Monday, March 12, 2012

Kale Chips

My Daughter and I love these tasty snacks.They are so easy to make and full of nutrition! THanks to my friend, Kim, for teaching me this recipe!

Wash your organic kale thoroughly and let dry. Remove leaves from the stalks. If you are using an tougher kale, you may need to remove some of the heavier veins in the leaves as well. Put parchment paper on two cookie trays. After you have removed the leaves from the stalks, place them in a bowl. Lightly sprinkle organic garlic extra virgin olive oil over the kale. I buy my garlic extra virgin olive oik at Trader Joe's. Carefully mix with your hands. Lay the kale leaves on the cookie trays being careful not to overlap the leaves. Make sure that each leaf has oil on both sides of it. After laying leaves on the cookie tray, lightly sprinkle with sea salt. Bake in a preheated 250 degree oven for 20 minutes. If your kale is tougher, you may need to leave it in for up to 40 minutes. Check kale every 5 minutes after the 20 minutes to make it does not burn. Let cool and eat. The kale is very brittle but delicious. I store mine in layers with wax paper between the layers. ENJOY!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Beware of Gorgonzola Cheese!

Today I had a favorite lunch at Woodlice in Severna Park--- Woodfire salad with grilled chicken minus the Gorgonzola cheese.  I am dairy free so I do not eat cheese.  The waitress knows me and told me that the chef said that Gorgonzola cheese is started on bread.  The bread helps the cheese develop quicker.  So Gorgonzola is contaminated with gluten.  Who knew that one.  I never would have guessed that.  Be careful when you are out eating.  Gluten hides is the most obscure places.

Don't forget to send me recipes that I will try to convert to non-gluten!