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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Recipe of the Week: Spicy BBQ Kale Chips (and Russell James' Extended Homestudy DVD Sale)

I thinned a kale bed at the garden this week and so got to come home with bagfuls of it. Yay! Now, I must say that kale isn't Don's favorite green veggie in the world. Over the years we've tried marinated salads and smoothies but no; he can still detect its strong flavor. *sigh* Actually a funny anecdote from our tour... we were served kale many times by our hosts. lol I figured it was The Mystery winking at Don, forcing him to work on his dislike. he he

I remembered that when I made Chrissy's Goddess (Kale) Chips some time back they generated more positive interest in him. I mean, what's not to like about Kale Chips, right? Crunchy yet soft at the same time and the possibilities of seasoning are endless! Not to mention that it's a super nutritious treat!

Growing up, I was a BBQ Chips kinda gal, so imagine my excitement when I discovered that one of the raw chefs I admire the most, Russell James, recently applied his culinary expertise to this popular snack. (Make sure to watch his video here!)

Their flavor is so wonderfully complex; a perfect balance of salty, sweet, sour and spicy. Oh-so-yummy! A non-raw friend who normally doesn't get very enthusiastic about food couldn't hide his surprise. "These are incredible! I bet you could market them!" he goes to me. That and the fact that Don loves them you can believe is saying a lot about how amazing these Spicy BBQ Kale Chips are! ;-)

Spicy BBQ Kale Chips
By Russell James
Posted on his blog

1 head organic kale, torn
2 chipotle chilis, soaked (seeds removed)
1/2 cup soaking water from chipotle chilis
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons nama shoyu/tamari
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch cayenne
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked
1 cup soft dates

- Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.

- Thoroughly combine the kale a sauce in a bowl until all the kale is coated.

- Evenly scatter the kale on a non-stick dehydrator sheet in a way that will allow the air to circulate around it.

- Dehydrate at 105 degrees F for around 10 hours. Remove from the non-stick sheet, transferring to a mesh sheet and continue dehydrating until the kale is completely dried out.

Carmella's Notes:
~ I doubled the recipe as I had so much kale.

~ I made a couple of slight modifications: I used only half the amount of chipotle pepper and soak water and 3/4 cup dates (or 1 1/2 cups total for 2 recipes).

~ I wanted all the chips to fit onto 2 trays so the kale pieces ended up being pretty tightly spread without much air flow which partly explains why they look so flat.


Russell James' Homestudy DVD Sale
I was just about to push the "Publish Post" button when I got an email from Russell announcing that he's having another super deal on his DVD Homestudy series. He recently had a sale and ended up ordering 30 too many, over and above what he normally keeps in stock, so he's offering these at the same $150 off discount!

If you're interested in getting this bargain and picking up one of those discounted sets, just follow these simple instructions:

Your Own Raw Chef1. Visit this page.

2. Take a look at the DVD set and see if it's something that will help you.

3. Click 'Add To Cart'

4. When checking out enter the coupon code WAKE28

5. Click 'Apply'

6. Ensure the $150 discount has been applied.

7. Checkout with your information.


  1. Yum! When I first saw RJ's video of these chips it's been on my to-make list. Can't wait!

  2. I am a total Bar-B-Que chip guy too....still. heh These kale chips looks great! I have made them a number of times but never like this! Great innovation on an old classic!

  3. The kale chips sound ADDICTIVE!

  4. I always visit this blog for this kind of post. The recipe of the week post is my favorite post in this blog. I this kind of post I always learn new recipe just like this spicy bbq kale chips.