So, I started this whole "clean eating" thing back in February 2011, after being really intrigued about a plan called the Whole30 . I decided to give it a go, but quickly realized that I needed to make it more adaptable to the way that our family eats and lives. I like my glass of wine at night. I don't think a piece of gum is going to sabotage me. I think that a DQ Blizzard is a good thing every once in a while. If my friend makes the most awesome jalapeno poppers you've ever had, you know I'm going to have one. But I also know that I feel pretty darn good when I'm eating quality proteins, fats, veggies, fruits and nuts, while leaving out dairy, grains, legumes (including soy and peanuts) and the big one, sugar, at least most of the time.
Here are some of the ways to do just that....

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Persimmon Chips

Even here on Oahu, persimmons are in abundance in late October (at least at our commissary). We've been eating them raw, either like an apple or peeled and sliced over a salad.  I wanted to try persimmon "chips".  So easy, and quite delicious.

Preheat oven to 350.  Slice your persimmons (I used my scary mandoline) thinly.  Put on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet (I sprayed mine with coconut oil) and sprinkle with sea salt, pepper, and cinnamon.  Bake for 10 minutes, flip, and bake for 10 minutes more.  At this point, I decided I wanted mine more crispy and did 1 min per side on High Broil.