Popcorn is my absolute favourite snack. It's quick to prepare, it absorbs a variety of flavours with ease, and it's healthy.
Provided you don't smother it in caramel, that is.
I eat my fair share of plain popcorn, or popcorn sprinkled with seasonings, but every once in a while I like to prepare something a bit more complicated. POPCORN!, Carol Beckerman's cookbook centred on all things popcorn (I know; you're shocked), has given me plenty of delectable recipes to try. My favourite of these is Pad Thai popcorn, a sweet, spicy, stick-to-your-teeth snack that's more than worth the time it takes to prepare.
Y'all know of my great love for Pad Thai. I eat it whenever the opportunity presents itself--which isn't as often as I'd like, now I live thousands of miles away from my Pad Thai dealer of choice, but a girl's gotta take what she can get. This fabulous popcorn helps kill the craving in between noodle bowls.
As an added bonus, it's easy to render vegan. Hurray!