Monday, January 27, 2014

crispy salty kale chips {v,gf}

hi friends. How was the weekend? We celebrated Arik's birthday Friday night with a few friends at a super delish dinner downtown. Saturday was spent lunching and bebopping. And Sunday consisted of beer brewing and kale baking (I'll let you guess who did what.)

I wasn't sure what to expect with these. I've seen tons of recipes for kale chips on Pinterest, but honestly, I'm not a huge fan of kale.....maybe because I've never prepared it like this. Kale is usually too bitter and heavy for me. But with these chips, I was pleasantly surprised. Baking the kale takes all the bitterness away. You're left with crispy, light-as-air, chips. They remind me of a popcorn mixed with greens. Salty, crispy, healthy, and addictive. Four words that don't often go together, but it makes me happy when they do.

crispy salty kale chips
{gluten free, vegan}

*a bunch of kale
*tbsp of olive oil
*couple pinches of salt

1. Preheat the oven to 300.
2. Clean and dry kale (make sure kale is really dry).
3. Remove the leaves from the stems and tear into bite sized pieces.
4. I used a misto to spray the kale with olive oil. If you don't have a misto, toss the kale in olive oil.
5. Spread the kale onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
6. Sprinkle a little salt over the top.
7. Bake for 15 minutes or until crispy.

Store in airtight container.