Monday, July 28, 2008

Salt treats

Last week my good friend Mandi got some kale in her fresh veggie box, I told her to make some kale chips (not sure if she did or not) but it got me in the mood for some salty vinegar kale chips. So I picked up some kale this week at the farmers market to make my own batch.

You are not going to believe me but these kale chips chips taste like potato chips, seriously! They are perfect side for my veggie sandwiches. Even my husband likes them. I coat kale leaves in a tablespoon of oil (I used flax) and a bit over a tablespoon of vinegar (I used red wine) and some sea salt to taste and bake at 350 for 10-15 ish. Click here for an official recipe.
Some chips cooling off:

While we are the subject of salt, I snapped pic of my Himalayan salt candle holder. I have few of these on hand and keep them near my computer and TV. My Mom introduced these to me, they are supposed to balance out the positive/negative ions that electronics put off, to naturally maintain air quality(info from Gorgeously Green). My Mom, among other sources, Gorgeously Green for one, swear by Himalayan salt.

By the way I picked this baby up at TJ Maxx for a mere $8, a steal. If anyone is interested you should defiantly check your local TJ Maxx or if not, health food store. I hadn't been in ages and my husband (of all people) was so excited to find this amazing deal at Tj Maxx.


Shana said...

Not so sure about the Kale chips.... I do love salt & vinegar potato chips, though.

Estes Photography said...

I am going to get some Kale and try this. My boys actually love new stuff like that. I am loving your blog by the way!!!!!

Mandi said...

I'm scared but I think I am going to try those, lol. I love salt & vinegar chips.

Amber said...

LOL shana and Mandi, I know they do seem a bit strange but I swear the just taste like salt and vinegar. I learned today though they are best right after you bake them, when they are all crispy. They weren't as good today in my lunch.

Aww thanks Lesley! I love your blog too, I am obsessed with photography blogs and your sons are just so darn cute! That is really cool that the love to try new foods!

Maryann said...

Oh Amber, you have so much to teach me! I am already learning a lot just by reading your blog.


Sadye said...

I can't believe I'm saying this...I'm going out and buyin' me some kale!

Amber said...

Thanks Maryann!

Yay Sayde! let me know how it goes make sure you get them nice and crispy but not brown they get bitter and flip them half way through cooking in the oven.