Saturday, February 27, 2010

Kale Chips

Step 1: Pull kale leaves from the stems into a little bigger than bite-size pieces. (They will shrink as they dry)

Step 2: Wash and dry leaves. I do this by placing my salad spinner bowl in an extra large bowl of water, it makes it so much easier. It's also great because I can water my plants with the wash water instead of dumping it down the drain : ) Then spin away!

Step 3: Make the sauce by putting these ingredients in the Vitamix:

1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup cashews that have been soaked for 8 hrs. and drained
1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
3-4 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. agave nectar

Blend these until smooth and creamy. Imagine the consistency of ranch dressing.

Step 4: Pour sauce over kale leaves in a big bowl and stir until the leaves are all well coated.

Step 5: Place on paraflex sheets in the dehydrator and dry for about 8-10 hours at 108 degrees.

Step 6: Avoid eating them all at once off of the trays : )

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