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March 12, 2011

Lamest post title ever?  I think so, but it’s the end of the week and by now my creative juices have run out.  Especially since I just used the last of those juices up on a popcorn recipe.

Yeah, that’s right, I have a new obsession and it goes by the name of popcorn.  I bet Joey regrets letting me buy that bag of popcorn kernels.  Oh, wait he’s on the popcorn obsessed bandwagon too.  We were meant to be.

It’s up to you to guess if by “we” I mean Joey and I or popcorn and I…

Truffled Pepper Popcorn

Serves 1 (because I’m incapable of sharing and because I downed these too fast for anyone else to have had a chance to share with me)

  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 tablespoon high heat oil (might I suggest coconut or safflower?)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon truffle oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • vegan “cheese” or parmesan
  • pepper to taste

This is the part where I tell you that until today, I hadn’t actually popped my own popcorn.  Yeah, I’ve been letting Joey do all the hard work and by “hard work” I mean dodging flying popcorn kernels covered in hot oil.  Word to the wise, keep a lid near by.

Anyways, I’m hear to reassure you that I did it all by myself and it was easy.

Basic method:

Pour 1 tablespoon oil in a deep/big pot — trust me, you’ll be glad you used it.

I would have used coconut oil had I not run out this week — the horror!!!

Turn the heat to medium and put salt and 3 kernels in the pot.

Once these pop (this is the part where you dodge hot flying popcorn), add in the rest of your kernels and shake your pan so you have an even layer.  Then put on the lid and continue shaking over the stove until the popping slows, then remove from heat and add the goods.

The possibilities are endless at this point.  Are you a plain ol’ butter and salt kind of person or are you feeling a bit fancier?

Clearly, I was feeling fancy so on went the garlic powder, truffle oil, pepper and vegan “cheese,” aka toasted sesame seeds blended with nutritional yeast.  Parmesan would be great too!

I’ll warn you that the bottom of the bowl is the best part because that’s where lots of the good stuff falls after you add it.  I LOVED this combination.  Truffle oil is such a subtle but enjoyable flavor plus the pepper gives it a great kick.

Dive on in!

Popcorn: yay or nay? I was shocked when we made popcorn for the Academy Awards and someone mentioned “not liking popcorn” — I held back the urge to scream “What is wrong with you?!”

14 Comments leave one →
  1. March 12, 2011 8:00 AM

    YAY for popcorn! Your recipe sounds delicious! 😀 I love trying new flavors of popcorn! I have got to try this! 😀


  2. March 12, 2011 9:32 AM

    Yay for me! I love popcorn and who likes to share? Totally over rated.

  3. March 12, 2011 9:37 AM

    Definite YAY! I eat it incessantly!

  4. March 12, 2011 10:48 AM

    TOO funny – I just finished a big bowl of popcorn, all the while thinking “oh my god. Popcorn. Popcorn is so good. This will be my new thing, I guarantee it…” and then I see you have a new popsession too 😛
    I recently had some truffle popcorn (not homemade) that was amazing – and that was what started it all. Therefore, I MUST find truffle oil and make this!!

    • March 12, 2011 12:27 PM

      Ha ha I like you more and more by the minute (er… comment?), you know what I mean 🙂

  5. March 12, 2011 11:16 AM

    I love popcorn!! Such a tasty little treat for anytime 🙂

  6. March 12, 2011 6:55 PM

    I used to eat popcorn every night as a snack until I figured out I couldn’t eat corn. Worst. Day. Ever.

  7. March 12, 2011 8:24 PM

    I was talking to my mom the other day about needing to buy a bag of kernels to pop my own popcorn. My dad is a pro at that!

  8. March 13, 2011 8:07 AM

    Popcorn is amazing! Especially yummy homemade popcorn. It always reminds me of the Inca Trail as they used to feed us popcorn as a snack, it was clearly what got me through the 4 day trek!!

  9. May 21, 2011 7:36 PM

    This sounds so good! Popcorn is the one thing I cannot resist. I recently went to a comedy show with free popcorn and I downed not one, but two bowls. Everyone was giving me fatty looks as they couldn’t finish one bowl between several people. Now if the popcorn was covered in garlic and truffle oil I probably would have eaten the comedy house out of business. I have to try this!

    I also noticed we both shop at sunflower/newflower! Love that grocery store!

    • May 21, 2011 10:34 PM

      This reminds me that I’m due to make some popcorn! Love Sunflower.


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