Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Kale Chips

...are extremely addicting. This was the snack that I "snuck" into the movie theatre when my siblings and I watched "Prince Caspian". So super tasty, both the kale chips and the movie, lol. I would have never dreamed that kale "chips" were so incredible. Last time I made them I used oregano to flavour them and that was supremely lovely, but this time I made a dill and vinegar version which I just LOVED!

Dilly Dally Kale Chips

Wash and devien the kale leaves, tearing each leaf into palm-size pieces. Put the kale in a big bowl of salted (1. tsp. or more), cold water. Take the kale in your hands and squeeze it for about 30 seconds to bruise it. Drain water, but don't rinse. Add the following ingredients (you can even let it marinate for an hour or two, to let some of the flavours sink in).

1 bunch of kale

1 TB. olive oil

1 TB. honey (or agave nectar)

1-2 TB. apple cider vinegar

And then, sprinkle generously with dried dill. Dehydrate until crispy. Believe me...you need to hide the dehydrator while it dries, otherwise, if you're at all like me...at least half the trays will be completely gone. A great movie snack...

...Speaking of..."Prince Caspian" was absolutely wonderful! I just loved it. They certainly changed the plot quite a bit, but they really had to, considering that a lot of the book was of one of the characters telling the story and walking and walking through the woods being lost, lol. Anyway, they did a beautiful job of it and now I want to own the movie. (That means I like it...a lot! lol) I'm such a Narnian addict.

I'm super excited because tomorrow I'm starting the Master Cleanse that everyone is always talking about...yup, the famous Lemonade Detox. I feel like I really need it right now (due to not being as careful as I should be) and I've always wanted to try it. It'll be the most intense cleanse that I've ever done, but I'm actually looking forward to it. My goal is the standard 10 days. Cheer me on!


Penni said...

Your kale chips sounds delicious!! I have never even thought of dehydrating kale like that so thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

Best of luck on the Mater Cleanse. I had a friend who just finished 10 days. She said she wouldn't do it that long again because she kept getting light headed and felt like she was going to pass out a lot toward the end. She thinks she'll do a combo of the Master Cleanse and juicing in the future. I am wanting to be negative, just making you aware that if you start to feel that way to drink some green juice for strength and nutrition.

Sending you love and prayers for success!!

Penni said...

I apparently can't type...sorry for all the typos, but hopefully you can decipher what I meant.

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Charissa said...

Maybe when you're done your juice feast you can try kale chips, they are amazing!

...I'm doing the cleanse with someone who's good at this sort of thing, so that should help. And yes...I think if I feel so dreadful I would try juices. We'll see how my body responds...I definitely want to break off the fast with things like green juices.
Thanks for the well wishes. (and I didn't notice any typos, lol, you're sweet!)

HiHoRosie said...

Hmmm, I just might have to mustard up the courage to try some kale chips. Thanks Charissa for the recipe!

HiHoRosie said...

I just noticed I wrote mustard instead of muster. oh well. lol

Charissa said...

Lol, you're funny Heidi!

jessica said...

this sounds amazing. i must make this....soon. i love kale. thank you for this recipe.

jessica said...

approximately how long to dehydrate to crispness?

Charissa said...

Jessica~ Sorry. I didn't see your comment soon enough...let's see...it's really up to you how crunchy you like your chips, so I guess that doesn't matter. A few hours anyway...I did about 3-4 hours.

Glad you enjoyed them and I liked your pic and post about them. ;)