Cheesy Kale Chips

Cheesy Kale Chips

For some folks, the mere mention of the the word “kale” makes their minds go crazy thinking of massaged kale salads, kale chips, green smoothies, sautéed kale with caramelised onions… the list goes on and on.

Others get a blank look on their face and say, ‘Excuse me, did you say ‘stale’?”

“No, KALE. It’s that leafy green vegetable.”

“Oh, you mean the garnish?…”

Folks, this post is for you.

“Superfoods” come into the media limelight all the time, but if you don’t know either what it is or how to use it, it ain’t gonna do you much good.

So, why kale chips?  Really, why kale at all?  That should be the first question…

Kale has one of the densest nutrient profiles of any food on the planet. It’s high in vitamins C, A, K, and folate.  It’s also full of potassium and a decent source of calcium.  Pretty good for one little low-calorie vegetable, don’t you agree?

Cheesy Kale Chips

The downside to kale is that it tends to be bitter, and the texture is tough vs. tender.  But baking transforms it into crispy, almost tissue-like wafers of addictive deliciousness……

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Chickpea Pancakes with Avocado and Dried Chilies

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The first thing I do when I land in the U.S. for home leave is go to the grocery store.

But it’s the last thing I do when I get back to Manila…

I hate to admit that, but it’s true.  After being spoiled all summer with my choice of 105 different organic l0w-sugar cereals, 18 brands and varieties of non-dairy plant milk, any grain or legume I’m brave enough to cook, and a virtual cornucopia of beautiful fruits and veggies, I wait as long as possible upon my return before navigating the much-narrower and lesser-stocked aisles of my local supermarkets.

I need some time and distance between me and Trader Joe’s, know what I’m sayin’?…

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