Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Kale Chips

Today was my first day of work experience in a huge kitchen in the city. I spent the day making hundreds of panna cotta and thousands of pieces of biscotti. It was actually kind of lovely.....and not what I had expected. Previous work experience in the past has been pretty dull so it was nice to just hang out in a huge pastry kitchen and cook.......although there is something to be said about having to get up at 5am when you have a cold and then work in a freezing room all day (so the pastries don't melt.)

The chef looked at me while I was working today and said "why are you so thin? No offence but I don't trust a skinny chef! How can they know their food is good if they aren't tasting it?" It made me laugh.......and want to explain that its all very well and good to want to look like a Nona when you are in the kitchen.....but when it comes to dating in Melbourne, thats another story all together.

Life outside of work experience seems to be flowing quite nicely too. My housemate and I have been making so many healthy treats lately. Over the weekend we made a huge batch of granola.....which was so very addictive. We ended up just eating it out of the tub with a spoon. So yummy!!
(I went to the macaroon shop today as a treat after my first day of placement)

Anyway the other treats which is totally delicious and healthy that we have been getting stuck into lately is kale chips! They are so yummy and easy to make.

Kale Chips!!

You will need:
1 bunch of kale
olive oil

What to do:

  • Preheat oven to 180
  • Cut the leaves of the kale away from the stalks
  • Place kale leaves on a tray
  • Sprinkle with some oil and salt
  • Bake chips checking after 5 minutes.
  • They should look dehydrated and be crispy to touch. This may take about 15 minutes.
  • Eat them all!

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