There are times when things made for yourself just taste better and let you completely control the flavor. Mustard can be one of those that is easy to make and gives you an appreciation that you would not otherwise have for mustard sauce. It really is easy to make, don’t let anyone tell you different.
The following recipe can be made in as little as 10 minutes and ready to use in just a few hours. Even if you were to use it right away it is good, time gives it a bolder and richer flavor.
3 tbsp. ground mustard powder
1 tbsp. cracked mustard seed
1 tsp. salt (kosher or sea salt)
2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. maple syrup
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. garlic
1/4 tsp. tapioca starch
1/4 cup water
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Recently I have started to have a sensitivity to highly refined corn sugars, namely Dextrose and HFC otherwise known as High Fructose Corn-syrup. These highly refined products did not used to be in everything that we eat, it is only since the mid 90’s that we saw it show up more and more. Back then it was not such a big deal because it was only in a few things that we ate and they were consumed only occasionally. After the turn of the century though that all changed. It started to show up in just about everything that you eat and they told us that it was just another type of sugar that would be good for us, that it was less harmful then the other sugars.
After playing both Coffee Rush and Coffee Rush 3, I have to admit this is the best of the three. This has the elements of both the prequel and the sequel, and Coffee Rush 2 won’t boggle your eyes out in trying to keep up with it. We still have the dame formula of ice, coffee beans, sugar, milk, and ice, and Smokestack is still trying to kick us out of town and make everyone drink his nasty coffee. I guess he just doesn’t get it after three of these match 3 games devoted to making sure the fictional town we play still has access to cream of sweet bean soup. (No azuki bean cakes here, really, but what a great idea for the fourth game!) Read more...(231 words, 31 images, estimated 55 secs reading time)
After doing the review for the second sequel of Coffee Rush, I figured it was time to go back to the beginning and find out what made this game so popular. It is pretty much a match 3 game, and this formula is used throughout the game to give upgrades, except for the ones you pay for. Your corporate enemy is still Smokestack, but why anyone would want to buy nasty coffee from a place that looks like a Rustbelt factory is rather surprising, but as his coffeehouses are pretty much the only game in town, I guess people would still rather stop there than try to make some joe at the house. So, it’s up to us to bring a new standard in state of the art coffee and service to town. We use the match 3 puzzles to run the business, make new recipes, and market to new customers. Along the way, we get more complex puzzles, new kinds of customers, and take over the neighborhoods one by one, driving away Smokestack Coffee’s business with brighter, more wholesome shops and coffee combos that will keep any caffeine junkie very sated. It is pretty amazing at how many ways we can combine coffee beans, sugar, milk, whipped cream and ice, but surely there are even more bizarre combos out there, and this game doesn’t even bring mint and chocolate into play. So, if you need a fix of match 3 action and coffee, hit up the local McCafe’ or Starbucks, if you are lucky enough to be close to one, take advantage of the free wi-fi, and get your Coffee Rush
Guilt Box – The little box listing the nutritional guide of certain food items, either on the packing or the backside of the fast-food tray-liner that lists how much fat, sugar, carbs, and calories certain food items have to show how bad they are for you.
Maybe you’ve gotten more health conscious over the years, and have taken to reading labels while shopping to avoid certain items that you have recently learned is bad for you. The companies who make all these things that are so bad, but tastes so good are getting good at giving you some shocking news, and they don’t have to say a word. All you have to do it turn oven that box, can, or tray-liner, and you will find the Guilt Box. You might feel a little nausea when you see the numbers listed about whatever items you just ate, and how much damage it might do to you. So, now that you have consumed said item, are you going to just let it settle, work it off, or just go bulimic with it? Maybe you could just avoid it next time, and look for a healthier alternate. Sometimes that can be very difficult, because you know that a healthier alternate might not taste quite as good as the original. If you stare at those guilt boxes long enough, you might find yourself in a Whole Foods parking lot before you know it.