7.14.2008

Green Popcorn

This is fast becoming our Sunday night "supper of choice". My critical taste testing panel included one picky 3 year old and a somewhat finicky 18 year old. Both were licking the bowl when finished and asking for more! This is sure to please!

Sally Fallon writes "Popcorn is a nutritious snack enjoyed by young and old; but remember that it is prepared without the all important soaking or fermenting process, so don't overdo!"

Here's my "updated" version. Combined with the good fats in coconut oil and grass-fed butter, popcorn (rich in fiber) is enhanced by parmesan cheese, spirulina, and vegetable broth powder (such as Herbamare).

Green Popcorn
Makes 8 cups

1/4 cup popcorn
2 T coconut oil
sea salt to taste
1 Tbs Herbamare or Gaylord Hauser Vegetable Broth*
1 tsp spirulina
2 tsp nutritional yeast (optional)
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan (or other favorite cheese)
2-4 Tbs melted kerrygold butter to taste!

1) Melt coconut oil in large, heavy saucepan with tightly-fitting lid (or popcorn maker).

2) Add corn and cover tightly, cooking over medium heat, and shake constantly until popping starts.

3) Lower heat slightly and cook, shaking, until popping dies away.

4) Pour popcorn in large bowl. Add sea salt, herbamare, spirulina, nutritional yeast, cheese, and melted butter.

5) Mix well and enjoy!

We usually serve this for Sunday dinner with slices of cheddar and apples or other seasonal fruit! This also makes a great homemade snack; perfect for taking to the zoo or other places where overpriced junk food abounds!

*Note: Hauser's vegetable broth contains soy flour, which should be used sparingly due to concerns over soybean over consumption.

Have I mentioned that I LOVE the book _Nourishing Traditions_?

3 comments:

Christina said...

I am using the Nourishing Traditions book a little more. I decided to tackle breakfast first (soaking oats, soaking waffle batter (I make a big batch of waffles once a week and freeze them so the kids can have them for breakfast). I even made this lentil/quinoa dish that was based on the recipes in the book... I should post it... It was perfect for a hot day and keeping fasting restrictions.

cheeseslave said...

MMMM yum sounds great!

Annie said...

"Popcorn is a nutritious snack enjoyed by young and old; but remember that it is prepared without the all important soaking or fermenting process, so don't overdo!" - I didn't know that it has nutritious value in it as well as if you use Coconut Oil for preparing it.