Truth be told, I wanted to present a video today. Unfortunately, my body needed sleep yesterday so we didn't finish editing. We are hoping to do that tonight after we get back from voting. So I thought I'd skip ahead, show some love, and make something for the first time! First comes the love...
If you've never heard of Kittee, you need to get in the know. I absolutely adore her for several reasons. First, she lovingly calls people "titty babies" when they whine for no reason. Second, she thinks xantham gum is the devil. Third, she has the most colorful wardrobe I've ever seen. She's also a really great cook. I use her cake recipes religiously and Papa Tofu straight up introduced me to Ethiopian. Why all this love? Today, for the first time ever, I made kale chips!
You don't understand. For years I've been oohing and ahhing over other people's kale chips (You down with OPKC? Yeah, you know me!). I was starting to get kale chip envy! I just never had kale in the house or would forget to make those damn chips until I had used up all the kale. It was a shame and made my heart hurt. I made a promise, nay, A PLEDGE to make a bunch of things I've been pining for this year for VeganMoFo. And so, I did...
|nothing goes with kale chips like a nice, frothy |
I used the recipe that Kittee posted back in June. It was a fantastic experience. I used the oven method and it took around an hour and a half. I had to leave my oven door almost all the way open because the lowest temp is set at 200, but my oven thermometer said it was closer to 300.
These chips are a salty, crunchy, spicy, noochy good time. I'd call them noochilicious! Era will be lucky if they last until he gets home. And in the spirit of kale, I made myself a delicious green smoothie! It was kale, cilantro, bartlett pear, banana, water, and a tiny splash of apple juice. It was so good that when I yanked my blender from the unit, the bottom unscrewed and smoothie dripped all over the floor. From my swearing, the dogs knew something was on the floor and ran in to have some smoothie. Good times! Haha. Here's the obligatory smoothie shot.
|green smoothie goodness|