Today’s challenge in Vegan MoFo-land is to talk about an unconventional ingredient or product that we use. Well, there is one secret ingredient that we discovered last year that we use just about every day. We’re talking about San Juan Island Sea Salt‘s Popcorn Blend (or “yellow salt” as we like to call it around the Fake Meat and True Love house)!
The San Juan Island Sea Salt company harvests their salt directly from the sea (the Salish Sea, to be exact), using solar evaporation to separate it from the beautiful open waters of the Pacific Northwest. Using the sun to power the evaporation process allows them to operate without burning fuel – the environment thanks them! The result of this process is a salt that is 80 to 85 percent sodium chloride, with the remainder being other mineral salts. This blend of salts (as opposed to the almost pure sodium chloride found in typical table salt) results in a salt with a much richer flavor.
The Popcorn Blend takes their wonderful salt and adds nutritional yeast, dill, garlic, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and cayenne pepper. It’s everything you could ask for in a seasoning – the nooch gives it body, the peppers a touch of heat, and the dill and garlic tie it all together in a mouthwatering package of pop!
Although we use it on popcorn, as suggested, that’s only the tip of the iceberg. We use it on so many other things! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so much of our food basks in the benefits of a touch of the ol’ yellow salt.
We use it in and on biscuits:
We use it in and on salads:
And in soups:
But when we say we use it pretty much every day, we mean it, because Sarra uses it in almost all of her breakfasts:
‘Til tomorrow, friends!
– Sarra & Mike, collaboratin’