Sunday, 21 September 2014

Kale chips & vegan Mofo 2014

So I never really got the deal with kale, it just seemed like this tough, leathery leaf that didn't taste of much. I would have rather eat any other greens really.
That is until I tried KALE CHIPS. Man these things are a cool invention. I would now rather eat a bag of these than potato chips in a heart beat. 
This recipe is just me trying to replicate my favourite brand (I have forgotten the name now but I think it has the word earth in it). 

Kale Chippies

1/2 head fresh kale 
1 cup almonds (soaked over night)
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons smoked paprika 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon soy sauce 
1/4 cup nutritional yeast 
Juice of 1 lemon

Cut kale into manageable chunks and remove any hard stalks from the centre (the finer stalks are fine but any thicker than about 1/2 a centimetre you want to remove).
Place soaked nuts and water in a good blender and blend until smooth paste. Add more water if required. 
Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Coat individual pieces of kale in almond mixture and scrunch over in your hands. 
Place on a lined tray and place in a dehydrator until crispy and crunchy. Alternatively place in oven on the lowest heat with the door ajar for about 5 hours or until crisp. 

These tend to go soggy if you place them in tupperware. What i do is keep the little silica sachets that you get in store bought bags of kale chips and include them in the tupperware to store.

I ate all of these amazing things before I got to photograph the final product!! eeek.
You get the idea though! Yummy, crispy, salty snack that are beyond healthy!


  1. Same here! Never had a thing for kale (although now I'm slowly starting to enjoy it), but kale chips are great! I often add some red bell pepper in the sauce.

    1. Oooh yeah peppers would be great in the sauce. Im definitely going to try that! :)