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Smoked Paprika and Orange Kale Chips

13 Jun

BeFunky_IMG_3567.jpgThe name says it all actually, no need to write a recipe. Okay I’ll write something. Just to fill out this page.

Kale chips became such a popular snack these days. Or maybe just in NYC? I don’t know. But you should know that they are incredibly quick and easy to make at home. Here is how:

 

 

4 cups of kale (the leafy parts, so cut off the stems)

2,5 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh orange zest

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/8 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)

pinch of salt

 

Preheat your oven to 350 °F. Prepare your tray with parchment paper or aluminum foil on it.

Cut off the stems of the kale and rip apart in order to make big chunks of the leaves and wash them. Make sure they are completely dry. That way your chips will be crunchy.

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In a small bowl combine the rest of the ingredients and toss it in the kale. Coat every single chunk with the olive oil mixture.

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You have to put them as a single layer on the tray. This means it is going to be a few batches you keep putting in the oven and taking out. Bake your first single layer kale batch for 8 minutes. If they’re not crunchy you can put them back in the oven for another minute but you need be careful because they get burnt so easily. Repeat it till you’re done with all of them.

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Cracked Black Pepper Cheese and Turkey Bacon Flat Bread Pizza

3 Nov

The easiest way to make pizza at home is using flat bread. Not that I don’t like making pizza dough from scratch but I usually have trouble with the yeast that I always think twice before making it. If you have some flat bread at home, it only takes 15 minutes for it to get nice and crunchy so go for it! I made one individual pizza because it was just me at home but you can double or triple this any way you want. Obviously you can also use different kinds of cheese, bacon, or flat bread. This is just an idea I came up with because these were the ingredients I had at home, I thought it turned out to be a great combination so I wanted to share it. And yes yes I know I’m very creative with the name of the recipe. What can I say, its a gift.

Ingredients

1 wrap of harvest wheat flat bread

2 slices of turkey bacon

1/4 cup of cracked black pepper cheese

1/4 cup very thinly sliced onions

Preheat your oven to 300 ° F. Start by cooking the onions over medium heat without any oil in the pan. While they’re getting soft, evenly place crumbles (or tiny little dice) of cheese on top of your flat bread that you placed on an oven tray. Once the onions change color and get soft, distribute them over the cheese. Cook your slices of turkey bacon in the same pan you cooked your onions in. Take them out on a board and slice them before adding them on top of the cheese and onions. Place the tray on the middle rack in your oven and “bake” it for 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Yum!

Apple Coleslaw

29 Jul

Hooray for my first post! Now you might think why on earth I chose this recipe as my first post, and let me tell you right now; simply because I had some apples and cabbage at home and wanted to make myself a salad. Yes, there are times I go grocery shopping for a specific recipe but more often I come up with something based on the food I already have at home. Hope you enjoy it!

This salad reminds me of coleslaw but without the excessive mayonnaise soup it usually swims in. I sometimes omit the onion when I don’t want it to overpower the cabbage. You are free to do so as well, and you can definitely add some shredded carrots to it as well, to make it taste more like the classic coleslaw we know.

Ingredients

1 cup thinly sliced strips of red apple

1 cup thinly sliced strips of green apple

 2 cups shredded green cabbage

                                              ½ cup thinly sliced sweet onion

                                              2 tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise

                                              ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard

                                              1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

                                             ½ tablespoon olive oil

                                            ½ tablespoon honey

                                            Salt and pepper to taste


Combine the apples, cabbage, and onion in a large bowl.

In a separate small bowl whisk together the reduced fat mayo, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and honey.

Pour the dressing over the mixture in the big bowl. Add salt and pepper according to your taste. Enjoy!