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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sesame Garlic Kale Chips

I cannot wait to make another batch of these tasty little morsels!

I swear, they were a hit in our house the past few days! 

AND they are addictive BUT healthy... WHAAAATTT???


1 bunch of kale (leaves separated from stems, stems thrown out, and leaves broken up into bite size pieces-- washed and completely dry!)
1/4 cup of sesame seeds
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 table spoons olive oil


Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Place kale leaves and then all of the ingredients in a zip lock back and SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE it to get the leaves all coated with tasty deliciousness.
Place coated kale leaves on a baking sheet (single layer, may need two baking sheets)
Bake for 10 minutes, check them, flip them, and take out the pieces that are already crispy (the small ones)... bake for an additional 10 minutes.  If they are still not crispy to your liking, bake 5 more minutes.

EAT!  :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

NewBo Farmer's Market Pasta Salad

Oh my goodness, it surely has been a long time since I have blogged.  Lately, it has been crazy around here and I haven't had the time TO blog!

So, I wanted to just start off with a recipe blog.  Saturday night, I combined all of my lovely veggies from the farmer's market and decided to make a pasta salad for Sunday's lunch.  IT was so delicious, I had to just jot down my notes here!

NewBo Farmer's Market Pasta Salad


1/2 lb cooked chicken breast (shredded)
1 small cucumber. diced
1 small green pepper, diced
1 lb small tomatoes, large diced pieces
1 banana pepper, sliced
1 small red onion, diced
1/4 lb of cheddar cheese, cubed
1 can of large, pitted black olives drained
1 cup of balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
1/2 lb dried lemon mint penne pasta


1) boil pasta according to directions on package (I purchased my pasta from Pappardelle's in Cedar Rapids at NewBo market their website:
2) drain pasta and rinse with cool water, set aside
3) dice all veggies, cheese, and combine with noodles, black olives, and shredded chicken in a large past bowl. mix it all together and coat with balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing.  Serve!~