Kale Chips and The Trouble with Indigo

Kale Chips are Delicious!

I found my favorite way to enjoy kale. Perhaps you’ve tried it in a salad, or wilted in a soup with lots of vegetables. That is two different ways that I enjoy eating kale.

But by far, my favorite way is by turning kale into kale chips. It’s a great light crunch snack. I feel that they are a better crispy, crunchy snack than potato chips.

Kale chips are very easy to make. I bought a giant bag of kale which was already in smaller pieces. If you bought kale in big giant pieces there is an important step to cut out the large center rib of the piece of kale. Even when you cook the center rib, the texture is so much different than the kale leaf.

Here’s how I prepare my kale chips.

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or tin foil.
  • Make sure the kale is dry using paper towels if necessary.
  • Spread the pieces of kale on parchment with no overlapping.
  • Spray with olive oil spray and lightly sprinkle salt over the kale.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

home made kale chipsI recommend a timer because they can burn easily. (I found out the hard way!) Put in a bowl and Enjoy!

The Trouble with Indigo

I’ve been eating the rainbow since the first of the year, however I’m a little stuck on the dark purple, aka Indigo.

First I bought an egg plant with all the best intentions, however, I never got it going and had to throw it out when it turned mushy.

Then I added black beans to a soup I was making and the beans turned the broth into a dirty looking brown/indigo/blackish color. Not very appealing to say the least.

This past weekend I made another vegetable soup but this time roasted some sliced red cabbage into cabbage steaks, roasted them and added the pieces into the soup. It provided a similar result where all the vegetables in the soup took on the dark red, purple, indigo color.

What do you do for eating the purple, indigo color that looks appealing?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *