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I try really hard to lead a fit and healthy life. After spending my teens eating any and every food put in front of me, I am now trying hard to make it up to myself by going to the gym and exercising as much as I can, and making sure I fill up on fruit and veg. As you can see from my blog, I do still eat a lot – what can I say? I love food! But every little helps.

I found a few recipes for curly kale chips on the health blogs I follow, but it took me a while to get round to trying it out since Germany is (quite rightly) a country which supplies mainly things that are in season and nothing else. I think this can be hard for Brits like myself who are used to Tescos selling every kind of fruit and veg regardless of the season. Kale is still rare in supermarkets so I usually get mine on a Saturday when I go to the farmers’ market at Konstablewache.

I feel I should issue a warning with these, since they are highly addictive! I was over my friends’ house the other day and I even got them addicted to them!

How to make kale chips

Rip the washed kale into small pieces – you want to keep them small because when they are crispy the crispy bits go everywhere so it’s best if they are bite sized.

Rub them with a tiiiiiny bit of olive oil (I use this “healthy” oil and it still works great).

Put them in a really hot oven for about 5 minutes or so, then flip them over and keep them in for another few minutes. Depending on your cooker, the times will vary. The chips will need flipping when they get pretty scent-ful and you know they’re done when they are a nice dark brown colour.

Once cooled, pop them in tupperware and they keep for about 2 days – though you’ll be reaching for them so often they probably won’t make it that long!!

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On a separate note, a colleague of mine let me try this lime and chilli hot chocolate! It’s from the British company Whittard, who make amazing drinks. Tubs of hot chocolate powder like this are pretty pricey and I remember as a student I would save up and treat myself to some every once in a while.

The lime and chilli version was… interesting. The lime hits you as an aftertaste and then towards the end of the drink the chilli kicked in. It certainly made a change from regular hot chocolate!

If you get round to making the kale chips, do let me know!

Comments

  1. This sounds fantastic! I must try it!
    I can’t believe the things I used to eat in my younger days 🙁 I feel like I have so much to make up for!
    x

  2. Lime and chilli hot chocolate? Sounds interesting!

  3. Yay! Thanks for the link 🙂

  4. I’ll definitely be giving that a go Charlotte and sounds very morish.

    My girlfriend has a great recipe which uses Kale (Grünkohl). It’s salmon, apple slices in rich creamy sauce and then kale combined with breadcrumbs on top to give it a crunchy topping. Also, whenever we go upto to her parent’s in Lemgo we always buy Kohlwurst which isn’t fried or boiled like normal sausage but is gently poached with kale and is called Grünkohl mit Pinkel

    I actually don’t mind being without some seasonal vegetables all year round because I look forward to them more when they do come into season. Some of the vegetables I’ve of come to enjoy whilst living in Germany which I hadn’t tried before are:

    White aparagus,
    Bärlauch (wild garlic leaves),
    Kohlrabi
    Pumpkin (which seems to be more common here at Autumn time).

    …and have you tried ever tried a seasonal drink called Federweißer (feather wine) which is a made from fermented freshly pressed grape juice and is traditionally eaten with Zwebelnkuchen (onion cake) made with sour cream and bacon? We found a great recipe last year which uses a pumpkin and flour dough. The colour is amazing!
    https://www.essen-und-trinken.de/rezept/276220/zwiebelkuchen-mit-kuerbis.html#

    For photos click here:
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151442817669392.590511.603414391&type=1&l=980dcc1506

  5. Sausage-topped sauce? I’ve never tried that either.

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