Most of the microwave popcorn you get in the store is full of nasty, nasty, chemicals. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are some brands out there that happen to be vegan, but that’s not the point!
You can make your own microwave popcorn! With… popcorn! Shocking, I know.
All you need to start is a paper bag and some popcorn kernels- about 1/4 cup for a regular lunch sized bag.
I’m actually using popcorn-on-the-cob from the local farmer’s market, but the regular stuff is fine, too!
Yes, those are staples. Alton Brown once showed this on Good Eats, and I’ve read about it since then- the reason it’s okay has to do with the positioning of the two staples. Do this with caution. I have read bad results with this, too. You can always use a bigger bag folded down if this makes you nervous.
I like to dress my popcorn with butter-flavored olive oil (completely vegan, BTW) and some salt.
Then you just pop your movie in, and enjoy!
Now that you know how to make good microwave popcorn, I hope you’ll never use the gross stuff again!
You can of course, recycle the bag. With the staples you end up tearing it, but if you used a bigger folded bag, you can keep re-using it until it falls apart. Your little eco-tip for the day!