||[Nov. 17th, 2004|11:49 am]
Sweet Little Chef
I'm sitting here browsing through The Vegetarian Family Cookbook by Nava Atlas and under a section for snacks, I came across this:
Paper Bag Popcorn: Did you know that all popcorn is microwavable? If you buy your own organic popcorn kernels in bluk, it's not only much more economical, but you you control how much salt (if any) goes on, and you avoid preservatives and hydrogenated fats. Here's how: Simply put 1/4 cup unpopped kernels in a lunch-sized brown paper bag. Fold the top over and secure with a couple pieces of tape. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes, until you no longer hear any popping. Transfer to a large bowl and sprinkle with salt to taste. If you'd like, drizzle a small amount of melted non-hydrogenated margarine on the popcorn and stir well.
There's also some recipes for "Make Your Own Flavored Popcorn" - Chili-Spiced Popcorn, Popcorn Parmesan, Peanut Caramel Corn, and Almod-Maple Popcorn.
Just thought I'd share!! The other day I wanted some popcorn and being to lazy to pop the kernels on the stove for regular popcorn, I popped this toffee stuff in the microwave. I was craving salty and ended up with sweet. YUCK. I'll have to remember this for next time!