Kale chips aren't CHIPS.
Calling them chips is just nonsense. There's an expectation that the word "chip" carries along with it. A promise that crispy kale just can't deliver.
I'd be happier if we could all just call them what they are. Pieces of crispy salad.
And then there are black bean brownies.
Brownies are delicious. They are pure. They are perfect. They don't need to be healthified.
Beans don't belong in a brownie. They belong in a burrito. Or with some cornbread.
But after my friend Carolyn made me try one (she brought one to me and I'm quite polite), I'm OK with calling these "brownies" instead of "sweet beans with eggs and butter" because they deliver. But only if they are made from this recipe (from Carolyn):
Black Bean Brownies
- 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
- 4 eggs
- 1.5 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 6 tbls soft butter
- 1 tbls vanilla
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- Mix all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
- Grease your 8x8 dish and bake at 325 for 25 minutes. (I used a disposable pan and mine weren't done after 25 minutes, so I upped the temp to 350 for another 10-20 minutes....you just kind of have to watch them).
- Enjoy with an ICE COLD glass of milk. Literally, put ice in your milk.