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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kitchen Quick Tips - Popcorn

kitchen quick tips

Give up that chemically laden microwave popcorn for real popcorn popped on the stove. All you need is a pan with a lid. It less than the time of microwave popcorn you will have fresh popcorn that you can top with healthy toppings or eat plain. You will be saving money while getting a healthier product.

4 food lovers commented:

Home made food recipes said...

Home made food recipes are hard to beat. They look unique and taste as you want them to. The method you suggested is eco friendly; with the added benefit of savings.According to culinary research, if we close the lid of a cooking pot well, we save 10% of energy. You can see how that translates into a year of cooking.

Katherine said...

Here from tribal blogs!

OK, so maybe it wasn't eco friendly, but I loved my air popper. Remember those? Popcorn was so crunchy and tasty, with no oil. I've also popped popcorn in a paper bag in the microwave.

I do agree, stove popcorn is soooo good. Now I'm craving popcorn!

Garden Gnome said...

You are so right that homemade foods are hard to beat :)

Garden Gnome said...

Hi Katherine and thanks for visiting. I think an air popper is as eco-friendly as cooking popcorn on the stove. What should be avoided is using microwavable popcorn packets that are laden with salt and chemicals.

Craving popcorn is good :)