Category Archives: Vegetarian

Garlic Parmesan Kale Chips

I’ve had kale chips a few times, but have never made them.  I had half a bag of kale leftover from a soup I made last week and needed to use it up.  I reviewed my usual blogs and Pinterest – combining many ideas into my own.  This is what I did:

  1.  Tore up kale to fairly uniform sizes.  Removed any thick stems/ribs.
  2. Drizzled the kale with a little garlic infused olive oil, sprinkled with some fresh ground sea salt.
  3. Baked at 350 degrees until crispy.  This part was tricky.  I stirred it around a bunch and kept a close eye.  Crispy to burnt can happen quickly!
  4. Just before it’s all crispy, sprinkle with some parmesan cheese.
  5. Back in the oven until cheese is melted and kale is all crispy.

This took a lot of babysitting – but Hubby and I devoured the entire pan in seconds!

Indian lunch – Chickpea and Potato Curry and Roasted Cauliflower

I knew I was making chicken and beef chili for dinner – so I decided to try something vegetarian for lunch.  I don’t usually cook at lunch time, but I figured the leftovers would be good for work this week.  I actually made 2 dishes (what can I say – I feel the need to try everything in my Skinnytaste cookbook!!).

The first dish was a potato and chickpea curry.  Gina doesn’t have this one on her blog – but someone reposted it here.   This blogger rated the recipe a B.  I would agree – not the best Indian recipe I’ve had, but low calorie and chock full of good stuff.  I didn’t have it with rice (although my son did and liked it that way).  I did splurge on a piece of naan.  🙂

The second dish was OUTSTANDING.  I will definitely be making my cauliflower this way again.  It was a simple roasted cauliflower – but it was tossed in some cumin and turmeric.  The recipe called for garlic and olive oil – I decided to save some time and ingredients and use my garlic infused olive oil.  It was roasted very high – 450 degrees.  But oh my goodness – it was good!  This one was also only in her cookbook.