Crispy Kale Chips with Cheddar

Crispy kale chips  made even better with a dusting  of cheddar.

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Disclosure: I received a free delivery from the Produce Box,  that is mentioned in this post. I  am also member of the Cabot Cheese Board, and receive periodic free shipments of the World’s best cheddar, that is mentioned in this post. I was not expected to write a review  for either The Produce Box or Cabot Creamery. I was not compensated for my time. Opinions are my own. 

Call me a laggard. Kale peaked in popularity  back in 2014. Americans have now fallen out of love with kale… before I even once posted on the vegetable. Geez!

This is why getting a produce box is helpful. In case you too need some help getting out of your comfort zone and getting a  chance to taste produce that you might not ordinarily try.  This week, Robyn, the area manager for the Produce Box, brought me a gorgeous Sprout Box…

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and a few extras…

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Do you see that kale in there? When I first spotted it, I saw kale chips in my families future.

I quickly remembered my husband’s motto,

Make anything, just make sure it tastes good!

 No pressure here! So I decided on a chip ( you cannot go wrong). And of course, everything is better with cheddar!

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And that’s how these happened…Crispy Kale Chips

I’m in love; and I predict you’ll fall back in love with kale when you add some cheddar!

Kale Chips with Cheddar

by Diane Boyd

Ingredients (6-8 servings)

  • 1 bunch of kale, washed and stems removed
  • olive oil
  • minced garlic
  • fresh lemon juice
  • Himalayan salt
  • Cabot’s Cheddar Shake! Powdered Premium Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Use paper towels to pat dry kale leaves.

3. In a bowl add 6 kale leaves. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 minced garlic clove, the juice of half a fresh lemon. Use your hands to massage into kale.

3. Repeat above procedure until you have used all kale.

4. Place kale on baking sheets (do no not over crowd.) Sprinkle kale with Himalayan salt.

5. Place in oven and bake for about 12 minutes.

6. Remove from oven when crispy. Serve chips on a platter after dusting with cheddar shake.

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One Cool Cuke + Recipe for Lemon Cucumber Tzatziki

A  little extra love from  the Produce Box this week. Can you guess what vegetable this is?
lemon cucumbers and recipe to make Lemon Cucumber Tzatziki

Disclosure: I have received a Produce Box free of charge and I was not expected to write this post. I was not financially compensated form my time Opinions are my own.

It’s always a high point in my week, when  I get my fruits and vegetables from the Produce Box. I  love anticipating that little something extra that gets tuck in. This week, the lemon cucumbers grown by  Johnston County  farmer, Charles Tart, were the bomb. I ‘m blown away by this round yellow cucumber, with flavor that hints lemon. My recipe is below for how  I used this cool cuke in a  tzatziki sauce.

The goodness from The Produce Box keeps coming. This month it’s Christmas in July.unnamed-1

Hope you’ll take advantage of the offer so you can start enjoying produce like the O’naturel box.photo-288

This box features produce grown to organic standards (ORG) or is pesticide free (PF) or chemical free(CF). Here are the O Farmers:

Organic Blueberries: New Dawn Organics, Kelly , NC

Pesticide Free Hydroponic Green Bibb Lettuce, Coastal Plains Produce, Lenior County

Organic Bi-Color Corn, Herbie Cottle, Duplin County

Organic Cucumbers, M&M Plant Farms, Caswell County

Organic Yellow Squash,  M&M Plant Farams, Caswell County

Pesticide Free Inigio Cherry Tomatoes, Coverfield Farms, Person County

If you’ve been thinking of becoming  a member of   the Produce Box , now is the perfect time!  Use the code REFERJULY to get 1/2 off enrollment. 

Lemon Cucumber Tzatziki (adapted from 5-ingredient Tzatzizi Dip www.produce for kids.com)

by Diane Boyd

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 8 ounces lowfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons dill, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon cucumber, seeds removed and grated

Instructions

Combine yogurt, dill, lemon juice garlic and cucumber in bowl and mix well. Chill for 30 minutes before serving. Serve with you favorite veggies or pita chips for a kid friendly snack.

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