Tuesday, November 16, 2010

CSA Week 2: What the Kale?

So, Paul and I are getting the smaller sized box from the CSA, which is just enough for us. This week, there wasn't anything too out of the ordinary in our box, except for those persimmons. We cut one up last night and ate it just like an apple. They are sweet, but in a different kind of way. They were good though.

Anyways, we sure did get some more Kale this week. A lot of us have trouble getting all of our greens in (speaking from experience here) but Kale is a great form of leafy greens to eat, I'm just still trying to figure out how to eat them and make them taste good! So, here is my recipe:

Kale Chips:

1 medium to large bunch of Kale
Olive Oil (about 2 tbsp)
Salt & Pepper to taste

**optional** parmesan cheese, chili powder, garlic powder

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Start by tearing the kale into bite sized pieces, about 1.5" wide. Spray a cookie sheet with some Pam or cooking spray and arrange the Kale on the sheet nicely so that none of the leaves are overlapping, drizzle the Olive Oil on the Kale and sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder or whatever other spices you choose. Bake for 10-15 minutes. My oven is a tad old, so they only take 10 minutes, and they will burn if they stay in the over any longer, so make sure to check them at 10 minutes just to be safe. To me, these Kale chips taste like pringles, mmmm!

***Also, if you are not able to eat the Kale chips in one sitting, place them in a container and just lay a paper towel over the top of the container. If you place them in a baggie or in an enclosed tupperware they may become soggy, mine have in the past. Hope you like them!


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