Kale & Artichoke Dip

kaledipI'm pretty sure I made this 20 times over the holidays and as it is virtually fat free and so freaking healthy I didn't even feel guilty… well, except for maybe the 10 bags of tortilla chips I polished off with it… It was the holidays, lay off me!! I find this dip makes everyone happy from those who love healthy shenanigans to those who think cheese wiz is a food group. I brought this to a party full of manly-men marines and they ate ALL of it. It's that flipping good. It will be a perfect SuperBowl food and that is happening sometime in the very near future… I believe. I actually have no idea. It will definitely be making an appearance at my Oscar party and my Sochi Opening Ceremony party, also known as the day I turn 30. Oh and just so you aren't offended when you don't get an invite, by party, I mean The Captain and I will be eating this dip in our pajamas. kaledip2Serves a whole heck of a lot of people

12oz frozen kale

1 box of silken tofu, organic ALWAYS!

1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1 tablespoon of ume plum paste, [this stuff is wonderful, but you can also use 2 teaspoons of salt instead]

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon of arrowroot [or organic, non-gmo cornstarch]

pinch of dried parsley

pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat kale in microwave until thawed, then strain all of the access liquid. In a high powered blender mix everything, included the spinach and half of the chopped artichokes. Pulse until blended, but still slightly chunky. Pour into a baking dish and mix in the rest of the artichokes. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until it's warmed through. Let sit for 10 minutes before devouring… if that's even possible.

Great. Now, I want it right now and I'll even make my own tortilla chips by baking organic corn tortillas at 450 for 6-8 minutes to keep it super healthy. Orrrr I'll just eat a whole bag of my favorite fried tortilla chips… yeah… probably that!! What!? I'm turning 30, I deserve to eat as many damn bags of chips as I want…