Garlic Sesame Kale Chips

I am officially ready for my big vacation! I'm all packed, I got 4 new tires for my car, got my nails done, made CDs for the car ride, gassed up, and mapped out the trip. I have to admit that this 130-mile drive is going to be the longest drive I have ever done in my life! That may seem hard to believe, but I usually draw the line at 30 miles. My mix CD has a big job of keeping me awake and alert on the road. It is quite the eclectic mix:

1. "I Will Wait" by Mumford & Sons

2. "Home" by Phillip Phillips

3. "Get Back to Ya" by Casey Hurt

4. "Madness" by Muse

5. "Some Nights" by Fun

6. "Pretty Wings" by Maxwell

7. "The a Team" by Ed Sheeran

8. "Overwhelmed" by Tim McMorris

9. "This Woman's Work" by Maxwell

10. "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman

11. "Hall of Fame" by The Script & will.i.am

12. "Why" by Annie Lennox

13. "Climax" by Usher

Between this and my Lumineers CD, I should be good to go. I most likely won't be doing much blogging over the next week, but I will have loads of stories and new recipes when I'm back. In the meantime, here is a simple recipe for garlic sesame kale chips. I have made these four days in a row, and they never get old. Feel free to switch up the seasonings for a new twist if you don't like eating the same thing all week like I do! Enjoy these as a snack, appetizer, or side.

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Garlic Sesame Kale Chips

Ingredients:

  • 2 bunches kale, stems removed
  • olive oil
  • garlic powder
  • fine sea salt
  • pepper
  • sesame seeds

Instructions:

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Put kale leaves in a mixing bowl and break into chip-sized pieces. Be sure to discard any stems/crunchy bits
  3. Drizzle a little olive oil in the bowl and rub the oil into the kale leaves with your hands
  4. Arrange on a foil-lined cookie sheet, and sprinkle with garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, toss the leaves, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and bake for another 5-15 minutes based on your crispiness preference