I sometimes prefer these not too crunchy. This lower baking temperature allows for that. The leaves were crunchy, yet the stems and veins were slightly soft and plump.
Side note, would kale’s venation be classified as pinnate? Well it seems like pinnate to me, so until otherwise proven incorrect I shall believe such information. I enjoy applying my recent Bio learnings to my life…
many kale leaves (I used two baking sheets). Any variety, I used red russian kale. Just spread them out onto the sheet, not too overlapping but they don’t need that much space in between.
any spices you wish
unrefined coconut oil or olive oil (optional)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Wash the kale leaves and shake dry.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper
Place kale leaves onto sheet and sprinkle with toppings.
I recommended toppings such as nutritional yeast, hemp seeds, and chia seeds, etc. to be added once done cooking as to not destroy the nutrients that should stay unheated.
Some good spices: cayenne pepper, ground black pepper, curry, basil, cajun, turmeric, etc
The coconut oil is optional because I did not use it, but perhaps you may want to drizzle or bake with some oil. I recommended unrefined coconut oil because that can withstand temperatures up to 350 degrees without becoming rancid. Extra-virgin cold processed olive oil is another good choice, but I would suggest adding that once the chips are cooked. Olive oil doesn’t have nearly as high of a heat tolerance unfortunately..
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until your preference is reached. I suggest rotating the kale leaves about half way cooked to achieve uniform baking.
Take out of oven and enjoy
Now on to more beautiful productions of nature, these little eggplants came from my university’s arboretum! My friend has a garden plot there and she gave me some of the ripe ones. They are awesome, and the garden is definitely pretty sweet. We ate leaves right off of a tree! What a wondrous place…I must return.
On a last note, it would be awesome if you guys could keep voting for me for my $10,000 blogging scholarship!! You may vote once per 24 hours. Even though the results are pretty twisted, I still have a chance! You never know :)…
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