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Warning!  This popcorn is addictive.  It’s got all those perfect snack qualities: crunchy, spicy, and salty.  The good news is plain air-popped popcorn rings in at 31 calories per cup, so there’s some room for indiscretion.

This recipe contains nutritional yeast, a deactivated yeast that can be added to any food.  It has a nice savory flavor and is a good source of protein, B vitamins, and several minerals.  It is usually sold in the nutritional supplements section of stores.

If you’ve never made popcorn on the stovetop before, it is incredibly easy.  There are some really nice instructions with pictures on Recipe Girl’s site.  Popcorn kernels can be purchased in the bulk section very inexpensively and they store for a long time.  Keep some in your pantry for the next time you’re feeling snacky!

Spicy Popcorn
  • 1 cup popcorn kernels
  • Enough *high heat oil to coat the bottom of you pan
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Tamari
  • Hot sauce

*Refined safflower, sunflower, or canola oils are all appropriate


Pop the popcorn, remove from heat.  I have no quantities for any of the other ingredients because it’ll depend on your personal preference.  I add enough of everything that the kernels are coated, but not overwhelmingly so.  It’s best to start moderately, then taste and add more to avoid over-seasoning.  Stir well throughout the seasoning process, then store in airtight containers in the fridge when you’re done (I use gallon zip baggies).  Oh but don’t store it until you’ve taken out a nice hearty portion size for you to enjoy!




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