At first, I pureed it and mixed it with fruit and gave it to the twins. But that was when they were babies, and trying to catch up gaining weight from being born 2 months premature. They are older and wiser now--it's harder to put something as strong tasting as kale in front of them.
Then, I tried putting kale in a smoothie. My husband a smoothie enthusiast, came very close to rebelling.
Actually, he refused his smoothie and told me to never ever try that again.
So the last time we had kale in our basket, I decided to try something new: kale chips.
But around our house, we don't do plain chips often.
The favorite: Barbecue Chips...So it wasn't a far leap to decide to make Barbecue Kale Chips! And I thought the smokiness of the spices would help disguise the strong flavor of the kale.
Here's the recipe:
2 bunches of kale
2 tablespoons olive oil
sea salt, to taste
1/4-1/2 teaspoon Smokehouse Maple Seasoning Mix from McCormick, or similar
Preheat oven to 300. Wash the kale and dry very well.
Remove the ribs and stems and tear into pieces around 2 inches square. Toss with the olive oil and spices.
Spread out onto either parchment paper or a silicone pad (like a Slipat) on a baking sheet.. Bake for around twenty minutes, or until everything is crispy.
I have to say that no one would eat it except me. Kale has a pretty bad rap around here. But I ate every single bite. I'm not saying that I'm going to go out and buy bunches of kale each week, but I definitely know what I'm doing the next time kale ends up in my produce basket...Barbecue Kale Chips.
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