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#1 Laurie S

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:37 PM

Kale Chips and Cauliflower Popcorn Recipe Needed Please. I read about them here on Jenny Craig and I bought the stuff, but I can't find the recipes for either. Please help :rolleyes: Thanks!!!!
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:10 PM

I copied/pasted these from another thread.....enjoy!

Cauliflower Popcorn:

Use fresh or frozen florets. In a large bowl drizzle a (teeny) bit of olive oil (less than a teaspoon) on them and a bit of Mrs. Dash. Stir them all up and put them on a cookie sheet in a 425 degree oven and roast them for about 45 minutes. Cauliflower has a natural sugar in it that caramelizes at a high temperature. It's WONDERFUL. Eat it like a bowl of popcorn.



Kale Chips:

-preheat oven to about 375*

-use about 1 OXO salad spinner's worth of kale (which was a stuffed grocery store bag worth)
-tear the leaves off the thick stems into bite size pieces and spread of cookie sheet.
-drizzle w/about 2 tsp of olive oil
-sprinkle w/parmesan, asiago or your seasonings of choice. Plus a sprinkle of kosher salt
-bake for about 15 min until edges are brown and kale is crispy when moved in pan.
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:17 PM

Thank you so much! I will be trying them soon! Do you know if the kale has to be completely dry before plceing in oven for baking? :rolleyes: Thanks!!
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 05:08 PM

I sure dont, sorry! I would think it would be ok to be a lil damp though...just not soaking wet. The heat from the oven will probably dry them..
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:08 PM

OK, thanks! My plan is to wash the kale and then spin it out in the salad spinner and then cook as directed. I am hoping they really turn out like chips... So I can eat them with salsa... which is a weakness of mine :P
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 05:33 AM

In this case, thats a good weakness, lol. Salsa is diet must have!

Let me know how they turn out.....I've been wanting to try them.
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 08:13 PM

I tried both of them tonight. Both uniquly different. Probably wont make either again, but both were good. I think that I over salted the kale chips, but I really liked the crunch and they were good with the new batch of salsa I made. Could not dip them, becasue they would break... so I spooned the salsa on top of them and they were good. The hearty kale turned very thin and crisp when baked.... I am not a huge fan of cauliflower, but the baked version was tasty... not anything like popcorn though... the longer it cooked, the better it tasted :rolleyes: Thanks for the recipes Melissa!
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:01 AM

Good to know Laurie.....and your most welcome! :)
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:46 PM

I like your new picture :) Very nice!!!
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:51 PM

Thx girl.....I cut off the long hair, time for a change! ^_^
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:15 PM

I know!!! I am going to get a cut, color, and straightening on June 1st. I am so excited for a new change. The picture I posted on JC is from about 4 years ago. I was 40 pounds lighter and had my hair straightened. My hair is naturally curly and it is thin, fine and frizzy all at once... On a side note, I lost 2 more pounds this week, taking my total to 8 lbs lost in 3 weeks. I am super excited about it and really enjoying the food. I need to work some more exercize into the picture though. I have chronic fatigue syndrome and get so tired, so quickly. What do you do for exercize? :ph34r:
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:48 PM

View PostLaurie S, on 18 May 2012 - 01:15 PM, said:

I lost 2 more pounds this week, taking my total to 8 lbs lost in 3 weeks.

Girl that is AWESOME!!!! You are doing better than average.....GO YOU!!

As far as exercise....I walk mostly, and some days I will get on my elliptical, and some days I will lift light weights.....I keep it all mixed up. lol.

You MUST post a pic of your new hair-do when you get it.....I bet you are stunning any way you do your hair. In your pic you are one cutie patootie ;)
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:34 PM

Thanks! You're a doll! I definatley need to add weights into the picture :rolleyes:
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:59 PM

OMG... never thought I would want Kale chips or cauliflower popcorn again after I made them the first time. Not becasue they were bad, just because they are time consuming... but so craving the Kale chips... picked up 2 different types of kale today. Going to make some salsa to have them with... YUM!
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:00 AM

I am REALLY going to have to try them!
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:23 PM

I just made another batch... it was a different kind of Kale than I used before. The leaves were thicker and heartier... but it also had a much stronger taste. I didn't like the taste of it alone... however, used with salsa, they were great! The chips are not strong enough to dip, like a chip, but I just spoon the salsa on :)
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:12 PM

I still havent tried it.....I need to soon though.
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:41 PM

I've made kale chips with olive oil and kosher salt and they turned out really good!  I think the "curly" kale holds up better.  I'm wondering if anyone has tried this with spray Pam olive oil?  I think that might cut down on the fat but I have not tried it yet.  I like it when some of the chips come out crunchy, and some are still a bit chewy.  Good stuff.  And kale is SO good for you!
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:22 PM

I have tried with 2 different types and I have to agree that the "curly" kale holds up better. I will have to try with the Pam Olive Oil Spray. I have just been putting the kale in a bag and then pouring some olive oil on with garlic salt, then closing and shaking the bag.I like the crunchy ones. They remind me of lays potato chips :)
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