I had to Google the health benefits of kale.
I understood it’s a very low calories vegetable and is packed with loads of health benefits.
Well kale does have omega 3 and that’s good for the health.
It’s now a trend to deep fry or air fry the green leafy vegetables and serve it instead of chips or french fries with something well I’ve seen some photos where posh cafes serve the healthy foos. Am not sure how far you can do it crispy on a oven or air fryer but i am very sure if you deep fry it, the kale gets crispy and crunchy.
I know its not very healthybut trust me i wish i had an airfryer to try it but then am not in a mood to invest on it for a weekly frying session. And yes space is a bit of an issue in my kitchen.
Well i tried the kale chips by just washing them and patting them dry.
You need to dry them out thoroughly or else you better not fry them in oil. Everytime i put my kale in the oil there was splatter and splash of hot oil. i had to run and hide myself to prevent any burns.
Yes please be careful before frying leaves always dry it very well.
After frying i seasoned them with salt.
You can store it in a small box in the fridge and use it up on a salad the next day.
kale and Calamari Salad
1 4×4″ calamari cleaned and washed whole piece
5 leaves of kale washed and pat dry
1 small onion finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
A drop of lime
1 tsp olive oil
1. Deep fry kale and set aside
2. Season the calamari with some salt and pepper
3. Pan fry the calamari for a minute on each side
4. Mix onion with lime and season with salt and pepper
5. Chop the calamari into tiny strips
6. In a bowl place the kale, top it with calamari strips and sprinkle the onions on top.
I ate it as it is. You can even serve it with a bowl of rice.
1/2 cup whole meal flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup sunflower oil
1/3 cup water
2 pinches baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda in a deep bowl and mix
2. Make 3 wells in the dry mixture
3. Pour the vanilla, oil and water into the 3 wells
4. Mix the entire ingredients using a fork
5. Divide batter into 7 baking cups line with baking parchment or cases
6. Bake for 30 minutes at 180 degrees in a pre heated oven.
Cool completely before serving
You can add bit of flavour by topping the cake batter with some orange zest or a spoon of dulche de leche or a few tablespoons of cocoa so that you can have a chocolate flavour.
I added a few chocolate chips too to make it a variety.
When you cook your the master
So your with your ingredients
I can believe that I have started baking eggless and butterless oh it means dairy free 🙂
A walk from home about 8 minutes to the bus stop
A bus ride from there to the metro which took 15 minutes or so
The metro ride was 45 minutes
Finally, the tram took us in 2 minutes to the beach
It was fun but a bit tiring
As I reached it was just a kilometre walk to the beach from the tram
As I entered the beach it was a very warm and friendly atmosphere which welcomed us
The beach was busy with kids playing
Stalls selling lovely stuff
The cafes lined up were busy with customers enjoying the beach view while they had their meals
Behind the beach was the walk and the walk has all sorts of facilities and activities for everyone. They have an area with many fantasy rides and restaurants to suit your budget from high end to the medium range.
The best time to be at the beach is after 4 pm and the sunset view is spectacular
I was in a rush so couldn’t take many photographs
My main attraction was the trucks lined up as a part of Dubai food festival event.
They had “The melting” with traditional poutines and the “shake shack” with delicious fresh burgers while the hollandaise pancakes were there with all sorts of toppings and a juice bar with fresh fruit juices. The “Red tomato” pizza had some crispy woodfire pizzas in the cream-colored truck.
The entire area was lively with some benches and bean bags where the customers enjoyed their food surrounded by trucks, sand in toes, a windy breeze from the sea which was sad of the soon to approach summer. The crescent was there for a few hours enjoying the view and waiting till I captured my first ever photograph of the moon with my s7 😆
A little about the food I tried
I first headed over to shake shack. Yes, I’ve seen there Instagram and I’ve been craving for a good shake shack burger for a long time. A meal for 2 costs just around 90 dirhams which are very filling and they make the burgers with fresh bright ingredients. Their fries are really crispy and delicious I’d say with cheese or without cheese, they are really good.
I was not hungry but I wanted to try the red tomato pizza too. Yes, I do follow them on Instagram and they make me crave for pizza everyone I stop over. Why are there pizzas so special?
Well, it’s cooked under woodfire and the wood fire aroma makes pizza a bit different. You have to try it for you to know it. I’d say if I don’t mind about the quantity I’d go for a red tomato pizza instead of anything else. It really delicious.
I was on a media tasting pass but then my opinion would be same even if I went as a customer.
I would say the long trip which was a walk, bus ride, metro ride and a tram trip was well worth it. The memories are really something to cherish.
The food trucks will be there until the 19th of March if you are in Dubai head over this weekend and enjoy the Dubai food festival.
I hope I took you on a food story ride along the beach at JBR .
All pictures are mine and taken from s7 🙂
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I loved teaching kids when I was a little girl.
My parents thought I’d be a teacher.
My passion for cooking turned me in to a foodie
My passion for writing turned me into a blogger
My passion for decorating with icing turned me into a cookie and cake decorator
As I have done the masters in sugar flower I wanted achieve something in the field of decorating. I baked for whoever wanted.
I even baked for fun and ate them all.
I do a lot of work with gumpaste just for the love of crafting with gumpaste and for my craving to try something.
Sharing a few of my cookie kits I did for my son and some kids.