Friday, 14 November 2014

Spiced Kale Crisps (Not for Rabbits)

Kale crisps, whether it's "in" or out, I don't really care, because I reckon it is flippin' deeelicious!

The first time I tried it was in a wholefoods here in Glasgow, they had tasters by the counter and I could not help myself - and that I discovered was with good reason. The lovely greens, that taste nothing but the greens you were scared of as a child, but crisp, lightly salted, and so so sooo good!

I have been meaning to make it myself for some time, I mean... it's kale crisps, how hard can that be? The prices they charge for them in the shops can be extortionate, so why pay more when you can pay less, and make them fresh at home? Beats me.

There are various ways of doing it when it comes to the baking of the crisps; some take a handful of minutes, and others... slightly longer, I decided to go for the latter version, as I had a bit of time in my hand and the brain behind the recipe, who seemed like an experienced kale-crisper-upper recommended allowing them to bake on lower heat for longer.

Spiced Kale Crisps (Not for Rabbits)
(Makes 1 large cereal bowl)

1 small packet/ 1/2 large packet of fresh, green kale, roughly torn
1/2 tbsp olive oil - or coconut oil

1 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper (optional)

- Pre-heat the oven to 150ºC.

- Mix the seasonings together in a small bowl.

- Have the kale in a large bowl and pour the oil over it. Massage the kale until all of it is nice and shiny. Pour over the seasoning and toss well.

- Transfer to a baking tray and place in the middle of the oven. bake for 10 minutes, turn the tray, and bake for a further 15 minutes. If they still haven't crisped up properly, toss a little and keep baking for five minutes intervalls whilst checking on them.

- Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving, and enjoy!

Have you tried kale crisps before, aaaaand do you have a favourite? Be it home made or bought, I'd love to hear it!

Aaaaand speaking of green stuff, as I mentioned yesterday I did a little "gardening" in the kitchen, and after having tended to the herbs in the windowsill, I took a few snaps of my carnivore plants, they're of the specie Nepenthes Alata, and I got the biggest of them from a dear friend about four years ago when I was working with him in an office and there were some flies buzzing. The plant didn't really do a good job as far as fly-catching went, but I reckon it looks beautiful! The little one is a cutting from the bigger one, I reckon it's fascinating how plants can multiply like that, and I remember when I was young, my grandmother would give me lots of "baby plants" that she would show me how to take care of, I used to have quite a collection. Yes, I was a geeky child, I guess some things never change....

Anyway, I hope you have a fantasmic weekend! I will spend most of it in work, but hopefully that'll be all right, and then I have a friends's album launch. You can check out his first video here starring yours truly in the beginning, and his brand new single Heavy Rain here! What have you got in store for the coming days? Hopefully something nice ^ ^

Original source:

- Jules


  1. Those look tasty! i've never tried kale chips, sadly, but I've always meant to. No time like the present I guess :D

    1. Thanks! These were great to put out on the table instead of serving up crisps when I had some friends over :) I hope you like them! x

  2. I have been meaning to make kale chips too! THis looks so good, I super need to soon!!

    1. Next time you have kale at home - do it :D It really tasty and there are so many different spice and herb combinations to try ^ ^ I hope you are having a lovely weekend :) x

  3. NAM!! Jeg ELSKER grønnkålchips! Denne oppskriften var bare utrolig fristende. Mulig jeg må lage en porsjon nå i helgen :)
    Håper du koser deg i helgen. Vi har vært i svømmehallen i dag, vært på shopping, og bare kost en masse<3

    1. Mange takk Ragnhild! Denne kryddermiksen var kjempegod, hun ene venninnen min sa om og om igjen at hun ikke skjønte at dette var sunt snacks, for det smakte så godt :) Sikkert på at du kan lage dette i dehydratoren din også :)
      For en koselig dag med svømming og innkjøp! Her gikk det i jobb og jobb, men har fri mandag og onsdag og daaa skal jeg ta det helt piano :) Nyt resten av helgen <3 x

  4. Åh, grønnkålchips er så godt! Totalt hekta en periode, men no har det faktisk roa seg litt ;) Håper du får en fin dag, Julie :)

    1. Hehe, ja dette var godt! Så kan man jo nesten bruke hvilke som helst av krydderier og urter, digger det :D
      I dag har jeg fri, så jeg skal prøve og gjøre det meste ut av det :) Ha en finfin dag du også Linda! x