Cheesy Kale Chips

Hubs was out rocking Las Vegas last week so I spent my nights reading for work (the kind of dense, philosophical, intellectual writing I have to read aloud in a silent room in order to process) and catching up on TV shows he won’t watch: Revenge, Smash, and the once-good-now-slightly-annoying-and-preachy-Glee. All of these programs are available On Demand so I became acqauinted with the On Demand commercials. Have you seen the ad for MundoFox, Fox’s new Spanish-languish network? Let me try to explain it. Picture the hottest, most alluring, Hispanic man and woman you can. Now picture a good dozen of them, one after another, stating in Spanish their background– Mexicano Americano, Dominicano Americano, Cubano Americano , etc. and then they all say “Americano Como Tu.” All I can say is, Well Done, Fox. I want to learn Spanish just to watch this network.

Equally random thought? Mac and I are starting to get to know each other and things are going well so far, but there are a few things that I don’t like about the key board. Well, two things. First, there’s no “end” button. Is there? There is no button that says “end” but if I’m missing something, please let me know. The second is that the delete button does what backspace did on my old laptop and there is no button on Mac that does what the delete button did on my old lap top. So I can only erase to the left, not to the right, if that makes any sense. This is annoying, especially because I’m prone to misspellings and typos. And I just thought of number 3–my dad bestowed me with my very first and most excellent wireless mouse, but if I’m just using the mousepad on the keyboard, there’s not left or right button. As in, the whole pad clicks. So how do I right click to fix a misspelled word? That’s frustrating. Again, with all of the misspelling I do.

So this is my 100th post. Had I seen it coming, I would have made you something cute and fun and sweet. Instead, I’m giving you a healthy snack made slightly less so–cheesy kale chips. These chips are so easy to make and they’re great for a vitamin-packed super snack. You can add more or less cheese depending on just how super you want it. Also, Kale is not for everyone. It’s not as innocuous as lettuce or even spinach. And you can’t go into it thinking you’re getting a great substitute for potato chips. You’re getting salty, cheesy, seaweed. So let’s get started!

Cheesy Kale Chips


1 bunch Kale

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup cheese–I used Dubliner but a good parm would work well

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat the oven to 350

Cut the kale from the stalk and tear into smaller pieces

Put in a big bowl and drizzel olive oil over the top. Get your hands in there and make sure each leaf is coated.

Add cheese and salt and mix well.

Spread kale onto a baking sheet and cook for 20-25 minutes, until it’s crispy. Enjoy!