As my husband's family is coming in Canada (they're from France), I wanted to share with them delicious kale chips... But when I arrived at their house, I couldn't find any of my "usual" saisonnings... So I created these from almost nothing and they're super delicious and not filled with heavy nuts or oil... yum!
For those of you not familiar with kale chips – welcome to vegan nirvana. Raw foodists, vegans, health nuts, or those in “the green know” chow down happily on a handful of fresh kale chips as a green, nutritious alternative to conventional potato chips. They are not fried or baked; free from all of the carcinogens, additives and preservatives that plague most shriveled potato chip packets; they are dehydrated, which preserves all of their natural enzymes and nutrients; and most importantly, they are absolutely scrumptious. I promise you – these kale chips are to die for! Or at least that is what I have been told by the hoards of happy piggies that have desperately returned to this trough snorting for more.
I thought it was appropriate that I post these kale chips today as a great way to utilize basic cashew cheese which serves as the perfect rub in this green merger. Just throw everything in the food processor and massage with love into the kale. The secret to finishing this recipe off with that extra special touch? Tossing through the granulated garlic at the end. It just gives it a depth of flavor that is missing if you don’t finish it off this way. Don’t worry if you don’t have a dehydrator – you can slow cook kale chips in your oven on the very lowest setting for about 8-12 hours. Give these kale chips a go for your next snack attack – toxic treaters far and wide will be green with envy!
I was about to make my regular kale chips and realized I didn't have everything I needed. I was also spiralizing zucchini. I usually save the cores to make hummus. So, I decided to combine the two. I am very happy with the result. I usually take these to the movies, then I am not even tempted by the popcorn, my former favorite food. I show them here in my plastic popcorn bucket.
These kale chips remind me of the chili lime corn chips I used to enjoy before becoming raw.