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Old 01-28-2012, 01:49 PM   #11
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How much is too much? What's the price of a head of kale vs. price of a bag of potato chips?

Which is healthier? This is not a rhetorical question. I don't know the answer, but kale sounds more healthy if it's a choice of kale chips it or potato chips.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:03 PM   #12
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How much is too much? What's the price of a head of kale vs. price of a bag of potato chips?

Which is healthier? This is not a rhetorical question. I don't know the answer, but kale sounds more healthy if it's a choice of kale chips it or potato chips.
Kale is definitely healthier than potatoes. However, I am biased, I do not like "supermarket" kale. It is tough and bitter. The kale we grow is tender and sweet. We plant kale and potatoes in the garden. Seed potatoes are more expensive than kale seed. Kale is a relatively easy plant to grow. Potatoes get potato bugs (which the chickens love) but s/one has to pick the bugs off the plants, and digging potatoes is a lot more work than picking kale. Kale plants grow "upward" so one could easily incorporate some kale plants in one's flower beds (kinda like planting ornamental cabbage).
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:04 PM   #13
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The only problem I have with kale chips is that if I am making them myself then it takes way too much kale to make a worthwhile amount. Or maybe i just eat too much of it
Your problem is you don't have 60-75 kale plants and have to figure out what to do with all that kale!
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I wish I could try these kale chips by buying some at the supermarket.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #15
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I wish I could try these kale chips by buying some at the supermarket.
You should be able to find some there--I know that you can buy them in NYC. A "trendy" food.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:22 AM   #16
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I'm inNYC and will look for them. thanks !
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I wish I could try these kale chips by buying some at the supermarket.
I found some at the health food store. The bag was the size of a small bag of potato chips or Fritos. It cost $6.95!

I think I'll try making some. I have some kale in the fridge.
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Those are good! A bit weird, but good.
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I'll have to start a cooking "to do" list, and add kale chips to it. I wish I had a general "to do" list and I'd add "start a cooking/foodie to do list" but alas I don't have that list either. I'll try to remember to check WFM and Trader Joe's for kale chips.

TL I'll look forward to your comments if you cook the recipe. You seem pretty savvy.
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I'll have to start a cooking "to do" list, and add kale chips to it. I wish I had a general "to do" list and I'd add "start a cooking/foodie to do list" but alas I don't have that list either. I'll try to remember to check WFM and Trader Joe's for kale chips.

TL I'll look forward to your comments if you cook the recipe. You seem pretty savvy.
I followed Spork's instructions and they are very easy to make and very tasty. I also followed CWS4322's suggestion to use parchment paper. There was hardly any cleanup. The jelly roll pan and the cookie sheet were still clean.

The taste is unusual, but definitely yummy. I will definitely do that again. BTW, if you want to make these, you should consider getting organic kale. Kale is in the "dirty dozen" for pesticide residue on fruits and vegis. Executive Summary | EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides | Environmental Working Group | EWG.org
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