Thursday, August 30, 2012

Creative Snacking Inspired by Casellula

This really easy dish was inspired by an awesome visit I recently took with Kimberly to Casellula, a quaint wine and cheese bar in Midtown Manhattan.  But besides the usual suspects, Kimberly and I also ordered the most delicious snack of lavender rosemary popcorn.  The combination was so stupendous that it's been on my mind ever since, and I craved to recreate it at home.

I did a bit of research and found a similar recipe on the Healthy Green Kitchen blog, which I altered a little bit.  Their recipe called for butter, which I chose to omit, instead just using the maple syrup and diluting it with a bit of water.  Unfortunately, I didn't have any lavender on hand, so I had to omit it, but it still came out really good and so crunchy.  Instead, I topped the popcorn with generous amounts of truffle salt, which definitely did the trick.

Take a look at this awesome recipe and try it at home - Dan and I loved snacking on it on a random Sunday night, while we watched Puss in Boots.  Crunch on that.  

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