Monday, September 26, 2011

Eating a Dinosaur - - - Kale

Have you seen this veggie hanging around the farmers' market - it has many names - dinosaur kale, Tuscan kale, lacinato, or cavalo nero - Italian for black cabbage. Kale is packed full of many important nutrients - beta carotene, vitamin K and C, calcium, and carotenoids to mention just a few. 
Tuscan Kale
 Don't turn up your nose - this veggie is as delicious as it is good for you. And, I'll bet you even the pickiest eaters out there will love this next recipe - Kale Chips - yum, and so easy! To make kale chips
1. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
2. Wash and dry one bunch of Tuscan Kale (other kale varieties work well)
3. Spray the kale with olive oil - it helps to have one of the olive oil sprayers pictured below. You don't need a lot of olive oil - a light spritz will do.
4. Sprinkle with sea salt.
5. Roast for 30 minutes.
6. Enjoy - I challenge anyone to resist these delicious, crunchy snacks!

Here they are - fresh from the oven - crunchy with a rich flavor of kale. Who needs potato chips when you can have kale chips?
Kale chips fresh from the oven!

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