Friday, January 25, 2013


I'm a little embarrassed to say that I spent 35 years of my life eating microwave popcorn. All those chemicals, the weird fake buttery substance coating each kernel. And, I don't know about you, but I have a talent for burning it half the time.
But no more!
I've started making stovetop popcorn, and I will never go back. All you need is coconut oil, popcorn, and a big pot, like you'd make soup in. Coat the bottom of the pot with about 2 Tbsp. of coconut oil. Once it melts, add 1/2 cup kernels and cover with the lid. Cook on medium-high and leave the lid slightly ajar to let steam out. Once the kernels start popping, shake the pot around to prevent burning. Do this every few seconds. You'll know the popcorn is done when 2-3 seconds elapse between popping sounds.

I love this popcorn seasoned with a sprinkle of garlic salt. If you have only made microwave popcorn, try out this method! I was amazed that I had NO burnt kernels.
How do you like to season your popcorn?


  1. That is a really great idea to use Coconut OIl!

  2. I like to sprinkle mine with nutritional yeast. I also like to add garlic or italian seasoning or whatever I'm in the mood for. :)