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I had a sample of dehydrated kale at a grocery store a few days ago - not bad! So I did a test run at home. Half a bunch with olive oil, lime juice, and salt; and half with the same things + a little sambal paste. 105-115 for ~6 hours.

ALRIGHT!

My wife said, "That answers the vegetables question for backpacking doesn't it." Yep.

Anyone else doing this? Recipes?


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Yes!  Isn't it great?

I just dehydrated it by itself... what does the lime juice do for it?

I've mostly added it to soups.  Great in white bean (cannelini) soup, chicken noodle soup, etc.

There's a pasta dish with sausage and kale that I think would work well on the trail.  I found some freeze-dried "sausage crumbles" at Packit and plan to try making it with the dried kale, dried garlic and olive oil.


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I've heard of making kale "chips" in the oven.  Probably the same idea.  Heck, you could flavor paper right and some would rave.

I'd rather eat animals.


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And if you crumble the dried kale, you can use it in meals...just sayin' ;-)

If you can eat eat cashews, let me know. I have a good one where I enrobe the kale in a raw cashew sauce, then dry.


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And if you crumble the dried kale, you can use it in meals...just sayin' ;-)

If you can eat eat cashews, let me know. I have a good one where I enrobe the kale in a raw cashew sauce, then dry.

See?  See?  Paper triangles "enrobed" in cashew sauce would be great!  :D

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Hehehe

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Experiment #2. Whisked OO, lime juice (sparkles up the taste, like adding lime to etouffee), Tabasco (the elixir of life), and kosher salt; mixed in very finely chopped toasted pecans, mixed with kale, dehy at 115 for ~6 hours. Very, very good. Next time, more nuts (probably cashews).

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See the kale still needs to be destemmed.  Are they more filling than regular potato chips?

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See the kale still needs to be destemmed.  Are they more filling than regular potato chips?

LOL. Kale is probably less filling and definitely not as tasty as potato chips. But definitely healthier. Also more likely to help with "regularity" than potato chips. Gimme some of them potato chips.

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