Microwave Popcorn

I bought a huge packet of corn kernels before we knew that we would be in lockdown. Making microwave popcorn certainly came in handy for a healthy treat while we were stuck at home.

Microwave Popcorn
Microwave Popcorn
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One of our local stores have weekly three for two specials which I take advantage of when I can. When I take the penultimate item out of the cupboard I write it on my shopping list. I then wait for the special, and buy three. As I only pay for two of the items, the saving is really worthwhile. This is especially so for my supplements, toothbrush heads and razor blades. I don’t always get the timing right, but for the most part I do OK. Last year I bought toothpaste on the special. And when I got home, I realized it was not the one I liked. So, I went out and bought another three. I can tell you, we will have clean teeth for as long as lockdown continues. I did not change my habit in the weeks leading up to this either.

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I did not want to spend money I might need for something else, like paying my mortgage, on things that were not essential. I am really grateful that I have a fair bit of these items at home. And I will use every last one of them before I buy them again. This will be the case until my revenue stream starts again. And hopefully it is not too long before that part of my life goes back to normal. In the meantime I have two shopping lists. One for things we really need. And the other for what we might run out of in the next few months. I am also shopping less often and carefully planning those expeditions when we do go out. Did you stockpile toiletries before lockdown?

Microwave Popcorn

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Microwave Popcorn

This really is a great way to get your popcorn made in no time at all
Recipe Category: Snacks
Makes enough for: 1 batch Popcorn
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 20 g popcorn kernels
  • canola oil to drizzle
  • chilli salt to season
  • 5 g Parmesan, grated


  • Place the popcorn kernels into a glass bowl
  • Cover with a plate and place into the microwave
  • Cook on high for 3 and a half minutes
  • Carefully remove from the oven and set the plate aside
  • Drizzle the oil over the popped corn, season with salt and add the cheese
  • Toss to combine and pour into a bowl and enjoy straight away
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15 thoughts on “Microwave Popcorn

  1. I’ve always done this in a brown paper bag but good to know that it works well in a bowl too! I guess those microwave popcorn packets really made us think we couldn’t do it in the microwave without them! Haha.

    1. I did not have a brown paper bag so tried it – thought the worst could happen is that everything popped 😉

  2. It must be fun to watch the popping action through the glass of the bowl! We have had several electric corn poppers but they always seem to wear out. Now we just use a dutch oven on the stove.

    be well… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  3. If you’ve been eating more popcorn than usual – you might be brushing your teeth more often, so the extra toothpaste could come in handy! (assuming popcorn gets stuck in your teeth like mine!)

  4. Tandy,
    I haven’t made popcorn in about a year. Today I was shopping in Trader Joe’s (which is far from where I live so I only go once or twice a year) and what did I buy-? corn kernels for popping. Since I forgot to buy lunch bags to pop it in, I can’t tell you how delighted I am to see this alternate way to pop the corn in a bowl. Can’t wait to try it. thanks and have a good week.

  5. I haven’t tried making popcorn at home yet. Thanks for the inspo!
    Apparently it’s great for altitude sickness. I’m not quite sure how that works but I’m willing to eat some to find out 😛

  6. I have been attending some conference calls on the impact of covid and the downgrade on our economy. I was so depressed yesterday afternoon that I felt as if my skin was to small and might split open with anxiety. I went outside and weeded my patio for 1 hour. I am more worried about social unrest and starvation among our people than anything else. They are predicting the permanent loss of 1 million jobs. Pretty big given our tax base is only 6 million in the first place.

    1. The loss of jobs is scary and the poorest in our country are going to suffer the worst of this sadly. I do not think there is any perfect solution to this pandemic.

  7. I did not stockpile toiletries, though I always buy my liquid hand soap/shower gel by the gallon soo we were set there! I bulk buy a lot since I get so many things directly from the producer (which still never stopped me from missing capers or one other item and having to run to the store–before). I didn’t know you could microwave regular popcorn. I’ve been cooking mine in a pan. Thanks for sharing!

    1. After this I am going to buy bulk from my one supplier – and decant myself. Up until now I have just been too lazy 🙂

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