Saturday, February 11, 2012

I'll Admit it... I am a Bit of a Recipe Junkie

Ok, ok, so I like recipes.  Big deal.  So it just may be that my biggest board on Pinterest is all recipes to try.  It may be that I have bookmarked oh, 30 or so, food blogs.  It may also be that I have files and files of recipes in my computer.  And I might just bug ask people, "Oh I love that, can you give me the recipe?"

Just as bad, once I see a recipe pop up often enough, I try it out.  Crazy talk, I know.  I mean who actually tries out the recipes they collect???

Well the recipe I gave a go tonight was Kale Chips.  Actually I gave two recipes a whirl today.  I also tried a Kale smoothie, but that one, I think is just not even blog worthy.  I need a Vitamix or a true juicer.  My Ninja, bless its heart, really blended it all up, but I had to strain it and yeah, just not blog worthy.

Any hoo, the recipe I am about to share with you is addicting in a very strange sort of way.  I had one and I was all like "hmm, not really digging this."  Then I tried another, and another, and another... and OH MY!  The crunchy-saltiness of it was awesome.  And seriously addicting.

My sweet ones were watching a little "educational" TV.  I thought that maybe a good time to try something green and crunchy that looks like salad when they were totally spaced out engrossed in the TV.  The oldest bit  (YES!) and said, "Umm, that is weird...can I try another?" YES! I got one hooked!  Score one for mom!  The middle (let's name him picky) refused to even try it.  (Well, then, more for me!)  Score one for mom, one for kids.  My sweet little turkey grabbed a handful and scarfed them down!  Yes!

I think if you give them a go you will find them strangely addictive too!

The recipe is simple.  Across the board, this is the basic recipe.  And there are all kinds of recipes to jazz them up.  Feel free to search for them, "Pinterest" them, copy and paste them in your file.  For me, they are now in the DONE file.  Sweet.

Kale Chips

1 Bunch of Kale cleaned and chopped
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon seasalt

1.) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
2.) Clean and prep your Kale.  (I washed mine and let it dry on paper towels for about an hour)  A salad spinner (if you have it) would help to dry the kale faster.
3.) Drizzel the olive oil over the leaves toss until well coated.  If you have a spray pump with oil in it, you could lightly spray the kale and toss. Sprinkle salt over kale and toss again.
4.)  Spread over a large cookie sheet or baking stone.  I used my large Pampered Chef bar pan.
5.) Cook for 10-15 minutes.  Bake until edges are brown but not burnt.


  1. Thanks for this recipe. I lost my one from weight watchers before I had a chance to try it. I'll let you know what I think after I give it a go.

  2. Yours look so nice and green! Mine come out part brown, part green. What am I doing wrong?

  3. My picture looks so green because I hadn't baked them yet. LOL They should be brown on the edges, that is one way to tell if they are done. So yours are right!