Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Kale Chips with Cashew Cheese

Tuesday is Glee Day! Yes, I am a Gleek! Proud of it!!! This Tuesday was the Rocky Horror Halloween Special which required planning. I scheduled the boys baths and bedtime a little earlier to insure they were down for the night once Glee started. 

I even made a special snack for this weeks Glee! Cheesy Kale Chips!!!! When I posted my Kale Chip recipe, several people shared their love for Cheesy Kale Chips. Being new to Kale Chips, I had NEVER heard of Cheesy Kale Chips. I was missing out!!! 

It wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that I really realized I was missing out!!! While shopping at Whole Foods, I saw a bag of Cheesy Kale Chips. I bought them. (Way over priced but worth a taste test!)

 I LOVED THEM. I ate the whole bag in one sitting. I knew that it was time for me to make my own Cheesy Kale Chips.

When looking back to my plain Kale Chips recipe, I remembered they took a long time. The texture was not exactly wheat was described in the recipes I read and the pictures I saw. The Kale Chips were left soggy and I had to re-cook them the next day.

I decided to go a little different route this time with a little help from Tasha. When discussing Kale Chips, she said she was going to go with Coconut Oil.  I still thought Coconut Oil could leave them a little soggy too so I used Coconut Oil Cooking Spray. I decided that the weight of the oil made them soggy and not crispy which then made me cook the Kale longer.

It worked!!!! These Cheesy Kale Chips tasted just like the store bought ones, if not better! I ate them all!!! I know terrible, but they were warm and delicious!!!!

The Ingredients:

Cashew Cheese
1/2c unsalted cashews
1/4c nutritional yeast
1T coconut oil

A bunch of Kale

The Directions:
Wash and Dry Kale. Preheat oven to 170 degrees - or the lowest oven temperature. 

I had extra Cashew Cheese from the Southwestern Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos and just used what I had left. 

I laid the Kale out on a cookie sheet and spray the Coconut Oil over the Kale. 

In a bowl, I mixed the Cashew Cheese and the sprayed Kale. Coating the Kale with the Cashew Cheese. 

I then poured the Kale back on the cookie sheet and sprinkled the remaining Cashew Cheese on the Kale. Then I sprayed the Kale one more time with the Coconut Oil. 

I did not have a full bunch of Kale. I baked mine at 170 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours. Just watch the Kale until crispy. 


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