Monday, June 24, 2013
I told you on Friday about our produce box, each week through October we'll go pick up a bunch of fresh produce grown by a local farmer. We won't always know what we'll be getting, I'm sure there will be quite a few things included that we've never tried before. I'll have to get creative in the kitchen because honestly, I know we don't eat as many veggies as we should. Fruit, now that's another story.
Saturday I had some extra free time in the kitchen so I played around with the kale. Kale is something new to me. I like adding it to our green smoothies and it's really good mixed with my scrambled eggs and bell peppers. But other than that, I haven't ate much of it.
Everyone seems to be talking about kale chips though. I did some good ol' googling and read a few different blogs and figured I would wing it. I think I really like these! If we get more kale in our produce box, I wouldn't mind messing around with the spices a bit more. But overall these are such an easy and healthy snack.
They're super crunchy, just like potato chips. I added a little bit of garlic powder and salt to my batch so they had plenty of flavor. Now if you're not a fan of any sort of greens, it might take a few tries but I really think the flavor is subtle. Since the girls were gone I didn't get to have them taste any, I think they would even eat a few.
1 bunch of kale
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2-3/4 tsp garlic powder
sprinkling of salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Thoroughly wash and dry kale, using hands tear into smaller pieces, discard center stem. In a medium bowl combine kale with olive oil and seasonings, use hands to mix together well. Toss kale onto baking sheet and bake in oven for about 12 minutes. Watch closely as to not burn, but you want kale to be crispy like chips. Remove from oven.
Check out this adorable cake I made over the weekend! Our friend's daughter is turning one and she absolutely loves owls. It was a lot of fun to make and I hope she had a wonderful celebration. Have a great Monday!