Wisdom Comes Suddenly


July 31st, 2012 · 5 Comments

You can get this same recipe in about 100 places, what with kale being all the rage and all.  I modified a recipe I read tonight, just by bits and pieces, and it was a huge hit.  Sara and Kelly loved it, what they could grab in between Daddy downing it by the handfuls.  I know it’s popular to put into shakes, but I don’t want to do that until my girls really know that they like kale. I don’t believe in hiding veggies in food, otherwise, how will they learn they like all sorts of food?

Chop up enough kale to cover a cookie sheet.  Cover that cookie sheet in either parchment or wax paper.

Toss the kale in about 1.5 or slightly less Tbsp of apple cider vinegar, about 1 Tbsp. of olive oil, and give it a generous grind with sea salt and pepper.

Bake at 350 until crispy, about 15 minutes.  It can be a tiny bit brown around some of the edges, but don’t let it get too brown, or it will go bitter.


Tags: Vegetables

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Karin W // Aug 1, 2012 at 6:40 am

    My kids like it but only when it’s still hot! I wish kale kept better raw…

  • 2 Lydia // Aug 1, 2012 at 10:52 am

    No. You are not going to convince me that kale is now a snack food. I have patiently tolerated your posts extolling the virtues of tomatoes, cauliflower, asparagus, and radishes. I draw the line at kale. Potato chips are snacks. Kale is something you eat when you are lost in the woods, running from the enemy, and you are 13 minutes away from starving to death. Even then, you seriously consider that death would not be so bad.

  • 3 The Momma // Aug 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm


    Agreed, even the word “kale” sounds horrific. Like it’s gone sour already. But it doesn’t even smell bad made this way. It’s actually not awful at all. After you taught me the genetics of brussel sprouts, I was skeptical. But try it Lyd. It’s nutrient dense, and will give you an extra 13 minutes.

  • 4 Lydia // Aug 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    When you post a recipe for bacon-wrapped, chocolate covered kale, then I will try it. Otherwise, I will just have to die 13 minutes early. 😛

  • 5 Lydia // Aug 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Also, when you have to preface a discussion of a food item with “it doesn’t even smell bad this way,” it does not exactly inspire confidence. Just sayin’.