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I really appreciate you answering re: Kale chips .......... I think I will give it a try this weekend when I am off work ........... Thanks much! ......... 2B/ jan emoticon (btw: there was no kale on the icon page--I looked--lol) so I sent a pineapple instead ...... (good in fruit smoothies) .......

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You're right about kale chips being expensive! All of the recipe links in this thread have directions. Some like to bake kale chips at a low temp, and others like high temps. They won't taste exactly the same as the bagged chips; I think they're better. You can season them any way you want. I like them plain. Have fun choosing recipes!

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Hi,
I have a Q. re the Kale chips ........... I saw a 'wee' bag in whole food store Tues. that cost $5.99 .......... I knew I could inhale that quickly so I left it on the shelf ........ I see you can put it in oven @ 200 degrees ............... Do you do anything else to it? Sea salt? ...... does it take very long? ................ I buy Kale routinely and use for our morning Green drinks ............ w/ protein powder (Chocolate) w/ our other veggies and some blueberries it is really good ...............

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Out of all the foods I have ever had, miso soup is my primary comfort food. So many times for so many reasons, when I can not eat, I will have some miso soup (miso and hot water) rather than nothing. I feel I am taking care of myself, it's warmth and taste are just right when I am not. One thing to look out for when purchasing miso is its sodium content. I find, in general, that the misos I find in the Asian markets have a great deal of sodium. The artisan miso made in my area has perhaps 1/3 that amount. I have yet to make it myself. It looks difficult but could be an interesting project.

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To enjoy tea like you get in Japanese restaurants, you need to have Japanese tea - not Chinese. Here's an article to get you started www.monikakorngut.com/japanese_cultu
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Thanks so much for taking the time to type out all the information on miso & tea!

I have a nice porcelain teapot. Maybe I'll just stick with it and try one of the tea balls or mesh strainer.

I LOVE the green tea we're served in the Japanese restaurant. It never tastes the same at home.

Maybe I'll buy some white miso and start with that. I can't tell you how many times I've had it in my cart only to put it back.

Thanks again for the info!

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Miso is a wonderful ingredient, but you have to be sure you're buying the right miso for your dish. There are 4 basic kinds (white, yellow, red, black); and recipes usually tell you which color you need. White is the mildest and is commonly used in dips, dressings, vegan ricotta, etc. If you're adding miso to a soup, add it at the end so that it never comes to a boil. That would kill the organisms that make it such a healthy product. It also makes the miso gritty. If you have an Asian market in your area, that's the best place to buy it. It isn't expensive. I buy a 2 pound package for about $5, and the refrigerator shelf life is a couple of years.

Here's some basic info about miso

www.thekitchn.com/whats-the-differen
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miso/


This is the kind of miso I usually buy. I took a copy of this post to to the store the first time I bought it. Now I've branched out to other colors and brands. steamykitchen.com/106-simple-10-minu
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This recipe from Robin Robertson showcases one of the uses of miso. You can't taste it as an individual ingredient, but the dish is not as good without it. This is one of my all time favorite dinners: Lemony Swiss Chard Stuffed Shells www.harvardcommonpress.com/lemony-ch
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d-stuffed-shells/


Cast iron tea pots are pretty, but they're a lot of work to maintain IMHO. I also don't care for the taste of tea that's brewed in an iron pot, but that's my personal taste. As a lifelong tea drinker, I prefer ceramic/clay/porcelain teapots. Loose tea is always best. A tea ball or infuser is handy. If you leave tea leaves in the pot, the tea gets bitter. You can also strain the brewed tea into a heated fresh pot and discard the brewed leaves.

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Ha! That was SO much fun! Thanks for posting.

I don't have a dehydrator, yet, but now I'm thinking about it...

I never tried miso before, either. I've had it on my shopping list about a hundred times, but it always seems so expensive for something that I don't know much about.

I do enjoy miso soup when my husband and I go out for Japanese food.

Speaking of Japanese food, I have my eye on a cast iron tea kettle that comes with a little mesh insert for loose tea! Twenty bucks - how can you beat it?!

Loose tea is another adventure I'd like to embark on and just haven't done yet.

Thanks again!



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Chef AJ just posted a video about making kale chips www.eatunprocessed.com/ She uses a dehydrator. You could try cooking them at a very low (200F) setting in your oven, too. This might be the nudge I need to buy a dehydrator.

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I made two batches yesterday omitting the oil. I used a balsamic fig vinegar, nutritional yeas and sea salt.

They came out GREAT! I liked them even better than with the olive oil.

I'm so glad I posted the recipe to discover new variations!

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I made kale chips for the first time this week and they were YUMMY! What I did was after cutting and washing them, I put them in my salad spinner...it worked great. And it's true that they need to be watched carefully as some of them were overdone due to our oven that runs a little high.

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These recipes sound good.

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You don't really need to use oil when you make kale chips. I always make mine oil-free. The tip to making good chips is to be sure the kale is completely dry; use towels and blot it. This recipe uses a lower temp; you can also bake them at 425 for about 3 minutes. Whatever temps you choose to use, watch them carefully because they can go from chip to ash in just a few seconds. www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/ba
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The recipe looks like it is based on the one on Linday Nixon's Happy Herbivore blog; it calls for a toaster oven. That would be good method to use to make a very small batch. The chips don't keep well; so just bake what you think you (and any friends/family who might share) will eat.

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I've been hearing about kale chips but have yet to try them.
Thanks for the recipe!

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This is a wonderful idea! I have a lot of kale growing in my garden that will now be earmarked for this recipe. "Like"

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Thanks! Never heard of it called that before.

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Nooch is nutritional yeast.

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kale chips are yummy

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I third it!

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I second that question: What is a nootch??

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I use a little raw honey, sea salt, and raw apple cider vinegar and eat them as a salad. My kids will even eat kale this way. It's a raw recipe for kale chips I got a couple of years ago on line. Recipe is to put them in a dehydrator (excalibur) so you only lightly dry them not cook them so enzymes and nutrition is not destroyed. I tried them according to the recipe but prefer them fresh and not dehydrated. Delicious!!!

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I like the apple cider vinegar suggestion! I'm going to give it a try!



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Thanks for sharing! Mr Omni and I love kale chips!

I'll have to try your way, Swede_Su, with the ACV. Sounds yummy.

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These versions look very good.... mmmmmm.
Maybe I'm not awake yet, though.... what is
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i toss mine in apple cider vinegar, nootch, garlic powder and a little salt - no oil - and they turn out great!

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Thanks! I've been wanting to try this.

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Our family loves kale chips!

It's a delicious and easy way to up your greens intake.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Pull kale leaves off stem in bite sized pieces, wash & spin (in a salad spinner). Make sure the kale bits are nice and dry with a paper towel (otherwise they will steam instead of getting nice and crunchy in the oven).

Rub a non-stick cookie sheet with olive oil. Toss kale leaf pieces in a large bowl with a little olive oil until all the leaves have a little olive oil on them (not a lot).

Spread kale on the cookie sheet and lightly sea salt; bake for 5 - 10 minutes depending on how humid it is and how much you dried your kale after washing.

There's a fine line between done and burned, so you have to watch it closely.

If done just right, it turns out like kale "potato" chips and they have a wonderful crunch! You won't be able to eat just one!


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