Last night while reading Ruth Reichl’s delicious memoire, GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES, I got hungry. It was fairly late, so I didn’t want to eat anything sweet: late-night sugar leaves me hung-over. I went rummaging through my pantry and found some unpopped popcorn. Yes! Crunch was just the thing.
My favorite lazy-person’s way to prepare popcorn is to coat about 1/4 cup of kernels with a little olive oil. I pour the coated kernels into a paper bag and fold over the top, then microwave on the popcorn setting, about 2 minutes. Then I sprinkle on my favorite herb seasoning salt: Herbamare.
I happily went back to reading Ruth, who was in the midst of describing a rich, highly caloric meal at Le Cirque, and chomped my way through 2 cups of my hi-fiber, low-cal, whole-grain snack, feeling very virtuous. And no hang-over this morning.