Monday, January 30, 2012

Kale Chips

Super easy and yummy!


Kale Chips


1 Bunch of Kale
1 Tbsp. of Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste

Tear the kale leaves into bite-sized pieces. The thick center stems you won't be using. Wash the leaves well and let them dry on a paper towel.  I use a salad spinner first, but if you don't have one just lay them out.  Once they're dry enough, toss them in a bowl with the olive oil and pepper. Spread them evenly on a cookie sheet, I line mine with foil or parchment paper, and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. I usually feel them at 12 minutes and if they're crispy enough I pull them out. Salt to taste and enjoy!

You can season this with just about anything you want. Red pepper flakes, garlic powder, chili powder... The possibilities are endless!



Avocado-Lime Deviled Eggs

I had been craving deviled eggs for who knows how long and decided that 11pm was the perfect time to give in to my cravings. Yeah, well by the time the eggs were done cooking and cooled I was far too sleepy.  The next day I decided I'd experiment a bit. This is what I came up with! 

Enjoy!

Avocado-Lime Deviled Eggs

3 Hard Boiled Eggs
1/2 of an avocado
1/2 a lime, juice of
Hot Sauce (I used a dash of Frank's Red Hot)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Peel your hard boiled eggs. Slice them in half, long ways. Give them a gentle squeeze into a small bowl to pop out the yolk. Use a fork to mash the yolk, avocado, salt, and pepper. Squeeze in the lime juice and add your hot sauce.  Mix well.

I spooned the mixture into a ziplock baggie, cut off the tip and piped it into the egg halves. Sprinkle with a little paprika. Voila! 

This can be easily doubled which I love!