Monday, 22 September 2014

Vegan TV Snacks #2

Ahh.....popcorn; the old but now 're-trending' snack,  if the supermarket shelves are to be believed.  You seem to be able to get any manner of different flavours in the pre-made packed popcorn market these days.  

However, just opening a packet in front of the TV doesn't quite cause as much satisfaction as the pop, pop, pop........pop of making it yourself.  Besides the supermarket stuff seems full of unnecessary and often non-vegan stuff.

Make it yourself and you get all the drama and all the wonders of creating your own flavours.  Here is one idea I tried last night.

Chai Coconut Popcorn

Melt some coconut oil to cover the base of a pan that is big enough to handle your full grown popcorn.  Add in some chai type spices (if you can't find it ready made then experiment with ground cardamon, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, black pepper, etc).  Add in a little sugar if you like (but I held off on that this time).  Then add in your un-popped corn and give it a real good coating before putting the lid back on and waiting for the popping drama.  Give it a good shake from time to time.  Wait for the popping to stop (I dare you to take the lid off before hand!) and there you go; lovely warm and coconut chai spicy popcorn.

I think when I make it next time I will go a bit heavier on the spicing and the coconut and try it with a little sprinkle of sugar.  Experimentation is the way forward!


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