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Offline John

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Coconut Popcorn
« on: October 31, 2008, 12:44:25 PM »
okay... confession. Popcorn is a weakness of our whole family. We don't have it often but sometimes we just can't resist it with a good movie.

We stopped eating butter quite a while ago and were putting a little Braggs Liquid Aminos on it for flavor but we've noticed that even that small amount of soy doesn't treat us right. But we need something on the popcorn :)

We use an air popper which has a little measuring cup top that also doubles for melting butter. I decided to try something new and put some Coconut Oil in there to "melt" and I poured that over the popcorn with a little salt and WOW!

I've gotta say I've never eaten such yummy popcorn before. This will be our new standard for popcorn flavor when we give in to the craving.
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Re: Coconut Popcorn
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2008, 06:40:08 AM »
I finally tried this and it's great. Creative use of coconut oil. It's our new favorite way to eat popcorn.

Thanks!

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Re: Coconut Popcorn
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 04:55:42 AM »
Hi John and Krista,

I used to like popcorn too. but now I make raw popkale- We also use other greens like spinach, swiss chard, bok choy and collard greens - all high on the nutrient density chart. (see Gabriel Cousen's book There is a Cure for Diabetes p. 260).  You can view my recipe on my youtube video at raw-wisdom.com/popkale

If you need a dehydrator try our raw kitchen appliance store I recommend the excalibur but even a Nesco or other brand that you can adjust the temperature below 118 degrees will work.

Unfortunately- popcorn is not one of the healthier grains. Corn syrup in particular has been pointed out as one of the chief culprits in rising obesity as it does not turn off the appetite. Gabriel cousens recommends a few sprouted grains that you can dry like quinoa and buckwheat and amaranth as they are low glycemic and are also not prone to mold from long storage. Unfortunately, unless you buy organic popcorn it is probably genetically modified... and when you pop it, it's not raw.  Check out Nathan's articles and videos on RAW WISDOM and also our research info to learn more.

I promise you- once you try raw popkale your life will change forever.

Love and blessings,
Melinda
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Re: Coconut Popcorn
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009, 10:01:43 AM »
Hello Melinda,

While Popcorn is very different than the highly processed Corn Syrup, and even though I do use organic, I do limit it.

Your pop-kale recipe is almost identical to how I make my wilted Kale Salad - the only difference is lemon juice and dehydrating. While I prefer to have my Kale salad fresh and not dehydrated I did try the pop-kale and really liked it; I'm sure I'll make it again sometime. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: Coconut Popcorn
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2009, 01:19:59 PM »
We made popcorn a few nights ago--Sam used the usual melted butter, but I asked him to make a small portion of popcorn using coconut oil for me.  It was so good, and the kids said that my popcorn was tastier than theirs.  It will be our new standard--thanks for sharing!