Okay, I admit I have been a skeptic when it comes to eating greens as chips. But, in my travels to other sites and other blogs, I have seen many references to kale chips and how good they are to eat. Then I saw this video and the combination of the ease to prepare and the fact it had “curry” pushed me over the edge. I just love the taste of curry and couldn’t resist.
Rene Oswald of Transitioning to Living Cuisine, does a great job of showing you what you need and how to do it. I watched her video, wrote down the ingredients and did it! The chips were crispy, crunchy, not oiley, because she uses a dressing made of veggies and a small quantity of tahini (sesame seeds). The TD’s loved them. They thought they were great. TG is a diehard chip fanatic and refused to even try them. I think this basic recipe could be used with other flavors, like cajun or chili pepper/mexican flavors, salt and vinegar or simply salt and pepper. You can add the sunflower seeds or not or substitute your own creations. Like hemp seeds might be great on these. My next adventure into green chips will be to try collard greens instead of kale or red swiss chard. I will have to go to my local farmer’s market and purchase some huge bunches of collard greens, kale and anything else I can find.
Here is the recipe:
Rene Oswald’s Crunchy Healthy Kale Chips
1 1/2 c of sunflower seeds briefly chopped in the mixer
60 large kale leaves minus the stem in hand size pieces in a large bowl
1 large red/yellow/orange pepper in 1-1/2 inch pieces
2 celery stalks in 1-1/2 inch pieces
1/3 c sesame seeds or tahini
1/3 c of nutritional yeast
1/4 c fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp of curry or any other flavoring you want
1 tsp cumin
After chopping the sunflower seeds pour into a small bowl. Using the same mixer container, add the pepper, celery, tahini, lemon juice, curry and cumin and blend until smooth. Pour onto the kale chips and massage with your hands to coat the kale. Spread the kale out onto 9 teflex sheets (will fill 9 trays) as a single layer and sprinkle the sunflower seeds over the coated kale.. Dehydrate for 8 hours and enjoy!
This is a great snack and travels well. What a way to increase your intake of greens and enjoy doing it!
Enjoy cooking and the food you create! Have some fun with your animal friends!