Friday, March 23, 2012

Nut-free Tahini Kale chips! so good everyone will love...

My days seem to have "themes" these days. The "theme" of the day: catering to what other people want or think they want.

Allthough it is important to take everyone in the household into consideration, I have slowly learned that when you change and grow, soon enough they will follow! Perhaps not all the way. Perhaps just a few steps. But there is an opening that happens that is just so important to hold on to. Trying new things, new recipes, new routines .. it all takes time to integrate, absolutely! but just because it takes time to do so doesn't mean it is not possible. It's a brave new world of options out there... present some new ones to those whom you love.... they may be happily surprised along with you!

Hungry for chips??... well well... do I have something for you then.


1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, cold pressed
1/2 cup of Tamari Sauce* wheat free
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/3 cup Tahini
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 large bunches of kale, washed well, destemed and torn into large pieces.

Combine the olive oil, tamari sauce, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, tahini, and garlic in a Vita- Mix (or any blender). Blend until smooth.
Tear the kale leaves off the stem and place in a large bowl. Mix in the tahini dressing and massage the leaves until well coated.
Arrange the leaves in single layers on Teflex-lined dehydrator trays. Dehydrate @ 145F for 1 hour, then lower to 105F for 2 more or until crisp. These get done really fast so keep track of your time!

If you don't have a dehydrator, no worries, they can be done in the oven as well. Set up your oven to it's lowest temperature, if 200F is possible go for it! Line a few baking sheets with parchment paper, then spread the kale chips in a single layer over the sheets. Bake between 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. tossing half way through the baking. Bake until they are dry but not burned. You will have to experiment with you oven the first time. Keep an eye on your kale, some may be ready faster than others.

Enjoy immediately warm out of the dehydrator, they are just heavenly! Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks... that is if your family doesn't just vanish them immediately!

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.  ~Dalai Lama

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this recipe. I made them and they turned out great! I'm going to link to your recipe on my blog I hope you don't mind. :)