“Cheezy” Garlic Kale Chips

“Cheezy” Garlic Kale Chips

Baked Garlic Kale Chips
Serves 1
Compulsive snack chip eaters, take note. You season these things right, and they are fantastic to just stick a bowl in front of your face and pig out. And since it's kale, the only thing you have to watch is the salt.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. One medium bunch of green kale (the standard kind...not the lacinto)
  2. 1/4 cup olive oil
  3. 1 tbsp or more onion powder
  4. 1 tbsp garlic powder
  5. 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  6. 1 tsp garlic salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Wash/dry the kale, remove stalks below the leaves, and chop into 1 1/2" pieces. Place into a mixing bowl, along with the olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, and nutritional yeast. Toss. Lay pieces onto a standard baking sheet.
  2. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, then flip kale pieces over and put back in for another 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and sprinkle with garlic salt.
Notes
  1. Another popular method of preparing kale chips is to use a food dehydrator, which helps retain the nutrients better than baking them.
  2. Also, don't be afraid to play with the seasoning amounts according to your own taste. Nutritional yeast is an acquired taste. But once you dig it, it helps add a savory element. Plus, it's a great source of protein, folic acid, and vitamin B12. You can usually find it in the bulk or baking/spice aisles of your grocery store.
  3. Image courtesy of CookForYourLife.org.
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Hearty Black Bean Soup

Hearty Black Bean Soup

Hearty Black Bean Soup
Serves 2
Thick and hearty, and a great combo of different savory/spicy ingredients.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
6 min
Total Time
21 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
6 min
Total Time
21 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups low sodium vegetable stock
  2. 1 1/2 cups canned, drained and rinsed black beans (1/2 beans reserved)
  3. 1 1/2 cups canned, drained and rinsed chickpeas (1/2 chickpeas reserved)
  4. 1/2 cup chopped onion, sautéed
  5. 3 garlic cloves, roasted
  6. 3 tbsp lime juice
  7. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  8. 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  9. 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  10. 1/4 cup coarsely chopped red pepper
  11. 1/4 cup coarsely chopped yellow pepper
  12. 1/4 cup chopped scallions, garnish
Instructions
  1. Place vegetable stock, beans, chickpeas, onion, garlic, lime juice, jalapeño pepper, and seasonings into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 6-7 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.
  5. Reduce speed to Variable 4 and remove the lid plug. Add reserved peppers through the lid plug opening.
  6. Blend for additional 10 seconds. Serve immediately.
Optional ingredient for some heat
  1. 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded
Adapted from Vitamix
Adapted from Vitamix
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Hearty Black Bean Soup

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