cheesey cheeze kale chips

kale-chips.jpgkalechips2.jpg so, you may have read about my craving/addiction for kale chips.  these will satisify your salty, cheese, crunchy craving if your vegan.  i finally carved out a couple hours to give these babies a whirl at home and also, use my dehydrator that chris' mom gave us.

here's the recipe i tried....

3 bunches of of medium sized bunches of kale.  the dinosaur kale works well because it's curly and has a lot of nooks and crannies for the cheezey sauce to stick too.

1.5 cup of raw cashews...soaked in water for a couple hours, then drained.

6 sun-dried tomatoes  or 1 red bell pepper

1/2 cup - 3/4 cup of nutritional yeast...depending on how cheezey you like it.

a splash of braggs amino acid

juice of 1 lemon or lime

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. of paprika

1/4 tsp. of cayenne

1 cup of water....maybe a bit more...

wash kale, cut in large-ish pieces....they will shrink quite a bit in the dehydrator.

place all other ingredients in the blender/vitamix and blend til smooth. pour over kale and mix well with hands until thoroughly covered. place kale pieces on dehydrator trays  and let dry until crispy.  on my dehydrator the bottom trays were dry in 4-5 hours...but the higher trays will take longer.  continue to rotate trays until all trays are completely dry.  let cool completely and place in plastic bag for later. enjoy.