Weekends are for feelings of ease, and self care, and being a bit indulgent, attaching to fewer worries and being surrounded by those we love. Fridays are for easy snacks that we can take outside. Weekends are for picnics by the water. And this turmeric popcorn + farmer’s market fruit idea is made for all of the above.
That sweet & salty combo of something like fresh fruit + salty popcorn hits the spot. For years I thought that I didn’t like popcorn because my only exposure to popcorn was the strangely buttery pre-packaged chemical-laden version of it. But the whole kernels? Well, that’s a different level.
I buy whole popcorn kernals in bulk at Whole Foods or other natural food stores and store in an air-tight container in my cabinet to have on hand for snack time, movie nights, or that car trip out of town I’ll be taking this weekend
This is an easy one for the road, for the in between times, for combatting mini-hunger attacks before a meal. Oh, and the addition of turmeric to popcorn is a brilliant move! It makes the popcorn *look* buttery or cheesy, but it actually adds a layer of spice, and warmth, and the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric. It’s brilliant.
Turmeric Dusted Popcorn
- Whole kernel popcorn (organic)
- High quality turmeric
- Olive oil & Sea Salt
Add a few tablespoons of olive oil to a pot and heat over a medium flame on the stove. Sprinkle sea salt in the bottom of the pan and add a few handfuls of raw kernels. On top of the kernels, sprinkle a few healthy teaspoons of turmeric to coat the kernels.
Cover and heat until the corn begins to pop. It should pop for a few minutes – but keep an eye on it as it will burn easily. Once it’s fully popped into those beautiful golden puffs, turn off the burner, keep covered for a few minutes and shake well to mix all the spices before serving.
(Other ingredients that work well instead of turmeric: Red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, thyme, nutritional yeast)
Cheers to the weekend !