The Examiner is always looking for good people to write for them. They have all kinds of categories and areas that you can specialize in. I write under the Food & Drink category, specializing in gluten-free. If you are interested in submitting an application, just follow this link. If you do apply, please make sure to use me as a referral; my examiner number is 15655.
I bought some kale last week and thought, what the heck, I’ll try these. I prepped the kale by washing & drying & removing the stems. I tore into more manageable size pieces and then spread out on a cookie sheet that I had sprayed with Pam. I then sprayed the kale with Pam and seasoned with parmesan cheese, a little freshly ground pepper & sea salt. I baked at 350 for approximately 10 minutes and then let cool slightly.
I cleared my mind and made sure that as I was going to take my first bite that I wasn’t expecting the kale chips to taste like anything I had previously tasted. I knew if I had a preconceived idea of what they would taste like, I would most likely not care for them. I took my first bite. I was pleasantly surprised. Tasty! These went perfectly with my ham, Swiss & sriracha sandwich and salad. I went on to make several more batches for lunch throughout the week. Super simple to make and healthy, too!
Thanks, Kath, for yet another great, healthy idea! :)
If you have a second, check out my new article on Gluten-free Pizza in Columbus.
I don’t know if I have mentioned it here or not, but I am currently training for a half-marathon that is coming up in October. I have never run in a race before, unless you want to count a 5K walk/run that I did in 3rd grade when we lived in New Jersey. No worries, I am going to run in a 10K this month to “break the seal” and see what the hoopla is all about before the big day in October. I started running on & off in the Spring of 2008. I really started to get more into it in December of 2008 and have never looked back.
Now that I have been increasing my mileage and running more than an hour at a time, I needed to find some kind of “fuel” to eat before or during my run. I am a sucker for jelly beans, so when I saw that Jelly Belly made Sport Beans, I knew I had to try them. All Jelly Belly beans (sports & regular) are gluten-free per a phone call made to the company in June 2009. Some of the regular beans are labeled “gluten-free”. I have not seen the “gluten-free” labeling on the Sport Beans yet.
The 1 oz bag of Sport Beans are only 100 calories and contain carbs, electrolytes & vitamins B & C. There are 6 different flavors, 2 of which also contain caffeine, if that is your thing. These are a great, portable product to help keep your energy level sustained during those longer runs or bike rides.