Wednesday, October 6, 2010

More Kale Love (and Cookbook Winners!)

First things first – we have two winners in the 101 Things to Do with Tofu giveaway!! I used to select two numbers and they belonged to Radioactive Vegan and Kelly from La Vida Vegga! Congrats guys! Papa Crunk will have your books in the mail asap!

Now onto the food. Yesterday, I may have conquered raw kale, but tonight I enjoyed the calcium-rich leafy greens baked into crispy kale chips. I super-puffy-heart kale chips!

I wish photos could convey the crispy texture, but photographed kale chips never look as delicious as they taste. Trust me, if you've never had kale chips, you are in for a treat. These were the perfect alternative to tortilla chips with my Cheezy Un-Chicken Quesadilla for dinner tonight.

There's a million recipes out there for kale chips, but I think my nooch-covered ones are pretty swell.

Crunky Kale Chips
Yields 2 servings
4 cups torn kale leaves, washed and stems removed
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast

1/2 tsp. sea salt

Sriracha to taste

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the kale leaves in a mixing bowl. Pour the olive oil over the kale and gently massage into the leaves.

Add the nutritional yeast, salt, and as much sriracha as you like (I use lots and lots!). Massage the seasonings into the leaves.

Place the leaves onto a baking sheet and place into the oven. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until crispy.

By the way, Kelly at La Vida Vegga has a pretty cool giveaway goin' on through October 15th. She's giving away a fall-themed care package with Nava Atlas' Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons, some pumpkin spice tea, apple butter, and lots of Larabars.


Jenni (aka Vegyogini) said...

Once again, you and I are on the same page! Despite the fact that it has been pouring rain in LA, I was craving a raw kale salad for dinner tonight. I didn't have any kale in the fridge, so I picked up some raw kale salad from the deli area and also got some kale chips! Yes, my dinner tonight was raw kale salad and kale chips (I had fresh oranges for dessert, too). :) Your kale chip recipe looks delicious!

Leslie Richman said...

Ahh I love kale chips!!

radioactivegan said...

Those chips look so good! Do you think they'd travel well? I'm going out of town for about a week and need to make some travel foods.

Also -- one million and one thanks to you and Papa Crunk!

Kelly said...

Kale chips are the bestest!

Yay tofu book! Thanks so much. :) I'll send you an e-mail right now.

Erin said...

It's been far too long since I had kale chips!

Jess of Midwest Vegan said...

I really love kale, in fact, I just polished off the last of a bunch last night!

I was gonna make some kale chips (I put a little steak seasoning on them, it makes them all smokey and flavorful), but I never got around to it. I've also been really tempted to try it raw, but I'll probably do what you did and let it marinate all night. :)

I guess I'll just have to buy me another bunch!

The Kuntrageous Vegan said...

I love kale chips soooo much.

The Kuntrageous Vegan said...

I love kale chips soooo much.

Jessica said...

Kale chips were the first way I ate kale. These look good with the seasonings, and I bet massaging them helps too!

aimee said...

I like the nutritional yeast addition, Bianca!
Have a great day,

Halfbloodpixie said...

I love Kale! This recipe sounds yummy!

River said...

Yummy! I love kale chips - when I don't burn them, that is! Nutritional yeast? Must try!

Anonymous said...

Mmm, kale chips are one of favorite things to eat! Smothered with ketchup of course ;)