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Popcorn brittle

We had a birthday party to attend and in the last minute we realized we did not have a birthday present. So instead we made popcorn brittle because who does not like homemade sweets? When handling hot caramel make sure to keep little people’s hands and fingers away because it’s burning hot and I actually burned myself today and wow it really hurts. You do need a thermometer for this dish to know when the caramel is done. This brittle has a little of that sweet and salty going on, very yummy!

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out and used
4 cups popcorn
1/2 cup raw cashews, chopped
2 tbs nutritional yeast

Combine butter, sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil until the temperature reaches F320 and make sure to stir very often to prevent caramel from burning. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, popcorn, nutritional yeast and nuts. Spread caramel on a parchment paper and place in fridge for at least one hour before attempting to break brittle.

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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