I've been crazy busy lately, preparing for my dietetic internship which starts NEXT WEEK!
**insert freak out here**
That also means I haven't had a lot of time to try new recipes and test blog ideas, which is why I am so happy to be a part of the Recipe Redux. It helps me get my butt into gear and start experimenting!
This month's Recipe Redux theme is all about smokey flavors. My instant thought was using some kind of spice, so I finally got my hands on some smoked paprika.
It's pretty awesome. Paprika itself has a pretty mild taste. It's often used to add color, but getting the smoked paprika helps give recipes a serious smoked flavor!
I also recently tried popping my own popcorn (on a stove) and it was a GAME changer!
Microwave popcorn is tasty, don't get me wrong, but often, it is LOADED with salt, fat and who knows what else.
Making it stovetop allows you to control all the not so great things while adding so much flavor. l'm not huge fan of adding a lot of fat and sugar, but sometimes you just gotta indulge.
Popcorn is a great way to do that too. It's kind of a perfect snack because it has that salty, light flavor that we all like from chips and the like, but it also has fiber and is generally low in calories!
That means if you're hungry and craving a salty/sweet treat, this will satisfy your craving while also filling you up a little until your next meal.
Look out for more recipes with popcorn because this is such a cool way to experiment with different spices!
Let's get cooking!