Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Snacking.

Andy and I aren't big snackers, though when he's away I seem to do more of it. While I love sweets, I see them as more of a treat than a snack--a piece of a cake, or a biscuit is a one-off. My favourite snacks are savoury. Crackers and hummus, or crackers with any kind of vegan dip really, is a delicious treat. But I kind of hardly ever have dips in the house. We very occasionally buy chips or other savoury snacks from the Asian Grocery, but we usually eat those within a few days while they're fresh. So we don't often have a stash of snack foods laying around.

So my go-to snack when I'm feeling peckish is popcorn. We keep some in a jar in the pantry at all times and it's easy to whip up--a few minutes in a saucepan and voila, a bowl of fluffy white kernels. Popcorn is versatile, too, and can be altered to suit the mood. There's nothing like a bit of nut yeast, or some bragg's. One of my slightly weirder popcorn toppings is salt and icing sugar. The sweet/salty combination tickles my tastebuds and is very more-ish. Especially alongside a ginger beer.
What do you put on your popcorn?

7 comments:

lisa said...

Nutritional yeast! I sometimes do the salt and sugar thing too - yum! Popcorn is awesome.

Vaala said...

I really like icing sugar 'cause it reminds me of childhood and summer...Mum would make us a big bowl of popcorn with icing sugar alongside another bowl filled with strawberries. Yum :)

nora said...

I haven't had popcorn since going vegan *gasp, I know* but I think I'd go with Earth Balance and Nooch! Your salty sugar one sounds good though--kettle cornish! if you ever visit, az, we'll go to green together! haha

Mandee said...

I only ever put salt on our popcorn but usually because I am making it for Chris and I. I am yet to try nooch on it, maybe one day.

Bianca said...

I spray mine with fat-free non-stick cooking spray and then cover it with salt, nooch, and dried dill. So, so good!

DJ said...

There's a tried-and-tested combo in our house - nooch, hemp seed oil, lime juice and smoky mexican salt. It tastes AMAZING and the kids get a bit snotty if they're offered anything else. Spoilt brats!

Susan said...

I'm also more a savory that sweet snacker. I don't eat popcorn a lot though - I get it stuck in my teeth and it annoys me! I can almost feel it now! I do like to make lots and lots of dips though.