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Truffle & Parmesan Popcorn

25 Feb

 

 

truffle and parmesan popcorn

Makes 16 Cups

Movies and popcorn.  You’re passionate about the pair.   You wouldn’t go to a movie and not get popcorn because the novelty of ordering a jumbo bag of the light and airy pops of joy is just delightful.  And so, every movie you see, you buy popcorn and eat it—all of it—doused in liquefied butter and salt.  And you think to yourself, “Yes, I just did that, and no, I’m not sure it was worth it.” Because you also know there’s nothing gourmet about movie popcorn.  Instead make Truffle & Parmesan Popcorn, packing on gourmet flavor without the extra butter and salt.

Ingredients:

½ C. organic popping corn kernels

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

1 Tbsp. truffle oil

¼ C. grated Parmesan cheese

1 tsp. sea salt

Directions: 

Place vegetable oil in a 3-quart pot with three kernels.  Cover and heat on medium heat, shaking constantly until kernels pop.  Once they pop, add remaining kernels and continue to shake over medium heat until popping stops, about ten minutes.  Immediately transfer popcorn into a large mixing bowl.  With a spatula, mix in truffle oil, Parmesan and sea salt.  Add additional seasoning to suit your palette.  Serve warm.

FOOD THAT LOVES YOU, TOO:  Not only is popcorn fun to make the old-fashioned way, it is high in fiber and low in fat and sodium.  Any seasoning can make popcorn a new and exciting flavor, so season to your heart’s desire!

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Super Bowl Sunday Salad with Carrot Basil Vinaigrette

31 Jan

Sunday Funday Salad, Healthy Salad

Serves 4 as main course | Serves 12 as small side

Remember Sunday Funday?  You left it in college along with those shots of bad tequila and affection for anything greasy to cure your hangover.  And now, you read this and ponder, “Have I lost my fun luster?”  The answer is no—you are clearly more refined now.  So reinstate Sunday Fundays with a bit more class, like the Sunday Salad with Carrot Basil Vinaigrette.  And, consider pairing it with Sauv Blanc instead of cheap tequila, will you?

Ingredients:

Salad:

1 6 oz. bag organic spinach

½ lb. turkey deli meat, cubed

1 can kidney beans

½ C. grape tomatoes, halved

¼ C. dried cherries

Dressing:

¼ C. carrot juice

1/3 C. apple cider vinegar

1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

2 tsp. honey

½ tsp. pepper

pinch salt

1 C. extra virgin olive oil

3 Tbsp. basil

Directions:

Rinse and lightly dry all ingredients.  Place into a large mixing bowl.  Just before serving, pour ¼ Cup dressing over salad to lightly coat and toss.  Add any additional dressing to taste.

FOOD THAT LOVES YOU, TOO: Its no wonder Popeye loves him some spinach.  This all-over powerful veggie is packed with good-for-you vitamins and minerals that promote strong bone health, healthy eyes, clear skin and stellar brain function.  Spinach is also a great choice to ward off free radicals and diseases including some cancers, like prostate cancer.

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