Kale. Its a vegetable we all know we should be eating more of, one of those superfoods that frequent top 10 lists for cancer fighting vegetables, pictured on nutritional charts and in countless magazine articles. But I've noticed a lot of people aren't real comfortable with kale, not really sure what to do with it. If you are a fan of the 100 mile diet or a regular farmers market shopper you have already come up close and personal at some point in the year when this is only green in a sea of root vegetables. But if you are shopping at the supermarket, you are likely grabbing the familiar spinach than the curly strange bunches of kale at the back of the produce case. Maybe you know you should be eating more of it, but not really sure what to do with it? Well, tomorrow pick yourself up a fresh, healthy looking bunch or two and make some of these! You'll find yourself devouring an entire bunch alone and for the parents out there, you might even convince your kids these are better than potato chips. Let this be your gateway to these beautiful winter greens.
Baking these hardy greens produces that satisfying crunch that manufactures of snack products all over the world constantly try to create. A slight rub of olive oil, a scattering of seasoning and these are better than popcorn to me. In fact some people grind and sprinkle it on popcorn. The fact that this is indeed health food is beside the fact. These are tasty tasty greens. Each time I roast a batch of these I'm amazed at the way they shatter in my mouth and my need to devour handfuls of them. They are smokey and savoury and slightly unexpected but definitely additive and I've found a sure way to get any hater of green vegetables to turn over a new leaf. Pun intended!