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Snack of the Week: Stovetop Popcorn

Feb 25, 2015 04:00PM ● By Cate Reynolds

Stovetop Popcorn

Rhea’s Rundown

This is a great snack to get you through the day and the perfect munchie for watching movies at night. It’s so easy to make and way better than that microwaved stuff. Nutritional yeast is a good source of vitamin B12, which is helpful if you don’t eat meat and just in time for Lent. It can be purchased at most typical grocery stores in the bulk section or by brand. I use Bragg’s since it’s dispensed in a convenient plastic shaker. You can think of them as cheese-flavored flakes that are packed with nutrition (even if you eat meat). Popcorn kernels can also be bought in bulk or by brand. I noticed a few new brands of popcorn kernels in the chip section of Whole Foods on my last trip. This is my go-to seasoning method, but there’s plenty of room to get creative!

Ingredients – Serves 2
  • Coconut oil
  • ½ cup yellow popcorn seeds
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Old Bay
  • Extra virgin olive oil


1. Heat enough oil in a saucepan to coat the bottom. Put popcorn seeds in pan and cover with lid, leaving it slightly ajar to allow steam to escape.

2. After kernels have finished popping (you’ll know when the popping noises stop) transfer popcorn to a large mixing bowl.

3. Drizzle a light layer of oil and sprinkle with nutritional yeast and Old Bay. Mix popcorn with a wooden spoon and repeat until desired amount of seasoning is reached.

Rhea Torreon
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