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Monday, February 25, 2013

DIY Microwave Popcorn.

Long, long ago, Todd and I bought a bulky popcorn popper that looked like a miniature popcorn vendor's cart. It was loud, took forever and took up a lot of space. Eventually I just shoved it in some cabinet and threw out the popcorn because just, no. This is America and I can't be standing around waiting for popcorn to pop, OKAY?

Anyways, I have always loved popcorn as a relatively healthy snack (though it's not strictly Primal, I still love it to this day and you will never pry it away from me, ever), but the other options weren't super healthy or calorically cheap. Yes, popping it in oil is delicious and olive oil is health and blah blah blah, but I didn't enjoy the added 200 - 300 calories (depending on how much oil you use).

So lately I'd been buying microwave popcorn in those single serve bags. But then there was that guy? Who got POPCORN LUNG?! Plus it's got a lot of other additives and while the phrase "clean eating" is being thrown around like a worn out rag doll lately, it's nice being able to pronounce what you eat, or to know what is in a food by looking at it.

So color me delightfully surprised when I discovered, thanks to that mystical goddess Pinterest (and of course it would be a goddess, because men and Pinterest? what?), that you can make microwave popcorn at home. Without anything more than popcorn kernels and a brown paper bag.




First you're all like, No, this cannot be, that is insane! The microwave popcorn people invented that sealed up, easy-to-open bag for a reason because NO ONE without a PhD in Popcorn could ever do it all by themselves. But then you start wondering, wait a second. It's just a dang bag.

Well, folks, it works and it's easy and delicious and devoid of additives, oils, and crap you can't pronounce. Simply take a paper lunch bag, add 1/3 cup popcorn kernels, fold the opening of the bag over a couple of times and microwave on high for about two and a half minutes. And you're done! That's a bingo!

1 comment:

  1. My mom taught me this trick a while back and I also found it both delightful and mind-blowing that it's so easy.