The frenzy of the hurricane has got everyone running to the stores, including me. Good excuse to stock up on goodies! I’m going to make a big pot of soup that I can re-heat on stovetop if the power goes. Most likely will be making pizza too as long as the oven is working. My dehydrator came yesterday so I am trying to get some use out if it before the power goes out. I had the biggest smile on face when I saw it sitting on my front doorstep!! I made Garden Burgers and kale chips first time around. They were so fragrant while baking and made my house smell realllly good. I took the Sun Burger recipe I posted a few weeks ago but added garlic powder to the mix. I also added extra veggies so it would be really chunky & sprinkled with nice color. These were so easy make. I always save my carrot pulp when I juice now. You can even place in freezer bags and defrost for later use. Fresh is always best but since I live a busy life, frozen does just fine for me.
I have been wanting to try to make a salt and vinegar chip. I used to love to eat the potato version almost every other day and needed to try to replicate that taste. These were super easy to make and so delicious! It was really hard for me to not eat the entire tray.
Salt & Vinegar Kale Chips
- Kale, cut into bite size pieces
- Nutritional Yeast
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Dulse Flakes
- Lemon Pepper
- Olive Oil
- Greek Seasoning or any salt seasoning of your choice
- pinch of Himalayan Pink sea salt, or any salt
You really want to have equal parts olive oil to vinegar, just a splash or two will do, enough to coat. The seasonings balance out the sourness of the vinegar. Cook in dehydrator at 115 for a few hours or until crispy. If you don’t have a dehydrator you can cook in oven at 250 for 15- 20 minutes or until crispy.
*Tip: I have decided to save all my previous containers of Kale Chips to store my homemade ones in. The silica gel packet that comes in these store bought containers I think is key to keeping them crispy because they absorb any moisture. You can actually buy them to use in your own containers/jars for your chips. Here are some listings on ebay.
As suggested by my friend Lauren I got an organic probiotic drink at Whole Foods today by Kevita. Their packaging design and colors are very eye-catching. I love when a drink and its container is pretty, as well as tasty! The coconut flavor was like coconut soda heaven. What a treat to have something so good for you also please your taste-buds. I was so thirsty and this was hydrating & quenched my thirst right away. I kinda downed it a little too fast! I now want to try all the flavors they sell. My mouth is watering at the looks of this flavor, Strawberry Acai.
I call this my Hurricane Pasta Salad. I wanted something cold to easily pull out of fridge and eat during the storm in case power is out.
- Brown rice pasta, TJ’s brand
- halved cherry tomatoes
- chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- artichoke hearts, frozen from TJ’s
- diced celery
- diced green pepper
- sliced green olives
- kalamata olive tapenade from TJ’s
- fresh oregano
- olive oil
- apple cider vinegar (Bragg’s)
- salt and pepper
- garlic powder