I bet everybody likes challenges… to be honest I do! So I challenged myself in February. I was planning to do a 29 day sugar-free (no cakes, no chocolates, no sweet fruits only apple, lemon, orange and mandarin sometimes) vegan challenge but I ended it on the 25th day. 25 days were enough. I enjoyed it, I had ups and downs but I couldn’t bear not to eat anything sweet anymore.
Thanks to Maria, for her informative blog posts and yum, nutritious recipes. Thanks to Sarah, for her great book “I Quit Sugar”. Thanks to William Dufty, for his amazing book “Sugar Blues”. These all helped me to keep going even if it was difficult sometimes.
(As you know I write my blog in two languages: Hungarian and English. I’m a bit behind with the translations and all my Hungarian posts from February are translated now in March.)
I love kale! It is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, and reasonably rich in calcium. Making chips from this beautiful vegetable is a life changing experience. There are so many great recipes on the internet but I did the simpliest. I seasoned the leaves with salt, pepper, sprinkle them with good quality olive oil and baked in the oven. If you taste it, you never want to eat store bought chips again! It is that good!
– 1 bunch of kale
– 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
– salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 150-160C (300F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Remove the kale’s stems and center ribs and cut the remaining leaves into bite size pieces. Rinse and dry the leaves in a salad spinner centrifuge. Season with salt and pepper and toss with olive oil to coat the leaves evenly. Arrange the leaves on the parchment paper and bake for 12-15 minutes until the leaves are crisp and light golden brown.