DIY Microwave Popcorn

Do-it-yourself microwave popcorn. The DIY version has none of the artificial flavors, colors or chemicals present in store-bought varieties. It’s also cheaper .

Here’s how it works: Into a standard brown paper lunch bag put ¼ cup popcorn kernels. Add 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil and a big pinch of salt. Fold the top of the bag over twice and fasten with two staples (no, it won’t spark in the microwave, ). Lay the bag on its “back” in the microwave and run it for about two and a half minutes until the popping of the kernals slows to just every few seconds. Dump into a bowl and eat as is, or fancy it up with melted butter, salt and other seasonings.