A few months ago, a friend of mine bought a food dehydrator at a thrift store. After that, I couldn't stop thinking about getting one for myself. . .and the next time we got together to thrift, I found one for $6.99! Score!
The first thing I made was some nacho cheese kale chips. They took about an hour and are oh-so-good.
Here is the recipe I used:
one bunch curly kale (I bought organic)
1/4 red pepper, diced
1/4 c. cashews
1/4 c. nutritional yeast *
dash of cayenne pepper (or more if you like the heat)
1-2 T. water
Wash and pat dry the kale. Tear the leaves into pieces and put in a bowl.
Put all the other ingredients--except the water--in a food processor and pulse until it's ground. Add a tiny bit of water and pulse until it holds together. Use your hands to mix with the kale leaves. Mix until each leaf is well coated with the mixture. Put in dehydrator. Time may vary--mine took one hour.
*Nutritional yeast is carried in most larger grocery stores and health-food stores. I found mine in the natural food section.
Yummy--and bonus, the cats don't seem to like them! Ha!