I think my blog needed a break from squash, sweet potatoes, and apples for a bit so instead I bring you a slight psa about popcorn.
Essentially, don’t buy the Microwave bags in the store. Seriously. It’s so easy to pop kernels on your stove top that all you need is a large stock pot with a lid, sunflower oil, and organic popcorn (which you can buy either in packages or the bulk bin.)
Besides the easiness of the whole thing, you’re also eliminating a lot of chemicals found in the microwave popcorn. Often the corn is grown with pesticides and treated with harsh chemicals after harvest. More over, the list of chemicals in the ingredients is astounding. (I can tell you that the “butter” part of the popcorn isn’t actually butter as we know it.)
Furthermore, just think of all the packaging you would save if you bought popcorn out of a bulk bin!
This was all a brief synopsis of this good article but I recommend you do a little google searching to find out more!
- 1/4 cup sunflower oil
- 1/2 cup Popcorn kernels
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Heat oil over medium-low heat with the 3-4kernels. When the oil and kernels begin to sizzle, add the remaining kernels and toss to coat. Once coated, sprinkle the sugar on top and cover with a lid.
- Every few seconds shake the pot back and forth so that no kernels burn. Continue to do this through the popping.
- Once popping has slowed to hardly no sounds, remove from heat and serve.
- This popcorn also keeps well in a plastic bag for a couple of days!
by Erin Alderson
If you’re looking for an even lighter option try these toppings as well. Instead, skip the sugar step and once the popcorn is done, toss with these options:
Paprika, Garlic Powder, Parmesan, Chipotle Powder, Melted Butter, or check out Savuer’s Out of the Ordinary toppings!