Miso vs. Movie House Popcorn

By Jay Hiller, March 15, 2023

Photo by Corina Rainer on Unsplash

I’m not sure exactly why this happened. There’s free movie house popcorn at worky work every day now. Every morning, a colleague fires up the machine and it’s free. I try not to eat too much of it, and it’s tempting. I can smell it all the way down to my office. There are days when the picture above is a good representation of my daily allowance. I’ve been home for about 4 days now and I feel so much better not eating all that popcorn. How am I going to stay away from it once I go back?


About the same time as the popcorn machine thing started, I learned about a new-to-me food that’s healthy–miso. Miso is fermented soy paste, and I originally bought it because I read in a newspaper cooking article that a couple of tablespoons in a soup base makes the soup taste better. I haven’t made soup yet, but I’ve used it several times in beans with good results. Miso contains vitamin k, manganese, zinc, calcium and protein. If you don’t cook it, there are probiotic benefits. Examples of non-cooked options are to make salad dressings and vegetable glazes with it.

So, I’m aspiring to less popcorn and more miso in my diet in the weeks ahead.

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