A not-so-secret secret is my love for the humble potato crisp and my hate of the unrecyclable packaging they come in. While my health and the environment beg ‘Please, no more’, my treacherous tastebuds say ‘Hell, yeah!’.
I (Tamara) have been fearlessly investigating crisp snack substitutes and am pleased to report back to you, my fellow crisp-lover.
Thanks to Wild Thyme offering both packaging-free popcorn and nutritional yeast, I have discovered a love of cheesy vegan(ish) popcorn. When I have a snack attack, my popcorn can be ready in 3 minutes flat! I can’t claim vegan status as I have a bad habit of smothering the popcorn in buttery deliciousness. The Dutchman has expressed a love for sweeter popcorn flavours – cinnamon and maple syrup have been a hit. The only downside is my microwave seems to not approve of my popcorn discovery and keeps shutting down mid-pop. It’s a-poppin’ mystery!
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PGP member Tamara is trying to cut down on her single use plastic consumption this year and her first target is crisp packets. She's making handmade roasted chickpeas and they are delish! Here's the recipe: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/smoky_baked_chickpeas_64515 | #Portsmouth #Greenparty #greengram #hilsea #Green #greeninpompey #greenstagram #fratton #pompeygreen #copnor #goinggreen #Greenliving #pompey #Southsea #earthkind #greens #sustainability #Greenliving #eco #ecofriendly #growyourown #handmade #crispreplacement #singleuseplastic #plasticfree
Though a bit more effort than homemade popcorn, roasting chickpeas in the oven is equally delicious and healthy – especially as, unlike my popcorn, I don’t smother them in butter! Because I am a lazy gal, I use canned chickpeas however I do have grand plans to eventually cook up some dried packaging-free chickpeas in my slow cooker. Click here for my g0-to oven-roasted chickpea recipe.
Crisps in Compostable Packaging
I have Emma to thank for this momentous discovery – crisps in compostable packaging. I thought it was but a distant dream but no, my dream is a reality! Hertfordshire based company, Two Farmers offer crisps in…wait for it….100% home compostable bags. I AM SO FRICKIN’ EXCITED!!!!!! (Yes, I am afraid both capitals and exclamation marks are necessary to convey my delight.) I am awaiting my first order and shall report back shortly!
Till then, dear reader, what do you snack on? Do you have any recipes to recommend? Let us know in the Comments section below.