Crispy Kale Chips & More Japan Donation Info

by Tokyo Terrace on April 3, 2011

It’s been a wild ride, people. I can’t believe its been 3 weeks since the earthquake and tsunami. In many ways, it feels like it’s been  much, much longer.

Just a month ago, we were planning our first trip to Vietnam, not realizing how quickly those plans would change. I still feel in shock over all that has happened, and it still happening, to so many individuals in Japan. It’s deeply saddening to think of how many lives were being lived, or perhaps had just begun, and ended abruptly. Whether the earthquake and tsunami has effected your life directly or indirectly, I think it is a life-changing lesson in appreciating each moment we have.

If you live in Tokyo and might be craving some delicious burritos today, head over to Frijoles Burritos & Tacos.
They are having a fundraiser today from 3-7pm to help raise money for the Red Cross in Japan. So, fill your tummy with some delicious food and help those in need at the same time! For more details, see their facebook page here.

For those of you who don’t live in Tokyo but are still looking for a tasty treat, here is a recipe for baked kale chips. I’m a big fan of crispy, salty snacks and these help curb my evil cravings for potato chips. They are easy, super duper healthy, and perfect for snacking as you donate to one of the charities below:

Baked Kale Chips

1 bunch kale (curly or dinosaur)

2 tablespoons olive oil

salt and pepper to taste (or your favorite seasoning blend)

Preheat the oven to 300 F.

Wash and dry the kale. Trim the touch stems and cut the leaves into large pieces. Transfer the leaves to a large bowl and toss them with the olive oil. On a large baking sheet, arrange the kale in a single layer and place in the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the leaves are crisp but not brown. Season to taste with salt and pepper or your favorite seasoning blend.

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  • Zoe

    Glad to see another blog post. I know you’ve had bigger things to focus on the past few weeks. There was lots of news coverage today about the crack in the holding tank at the Fukushima plant, but I notice there hasn’t been as much in the news the past week or so. People seem to move on and forget so quickly. Thanks for the reminder that the people of Japan still very much need our help.

  • minime

    Umm – where is the secret Kale supply here in Tokyo?
    I have yet to find it except in powdered form or in juice bars – Any hints would be appreciated

  • astrorainfall

    Looks yummy…where do you buy kale in Tokyo?

  • Anonymous

    Bad news- I have never seen kale in Tokyo! I was able to make these because I’m currently in the U.S. Sorry if that was misleading! I hope you’ll look into donating to one of the many charities I’ve listed if you haven’t already!

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