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Boom, Chicka…

Here in Minneapolis, there are some great local food businesses and one of my personal favorites is Angie’s Popcorn. My first experience with Angie’s was the oh-so-delectable kettle corn at a Minnesota Twins game. While this may be where Angie’s started to get some traction, they certainly have grown since!

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Angie’s now has an amazing line called Boom Chicka Pop. which has only increased my love of popcorn! I can’t help myself the flavors range from traditional Kettle Corn to Carmel and Cheddar mix. BUT I recently discovered my ALL-TIME-FAVORITE-ANGIE’S-FLAVOR: SWEET & SPICY. I am typically a sweet and salty girl but I do love my spicy foods. So I thought, “What the heck? Let’s give it a whirl”! And boy-oh-boy am I done for!

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The combination of “garlic, cayenne, cumin and paprika for a zippy, yet slightly sweet, fiesta kind of snack”. Did I mention that is also a HEALTHY snack!? Only 70 calories per cup! I am seriously in love; head over sweet and spicy heels in love! I can’t even tell you how many bags I have purchased since my first time but addiction is the only appropriate word to use here.

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If you haven’t tried any of Angie’s popcorn yet #1 you are crazy #2 stop what you are doing, grab your keys and head to Target to pick up a few bags for yourself and maybe a couple for your friends {you won’t want to share}!!

Cheers!

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You are what you eat…

My first time… making kale chips

My friend Ashlie was so kind as to make Kale Chips at one of our recent book club meetings. And whether she knows it or not, she kind of made a monster out of me. I love these things. I was skeptical at first but after one salty, crunch bite, it was love! She told me they were super simple to make, so I thought I would give it a try.

All you need to make this scrumptious (and healthy) snack is 1-2 bunches of kale, olive oil and sea salt… yup, that’s it!

I started with a fresh bunch of kale and separated stems from leaves…

Rinse the kale thoroughly and set it out to dry

I was anxious to get going so I patted the kale dry and then tossed it in a bowl with some olive oil

Sprinkle with sea salt and bake at 350 for 15 minutes

I made the mistake of forgetting to flip the kale half way through… nonetheless, the kale chips were still delish! My only regret is that I did not make more. Enjoy!

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