The Food Matters Project is back again. Every Monday from now until who knows when, I’ll be participating. Sharing bits and pieces of my food journey along the way. At least that’s the plan. However, Monday after next I’ll be ditching out to bring you a special announcement—Where in the world are we moving? Or not moving. In the meantime I’ll be biting my nails or eating (small) handfuls of this. Save me.
Homemade Popcorn. No fussy packaging or fake butter flavoring necessary. 100% the real deal. Made on the comfort of your kitchen stove. Happy popping noises included. Has the ability to convert a non popcorn eater like me. I’m smitten.
Food Journey Part 1: Food matters. As a car needs gas, our bodies need food. And just like a car, if you put the wrong gas in it, you can expect adverse outcomes. Healthy—a word loaded with many different connotations. Good and bad. My definition has changed over the years. Vastly. And I imagine it will continue to be refined. Today, my definition means pure. Unprocessed. Made from scratch. Moderation. Olive oil. Butter. Vegetables.Unbleached flour. Preservative-free. Wheat. Fresh. Cake. Fruit. I call myself purist.
But I haven’t always been this way. Fast food. Boxed food. Shiny wrapped food. Food has been a sore spot in my life. I’ve wrestled with it. Lost. Wrestled some more. And lost. Or should I say gained. A love/hate relationship describes it best. But since it’s Valentine’s week, I’ll end with love and save the hate for next week.
This sounds delicious! I am thinking of doing a popcorn bar for our late night snack option at our wedding- and need recipes that can be made in advance. Do you think I could swing it?
I’ve made this recipe once in advance and it was fine. You might want to test a small batch just to make sure!
Thanks so much!
I realize this is an old post but just wanted to say I never thought of pairing honey with popcorn and it sounds amazing! I mean, we have caramel popcorn and the salt complements and offsets the sweetness; but honey! Got to give it a go 🙂
Hope you love it!
This looks so super amazing, I can’t wait to try it!!
Wondering where you are moving to….
LOVE the sweet, salty popcorn creation!
Thanks Marla! We just moved to New Haven, CT. Been here almost 3 months. It’s going by way too fast already.
Love this…sprinkled a little chipotle and spiced things up …yummy ; }
Looks great! I love sea salt with sweetness. Found you through Pinterest. Thanks..
We’re making this right now! Thank you!
This looks delicious, since moving to Europe I’ve ditched the microwave and fallen in love with homemade popcorn!
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This is awesome! It combines healthy popcorn with healthy butter (use grass-fed) and honey (use raw, unpasteurized!)
As soon as I saw this on Pinterest I knew this was yours, Melissa. Popcorn never looks so whimsical and delicious. Yes, it looks whimsical.
And the sweet/salty combo has my head spinning!
Just made this – super good!
Making this today for my daughter’s Christening favors. Can’t wait to try it!!!
I started making stovetop popcorn in the fall and never looked back. It’s so so so good and you can have it any way you want. Glad to see other people are doing the same!
I tried this tonight and it is insanely good. Thanks for the idea!
Whoa! I have totally made this before, and it’s awesome! I use the mix on air-popped popcorn, and it, of course, works really well also. I like to heat up the honey a little too (usually I microwave the butter for 30 seconds, until it’s nice and melty, add the honey, and mic for another 20 sec or so, so it’s nice and runny). After pouring, I let it cool a little, so it’s just barely tacky, and then add in the salt.
Popcorn perfection! Thanks for sharing, as this is truly a great way to enjoy popcorn.
Also, as a side note, I have learned that I much prefer the “white” popping corn to the “yellow.” White tastes much cleaner, and less corny. Some people may prefer that, as well!
I’m on this refined sugar free challenge right now and this is the type of recipe I was looking for! Something to satisfy my snack cravings! Thanks for making this easier…..lol
pretty good combination!
Somehow I missed this when you posted it! I can’t wait to try it. We are big popcorn eaters here. 😉
I am a huge fan of popcorn cooked on the stove and can only imagine the flavor burst of this simple honey butter idea! Love it 🙂
This sounds unreal!!
This looks great! I’ll have to give it a try soon!
Wow, I love the combination! Thank you.
Hey – when I pour over melted butter on my popcorn it shrinks and fizzles from the heat – how do you get around this?
I pour the butter on once it’s off the heat. I’ve never had the popcorn shrink. Has anyone else had this problem to know how to troubleshoot?
Oh – when I pour it on the soft white part of the popcorn shrinks from the heat of the butter – perhaps I’ve heated the butter too much!
My husband drooled a little when I told him your recipe and I concur! Good luck on Monday… we’re waiting to hear where my hubby will do his MBA internship too so I feel your pain!
Such a crazy time! Good luck to you guys too. If we make it through this we’ll be stronger. Right? 🙂
I want to put in a movie and eat a bowl of this popcorn!
I love to put honey on my popcorn, but I didn’t know that anyone else knew! Shhhh.
Blame my husband. He gave me the idea 😉
recently discovered a newfound love for homemade popcorn as well! love that they are actually so easy to make!
I wonder why I have been eating microwaveable popcorn all this time!
I had no idea either before this. We’ve been scammed!
Good thing we found out! better late than never!=)
Your recipes are filling up my “Recipes Worth Trying” folder. Keep up the good work!
Wow this sounds delicious….I totally agree that enjoying in moderation is definitely a challenge. I limit myself on the amount I make because I know I’ll finish all of it!
This is so yummy sounding!
I’m a serious popcorn maven and have been known to eat an entire bag in one sitting. This will be making its way to my living room this weekend
This sounds like such a delicious way to get your serving of salty & sweet!
Yum! I think this is the first sweet interpretation I’ve read today. I love how this sounds – almost like a healthy caramel corn.
Sea salt honey butter, oh my! Mark Bittman is the new kid in town. Love this post, Melissa!
Thanks Kate! And thanks for introducing me to Bittman. I owe you my right arm!
Wow, this sounds delicious, and your photos are gorgeous!!
So cute! Adorable pictures
Oh, this is such an honest post. Lovely. Since you like honey in your popcorn, you should try making it using the Savannah Bee Co. Black Sage honey. It is more of a flowery taste than normal honey. This combo also goes on the list to make.
LOVING the color composition here. Seriously. Anthro bowls? They always make me swoon. Love your honesty on your relationship with food. It’s such a human struggle. I’m with you.
Ah, food. So bittersweet. Thanks for your sweet comment Kelsey!
Sea salt and honey sounds like a wonderful combination. I love homemade popcorn. No microwaveable bags for me!
Oh My Goodness does this ever sound good!!! I wonder how much my fingers will swell eating any salt??
I love salt!!
Really nice-looking photos! And yummy idea for popcorn. Just last Friday I tried something similar – sea salt and agave syrup on popcorn to make a healthier version of kettle corn.
I love this. I’m a big fan of popcorn and I love how you made it so fancy!
Mmmmm sounds great! popcorn is such an easy, fun snack!
I’m not a huge fan of popcorn, but I think I could get on board with this. (Love those eggshell blue bowls, too.)
Watch out. I wasn’t a popcorn lover before this. (Anthro bowls are the bomb.com!)
I love popcorn and tend to eat a lot of it! I am also a very health conscious eater…and although it is only 7 a.m. I want this now! Debra
I can’t wait to try this! Sweet and salty is one irresistible flavor combination.
I’m smitten too.
Delicious! I still use an air popper to make my popcorn and it’s the best-tasting corn!
wow this sounds SO good. It’s on the snack menu at my house tomorrow.
From the sounds of it, eating this in moderation is not possible. I’m ok with that. Popcorn is a health food, right?
Moderation is laughable with a bowl of this stuff infront of you! Dangerous.
Oh this sound heavenly. Definitely going to try it.
As a popcorn aficionado I have got to try this combo. Sweet and salty together with popcorn has got to be a major winner!
This combination sounds delicious! I went savory this time but next time I’ll be using honey and sea salt!
I have a severe problem of making everything sweet.