Hobbies & popcorn :)

This is a random post.  You all know that food, yoga, health, and fitness are big parts of my life.  But what else do I do for fun?  One of the hobbies I’ve picked up recently is making earrings.  It’s fun, relaxing, and gets my creative juices flowing.  These are some of my recent creations…

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On to food!  Since I’m currently out of a job, and being frugal is one of my passions, I wanted to share a money-saving tip.  A fun and easy snack that I make a lot is popcorn.  But I don’t buy the 100-calorie bags because it’s much cheaper to pop your own.

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Ingredients (for 1 100-calorie bag)

  • brown paper lunch bag
  • ~3 tablespoons unpopped kernels
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • salt, cinnamon, chili powder

Directions

  1. Place the kernels in the lunch bag.  Fold over the top.  Microwave for 2-3 minutes (until there are a few seconds between pops).
  2. Pour the popcorn into a bowl.  Spray with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle on your desired spices.

Eat!  There are actually premade seasonings that you can buy in stores – I like Kernel Season’s the best.  I get the Nacho Cheddar flavor.

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Stay tuned for a product review (some very “virtuous” granola products), another way to use turmeric, some Japanese soba noodles, a new book by a fellow blogger, and more.  What is your favorite popcorn flavor?

26 Replies to “Hobbies & popcorn :)”

  1. Whoa! Holy new blog Salad Girl! Me likey!
    Anyways, before I got distracted, I was going to say that be careful because one time I made popcorn that way, and it caught on fire in the microwave. Although, that was sometime in the 80s and I was probably 7 or 8. So it could have been me, or the microwave – probably the first of it’s kind. Whatev – just keep an eye on it 🙂

  2. omg those earring are wonderful! they are seriously the kind that i buy every time! you willing to sell? cause i would TOTALLY buy!

    love the new layout!

  3. the earrings are gorgeous! you are so talented 😀
    i always pop my own popcorn too. it’s so much healthier and tastes waayyyyyy better
    have a great day!

  4. really cool earrings!!! You should teach me how to make them!
    and the popcorn direction is so useful! but I need first buy some paper bags! 😀

  5. I love the earrings, the new layout (is it new?) and the popcorn. I love making it in a brown paper bag in the micro! My dad used to make it stove top with tons of butter! Now I eat it plain or with a little parm. cheese and garlic powder.

  6. you’re a smart cookie! I’m guilty of buying the 100-calorie snack packs because i can’t trust myself with making a whole big bag. 😛 oops. Yours is a fabulous idea though! Maybe i’ll try that next when i go thru my packs! (When they go on sale, they’re $2.99 at Dominick’s for 10! Is that bad?? hehehe)

    My favorite is caramel apple. 😛 But i always get kettle corn.

  7. I’m lovin the new layout and I’m partial to kettle corn if that’s a flavor!

    YOU ARE TALENTED!!! Those are gorgeous! Well done 🙂

  8. I like your new layout and thanks for the popcorn recipe. I love having it as a snack, but I totally didn’t realize you could pop it yourself in a brown paper bag. Kettle corn is my fav.

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