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Try out these delicious kale chips for a healthy, wholesome alternative to most “snack” food!

Cheesy Kale Chips

Serves 2 to 4 as a snack

3/4 cup cashews
1 bunch kale, washed and dried
1/2 red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, chopped into large pieces
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup nutritional yeast (not to be confused with Brewer’s yeast)
1 lemon, peeled, cut into wedges, and de-seeded as much as possible (a few stragglers are ok)

Cover the cashews with water in a small bowl and let the soak for at least one hour before proceeding.

Preheat oven to the lowest heat setting (mine is 180 degrees). Line several baking sheets with parchment paper. Drain cashews and set aside. Trim stems the from each kale leaf and cut each leaf into chip-size pieces.

Add the cashews, red pepper, garlic, soy sauce, oil, and nutritional yeast to a food processor. Scoop the flesh from the lemon and add this to the food processor as well. Blend until smooth. (Alternatively, you can use just the lemon juice for a slightly less bright lemon flavor.)

In a large bowl, combine kale and cashew paste, making sure kale is evenly coated. Place kale pieces on baking sheets allowing space between each piece so they do not touch or overlap. This will take more than one batch, so reserve any remaining kale and refrigerate, covered, until first batch has finished baking.

Bake kale until crisp and completely dry, between 2 and 4 hours. Check after the first hour and turn leaves over. Check kale periodically. Chips will be ready when crunchy and stiff and topping doesn’t feel chewy or moist.

Kale chips will keep in an air tight container for one week.

View here to see complete recipe with pictures included:

http://www.thekitchn.com/snack-recipe-cheesy-and-vegan-kale-chips-179037

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At the Sprout we always offer high quality and delicious, vegan food.  If you’ve tried it, you know it’s great and our regulars will tell you the same.  Mickey Brennan, trained in the culinary arts with a wide background and knowledge of health and nutrition, also offers a personal chef menu with many creative, healthy and always mouth-watering options.

 

Here is just a few items from an even more extensive list of ideas:

- Marinated Kale Salad with Pomegranate and Toasted Walnuts

- Thai Coconut Lime Soup

- Beet Ravioli with White Truffle Walnut Filling

- Almond Hummus

- And many more with infinite variations available!

 

Whether you would like to cater a special event or begin a regular eating schedule to help you eat right and make that step towards a healthier lifestyle, Mickey Brennan can work with you one on one to create a top notch menu to suit your needs, dietary restrictions, and taste buds.

Ask for more information at The Sprout, or call 843-743-1439 today!