Monday Muster & Kale Chips

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It has been some time since we’ve done a proper Monday Muster around here so I’m so glad to get back into a regular blogging schedule again. Between the holidays, my knee surgery & the vegan experiment – Let’s just say there’s been a lot going on around here. I’m still being treated and doing physical therapy but I’ve come a long way and I’m so grateful that I’m feeling better. For my newer readers, the Monday Muster feature is a weekly review and short tidbits or ramblings. (You can see my original Monday Muster post for a description and explanation).

Seems I always have so much to share but most of it just doesn’t merit its own blog post. It’s kind of like turning to a friend and sharing your goofs or high five’s. Very quick and to the point. That’s what you get on Monday at Food Stories.

Last Weeks Blog Posts from Food Stories

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New Food Photos Posted – January Week 2

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Moroccan Lentil Stew

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Not Tuna Salad & Tofu Press Review/Giveaway (ends 01/16/13)

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Liquid Gold Dressing – Great source of Vit B12 for Vegans/Vegetarians

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Interesting Pins from Last Week

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Fave Foodie Blog Posts


These are miscellaneous items that are not quite ready for their own blog post. These can be things I’m working on, kitchen mishaps, new acquisitions, funny things, etc. These may or may not be coming to a blog post soon :-)

Kale Chips - Toss the kale with olive oil and sea salt Follow Me on Pinterest

Kale chips have been all the rage for some time now; however, I had never made any before. Crazy, I know, especially since kale is a nutritional powerhouse and I eat it all the time … Just never tried it like this. Just take a bunch of kale and chop into pieces. Toss kale pieces with olive oil and sea salt. For an entire bunch of kale, I use about a Tbsp of oil and about a half a tsp of sea salt.

Kale Chips - Lay kale pieces out on baking sheet

Lay out your kale pieces on a baking sheet. I like to use a wire grate so you don’t have to turn them during baking but you could use any pan, really.

Kale Chips after baking Follow Me on Pinterest

Baked these for 30 minutes at 250 degrees and look how great they turned out!

Kale Chips Follow Me on Pinterest

Crispy & delicious … Yum :-)

Happy Monday! I would love to hear what’s been going on in your kitchen.

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  1. I’m sorry to hear about your knee surgery. I know it’s very painful and that the recovery period is quite long and there’s a lot of re-hab to do. Good luck with it all. I love the look of your kale chips – so tasty and so very good for you xx
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  2. I don’t love kale and usually just use spinach instead. I have tried kale chips, though, and did like them. But Brian didn’t and I guess I didn’t love them enough to make them just for myself. Oh, well… :)
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    • I know exactly what you mean, Anita – I’ve been meaning to try kale chips for years but never took the time to make them. Recently, I happened to have a bag of pre-washed, chopped kale in the fridge and figured I’d give it a go :-)

  3. Hopefully you feel better soon my friend – simply loving the gorgeous round up today though :)

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  4. Kale is my new love and these look delicious!
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  5. I hope you recover soon. I know how long it takes for a knee injury to heal. Feel better very soon!
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  6. These kale chips look really crisp! I love that lentil stew too.
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  7. Kale Chips are one of my snack staples (along with popcorn and fruit + PB). I always remove the stems, how did you find the stems once you cooked them?
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    • Alyssa – These pictures were from my second batch and the stems were not that bad. The first batch I made, I cut the leaves crossways so it was leaf – stem – leaf and I didn’t like that. The smaller pieces of stems are not bad but the larger pieces seemed bitter and tough. I’ve also made them now de-stemmed and like it the best but the pieces are so small. Guess I’m still trying to figure out the best way for me :-)

  8. *Kale chip high five!*
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  9. Awww no! I hope you start feelin better soon!

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