Home Popped Organic Popcorn

A “Standing O” favorite! Made with quality ingredients, this is much healthier than anything you can buy in the stores or the theatre. It is lower in fat and sodium, and of course, organic.

Prep time: 7 to 10 minutes

 ¼ cup organic safflower oil
1 Tablespoon organic olive oil
A pinch of sea salt
 ½ cup of organic popcorn
Note: This works great in a stainless steel pressure cooker

Heat oil slightly, then add the popcorn kernels and sea salt.
When the oil begins to sizzle, place the lid on the pot. The corn will start popping.
Pick up the pot several times and shake it gently to prevent the popcorn from burning.
When you stop hearing the popping sound, remove the pot from the stove.
Allow the built-up pressure to come down, then remove the lid.
Pour hot popcorn into a bowl immediately. Add some olive oil and sea salt and mix well.

Brown Rice Crispy Treats

Everyone loves eating these and enjoys making them. This quick snack will keep in a tin or glass container for one week.

Prep time: 15 to 20 minutes

1/2 cup barley malt
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup organic currants or raisins
1 cup organic peanut butter
5 cups brown rice crispies

Mix barley malt, maple syrup and peanut butter in a stainless steel pot.
Turn on flame and heat on low. Add the fruits and continue to mix.
When you begin to see bubbles around the edge of the pot, turn off the flame and add the rice crispies.
Mix well to blend all of the ingredients. Place on an oiled tray to cool a bit. Roll into balls and serve.

Substitute almond butter or tahini for the peanut butter. When using tahini, add a little more rice crispies in order to maintain a good consistency.
Add grain-sweetened chocolate chips in place of raisins for a richer taste.

This makes about 60 bite-sized treats.