Thursday, April 14, 2011


Nope i'm not talking about that bad/horrible/silly movie starting Beyonce that i TOTALLY didn't spend 95 minutes wasting time watching...

(Me thinks she doth protest too much)

I'm not even referring to BF's obsession with baseball - he is currently watching a Jays game while reading fantasy stats and occasionally referring to some kind of baseball magazine that i prefer to use as a coaster.

I wish i was kidding... i'm not.

There is a chance i'm referring to my Lululemon obsession, the Online store has been closed for weeks now and i'm jonesing for a Luon hit, but BF insists we shop for refrigerators instead of tank tops.

...I think he is a spoilsport and i stick my tongue out at him.

Have I made you wait long enough yet?


You are might be getting annoyed now.

But don't worry.

You won't be annoyed when you see what I have for you today.

Here we go.

I am officially 100%, completely, utterly and magically obsessed with Kale Chips.


In the past 5 days i've made 3 batches, Zehrs is running low on Kale and it's ALL my fault.

What is Kale you ask?

Kale is considered to be a highly nutritious vegetable with powerful antioxidant properties; kale is considered to be anti-inflammatory.[1]Kale or borecole is a form of cabbage (Brassica oleracea Acephala Group), green or purple, in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms.
Kale is very high in beta carotenevitamin Kvitamin Cluteinzeaxanthin, and reasonably rich in calcium.
Kale, as with broccoli and other brassicas, contains sulforaphane (particularly when chopped or minced), a chemical believed to have potent anti-cancer properties.[citation needed] Boiling decreases the level of the anti-cancer compounds; however, steamingmicrowaving, or stir frying do not result in significant loss.[2] Along with other brassica vegetables, kale is also a source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells.[3][4] Kale is also a good source of carotenoids.

It tastes good and it fights Cancer? Kale is my new hero!

Batch One
Batch ONE (aka: the day i lost my Kale Chip virginity) I made the tried and true recipe that all bloggers blog about, it was Cheezy Kale Chips.

Batch Two
Batch TWO (aka: the time i made Kale chips at 1am) Came from a hodgepodge of recipes and turned out alright but batch one was still our first and most memorable.

Batch Three
Batch THREE (aka: the not so hot younger sister of Batch one) Was a good idea but still is nowhere near as lovely as my first time ;o)

I have prepared a menagerie of Kale photos for your enjoyment

Keep in mind, looks are deceiving, they might look like innocent leaves but everyone who has tried them has repeated the next few words.

Holy... Crap... These... Are... Good.

And since you have probably spent this post wondering if i remembered its Thirsty Thursday.

Well i did.

Because the doodle reminded me.

She was trying to get on my good side.

Cause she wanted me to drop more kale on the floor, which i did, i'm such a klutz.

Chocolate Raspberry Green Monster

Handful of Raspberries
1/2 Frozen Banana
3 Ice cubes
1 Cup of Chocolate Soy Milk
1 Tbsp of Chia Seeds
2 Handfuls of Kale

1. Blend
2. Hang your head in shame when BF catches you eating your nine millionth piece of Kale when you didn't think he was looking

Happy Thursday Friends, my question for you is - Have you ever tried Kale chips?