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Manna Munchies Kale Chips

The particular flavor I have out is the Curry Bliss. I sampled like all their flavors at last year’s Green Festival (they’re skipping Chicago this year so if Veganmania hasn’t completely morphed into an animal rights psycho party I will be there instead) and this was either a recommendation or a personal preference, maybe a little of both.

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Anyway they’re not capsaicin-spicy but they definitely have a good hint of turmeric and other delicious spices that are hella familiar to me. There’s a tiny bit of a greasy undercurrent but compared to regular chips it’s nothing. Also, the texture is light and airy, so these aren’t sitting in my stomach like potato chips would.

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The pieces are optimally bite-sized.

And the best part is, these are made right out of the SW suburbs, minimizing the travel footprint for anyone else who lives out there.

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How come no one told me quiche was so easy? Also, CSA! CSA! CSA!

For those of you unfamiliar with the concept (99% of people outside the US, basically, because we are the one country I’ve been to that relies so heavily on supermarket produce), a CSA is where you buy shares in a local/regional farm or group of farms and you either pick up, or they send you, fresh produce in return.

I think I’ve made this clear, but I’m not a huge cooker. So when I saw that they had a box that was composed with a specific recipe in mind, I was like okay, I’ma get this and the fruits because to be honest if I just get produce I’m going to eat it raw. (The fruit box is perfect for me. Even if I live in a vile part of the country that, ugh, goes apple-mad in fall.)

The thing is, I’ve had this pretty stuck mental image of quiche being gourmet food. I think this is because all the fancy parties have those delicious mini-quiches. Suffice it to say that the month we ate daily at Baker’s Square, I pretty much thought that’s what high rollers do.

THE FOOD OF KINGS

THE FOOD OF KINGS

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