so seemingly small,
to the whole universe
as tiny whispers
like the sounds
of butterfly wings,
and the clear voice
of the living truth.
When the craving for crunchy munchies hits, we turn to healthy kale chips. They are easy to make, and in a couple of hours, crispy, flavorful bites of nutrient rich snack food are at our fingertips! The first time we made them we were surprised to find that most of the strong kale flavor disappeared during the drying process.
Kale is one of the most mineral dense foods we can eat, so we like to find ways to incorporate it into our diet besides having it in salads, green smoothies, or juice. Here we show dino kale, our favorite, teamed with tiny green onions before chopping them up to make the chips, and then the finished chip—not so pretty, but ever so tasty.
One large bunch kale (the bunch we got at the farmer's market had about 36 medium large leaves)
4 tablespoons tahini
4 tablespoons green onions, minced
2 tablespoons miso, or 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
2 tablespoons pure water
1 and 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
Rinse kale under cool running water. Make a final rinse with pure water. Drain and pat dry.
Remove tough stems—save for green smoothies or juice.
Cut leaves into thirds. Put into bowl.
Tip: Layer 8-10 leaves and chop all at the same time.
Put tahini, green onions, miso, curry, and water into a bowl and mix.
Add to kale and mix by hand to evenly coat. (Messy but fun.)
Lay kale onto mesh dehydrator trays—use about 1/3 of the batch for each tray.
Dehydrate at 110 degrees for 2 hours or until crispy dry. Sprinkle with a little extra salt, if desired.
Store in covered container.
Tip: If you don't want to dehydrate the kale for chips, follow the recipe, and eat as a salad, but chop kale more finely.
The Little Story: Cleansing the Consciousness
We had a recent experience with brown water this week, when a leak in the town pipes put dirt into our water. Once the leak was repaired it still took a lot of flushing water through the faucets and outside in the garden before the water was clean enough to bathe in. After a couple of days it looked much better, but it was still a bit cloudy.
There was a hidden message in this experience that spoke to me, and it was in regard to my inner states of being, my consciousness. Sometimes it takes awhile to purify a troublesome emotion or belief before coming into a state of balance, forgiveness, harmony, or love. Like the dirty water, most of the emotional or mental clearing may be done, but there still may be lingering cloudiness that takes time to completely clean.
I remind myself that my human side sometimes evolves at its own pace, and that patience is a key. Changing habits, learning new skills, such as following my intuition, or listening for inner guidance, takes practice each and every day. Over time I find myself at a new level. Yet this doesn't mean I'll stay there without doing the work!
The best feeling of all is resting in the embrace of the Creator, loving myself for who I am, and feeling joy and gratitude for being alive.