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 ^ ^