Our New Best Friend Kale
As much as I love my fashion and clothes, I must admit there are some definite food trends happening before our eyes on pinterest, trader joes, cotsco and even in weddings & design. Meet Kale. Now if we had said the word “kale” a few years back you probably would scratch your head at us, but these days we find kale poppin’ up just about anywhere in food and design. Today we thought we would explore this super food a little more.
Let’s start with the benefits….found this little gem on Pinterest for us visual learners…
With that, let’s get those mouths watering with all the creations this mean green can make…
We can’t just tease with you these yummy pics, here is a great website with some awesome kale kreations 🙂
And a recipe that miss chanda panda always creates for a healthier alternative to potato chips:
Recipe: Kale Chips
Kale isn’t just great in the kitchen, we have found it to be quite the showstopper in many flower arrangements. I wouldn’t bat an eye if my hubby came home with a bouquet of kale- just sayin’ 🙂
Thanks for zestin’ with Kale today!! Hope we inspired dinner or your wedding 🙂
Yummy and Nutritious!
- Olive Oil
- Sesame Seed Oil
First things first, you don't want to buy already chopped kale in a bag. You want big leafy greens that you chop yourself and avoid the center hard stem. The advantage to this is that you won't have this tough hard stem when you bite down into your chips, instead you just want to cut and cook the leafy green (stemless). After you have cut all your leaves into bite size pieces, cover a sheet with foil and spread out your kale. Toss your kale with olive oil, sesame seed oil and sea salt. You want enough to coat the kale, but not too much- just enough to allow the kale to "glisten." Now place in oven at 350 degrees, check after ten minutes. You are looking for them to be crisp but not burnt. Let cool and enjoy!