22 February 2012

Even MORE Veggie Love! [What I Ate Wednesday #57]


This month is LOVE your veggies month!
For those of you WIAW-ing it up, I challenge you to VEG-ify your posts!
Peas and Crayons

wiaw what i ate wednesday party eats 57

[breakfast] black coffee, banana, plain greek and love grown cinnamon raisin granola [snack] archer farms strawberry fruit peels [snack 2] sea salt pita chips and roasted red pepper hummus from harris teeter [lunch] vegan potato and pea samosas and cilantro chutney  [spiiiicy snack plate] cabot habanero cheddar, mini triscuits, and pepperoncini peppers [dinner] mushroom ravioli and spinach, cranberry, almond salad with ranch with a few glasses of much needed water and green tea <3 [dessert] a cup of edamame [this has the makings of a delicious habit!] and 4 thin mints

So we're still going strong celebrating LOVE YOUR VEGGIES month up in here, 
& to add a little extra veg into this post, I'm whipping up some kale chips!

honey mustard kale chips

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Honey Mustard Kale Chips
preheat oven to 300F

grab a chunk of kale the size of your face + rinse and dry to clean
tear pieces of kale off their stem/ribs into the size of potato chips
coat palms with a little honey mustard sauce
[I used a store bought honey mustard & added a little garlic and mustard powder]
massage into kale to coat with a super-thin layer
[really, just a *kiss* of honey mustard will do it - otherwise, soggy-city!]
lay, spaced, on a cooling rack/baking rack, place atop a cookie sheet, and sprinkle with salt
bake on the center rack for approx. 18-20 minutes until edges are crispy but not charred
serve with extra honey mustard for dipping
dig in! <3


OoH! So this past weekend I *finally* got to meet fellow military wifey Maria of a life to Bragg about.  I wasn't even nervous - I not-so-secretly knew we were meant for each other [bahaha creeper!]  Have you ever met someone and hit it off immediatley?  It's a total rarity but... somehow every blogger I have met so far has been like a long lost friend vs a stranger-danger situation.  My poor husband has a heart attack everytime I meet one of y'all but I love you so!

L to R: Cheesy photog sesh with Danielle, Maria, baby Caleb +  Moi, Lunch with Katy from Katy Tackles Life, & fro-yo adventures with Gina from Running to the Kitchen.  I seriously can't wait to hang out with these girls again!

Ok, ok!  It's time to stop the shenanigans so I can check out what you guys have whipped up for your weekly dose of veggies and wiaw!


Peas and Crayons

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!!!
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55 comments:

  1. I love your nail polish!!!

    Those kale chips sound awesome... but I have to admit I am the WORST kale chip maker ever.  I burn them.  Every time.

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  2. Lindsay @ The Lean Green BeanWednesday, February 22, 2012

    so jealous of all your meetups!!! and your nails :) super cute!

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  3. Vien @ We Dare FoodWednesday, February 22, 2012

    I've never tried kale before and it's such a pity that we can't get any here in Melbourne! or Malaysia! :( I wouldn't mind have bowls of that kale chips! :D

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  4. Courtney@Fitness With A ForkWednesday, February 22, 2012

    omg, I LOVE Honey Mustard and I love Kale! I am definitely trying that! Happy WIAW! :)

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  5. omg, habenero cheddar! I must find this cheese!!!

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  6. It took me almost a year to find it in NC! They have it at Publix, Harris Teeter, some Walmarts, some Food Lions, and then anywhere else is a shot in the dark -- but worth asking them to order it! Its my favorite!

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  7. And yes, I DO believe I would love some of those right now....

    I have only made kale chips myself once, and I don't know why I haven't ever made them again.

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  8. oh you are too cute! I love the girls night! how's my jen surviving?

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  9. Toni @ Not Yet A Mommy BlogWednesday, February 22, 2012

    I love your red/glittery nails in the one picture! Thanks again for WIAW, it's such an amazing thing you started. As usual, all your food looks amazing. Thanks especially for the kale recipe. I ate raw kale in a salad yesterday just "straight-up" and I'm not gonna lie - I didn't love it. So I'm trying to learn ways to make it yummy because I know how good it is for you.

    Have a great rest of your week!

    Toni
    www.notyetamommyblog.blogspot.com

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  10. love kale chips! Happy WIAW :)

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  11. Honey Mustard Kale is absolutely genius!!! I have half a bunch of kale to use up...I think I know what I'm doing with it ;)

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  12. I have GOT to try kale chips!  Happy WIAW!!

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  13. Love Maria too (not that we've met). You all live close to each other? These kale chips look amazing. I'm off to vegify breakfast.

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  14. I had somosas today too!  Yours look great - did you make them???

    I've got kale chips on tap for tomorrow, never thought of adding honey mustard.  I usually stick with garlic and nooch - maybe I should change it up.

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  15. Ahhh, I miss our fro-yo date! :) Why are you so FAR?! Have a great day chica!

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  16. I love meting other bloggers too… we're sorta of a breed of our own… no one else is like us.  If you're even in So Cal, girl, we HAVE to meet!

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  17. did you make those samosas?!? i want the recipe - sounds delicious.

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  18. The samosas sound fantastic!  i want the recipe too!  Love kale chips.  Looking forward to reading the other posts when I get some time this evening.

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  19. Definitely veggifying this Wednesday- it's Ash Wednesday for me. I spend half my week eating vegetarian anyway, but wouldn't you know it that I had planned a meat heavy day on the one day I shouldn't be eating it?  Geez...

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  20. Your meet-ups sound like so much fun and your eats are scrumptious, Jenn!  I'm showing some veggie love and had fun participating!!  Thanks for hosting, gorgeous!

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  21. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy LifeWednesday, February 22, 2012

    So sad, after having so much fun with last week's WIAW, I forgot to participate this week! Ha ha :-) I may have to make up as a WIAThursday or WIAFriday this week instead... :-)

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  22. Maria said you guys had a blast!  I am SO jealous!  May needs to hurry up so I can meet you too!!  And edamame is one of my FAVORITE snacks!

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  23. Ohmygosh soooooo much fun!!!! I can't wait to visit savannah this summer and finally meet ya too! =)

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  24. Looks like a yummy day of eats...plus the nails look so very fab.
    I cannot believe how big this party gets each week.  I am going to have to start staying up till after midnight to see if I can link up and be higher than 122 on the list :)

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  25. Love the looks of those Kale chips. I'm addicted to mustard lately.

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  26. Thanks Jen! I am too!!! I've been eating honey mustard pretzels and kale chips like it's my job these past few weeks! oh and then just plain pouring it on other dishes too =) haha

    happy wiaw!

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  27. ahhh I know its nuts! so many foodie voyeurs out there -- love it! =) I love all the meal ideas I get from everyone -- its like having the cook book come to you, eh?

    I try to post the party at different times! Sometimes the morning and sometimes at night, it just depends on how antsy I am, sometimes I can't wait and other times I wait too long so I can get a good night's sleep before digging into everyone's posts! <3

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  28. goodness, that was a lot of scrolling to get to the comment section!! There's a lot of love on this page!!!!! JENNNNNNN-Y from the Block!! I miss you! and thank you!!!! and where do I get said KALE THE SIZE OF YOUR FACE???!! so funny!!! I giggled... a lot :) smooches!

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  29. I'm loving all the veggies - such a delicious way to boost your fiber intake! The kale chips look delish by the way. Yum!

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  30. #1 - I love your nail polish!  #2 - Loooove that Habanero cheese.  So good!  :)

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  31. Isn't roasted red pepper hummus the best?!!
    Can't wait to try your kale chips recipe =)

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  32. Yayyy hope you love it! I was getting bored of sea salt and ranch so this was a nice change of pace! Happy WIAW beautiful!

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  33. Your meals look yummy like always, and I love Hummus I really like the different flavors that Trader Joe's carries. Is it just me or every Wednesday the link just seem to get longer :) I had to scroll forever to be able to post a comment. That is AWESOME more yummy food I get to see. 

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  34. Holey moley, vegan potato and pea samosas and cilantro chutney <-- that sounds awesome!! I love samosas, they make me think of Phineas and Ferb, which just makes me smile. :)

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  35. Holy cow, I had to close my eyes and scroll (forever) to the comments because 1) I can't go home and stuff my face with veggies for another hour (DARN YOU, responsibility & bill paying!)  and 2) you are so popular! Woohoo for you!!

    Anyhow! I totally feel you on the "long lost friend"/hit it off immediately thing! (Which reminds me, next time you're in FL... *wink*)

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  36. Soon enough schnookums! We're already blog besties but we'll be real life besties by the summer! <3 love ya!

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  37. Hi! I mentioned your blog and WIAW in my last post so I added the button and a link to your site. Just like to give a heads up :) Keep rocking and rolling! Maybe soon I'll join in the WIAW fun! 

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  38. Awwwwww. I miss you too!! We need to make a date. Preferably one that involves wine....

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  39. Some delicious food this week!! Thanks for another great WIAW!

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  40. I decided to check out one more blog before I went to sleep and it is this one. Very cool. I have never had kale. It seems to be a pretty popular ingredient today. I must get on it. 

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  41. Awesome that you got to blogger-meet-up!  :D  It's always so so cool to see the blogger and actually feel like friends (or become friends) right off the bat.  And I love your wavy hair there! 

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  42. Yay fro a blogger meet up!! Also yes please to those Kale Chips, they honey mustard is a fantastic addition 

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  43. So cool that you get to meet up with fellow bloggers. :)

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  44.  Omg I don't know who you are but I love you too haha! So much love going around :)

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  45. I totally forgot to tell you that I wasn't even nervous at all about meeting you haha! I KNEW we were meant to be (we can be creepy together hehe)! Oh, and nice nail shot there, you just HAD to show off them sparklies ;) 

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  46. awww thanks Ellie! How goes the wedding shenanigans!? <3 Hope you had a rockin' weekend!

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  47. sadly no! They were from a really yummy company that makes all natural indian dishes for the freezer aisle. I cant remember the name right now to save my life -- they start with an S and are in a yellowish box! eep hope that helps!

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  48. Can't go wrong with garlic =) That's usually my go-to for kale chips too! The samosas were from the freezer section -- but they were vegan and deeeelish!!!

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  49. ugh missing my man like crazy! can I come live with you guys?

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  50. you know it!! come on down. :-)


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  51. Just bought a "face-full of kale" at the store, was looking for a recipe and BAM! Here it is! They are in the oven and they smell delightful... I can't wait to try them! Oh, and my "face-full of kale"... costs 47 cents. Booyah, take *that*, potato chips.

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