Obedient Ingredients

A place to put cooking ideas to the test.


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Kale Smoothies: The Fruit

I swear that this site is not sponsored by kale farmers! But kale is just so dang fun and easy and healthy (does this make me a hipster? Please get back to me on that as soon as possible).

Healthy smoothies are totally what’s hip these days; these can include a variety of fruit, dairy and leafy greens. Instead of jumping to smoothie recipes right away, I wanted to break the components down to two of the showcased ingredients: kale and fruit.

Today’s question: Which fruit and kale combination is the best?

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Kale Chips – Aluminium Foil Test

Whomever spends this much time thinking about Kale must be a pretty cool dude.

In a previous post, I tested making kale chips using a normal baking sheet vs. parchment paper. Conclusion: The baking sheet made the chips slightly more crunchy but the parchment paper was easier to clean up. I also learned the important lesson of making sure to COMPLETELY COAT the kale leaves in my oil mixture (EVOO, balsamic vinegar, kosher salt, garlic).

After that experiment, a new question arose: would using aluminum foil make a difference?

I ask the hard hitting questions in this blog.

My test kitchen was about to find out. I wanted to test making these summer homemade chips using both the normal baking sheet and the addition of aluminum foil.

Question: When making KALE CHIPS, does using aluminum foil make a difference?

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Kale Chips – Parchment Paper Test

Kale. Trendy vegetable? Or the simple green leaf for all people to enjoy?

Maybe both, but it’s also bad ass, especially in the form of CHIPS.

Kale chips are healthy and delicious and best of all, simple to make.

One of the first Google results for “kale chips” was from Allrecipies.com, and I noticed the use of parchment paper. Was that really necessary? Is its purpose purely for easy clean up, or does that enhance the quality?

My test kitchen was about to find out. I wanted to test making these summer homemade chips using both the normal baking sheet and the addition of parchment paper.

Question: When making KALE CHIPS, does using parchment paper make a difference?

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