paleopopcornWe are excited for today!

The baby and I have waited months to go and see the new feature film, “The Croods”, a prehistoric comedy adventure follows the world’s first family as they embark on the journey of a lifetime, which opened on Friday.

We love our occasional movie dates, in which Ariana spends the whole film yelling at the characters, telling them what to do…maybe I should be embarrassed, but it mostly just cracks me up!

Marcus and I have enjoyed this “popcorn” many a movie night. Even before we were parents.  This is my favorite version, closely followed by my, “Cheezy” Popcorn, in which I just add nutritional yeast, lemon juice and garlic to the cashew mixture.

So whether you are having:

a cozy family movie night

…a day-long Rocky, Starwars, or Harry Potter Marathon

or a big-screen cinema experience,

with this recipe, and a loud-mouth baby, you have all of the tools to make it a success!

Enjoy the movie and your popcorn!

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“Buttered” Paleo Popcorn

  • ¼ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup water, divided
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets

  1. Soak your cashews in ¼ cup of water for 1-2 hours. Pour off the soaking water, and transfer your soaked nuts to a blender. Add the other ¼ cup of water and the sea salt to your nuts in the blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl pour the cashew mixture over the cauliflower and toss to coat.
  3. Spread out on teflex sheets or parchment paper Dehydrate at 115 degrees F for 12-24 hours.

10 Thoughts on “Cauliflower “Buttered” Popcorn

  1. Suggestions if I don’t have a dehydrator? Temp and time for doing it in the oven?

    • jodyrodent on March 27, 2013 at 6:31 am said:

      Set the oven to 150 degrees, or as low a temperature as possible. You can set it as high as 200 degrees, but you will then need to keep a closer eye on the cauliflower. Bake anywhere from 5 to 15 hours, checking on them periodically and flipping them over at least once to bake the opposite side, remove when they reach your desired crispy-ness:)

  2. Kay Riddle on April 5, 2013 at 10:38 pm said:

    I’m thinking nutritional yeast could be used in place of the sea salt for those limiting their salt intake. This sounds yummy.. I’m hoping to give it a try.

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  4. Can’t think where I can find raw cashews, do you think these would be good plain without the cashew butter?

    • jodyrodent on September 1, 2013 at 4:03 am said:

      OH yes! a little salt and pepper would work wonderfully. Also if you have nutritional yeast you can season just with that too.

  5. Once baked do these need to be refrigerated? Or can they be stored at room temperature in an airtight container?

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