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Kale Chips (Video)

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Kale is one of my favorite vegetables. It is densely nutritious and surprisingly versatile. While I normally sauté kale, you can also bake it in the oven with a few simple ingredients to make a delicious snack food. These Kale Chips are considerably more nutritious than regular chips and still taste fantastic. Kale is also fairly inexpensive, and this recipe is quite easy.

While I don’t agree with every aspect of his philosophy, I am still a big fan of Mark Sisson’s blog, Mark’s Daily Apple. Mark held a contest in which readers were asked to make a video of a recipe that fits into the “Primal Blueprint” (his diet/exercise/lifestyle philosophy). I entered the contest with my recipe of Kale Chips and thought I would share the video with my readers.

Kale Chips
– 1 bunch kale
– 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
– sea salt
– chili powder

1. Rinse and dry kale thoroughly. Tear into chip-sized pieces and place in bowl, discarding stems.
2. Pour olive oil, sea salt, and chili powder (to taste) over the kale and massage with hands until fully coated.
3. Bake in a 275F degree* oven. After 10 minutes, shift kale slightly, and bake until crisp (about another five minutes).

*In the video, I say to use a 200F degree oven. However, I found out after filming this that my old (and squeaky!) oven was very inaccurate. An oven thermometer informed me that my oven was actually heating much higher than I was setting it. 275 degrees should work.

Let me know if you enjoy video recipe posts and you may see more in the future!

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Thanks for reading (and watching),
Emily

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Food, Inc.

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Have you heard of the newly released movie, Food, Inc.? It’s a documentary on our over-processed, chemically-ridden, corrupt food system. [Watch the trailer here.] It’s only out in select theaters, but you can see dates and places of release here. I’m seeing it tomorrow in Cambridge, MA, and if it’s playing near you, I strongly encourage you to go see it! It wouldn’t hurt to bring a friend who’s not so enlightened about just how unnatural the American food system is. I’m very excited to see it, and if you do, let me know what you thought!

-Emily

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Thanks for all those who tuned into LifeTips radio to hear me talk about about my book, 101 Natural Healthy Eating Tips. For those who missed it, you can hear the interview at http://www2.webmasterradio.fm/life-tips/2009/healthy-eating-and-virtual-shopping/. The show is about 50 minutes long, but my segment is in the first 15 minutes. Go have a listen!

-Emily

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This Wednesday at 4pm EST, I’ll be interviewed on LifeTips online radio show. LifeTips is the company that published my book, 101 Natural Healthy Eating Tips. It is a talk radio format that focuses on the green movement and people who are changing the world in really great ways. I’ll be doing a brief interview promoting and discussing my book.


You can listen to LifeTips online radio show at
www.lifetips.com/about/radio-show.html.

-Emily

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