Kale Ranch Powder

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Cooking | 1 comment

Kale Ranch Powder

This photography thing is really tough.  My husband tried to explain it to me, and I sort of get it conceptually, but in practice I usually wind up with blurry pictures or pictures where the focus area is too small.  Oh, and pictures that are dark.  Really dark.  Presumably I need some sort of light box.  The only reason my pictures are as good as they are is because my husband is a photographer and so I can borrow his SLR.  I know that in theory you can take good pictures on a point-and-shoot, but I’ll tell you that having an SLR makes a huge difference.

Oh, and I also get to borrow Lightroom, so I can fix some of the problems (particularly the exposure problems).  But dude, I need to take some lessons.  Of course if you added up all the things I want to take lessons in I would soon be bankrupt.  Well, I suppose they say practice makes perfect and in that event I’ll soon be an expert.

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This kale-ranch powder is not something that makes for a pretty picture, but it sure makes a good seasoning.  Mix it with some mayo and soy milk for a salad dressing. I used to love Hidden Valley Ranch’s spinach dip – use this to make a dairy free version by mixing with sour cream substitute, chopped water chestnuts, and cooked chopped spinach.

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Or, pour it over popcorn with some coconut oil or butter.

This makes about a half a cup.  I used home dried kale kale chips, which are super easy to make (place kale in oven at 350 for about 10-15 minutes until crispy).  If you don’t like the kale flavor, sub some dried parsley, just use a smaller amount.

Kale Ranch Powder
 
Veganized ranch dressing powder with a kale twist.
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup dried kale
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp cashews (unsoaked)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp dried dill
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Process all ingredients in a food processor or blender until they are powdered.
  2. Store in an airtight jar

 

One Comment

  1. I need some picture taking lessons as well! I understand how you feel. You have me thinking of a dish I used to love as a kid served in a bread bowl. A ranch of sorts with spinach, water chestnuts, etc. I love the idea of putting this seasoning on popcorn!