Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kale Chips

I have a confession, I love kale chips! They are amazing. The kale is bitter like it usually is so they are not for everyone, but kale is cheep so try them out and if you don't like them you are out less than two bucks!
• 1 bunch of kale
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
• 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
• 1/2 tsp pepper (or to taste)
Wash and cut kale to bite size chunks toss with the oil and vinegar then dust with salt and pepper. Cook at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or until crisp!
the finished chips cooling... yum!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Boneshakers I miss you!

One of the biggest things I miss about Brooklyn is this place Boneshakers @ 134 Kingsland Ave.
Below we see two of our favorite offerings, The Merckx Werkx - tofurky, sham, olive tapenade, chipotle mayo, lettuce, tomato, on a ciabatta hero and The Magnus - veggie patty, tempeh bacon, chipotle mayo, lettuce, tomato, sprouts, on toasted rosemary foccacia. To say the least these sandwiches are brillant! I highly recommend if you are in Brooklyn stop by these are just two of the tasty things they have on the menu! It is fully vegetarian and most offerings are vegan denoted on the menu with a v

The Merckx Werkx

The Magnus

Friday, March 4, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels

I will be the first one to say that these little gems are not really testing my culinary skills but they are quick easy and a great snack! I have been experimenting with adding things to the chocolate, and I am really happy with cinnamon and salt in these!

• 2 cups pretzel nibbs or something that has some sort of a divot in it (for the peanut butter)
• 10 oz dark chocolate for melting
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon
• about 1/2 cup peanut butter
• dash of salt

Put a small amount of peanut butter on each pretzel and place on a lined baking sheet after you have peanut buttered all the pretzels place in the freezer for about 30 minutes longer if you like. The reason these are placed in the freezer is so the peanut butter doesn't fall off when dipped in the melted chocolate.
Next melt the chocolate, I prefer a double boiler, but feel free to use whatever method you like, just don't burn it! mix in the cinnamon and salt mix well. Then dip the pretzels in the chocolate mixture and place back on the lined baking sheet to cool. Then enjoy!