Pop-n-Burn

January 4, 2012

This afternoon, after a set of ABCs and coloring, when my teacher chimed the bell that meant snack time had arrived, I decided I would pop some popcorn.

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This box is a sample of gourmet popcorn that I’m testing out for OpenSky. It comes in Maple + Sea Salt, Lemon + Sea Salt and Parmesan Rosemary, which I tried today. Love the simple + natural packaging and contents.

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You pop the popcorn in the bag just like regular microwave popcorn – and then you add the flavorings via little packets and shake them away. I loved this because you can really make your popcorn to taste (for example, I went lighter on the canola oil in packet 1 and heavier on the parmesan rosemary seasoning!)

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Loved the writing on the box – burning popcorn is scary! But these words of encouragement gave me the confidence to set my microwave to 3 minutes and wait.

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So someone please tell me why this happened after only TWO minutes!?

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Sniff. Luckily I was able to remove the giant ball of burn and salvage the rest.

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And the verdict was that it was DELICIOUS!! When I was little, my mom used to make popcorn for a snack all.the.time. in the afternoons. Thus, the smell of popcorn reminds me of Nickelodeon and Full House! Really, really loved these flavors!

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The rest of the afternoon was spent pretending I was a walking sleeping bag. SO COLD in this house. I had a make-out session with my hair dryer too.

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Supper tonight was spaghetti with meat sauce!!

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Specifically, grass-fed ground beef with Whole Foods Roasted Pepper tomato sauce, wilted kale, Garlic Gold Italian nuggets and this new spice by the Delicious Dietitian that I am also taste testing. Three thumbs up for natural, delicious and dietitians!

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For the sauce, first I browned the meat. I never crave chicken. Or fish. Or eggs. Sometimes they sound good but I don’t crave them. Grass-fed beef, however, particularly grass-fed and all its flavor, I C R A V E. Usually about once a month. No idea if it’s the iron or protein or comfort-food-ness, but a craving two days ago had me defrosting a pound I bought at the farmer’s market and turned it into sketti.

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The sauce and kale went on top along with the seasonings

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And it simma-downed into a nice sauce

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Served over whole wheat spaghetti

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And with a slice of Rosemary Garlic bread –

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Going to warm up some more under the throw blankets on our couch – g’night!

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1 Mom January 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Gosh, did we really have popcorn that much? Come on home, I’ll pop you a bag, although I can’t promise I won’t burn it. I burned a bag majorly a few weeks ago and it took days to get the smell out of the microwave.

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2 Mai January 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I absolutely LOVE that packaging!I’m a huge fan of popcorn…but usually stick to the plain salt.

Your dinner looks delicious!

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3 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm

What a small world, I was actually in the process of making stove top popcorn when I read your post! How funny.

Dinner looks warm and cozy!

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4 Kristy @ KristyRuns January 4, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Lemon & sea salt popcorn sounds awesome! Too bad some of it burned. :(

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5 Stephanie @ Ultra Ambitious January 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Your dinner looks so beautiful, rustic, and of course delicious! Totally agree with you about this cold! It’s currently 28 but feels much much colder! Definitely an appropriate dinner for such a cold night :)

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6 r8chel January 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Do you have a metal rack in your microwave? If so, you’ll need to take it out and set the popcorn on the regular glass tray on the bottom. Otherwise, this is exactly what will happen!

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7 KathEats January 4, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Hmm…our microwave is a broiler on the bottom…but that’s totally separate from the microwave. But maybe the coils still heated underneath and interfered!?

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8 Kristy Lewis January 5, 2012 at 10:25 am

Hi Kath,

Thanks SO much for reviewing Quinn Popcorn! That’s awesome.

Sadly, you were not kidding when you said, ” Pop-n-Burn”!

What kind of microwave do you have?
Since we have taken out all of the chemicals and the susceptor, our bag pops differently in each microwave. So, if you have an older microwave, it might not work as well. If you don’t have an older microwave, then 3 min, or even 2 min, is way too long!

Do you have a turn table? If not, that could be a huge problem in some microwaves.

Once you hear the popping slow to 2 seconds apart, it’s time to pull the bag!

The big pointer here is that Batch 2 works much better than Batch 1! Our paper is stronger, and the yield is greater. Plus, we have tweaked the bag instructions as well, and instead of saying “set on high for 3 min, STAY & LISTEN” which I have to admit is confusing, we say, ” Steady: Every Microwave is Different & Popping time can vary from 1:30 to 3:00. Listen carefully to find YOUR popping time….. Start on high for 3:00″

Hope this helps. That all said, would love to send you a 3pk of Batch 2. Please contact me directly so we can throw it in the mail today!

Thanks again, and cheers to a very healthy and happy 2012!

Kristy

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9 KathEats January 5, 2012 at 10:37 am

Hey Kristy!

I think I just wanted every kernel to pop and 2 seconds seemed more like 1 to me :) I’m going to try again this week with my second bag and will definitely listen more closely! The flavors were awesome :) Thanks for stopping by!

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10 Kristy January 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Hey Kath!

Happy to send you more, just let me know where to send to! You can reach me through website! :)

Talk soon, and thanks again!

Kristy

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11 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh January 4, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I love the packaging on that stuff but man the burn brought back awful memories when that would happen at the office and it reeked the rest of the day! LOL!

I think I know what I’m having for dinner tomorrow! That looks amazing!

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12 lynn @ the actor's diet January 4, 2012 at 8:48 pm

i actually love burnt microwave popcorn. unfortunately not the smell, though…

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13 katie @KatieDid January 4, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I have intense beef cravings as well but more like 1-2 times/ week. Love it so much!

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14 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries January 4, 2012 at 8:51 pm

oh man, you totally have me craving comfort food now! yum!

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15 Emily @LivingLongfellow January 4, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Our house is freezing too. 62 is far too cold for me. I always have on slippers and a blanket. I also carry around tea and coffee too, everywhere.

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16 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 4, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Oh sad–was your microwave on too high??

i HATE burnt popcorn–but those flavors sound delish!

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17 Cait @ Beyond Bananas January 4, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I love popcorn! Lately, I’ve been putting my own kernals into a paper bag and popping it in the microwave… that is until this weekend. The paper bag got caught in the top of my microwave and within 10 seconds of starting, we had ourself a fire. Not good.

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18 faith January 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I do that too but I’ve avoided a fire thus far, hope the microwave is okay!

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19 Kris January 4, 2012 at 10:05 pm

I always pop mine in a paper bag too, and have for years (at least ten). Never any problem w/ it catching fire. I use the popcorn setting (3 minutes).

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20 Hannah @ eat, drink, and save money January 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Good to know about the fire. I have tried this before and loved it. No fires with the popcorn, but we have had small fires with other things. Scary!

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21 Tracy January 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Kris, how much popcorn do you put in the bag?

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22 Kris January 5, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I put a little more than an 1/8 of a cup in a lunch size paper bag and roll the top down three or four times. I use the popcorn setting which is three minutes, and is usually just about perfect. There will be some old maids/unpopped kernels.

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23 Kelly @ Vegolosophy January 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm

mmmmm..I had some popcorn today too! I picked up some vegan carmel popcorn from whole foods and it was awesome!

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24 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats January 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I was all fascinated with the popcorn (love the packaging!) but then was dismayed to see the ball of burn – especially since my microwave is temperamental to begin with.

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25 Cait's Plate January 4, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Popcorn reminds me of Nickelodeon and Full House too!! That is too funny!! It sounds absolutely delicious – even despite the burn ;)

Dinner looks fab and fresh as always. Good luck keeping warm!

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26 Allie@LiveLaughEat January 4, 2012 at 9:12 pm

My space heater and I have been best friends this week! Brrrrrrrr

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27 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 4, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I love popcorn and eat it all the time but there is nothing worse than the smell of burnt popcorn. One of those lingering smells that just hangs on…forever!

That popcorn (the non burned parts…ha!) sounds delish. Cute concept, too!

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28 Ashley @ coffee cake and cardio January 4, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Why’s the new place so cold?

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29 KathEats January 4, 2012 at 10:14 pm

The old place was colder!

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30 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm

There’s nothing worse than the smell of burnt popcorn – someone continues to kill theirs in my office.

Love the flavor idea though! It’s so easy to make your own – I like to do jalapeno-tequila-lime in the spring.

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31 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm

That popcorn sounds so good. I’ve been lovin’ popcorn with lots of nutritional yeast lately. So tasty. I have been using my new microwave air popper; works like a dream as long as I don’t turn my back for too long. :)

Your dinner looks SO good, too. I want!

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32 L'Acadienne Vege January 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I recently bought a new microwave and was always burning my popcorn after only 2 1/2 minutes till I realized that I have a popcorn setting. When I push it once it’s only 1.75 minutes or somethings like that but when I pushed it twice it come up to 2 minutes something and now my popcorn is always perfect and there’s only a few unpop kernels left! (sorry for my bad english…I’m a french canadian)

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33 kyla January 4, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Vous parlez très bien anglais :)

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34 L'Acadienne Vege January 5, 2012 at 11:45 am

Merci! :)

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35 Bee Goes Bananas January 4, 2012 at 9:24 pm

That popcorn looks delicious! I love the beautiful simplistic packaging too!

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36 Kathy S January 4, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Sounds like you prefer the flavors over the popcorn… and true homemade popcorn is easy! Those simple ingredients make it sound so DIY! :)

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37 Mary Legare Whaley January 4, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I’ll tell you what, it’s hard to find a microwave that pops popcorn perfectly! My mom’s microwave is amazing. Just push the popcorn setting, and you’re good to go. It pops perfectly and leaves like 5 unpopped kernals, I kid you not. I think it’s a Sharp? My microwave on the other hand…I have to rely on the “wait for the pops to slow down…” method. Not reliable in the least! Cute product you’ve got there. I love the humor and the pep talk: “Take a deep breath, you’ve got this!” =) Stay warm, I finally turned my heat on today thanks to this lovely cold front. Thermostat is set to a balmy 59°…

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38 Anne@BakingMe January 4, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I have noticed on my popcorn at home it says “this side up”. Was the bag upside down when you microwaved it? I seem to remember burning popcorn once when I did not place the bag on the right side. Hope this helps :)

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39 KathEats January 4, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Pretty sure it was the other way – I flipped it over to show the burn on the bottom

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40 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 4, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I LOVE air popped popcorn and make stove top popcorn for the boys all the time. Love the crunch for a fun snack!

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41 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 4, 2012 at 9:35 pm

On cold nights I do the same thing with my hair dryer when I get out of the shower. Sometimes I stay in the shower for 5-10 extra minutes just willing myself out into the cold bathroom. I hate the winter!

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42 Jen January 4, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I’m the same way. I crank the heat up in the apartment for when I get out. But I’m considering getting a warm robe to slip into :)

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43 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! January 4, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Fun flavors for the popcorn! The maple sea salt sounds especially delicious! I am in love with sweet and salty combos!

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44 Jen January 4, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Do you plan your meals ahead of time or go by what you feel like that day? I rarely see spaghetti in your meals so this was a nice change!

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45 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 4, 2012 at 9:42 pm

That popcorn sounds delicious. Especially the maple one. I need to add more veggies to our pasta sauce. Thanks for the reminder :)

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46 James | Bodyweight Exercises Blog January 4, 2012 at 9:55 pm

There’s a few of my readers who could really benefit from reading all the material you have on eating real food! Also, your blog posts have a lot of photos, and I appreciate that. Keep posting!

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47 KathEats January 4, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Thanks and welcome James!

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48 Lindsay January 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I remember eating microwave popcorn with flavor packets/seasonings as a kid. They had cheese and other flavors. Probably totally unnatural but tasted so good! I love popcorn but it hurts my stomach now. I always wonder if its too much fiber or something?

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49 Kris January 4, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Too bad about the burned bag! I made popcorn yesterday and today. Yesterday’s plain, today’s with nooch, cumin and chili powder (found the recipe online). I also saw an interesting recipe for vanilla popcorn that used a vanilla bean and a small amount of sugar.

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50 Kris January 4, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Our house is cold too — we’re having a cold front in FL — so I’m drinking lots of tea, bundling up myself and the dog in sweaters.

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51 KathEats January 4, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Oooo yum!

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52 Keri January 4, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Did you just say you had a make out session with your hair dryer? I just laughed out loud! Too funny. Stay warm! Hot bath? And minus the burnt kernels, that popcorn looks worth trying :)

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53 marie January 4, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I think that when popping corn in the microwave the trick is to listen. I don’t look at the time on the package at all. So start with a large time like 3:00 on the package, and listen. At first, nothing, then some popping, then A LOT of popping, and as soon as the popping starts to die down its done. You might get SOME unpopped kernels, but to me that’s way better than a burnt bag. Try it!

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54 Tracey January 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

Marie, I do this too! I lose some kernals, but I prefer the quality of the poprn over the quantity.

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55 Katie January 4, 2012 at 10:30 pm

I wear a coat in the house 80% of the time during the winter! I’ve actually burned my coat sleeves on our stove before…eek! Hope you got warm. :-)

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56 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 4, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Mmmm… that looks AMAZING!

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57 Chelsea January 4, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Maple and Sea Salt?!? Whaaa?!!! I want some, badly. Maple is my favorite fall/winter flavor. I bought brown sugar maple creamer today, it would be perfect with that popcorn. Oh well, i’ll just come up with my own.

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58 Olena (The Fit Gourmet) January 4, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Ahaha. Complaints about cold :) We had -20C, -28C with the wind chill factor yesterday. That’s what, -20F??
#BrainfreezingfeetnumbingCanada

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59 Jes January 4, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Do you have a high wattage microwave? I know lots of time that is a major problem, so maybe lower your power settings the next time you do it to say only 50% power or 75%. For me I have the popcorn setting and still have to set it lower than the actual oz on the bag to get it not burnt.

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60 Leah January 4, 2012 at 11:23 pm

LOVE Quinn popcorn. I burned the first bag too! It just needs less time I think. The 2nd and 3rd bags came out fine! Quinn popcorn was on a website months ago, where you gave a small monetary contribution, and in turn they took the $$$ and built the business!! They are such a cute couple!!

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61 Angel7 January 4, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I have burnt a few bags of popcorn myself. But, for some reason, I do not mind the taste of charred popcorn :)

It.Is.Freezing.Cold.Outside! It is not really that cold, but it is cold!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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62 Kerry @ Totes My Oats January 4, 2012 at 11:44 pm

I can’t stand when the popcorn bag burns! Very frustrating.. and there’s nothing like hot a spaghetti dinner on a cold night!

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63 Elizabeth Kelley @ A Dancer In The Kitchen January 4, 2012 at 11:51 pm

That looks like a neat idea/product for microwave popcorn! In college, I popped an old bag in the microwave and it caught on fire, setting off the smoke alarms, and sending everyone in my dorm into the street! Just a little embarrassing!

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64 Khushboo January 4, 2012 at 11:53 pm

We never own(ed) a microwave and I was always so jealous of the kids that could make microwaveable popcorn! Now even more so :)

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65 Jess January 4, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Its crazy how different every microwave is, even if the wattage is the same. The microwave I have now can cook a small red potato in 2 and a half minutes, while my old one would take around 4-5. I never trust times with popcorn I just listen. I kinda like popcorn that is a little burned so glad you were able to salvage it!

Also, I have been reading your blog since late 2008 (yikes!) and just wanted to say that I have missed more of your writing/personality along with the pictures of your meals. I thought this entry was wonderful in that aspect. :)

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66 Rachel January 5, 2012 at 12:03 am

1. You need a Forever Lazy. Warmth plus an “escape hatch.” :)

2. My husband started making popcorn by using bulk popcorn and a paper lunch sack.

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67 Stephanie @ LiveCookLove January 5, 2012 at 12:06 am

I love the packaging on that popcorn! Lately I’ve been popping my own using the stovetop method, but the different seasonings would make my popcorn way more fun :)

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68 Leila @ Spinach and Skittles January 5, 2012 at 12:27 am

Burning popcorn is totally scary – I’ve definitely had to evacuate a work place or two because of a burnt popcorn related fire alarm.

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69 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) January 5, 2012 at 12:32 am

I love popcorn, but only air pop.
You’ve managed to make even burnt popcorn look beautiful. way to go, kath!
Your dinner looks FAB!

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70 Stephanie C January 5, 2012 at 1:39 am

Love popcorn! Growing up we had one of those popcorn machines. When I got married my husband nixed microwaves so he will occasionally make some on the stove top. He had perfected them. All they need is a little olive oil, salt and pepper… Mmm! He also does Kettle Corn, too, and it’s amazing. When I was doing my Lenten fast I put some Nutritional Yeast on and that was pretty darn good. I’m going to have to try some lemon next time!

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71 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine January 5, 2012 at 1:46 am

Hahah wow your dinner is so fitting, considering the fact that it’s National Spaghetti Day!

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72 KathEats January 5, 2012 at 9:25 am

I actually got a press release about that! Subconscious!

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73 Mary January 5, 2012 at 2:09 am

Is there no heat in your house? What about a fireplace? I decided long ago that life was just too short to be cold in my own house. When we lived in Korea they use floor heating (called ondal), which was divine!

I am also wondering if you ever cook using coconut oil? I think its intriguing, but not sure of a good use for it. :)

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74 KathEats January 5, 2012 at 9:25 am

No fireplace :(

I do cook with coconut oil – mostly in the summer

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75 Michaela January 5, 2012 at 3:05 am

I don´t know how you do it, Kath, but you make every food look absolutely delicious!

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76 Roxanne January 5, 2012 at 3:53 am

Popcorn…. mmmmmm….that reminds me of work, I clean a movie theater and we clean popcorn off the floor!
We don’t actually eat it anymore! LOL

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77 Roxanne January 5, 2012 at 3:56 am

The worst part is when the staff puts too much butter in the bags and the butter leaches out and covers the floor with a grease so dangerous that we have slipped and fallen on our backside at least twice each…. YES, we did eventually learn to look at the floor before we stepped in between the seats now!

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78 Elva January 5, 2012 at 6:07 am

oh yum, those look incredible! Sounds like my kind of breakfast. :)

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79 Emily @ Life on Food January 5, 2012 at 6:25 am

Your dinner looks fabulous. Did you know it was National Spaghetti day? You must have. Popcorn is so hard to make…I actually think the homemade stuff on the stove top is much easier to make than the microwave stuff.

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80 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 5, 2012 at 7:00 am

I love the idea of natural popcorn!

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81 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 5, 2012 at 7:18 am

My husband and I are popcorn addicts. We have an air popper and buy rainbow kernels in bulk from my co-op. For emergencies, I keep a box of Whole Foods plain popcorn in my pantry, which is really tasty (even with no butter or salt!)- but I am known to burn it every time. I like to flavor mine with melted coconut spread (Earth Balance) and smoked sea salt. Yumm.
Sometimes spaghetti with meat sauce is the best dinner in the world- so comforting. I’m with ya on the grass-fed beef too. I won’t buy anything else- it doesn’t even compare.

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82 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 5, 2012 at 7:57 am

I crave beef about once a month too. And maybe it’s just all in my head, but I always feel amazing and so full of energy the day after I eat it!

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83 Amanda January 5, 2012 at 7:57 am

The maple and sea salt flavor of popcorn sounds so good! Perhaps I will try that flavor combination at home.

I am notorious for burning popcorn. I used to be that person at work who would stink up the entire office with burnt popcorn, and it takes forever for the smell to go away. My co-workers loved me. ;)

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84 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 5, 2012 at 8:30 am

Love popcorn! My son has dairy allergies so we just air pop, spritz with canola oil and toss with sea salt…yummy and healthy! I love the packaging and simple ingredients…lemon and sea salt sounds interesting! Love the idea of adding kale to your sauce…not sure the kids would appreciate it but I could do mine separately…I do hide carrots and celery in the sauce and use a hand blender to make it all disappear…green may be harder to disguise. lol They’ve caught on to my little secret…luckily they love my sauce so I am still getting away with it.

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85 Sarah@The Flying ONION January 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

I’m not usually into pasta, but this has me craving pasta for breakfast! ;)

I really need to make a Whole Foods run soon, just to stock up on some more grass fed beef. Just for this. :D

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86 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count January 5, 2012 at 8:37 am

I don’t every crave beef, being a vegetarian, but the sauce minus the meat sounds tasty! I love converting recipes.

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87 Kimberly January 5, 2012 at 8:46 am

Oh no! What a bad time to have your heat break. It’s been freezing out. Stay warm!

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88 KathEats January 5, 2012 at 9:25 am

Oh it wasn’t broken – it was actually on 70*! I was just chilled to the bone and couldn’t warm up

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89 Cathy January 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Kath after being in Jamaica and feeling the sun 70 is freezing. Turn up the heat! LOL

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90 Jules @ La Petite Maison Verte January 5, 2012 at 9:24 am

That looks delicious! Never thought to add my kale to my pasta sauce before, always just served it on the side. Thanks for the great idea!

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91 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 5, 2012 at 9:36 am

I love Popcorn and Full House! Maybe you needed another cup of tea to go with the popcorn to warm you up?

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92 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings January 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

But how cold is really cold??!? ;) Popcorn is the best and your newest adventure looks like it could be super tasty!

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93 Sarah January 5, 2012 at 11:39 am

My worst popcorn story was the day after I got engaged. I completely lost track of my brain. I put a bag in the microwave, set it for 5 minutes but then got to talking about wedding stuff on the phone. I’m pretty sure the bag was smouldering by the time the buzzer went off, just short of bursting into flames. I could NOT clean the smell out and after a couple days of trying, I ended up buying my friend a brand new microwave!

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94 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles January 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

My mom used to make popcorn every week, but it was usually for weekend movie nights rather than for snacks…so I guess popcorn makes me think of Disney movies, Star Wars, & Indiana Jones, haha!

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95 Sarah (I Dream of Beets) January 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

My boyfriend and I have popcorn, pears, cheese, and carrots every Sunday for dinner, just like the both of us did (separately) when we were kids. Popcorn is one of my FAVORITE foods. I bought a stovetop popper, since Jared is a total luddite and hates the microwave. It’s the BEST, and it’s called a Whirly Pop. Since you have to manually turn the handle, it’s pretty hard to mess it up.

Sarah

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96 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats January 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks, and that pasta looks delicious!!!

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97 Sarah January 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Popcorn is so finicky, my worst popcorn fire was right after my husband and I started dating, and I was trying to be smooth and make popcorn before a movie…and set the bag on fire! Who does that? Me, apparently :) I had a teeny studio apartment with only 1 window – so we had to leave the front door open to air it out. Ugh!

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98 Shana January 5, 2012 at 8:08 pm

If you don’t want to buy the microwave bags, there is a super easy and super cheap way to do it at home. All you need is a large microwavable bowl with a lid. Add plain popcorn kernels and microwave with the lid on the bowl (so they don’t go flying all over the place). When it’s finished you can add any seasoning you want! No weird commercial additives! They sell special bowls for this but any bowl, large grocery bag, or brown lunch bag will do!

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99 Evi January 6, 2012 at 9:36 pm

We love buying the grass fed meat from WF. Especially steaks- soooo much better. We made them for our friends for New Year’s, and I don’t think they’ll ever go back to a regular steak! =)

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