Popcorn! The perfect snack. I eschew the microwave kind for popping my own (Arrowhead Mills’ organic), which I can then brilliantly season in whatever way I feel like. Last night, for the presidential debates, I went with sea salt, garlic, nutritional yeast, and fresh parsley. It’s very easy to do yourself, in a chemical-free and delicious way. Here are the basic instructions:
1 cup popcorn kernels
3 tablespoons coconut oil (or olive oil)
sea salt to taste
In a medium-size pot, melt oil over high heat. After about a minute, put in one kernel. When it pops, pour in the rest, lower to medium-high heat, and place lid on the pot. When the popping slows down (or the lid is being pushed off by the popcorn), turn off the heat. Season and serve.
I recommend filling your bowl halfway with popcorn, adding all your seasonings, covering it with the rest of the popcorn, and then giving it a good toss to ensure even distribution.