Fall is just around the corner, so when the weather gets colder meals get cozier! One of my favorite cozy night-in soups is my own take on Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana! Loaded with garlic and potatoes, you can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe.
Edgy Veggie with Andrew
Kale gets a bad wrap. Unless you really love veggies, you’ve probably never tried it. I honestly hadn’t until very recently, and I’m part rabbit. Kale’s mature leaves are squeaky and the stems are as hard as oak branches. If you eat it raw, there’s a not-too-subtle bitterness that can throw a salad way off, not to mention the “you’ve got something in your teeth” quality of leafy greens. All that aside, this recipe turns Kale into an epic late-night snack, I swear!
If you’re willing to try one of the simplest recipes on the planet, you can kick your chip bags to the curb and switch to a healthy alternative. This green super-duper-food is chocked full of fiber and antioxidants, plus a big dose of Vitamins A, C, K and Potassium. Compared to potato chips, these cut out the carbohydrates, ditch the bad fats and contain less than 1/3 of the calories. Take that, greasy spud flakes! Now, let’s get cooking.
- One Bunch of Kale (washed)
- 1 Taco Seasoning packet
- 1-2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Zipper Bag – 1 Gallon Plastic Zipper Bag
- Cookie Sheet – Sprayed lightly with oil or covered in parchment
- Oven – Preheated to 350 F
Step 1: Rip it up! Remove the stems and tear the kale leaves into 1-2″ pieces.
Step 2: Toss it! Fill your plastic bag with Kale, then drizzle or spray in the oil. Add your seasonings, zip it up and shake the bag until everything is evenly coated.
Step 3: Bake it! On your cookie sheet, make a single layer of your coated kale pieces. Distribute them evenly so they don’t overlap. Bake 10-15 minutes, until the edges are brown but not burnt. Cool and enjoy.
Step 4 (optional): Brag! Take a photo of your masterpiece, post it on Facebook to make your friends jealous. Extra credit: tag Coborn’s in your photo and I’ll give you a shout-out in my next blog.
BONUS ROUND: For a little spice of life, try these flavor alternatives
• French Onion Dip Packet
• Ranch Dip Packet
• Sugar & Cinnamon
• Buttered Popcorn Salt
• Curry Powder
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