours more, until crispy.
Robyn of GreenSmoothieGirl posted this recipe a few years ago on her blog, she had gotten it from a reader! It became an instant family favorite!
Speaking of Robyn I went to another one of her classes last night! I recently read her book "The Green Smoothies
Oh by the way thanks so much to those of you who said hi to me at the class! It made my day! It's so fun to meet readers!!!! If you ever see me please don't hesitate to come say hi and introduce yourself. And if you have time I would love to hear "your story" too!!!!