I have come a long way in terms of my 2010 resolutions to try out some new food. I remember, back in the day, when I had yet to try Brussels sprouts and tofu– which I now love! All that seems so long ago, and I don’t know why I put off trying those amazing foods for so long. I need to trust the blog world more!
For lunch today I made a recent favorite and a new favorite.
I attempted a new little tofu twist.
I used part of the recipe from my spicy Thai peanut sprouts to season my tofu. I felt a little crazy and decided to try it out.
I also decided to attempt the ever popular in the blog world – Kale Chips – with my kale bouquet.
Kale doesn’t look so scary, does it??
I might have gone a little crazy with the kale photo shoot.
I had to take some pictures of the kale by Jackson to give you all an idea of the actual size of this bad boy.
Jackson is 11.5 pounds. The kale was 1.10 pounds.
It’s a pretty big bouquet of kale if you ask me. Are they usually this enormous? The kale was overtaking Jackson!
Next it was time to wash the kale.
Did you notice that I really love this little tag with the Eat More Fresh Vegetables writing on it?
This is one leaf of kale – it’s pretty big.
Again, with Jackson in the background for perspective.
Then it was time to slice and dice and put on a baking sheet.
I topped the kale with a drizzle of olive oil
And a sprinkle of parmesan cheese for good measure.
I baked the kale chips at 375 for about 15 minutes, until the edges were crispy. I baked the tofu per the normal temp and time.
Looking at this picture makes me so happy. A year ago I never thought I would be eating tofu & kale!
It’s so crazy how much the kale shrinks in the oven! I feel like I put so much in and not so much comes out.
Crispy, crunchy kale!
I enjoyed mine with a side of ketchup.
I am not kidding you when I say the kale tastes like potato chips. It’s crunchy and a little smoky tasting. They are amazing!
I am so happy I jumped on the kale bandwagon! These babies just rocked my world.
It was a lovely little meal.
The peanut Thai tofu didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked. The sauce was amazing but for some reason the tofu never got crispy. Not sure why, but I still enjoyed dipping the tofu in the extra sauce.
Any idea why the tofu didn’t crisp up?
A Kale Question – Do you use the stalk of the kale or do you cut it off? I wasn’t sure so I didn’t include it in my first kale experience. Not sure it would work or not.
Are you on the kale train? Do you enjoy it or are you still waiting to try it? Let me know what other kale recipes you have for me!