Cinnamon Ginger Popcorn

Hi Friends! How’s Your Day Going? I may have gone a little overboard with all the produce I picked up at the grocery store.  But it all looked so good.  The bounty of summer is upon us!

Apricots.  How I Adore Thee.

And even “in season” you little devils are still expensive.  But that’s ok, you’re worth it.  Your “season” is all of about 3 weeks.

Cherries and apricots are the same:  Short season, still expensive compared to bananas or apples but I love cherries, too!

Strawberries $2.50 for 2 Pints

Broccoli Crowns.  I eat this is a sitting.  Daily.  Raw.  Dressed With Vegan Slaw Dressing using Reduced Fat Veganaise.  I just dip straight into the jar and devour.  Classy, I know.

I love broccoli!  Did you know that the nubs on broccoli clean your teeth, gums, and your intestinal tract.  I always think of of the broccoli as scrubbing my body on the inside.  TMI but it’s true.

And Corn was 79 cents and ear so I picked up a few to do Over-Roasted Cornagain

After Roasting
This method is so easy!

And Scott has begged me for corn.  Which I will stretch as him begging for vegetables even though corn isn’t really what I think of as a “vegetable” it’s close enough.  I’ll take it.

If you missed my Post on What I normally Buy at the Grocery Store, Click Here.  Everything from stocking a Vegan Pantry to What’s in my Shopping Cart.

I wanted to touch on yesterday’s post and thank you who chimed in letting me know if you feel like Blood Type is an accurate indicator of Personality Traits or if you put much stock into Eating Right for your Blood Type or Blood-Type Based Diets.  Many of you told me you do believe in these things and though nothing’s perfectly accurate, much of it was accurate for many you.  It was for me!  Not perfect, but food for thought.  Pun intended.

And thanks for congratulating me on having my Recipe Published

No-Bake Coconut Oil Flaxseed Cookies recipe photo
Original Recipe for my: No-Bake 3-Ingredient Vegan Flaxseed Cookie Recipe

Reading about your history with pressure and expectations, be it parental or self-imposed, was interesting and informative.  Some of you feel as adults that your parents are still pressuring you, even if they don’t come out and say it, but I wonder, will we ever shed this feeling of wanting to please or satisfy parental expectations?  Does this ever subside?  I am seeking a balance with Skylar as discussed of some expectations but nothing that is unattainable.  Here are more of my thoughts.

And thanks for congratulating me on my progress in training for my show, and for recognizing that yes, I did it the vegan way.  The way that doesn’t compromise my standards or my values, and that my way proves you don’t need to chug whey shakes and eat chicken breasts and egg whites.  Thank you all for saying the nice things you said!

After the Regular Grocery Store where I buy my non-organic produce, I went to WF’s and I found this beautiful Tri-Colored Organic Popcorn.  I was there picking up some Veganaiseand couldn’t resist this pretty popcorn.

 Purple Corn.  Nature is Beautiful!
When popped, the corn all just looks “white” or barely yellow.   It doesn’t look purple.  Darn.
I decided to tweak my nearly nightly Popcorn Fest with Ginger!
Some Previous Popcorn Recipes:

1. Chocolate Coconut Oil Protein Popcorn

It’s a Good Recipe to Add about 35-40 Grams of Protein if You Think You Need it!
2.  Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Popcorn

Melted nut butter and coconut oil are wonderful!

3. Maca, Nooch, and Coconut Oil Popcorn

 Including Tips on how to Pop it in the Microwave in a Brown Paper Bag!

Today’s Version….
To 2 Tbsp of Popped Corn, add:

Coconut Oil or Spray-On Coconut Oil

Cinnamon & Ginger

 I put my bulk online cinnamon and nooch order from last week to good use!

Add Stevia & Nooch

Yum.  Just a little heat from the ginger and cinnamon, the cheezy flavor of the nooch, plus the sweetness of the stevia.. it may be random, but it’s full of Vegan Protein from the Nooch and the Ginger and Cinnamon are anti-inflammatory.

And the Coconut Oil is a great fat source.  Plus the flavor of the coconut oil rocks.  I like to go heavy-handed on the oil and seasonings.  Why not, right!  You only live once!

And some chocolate chips never hurt, either!

I’ve been doing cinnamon and ginger flavored foods frequently lately.  Like Roasted Coconut Ginger Peanut Butter Carrots

While at WF’s for the Veganaise, in addition to the pretty popcorn,  I was tempted by these Nutiva Hemp bars, too.  I hate that place because I buy things I don’t need, but hey, hemp makes you happy, right?  haha!

And I picked up a couple boxes of Mary’s Crackers that I told Daniellethat I wanted to try.

Black Pepper.  I’ve had them before but it’s been 6 months.  Time to get my pepppah on.  They do pack a bit of a punch but I love pepper so that’s good.

And Caraway which apparently tastes a bit like rye.  I don’t like rye so and after tasting these was not really impressed but if you like rye, get these.  You will love them.  Sometimes what things are “supposed to” taste like and what they actuallytaste like differ greatly, so it was worth a shot to try them.

After our shopping adventures, I packed.

And Skylar danced!
 Powered by Plants with energy to spare!
 She just has to stand there and look cute while I wrestle with boxes.  Oh, the joy.

Dessert was the high Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowballs from yesterday

Do you have any fun popcorn recipes?

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