Monday, April 4, 2011

Macro Monday...and a Recipe!

Spicy Kale Chips

Who would have thought that Kale could be so gooood? 
Oooo-I love when I get bokeh in the most unexpected places!

Fancy Smancy Olive Oil
I actually used my cheap-o olive oil for this recipe but this bottle was so pretty that I wanted to take a photo of it!

So here's the easy peasy recipe:

Remove the center ribs and stems from 1 bunch kale; tear the leaves into 3-to-4 inch pieces.
Toss w/1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika and 1/4 teaspoon salt.***   
Spread on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
Bake @ 350 degrees until browned around the edges and crisp, about 12-15 minutes.

***I didn't have smoked paprika (though that does sound good!), so I used a little bit of chile powder, garlic powder ('cause I looove garlic), onion powder and a salt blend that has rosemary, garlic, oregano, black peppercorns and red bell peppers in it.  This is actually my go-to spice blend that I use for pretty much anything that I throw in the oven!  Oh, and I never measure olive oil and spices..I just eyeball it.

They were delish and they honestly satisfied my junk food craving because they were a little salty and crisp similar to potato chips.  And they were soooooo easy to make.  I think I may make them again today!

Have a happy Macro Monday, Ya'll!


Martha Z said...

Sounds good and good for you as well. Nice shot of the kale as well.

Michelle said...

We used to make kale chips, but just with salt...but last time I ate them they made me sooooo sick. And you know, after something like that happens, you just can't ever even think of eating it again :(

Ashley Sisk said...

I love the bokeh in the first shot.

Barb said...

I love your bokeh too! nicely done!

Rachel said...

Nice shot!

Dimple said...

This sounds interesting, but I would have to buy the kale first!

Both shots are neat!

Kala said...

I love the Kale bokeh!

Happy Macro Monday.

Anonymous said...

Love that first photo. Gorgeous!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Ahhh- smoked paprika is my favorite spice :) Beautiful shots! I love bokeh too