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BBQ Kale Chips

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  • 1 large bunch curly kale
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne powder
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar or Lakanto or 1 date
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut aminos OR wheat-free tamari
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ginger root, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper - optional
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar


  1. Soak sun-dried tomatoes for 1-2 hours or more, cover with just enough water (about 1 cup water).
  2. Blend all ingredients (except kale) including tomato soak water until smooth. Serve on burgers.
  3. Barbeque Sauce will last 5 days from date refrigerated, or freeze in ice cube trays and transfer to a freezer bag
  4. Making Chips: Wash kale and dry well.
  5. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into large size pieces. Toss the dressing in a bowl and mix until the leaves are well coated.
  6. Place leaves on teflex lined dehydrator sheets, dry to 4 or more hours at 105º.
  7. Remove the teflex sheet and continue drying about 3 more hours or until crisp.
  8. Let cool completely before storing in a glass jar. Note: storing these chips in a zip lock bag will make them go stale within 12 hours!
  9. Baking Instructions: Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.