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RAW DEHYDRATED SALT VINEGAR AND BAOBAB KALE CHIPS RECIPE

November 10, 2012

Dear One,

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Baobab fruit powder is an exceptionally nutritious superfood from Africa.

The baobab is a truly remarkable tree. Said to live for a thousand years or more, baobabs dominate parts of the African landscape with their root-like branches and massive trunks that can reach 25 metres or more in circumference. One baobab tree in South Africa, known as ‘Big Baobab’, has a circumference of 47 metres and even a bar for 60 people inside the trunk !

The baobab is often called ‘the healing tree’ because sap, pulp, leaves and bark are used for medicine to treat as various conditions as toothache, asthma, colic, inflammations, insect bites and fatigue. The bark is widely used as a substitute for quinine to treat malarial fevers. Moreover, there is a strong belief that baobab trees house spirits which, if called upon, will help heal sickness, suffering and particularly infertility. For this reason, many stands of baobab trees have become sacred sites and places of worship.

The powder from the baobab fruit is an excellent source of the minerals potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium, an outstanding source of vitamin C, and a great source of B vitamins. It’s a fantastic antioxidant, has anti-inflammatory properties, and is an effective prebiotic. It has a high pectin content, so you can use it as a thickener in recipes.

Baobab is also very rich in dietary fibre, which are beneficial for gut health, weight management and heart health. It contains 50% dietary fibre – 77% of which is soluble, and 23% insoluble. It is the dietary fibre that gives it the prebiotic effects.

And finally, it has a wonderful lemon sherbet flavour and is a natural flavour enhancer, so adds depth to any dish, sweet or savoury. I just had to put them in Kale chips, and I am pretty happy I did 🙂

Serves 4 or 2 or 1 …

400g Kale (I like to use green kale, but will perfectly work with any variety)

2  tbsp Olive oil

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp baobab fruit powder

1/2 tsp crystal salt or sea salt

Wash and spin dry the kale. Tear it into not too small pieces. First add the baobab and mix with your hands to distribute. Then add the oil, vinegar and salt, and mix again.

Evenly spread your seasoned kale onto 2 dehydrator trays lined with nonstick sheets and dehydrate at 42°C for about 12 hours or until crispy. Check halfway and then every few hours, trying not to eat it all. The time needed to dehydrate the kale until crispy varies, as it depends on the temperature and humidity levels around.

Enjoy

Stay Well and Happy,

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RAW DEHYDRATED TAMARI KALE CHIPS RECIPE

September 16, 2012

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Hmmm … KALE CHIPS … Again … More kale chips recipes ? 2 kale chips recipes and Vinegar and curry kale chips.

These ones are super simple super fast to make.

Serves 4 or 2 or 1 …

400g Kale (I used green kale, works with any variety)

2  tbsp Olive oil

2 tbsp Tamari

That’s it.

Wash and spin dry the kale. Tear it into bite-sized pieces. Mix in the olive oil and tamari into the kale, using your two hands. Evenly spread your seasoned kale onto 2 dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 42°C for about 24 hours or until crispy. Check halfway and then every few hours, trying not to eat it all. The time needed to dehydrate the kale until crispy varies, as it depends on the temperature and humidity levels around.

Enjoy

Stay Well and Happy,

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RAW DEHYDRATED VINEGAR AND CURRY KALE CHIPS

September 14, 2012

Dear One,

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Hmmm … KALE CHIPS …

KALE CHIPS are perhaps the MOST POPULAR raw food snack, and definitely the MOST HEALTHY chips in the world. This way for a post in which I talk more about kale chips and kale’s nutritional benefits and give 2 other recipes for kale chips.

These ones were born from the marriage of salt and vinegar chips and curried crisps. I left out the salt, though, and did not miss it.

Serves 4 or 2 or 1 …

400g Kale (I used green kale, works with any variety)

2 small handfuls Cashew nuts, soaked for at least 4 hours

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tbsp curry powder mix (this will make your curried kale chips absolutely unique, depending on the curry powder you use)

1 teaspoon Chili flakes or cayenne pepper powder (optional)

Prepare the kale by washing it, then discarding the hard parts of the stem. This is how I do this : I hold on to the stem firmly with my left-hand (I am right-handed), leaving the leaf free. Then with my right hand, I rip the leaf off the stem. About midway, the stem breaks, leaving me with the hardest half of the stem in my left hand, and the leaf still attached to the soft half of the stem in my left hand … I hope this makes sense … If not, please ask … Then using your hands, tear the kale into bite-size pieces and put it into a large mixing bowl.

Then prepare the dressing, blend all ingredients except the kale with just enough water to blend.

Massage the dressing into the kale, using your two hands.

And finally, evenly spread your seasoned kale onto 2 dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 42°C for about 24 hours or until crispy. Check halfway and then every few hours, trying not to eat it all. The time needed to dehydrate the kale until crispy varies, as it depends on the temperature and humidity levels around.

Enjoy

Keep Smiling,

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Chips are good for you … That is, KALE CHIPS !!!

August 22, 2012

Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

Hmmm … KALE CHIPS …

KALE CHIPS are perhaps the MOST POPULAR raw food snack, and definitely the MOST HEALTHY chips in the world. Everybody loves kale chips, and I am part of the everybody : I eat them as snack at any time of the day, I use them as toppings on soups and salads, as garnish on Michelin-restaurant-like plates …

And kale chips don’t just taste good, they ARE GOOD FOR YOU, too. These are a few facts on why :

  • Fiber : Kale only has 28kcal per 100g (thank you Wikipedia), virtually no fat at all and is rich in fiber, which promotes healthy bowel movements and help regulate cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
  • Antioxidants : With carotenoids, flavonoids and high doses of the well-known antioxidants that are vitamins A and C, kale certainly is a super star food when it comes to fighting cellular oxidation.
  • Anti-inflammatory : Kale (and other dark green lea vegetables) is one of the few vegan sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, along with seeds, nuts, beans and some sea vegetables (the ones the fish eat …). Omega 3. Kale is tremendously rich in vitamin K, which also help reduce inflammation.
  • Antioxidant + anti-inflammatory = anti cancer

Anyhow, back to the subject of the day, EVERYBODY LOVES KALE CHIPS. Fact. I have even heard of some very serious cases of kale chips addictions … There are worst addictions out there, if you ask me …

Everybody has their favourite recipe, from dehydrated recipes to oven cooked ones, with literally an infinity if dressing options and variations.

I mix varieties when possible, and make ‘Kale chips trilogy’ with Cavalo Nero, green kale and red kale … very funky … I also personally prefer what I like to call plain ones, keeping the dressing very simple (olive oil and salt or tamari, full stop), allowing the kale to remain the star. That being said, cacao – cinnamon or cheesy-garlic ones are utterly delicious too …

I definitely tend to find the traditional cashew nuts based dressings heavy these days, so I decided to go for something in between : something sexy and luscious, but seed rather than nut based to make it lighter. And this is what I came up with :

Serves 4 (or 2, or 1, really)

400g Kale (I used Cavalo Nero, works with any variety)

1/2 cup Sunflower seeds, soaked overnight or at least 4 hours

a dozen Sun-dried tomatoes, soaked at least 4 hours

6 cloves Garlic

1 teaspoon Chili flakes

Prepare the kale by washing it, then discarding the hard part of the stem. This is how I do this : I hold on to the stem firmly with my left-hand (I am right-handed), leaving the leaf free. Then with my right hand, I rip the leaf off the stem. About midway, the stem breaks, leaving me with the hardest half of the stem in my left hand, and the leaf still attached to the soft half of the stem in my left hand … I hope this makes sense … Then using your hands, tear the kale into bite-size pieces and put it into a large mixing bowl.

Then prepare the dressing, blend all ingredients (except the kale, hihi) with just enough water to blend. The mixture doesn’t need t be super smooth.

Thouroughly massage the dressing (more like a thick gravy, actually) into the kale, using your two hands. This is my favourite part …

And finally, evenly spread your seasoned kale onto 2 dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 42°C for about 24 hours. Check halfway and then every few hours, trying not to eat it all. The time needed to dehydrate the kale until crispy varies, as it depends on the temperature and humidity levels around.

Enjoy

Keep Smiling,

PS: What is your favourite kale chips recipe ? (:-)

Would you like to use this article on your blog, website or in your newsletter ? You are welcome to do so, as long as you include the following text with it :

© 2012 RAW FOOD ETC Want to look good and feel great by including more RAW FOOD into your diet ? Get FREE healthy raw food recipes, articles and tips from https://rawfoodetc.wordpress.com/

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