“NO!!!!! You’re an evil spawn of Satan if you do!!!” Cried several anti-popcorn folks. And then I kept getting mini lectures on how horrible CORN is for people like me who have Type 2 Diabetes. How it raises my blood sugars and what not.
But seriously people… I’m NOT shoveling popcorn day in and day out in my pie hole on a regular basis. I was simply asking how horrible it is for you to eat.
Microwave popcorn apparently is right under eating all things junk and oh so bad for you…. which I totally ‘get’ with the shit-storm of chemicals in it. I mean, come on, read the ingredients and you can figure it out for yourself how unhealthy that is for your body.
I was simply speaking of actual popcorn you make yourself in say a Stir-Crazy Popcorn popper like the kind my mom and I own… and I only use cocoanut oil to pop it in and I always drizzle real butter on it, none of that fake goop. Then I calmly eat it.
So when the Super Bowl was on, someone posted on facebook that they had roasted chickpeas in the oven, threw on some seasoning and they were delicious crunchy snacks.
While grocery shopping this morning, I was only thinking of chickpeas. What I found instead was, chili flavored coated dried green peas. $2.99 for 12 ounces. It was tempting to purchase but I decided against it, for now. I did not see anything that said roasted chickpeas however until I found it online at home.
This upcoming weekend, I am going to purchase a couple of cans of chickpeas. You are to drain them, and shake them in a Ziploc with olive oil and whatever spices you desire. I am going to opt for a packet of ranch. Lay out on a cookie sheet, heat the oven to 400 degrees… and bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool and crunch away my darlings.
Let the good times roll.