Salted Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn

Oh popcorn how I love thee. I love it when you are buttery. I love it when you are kettle-y. I love it when you are cheesy. I love it when you are spicy. I love it when you are sweet. Oh but I especially love it when you are sweet. I will just eat you up I love you so.

Caramel Popcorn

Do you like my ballad to popcorn? I figured it was about time I let them know how much I do truly love them. I mean I did name part of our blog because of them…

Salted Caramel Popcorn

Recently Rose and I have been popping all sorts of delicious popcorn creations in the kitchen. We thought in case there was anyone else out there who possibly loves popcorn as much as us two that we would share one of said recipes for you.

Caramel Popcorn

We created a caramel-melt-in-your-mouth-sweet-and-delicious popcorn. It only seemed right what with all the salted caramel drinks popping up everywhere. Plus, caramel is pumpkin pie spice’s lesser known cousin that sometimes get a bit neglected. (Don’t worry pps lovers we have some recipes for you soon too!) But right now it’s time for the caramel corn.

Caramel Popcorn

Bring on the crunchy sweet deliciousness!

Salted Caramel Popcorn

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 3/4 tablespoon butter (I’m sure you could use coconut oil too, but we used butter here)
  • salt

Steps:

  1. Pop the kernels. We used an air popper but you could also do them on the stove. This will make about 5 cups of popcorn so if you have an air popper, be prepared with a big bowl!
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the sugar and the butter on low heat, stirring frequently so the butter melts into all the sugar and doesn’t burn. Stir frequently but not constantly until all the sugar is melted into the butter – about 5 minutes. You want the mixture to stay runny and not start to clump because once this cools, it will start to harden together quickly.
  3. While the mixture is hot, drizzle over your popcorn. I used a spatula to help drizzle.
  4. Salt the popcorn to your liking. We used pink himalayan sea salt and used less than a teaspoon since we wanted a sweeter treat.
  5. Let cool and enjoy!

Salted Caramel popcorn

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What We Ate 6/7/15 – 6/13/15

Hello! Have you missed us? We have been busy bees moving apartments and living with about 1094 boxes in all of our rooms. As you can imagine we haven’t had much time or room to keep up with PAC these last few weeks. However, we are back and coming up with some fun summer treats to share! But, as always, first we will share what we have been munching on the past few days.

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Monday & Tuesday: Brussels sprout salad, chicken, and roasted sweet potatoes and parsnips. This was a hog podge dinner that we just threw together with what we had in our fridge. We roasted the sweet potatoes and parsnips in a little bit of salt and pepper and some rosemary.

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Wednesday: Stir fry veggies summer rolls. We have been on a summer roll kick lately! I’m not sure if it is because we have been trying to use up a whole pack of rice paper rolls or if it is because they are so fresh and delightful when it is hot outside, probably a little bit of both. We stir-fried up some peppers, zucchini, corn, and asparagus in a dash of soy sauce and some teriyaki and then rolled them in the rice paper with avocado. Yummo!

Thursday: Cambridge, 1. Rose met me at work and we strolled into Cambridge to grab a slice (or two) of pizza before I had to head back to work.

Friday: More summer rolls!

Saturday: Beat Hotel . We went out to dinner with Rose’s parents at the Beat Hotel in Cambridge. It was really yummy and very filling, we both got their Earthly Delight Bowls, which feature a grain, a protein of choice, and some vegetables. We will definitely be going back as they have a long cocktail list (not to mention 36 types of wine on tap!?)

What We Ate 5/25/15 – 5/30/15

Hello again! Another week, another series of meals that we ate and enjoyed. This week was a bit hectic as we were mostly trying to finish all the frozen food/any food we could before we moved. I think we did a pretty good job, we might have left behind a few ice cream bars, which was a pretty sad parting, but that’s okay we will buy more for our new place.

Taco salad

Monday & Tuesday: Taco salad. This is one of our go to meals. It is quick, easy, and absolutely delicious. We sautéed an onion, a pepper, and some ground turkey. Then put that on top of a bed of lettuce and added some tomatoes, corn, and beans. Yum! We also had some chips and salsa on the side because how can you not?

Veggie burger and brussels sprouts

Wednesday: Veggie burger with a Brussel sprout salad. You didn’t think we weren’t having any veggie burgers this week, did you? Well, we still had some in our freezer (I think we still have a box of unopened ones too….) so we made them to try and finish them off. We had a big salad with Brussel sprouts, an onion, and some zucchini as well. I also enjoyed some boom chicka poofs on the side as well.

Quesadilla

Thursday: Quesadilla with a Brussel sprout salad. Weird combination, but we had tortillas to eat and I was craving a big quesadilla so we put some cheese, salsa, corn, beans, and whatever else into them. We also had a package of Brussel sprouts and some leftover salad to eat so we through those together on the side. Nothing like a good quesadilla!

Brussel sprout salad

Friday: Brussel sprout salad and some chicken nuggets and apples. Yep, really trying to clean out the fridge at this point. We had leftover Brussel sprouts and broccoli so we whipped up a salad. We also had some nuggets that we had to eat so we shared those and I cut up an apple for good measure. Random but good!

Saturday: Salad from Sweet Greens. We both had leftover salads from lunch at Sweet Greens so we munched at that for dinner, which quickly turned into munching on popcorn and chocolate and wine for dessert!

What We Ate 5/17/15 – 5/23/15

Woo what a week! Is it just me or has anyone else had a crazy busy week?? And with our move coming up shortly things are only going to get busier and busier. Plus where did May go? I thought it was still April.. Okay, okay enough complaints from me. Even though this week was hectic we still managed to throw together some super delicious and healthy meals. Okay, maybe Rose was able to throw together most of the meals, but I was able to eat and enjoy them!

cereal

Sunday: Cereal! We drove back from Hanover, NH this day and decided to do our grocery shop without stopping at home. We both were pretty exhausted and craving something simple and sweet so we put away all our nice fresh veggies and fruit and opted for a big bowl of cereal instead. Some days you just have to!

Veggie burger Mango cucumber salsa

Monday: Veggie burgers with cucumber mango salsa. We are currently trying to clean out our freezer, which means we will be eating even more veggie burgers than we normally do. I ain’t complaining! We made this cucumber and mango salsa as a side.

Spring rolls

Tuesday: Thai Summer Rolls. We had these last week and were dying to have them again so we used our leftover rice papers to make up another batch. Yum yum yum!

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Wednesday: Kale and brussels sprout tacos. Rose graciously whipped these up for us and they came out excellent. Definitely will be making these again!

Be good

Thursday: I was working late so Rose met me for a take out dinner at work. We had B.good and it hit the spot. We each got salads and then shared some sweet potato fries.

Friday: Leftover kale and brussels sprout tacos. yumm!

Pizza

Saturday: Pizza night! We had this pizza in the freezer taking up so much space for the past few months and we finally got around to making it. It had sausage, pepperoni, peppers, and onions. We both had salads on the side as well. Love frozen pizzas!

What We Ate 4/12/15 – 4/19/15

Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing weekend. I am currently enjoy an acai bowl from home and about to go outside to cheer on the runners in the Boston Marathon. Hopefully the rain will hold off for them today! This week for food we had some special delights as it was someones birthday… Rose turned 23 on last Sunday! We got to enjoy a delicious brownie pie with a big pile of ice cream. Yum, I love birthdays! Here is what else we ate this week:

rice bowl

Sunday: Rice bowl and birthday cake! We had some rice with all sorts of veggies piled in and dressed with soy sauce and some sesame seeds. Simple and delicious! We also made this delicious brownie pie that we enjoyed with extra ice cream and wine; Happy birthday Rose!

Egg sandwich with asparagus

Monday: Egg sandwich with asparagus. This was a throw together whatever we had kind of night. I ended up with this delicious egg sandwich with spinach and a fresh tomato with some sautéed asparagus on the side. I love that asparagus is in season!

risotto with spring veggiesBen & Jerry's ice cream

Tuesday: Risotto with chicken and spring veggies. We sort of followed this recipe, but we already had cooked rice so we changed it up a bit and added our own things. It turned out okay, but probably would have been much better if we had cooked the rice according to the recipe. Oh well! Tuesday was also free cone day at Ben & Jerry’s so we might have had dessert before dinner.. It was positively delicious! We both got The Tonight Dough and yum yum yum it was amazing.

Meatball sandwich

Wednesday: Meatball Sandwich with Veggies. We were planning on doing a different recipe with these turkey meatballs that we picked up at Trader Joe’s but a sandwich sounded better so we whipped up these instead. We cooked the meatballs in some marina sauce and sautéed some zucchini, onion, corn, and carrots to add on top.

Cornbread salad

Thursday & Friday: Cornbread Panzanella Salad from Two Peas & Their Pod. This salad was delicious and just what I wanted. Extra cornbread on top, yes please! We would have had this delicious dish many more nights except our cornbread molded! We put it away when it must have still been a bit moist and as our apartment can get overly heated, it was just not a good combination.

Saturday: It was both my mom’s birthday as well as Rose’s dad’s… coincidence, who knows? Rose went out to dinner with her family to celebrate and I had some pizza on the couch while I caught up with my mom on the phone.

What We Ate 3/29/15 – 3/4/15

Hello! We are back with another what we ate this week. Last week things got a bit hectic for us and we sadly weren’t the greatest at documenting what we ate. But, we are back this week with some yummy recipes we tried and enjoyed. Enjoy!

Turkey burger and fries

Sunday: Broccoli Rabe Turkey Burgers from Skinnytaste. These were sooo good! I don’t know if it was because it was sunny out and the birds were chirping and it just felt like the perfect spring day to have some burgers and fries, but this meal was perfect. We paired the burgers with some homemade french fries that we will post later!

Monday: Leftover turkey burgers. Still good!

Fiesta bowl

Tuesday: Fiesta Bowl with Mexican Rice. Oh Trader Joe’s how I love you even more that now that I have this recipe (if that’s even possible). This bowl was filled with a delicious pile of beans, rice, corn, avocado, and some beef. Yum!!

Cauliflower

Wednesday: Crispy Orange Cauliflower from Fork and Beans. We modified this recipe a bit because we didn’t want to fry it in oil. Instead we skipped the flour mixture and just made the sauce and baked that with the cauliflower in the oven. It turned out really well!

Thursday: Leftover fiesta bowls

Acai bowl

Friday: This was a bit of an odd day as I had a stomach ache so not much sounded good. I ended up with an acai bowl and Rose had some leftover turkey burger with a salad and fixings. Sometimes our meals become quite random..

pasta with broccoli

Saturday:Trader Joe’s Girasoli Ricotta & Lemon Zest. I don’t think I mentioned yet how much I’m loving T.Joe’s lately.. This pasta was delicious. We steamed some broccoli, asparagus, zucchini, and peas then tossed it all together with some lemon oil and salt and pepper. It really hit the spot!