Suggested by Sam (Senior Guide)
Cook Time: 2- 3 minutes
Keep in an airtight container
Prep. Melt your butter in the microwave and set aside. Place 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels into a paper bag (used/unused mushroom bags are perfect!) and fold top of bag over 2 -3 times)
Cook. Place paper bag into microwave and set to 3 minutes. Listen for kernels popping. Once popping has slowed, stop microwave and check contents. Most kernels will have popped, leaving you with yummy, fresh tasting popcorn.
Coat. Empty popcorn into a large bowl and pour the melted butter over top.
Flavour. Flavour with spices of choice. My favourite combo is paprika and nutritional yeast (you can get a powdered form of "nooch" which works perfectly for this purpose).
Notes from Sam: Experiment with other flavours like paprika, garlic powder, onion powder etc.
I like to separate out the unpopped kernels before coating and flavouring the rest, and put them back into the microwave to continue cooking them. They will cook much quicker as they have been previously heated. So keep a close eye/ear on them! This prevents food waste and maximises your snacking!
For the butter, I usually use sticks of the unsalted plant-based Becel which can be found in Creekside Market and larger supermarkets in Squamish, otherwise you can commonly find Earth Balance vegan spread, Miyoko's Cultured Vegan Butter and Melt Organic Butter among other brands in stores in Whistler.
Buy your spices, salt, pepper and vinegar from bulk sections or zero waste stores using your own containers or re-usable bags.
Check out some of the stores in the Sea to Sky, Vancouver area and more here.