Kale Chips…Easy & Yes, Yummy too

I decided to eat a bit healthier. OK I usually do but I wanted a delicious snack as well so Kale Chips I decided to make. Very easy to do and doesn’t take too much time either. Here’s the recipe. Try it. I’ve even done it before and used cinnamon sugar lightly sprinkled for a sweet healthier treat.

Ingredients

Kale

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Truffle Salt (Found at Trader Joes)

How To

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Clean and dry Kale

Break off into pieces 

Drizzle with EVOO and sprinkle Truffle Salt (or whatever seasonings you desire)

Bake for 12 minutes.

That’s it and it’s easy and healthier than chips from the store and has lots of nutrients. Enjoy!



Gluten Free & Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

What better way to end vacation…trying one of the recipes from the Vegan Desserts in jars book I picked up from the village we were in.

I had to alter the flour to gluten free so that being said this can be made with regular flour as well.

Here we go…..

Preheat oven to 360. Take six tall skinny half-pint mason jars and lightly grease them. Place them on a rimmed backing sheet.

Ingredients

1 1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (I used gluten free)

2/3 cup plus 2 tbsp. evaporated cane sugar divided.

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/8 tsp. salt

1 cup non-dairy milk of choice

1/2 tsp. mild vinegar

1/3 cup mild vegetable oil (I used EVOO)

2 tsp. vanilla extract

3 cups chopped fresh strawberries

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the flour, 2/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and vinegar. Add the oil and vanilla and whisk. Add the dry ingredients in two batches whisking until combined.

Fill each jar 1/4 of the way full with batter. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. While the cakes are baking combine the chopped strawberries and remaining sugar in a bowl. Mix, cover, and place in the refrigerator.

Let the cakes cool. Just before serving, carefully run a butter knife around the edge of each cake and carefully pull out of the jar. Cut in half horizontally. Place the bottom piece of cake back in the jar. Spoon in two tbsp. is strawberries and a large dollop of dairy free whipped cream (I bought vegan whipped cream at Whole Foods). Top with the second half of the cake and add another layer of berries and cream. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Enjoy!!

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Lite Summer Salad – PCOS Friendly

I was craving a salad yesterday and I thought I would share the recipe here on my blog.  It’s very simple and easy to make and very PCOS Friendly.  I don’t have dairy or gluten so this is a great salad and a EVOO/Vinegar dressing too.

Ingredients 

Lettuce

Chicken

Cucumbers

Turkey Pepperoni

Salami

Salad Dressing

1 Tbsp EVOO

2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar

Garlic Salt

(Alter the dressing amount by how much salad you make but remember 2 to 1 in measuring the olive oil and vinegar)

Simply mix all together and enjoy.  I don’t keep track of calories and I heard a great thing once….If you have to count calories it probably has a label.  Today I try and stay away from food with labels.

Enjoy!

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