My parents got in from a week long trip to Colorado tonight. Bless their souls, they came straight from the airport to my house just to give me hugs! Yes, I am 30 ... It is just that I am just very close with my parents and grateful for it every single day. It was great to see them. Plus, they helped me manage all the leftovers I had! Both my mom and dad feasted on all the leftovers from the week ... Curried Lentil Soup, Vegan Cookies, Cilantro-Lime Chickpea Salad, Chickpea Cookie Dough ... all of it! There were a lot of "mmmmmmm's" and "ahhhhhhh's". They liked it! They loved the Spicy Peanut Kale Salad too. They are so proud of me and the changes I am making. That means the world to me. They both say that I am moving better and look like I have lost weight too ... BONUS!!!
So, I decided to try and make us another snack on top of the leftovers... I keep seeing recipes for "Kale Chips" all over the internet and Pinterest. I have been meaning to make them, but I haven't gotten around to it until now. I decided to make vegan Cheesy Kale Chips with a recipe I adapted from Nicole Burley's Website. They turned out GREAT. I found them to be very filling and delicious. Definitely an awesome substitute for chips! The only issue I had was getting them crispy. I had to raise the temperature and add time to the original recipe to get them crispy enough. I have put some recommendations in the recipe below, but definitely watch your chips and make sure you get them to the right crispiness! Otherwise ... DEEEE .LIC. IOUS. I highly recommend these. I can't wait to try to make a salt and vinegar kale chip recipe ... I do love me some salt and vinegar chips!!!
Cheesy Kale Chips (Vegan)
- 1 large bunch curly kale
- 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours
- 1/4 cup jarred roasted red peppers
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)