Have you discovered matcha? As a woman who is “pleasingly plump” and just had her second brush with cancer, I am a huge fan. Why is everyone talking about matcha these days? Because matcha is powerful as a cancer fighting food and as fat burner. One teaspoon of matcha has the same health benefits as 10 cups of green tea – because it is ground green tea leaves, not just green tea from soaking green tea leaves.
And that is why I believe that St Patrick would approve of this popcorn.
Of course this adds a healthy touch to popcorn, but the shock was that it is really delicious. It has a salty, cheesy taste and feel and richness from the matcha. I used nutritional yeast, but Parmesan cheese would work just as well.
So, whip up a batch of this to snack on whilst you’re watching, say Darby O’Gill and the Little People, or any other leprechaun delight. Our family favorite is Darby. The fiddle scene alone is worth the watch!
Luck O’ the Irish to All!
— posted by Donna
MATCHA AND HERB POPCORN
2 tablespoons matcha
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast (or finely grated Parmesan cheese)
1 small handful of cilantro leaves
Cooking oil spray (I used olive oil)
12 cups popped corn
Whirl the matcha, nutritional yeast and cilantro in a food processor until very tiny bits, about 1 minute.
Spray popcorn and then toss in the matcha mixture. Serve immediately.
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