The following is a post from Peter’s wife, Katrina.
Have you tried kale chips yet? They’re crunchy, really yummy and much better for you than most conventional chips on the market these days. I started eating kale chips a few years ago and shortly after I began making my own. They’re super easy to make and I’ve made so many batches that I lost count.
But honestly, after a while I got a bit tired of them. Maybe it was the recipe I was using. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m not much of a snack eater. Either way, I stopped making them last year.
That is… until this week! You see, our garden is literally exploding with kale right now so I decided to try a new recipe. But I didn’t find it in a book. I just made this one up in my head and it turned out SOOOO delicious that I just had to share.
Here are the ingredients:
Approximately 10 oz. raw, organic kale leaves
1 cup raw hemp seeds
1 organic red pepper chopped up
Juice of one organic lemon
1 tbsp. sea salt
½ tsp. Chipotle flake (adjust for spiciness)
1 tbsp. maple syrup
#1 – First I took my garden-fresh kale and took the big stems off and washed it well.
#2 – I put all the ingredients (except the kale) into my food processor with an S blade and blender it up until it was smooth.
#3 – I put the kale and the blended ingredients into a bowl and mixed it up. It’s best to get your hands in there and make sure all the leaves are covered.
#4 – I put the kale on my dehydrator shelves. Make sure that the leaves are all separated so that they crisp up well. If you don’t they stay a little chewier which is okay, too. Just depends how you like them. I set the dehydrator at about 135 for the first hour and then turned it down to 110 for about 2 hours.
If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can also make these in the oven. Put them on cookie sheets and keep them at a low setting. You will have to keep an eye on them because I don’t know how long it takes to make in an oven as it tends to be hotter than a dehydrator.
#5 – Enjoy the yummiest kale chips on the planet! This picture is only a small portion because I kept eating the chips before I could get a picture. LOL!
So there you have it. My super, yummy (and slightly spicy) kale chip recipe. I’d love to hear about your favorite kale chip recipe, too. Please write it down in the comments. Also let me know how you enjoyed making this recipe.
Have a kale-icious day!