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BBQ Apple Chips.

This whole snacking without packaging prompt can be pretty damn difficult if you aren't much of a snacker in the first place and if you traditionally don't purchase foods in packaging, like myself. I felt like I was cheating on this prompt since nearly all my groceries are non-packaged purchases with a few exceptions: I occasionally purchase pantry goods and condiments that are in glass jars because I use those glass jars for storing leftovers in the fridge, storing spices, pantry storage, etc. and tofu.

How? Well I shop in the bulk section and I've got my own reusable bags for my bulk section purchases. I've also got a market bag - that I knitted - that holds a 4 person family's whole week's worth of fresh veggies - sure the check out person can get a little irritated when they see all my loose fruits and veggies coming at them to ring up and yes the people behind me in the check out line also get irritated and impatient but if you've followed this mediocre blog for any period of time you'll know that by the time I'm checking out in the grocery store, I'm most likely in a full blown anxiety attack from being in there; so I usually don't give a shit that I'm irritating the folks around me. I'm usually just trying to soothe myself, breathe and get the F outta the store. Oh and I'm probably singing the Captain Planet theme song in my head because I feel like I'm doing my part in saving the planet - even though I know one person can't save our dying planet it makes me feel better about the future, ok?!

Wow we really got off track there. Anyway, we've got this great apple tree at work and very few humans actually take advantage of this bountiful tree. For today's Vegan MoFo prompt, Snacking without Packaging, I picked one of the apples from the tree and made BBQ Apple Chips in my air fryer. I served this delightful lil snack with some leftover ranch-y hummus from my "Creamy without Nuts" dish from a few days ago: Creamy Buffalo Mac.

BBQ and apples might sound weird to you but maybe you should just give it a try before you close the book on this combo. I make my own BBQ spice mix because I like to sprinkle it on everything but you could totes just use your fave BBQ spice mix. If you don't have an air fryer you can totes makes these chips in the oven. Just crank your temp down to 225 and pop your apple chips in there until the edges start to curl up - probs like 45-60 minutes.

BBQ Apple Chips

1 apple
1/2 tsp of your fave BBQ spice mix

  1. Core and thinly slice your apple; I used a mandoline. 
  2. Toss your apple chips in your BBQ spice mix. 
  3. Pop in the air fryer basket and air fry at 380 for 12 minutes; flipping at the half way point. If you don't have an air fryer you can totes makes these chips in the oven. Just crank your temp down to 225 and pop your apple chips in there until the edges start to curl up - probs like 45-60 minutes. 

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Up next, salt isn’t the evil it was once proclaimed to be, but some still have to cut down on it. I'mma show you something savory without the salt and a few of my personal tips and tricks on cutting down on the stuff in my cooking. 

ICYMI, I got spicy without chilies and made y'all some Wasabi CauliWings

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