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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Home-Made Mustard: Healthy And Delicious

Making mustard at home is simple and easy and the benefits and options are pretty much endless. Right of the bat, you can decide how spicy you like it too be by using either the white, brown, or black mustard seeds.

Since you make it yourself, you know only the freshest ingredients are used and you can customize the taste to your preference. By adding herbs, other spices, and one of the several types of vinegars, you can add your own signature to the mustard.

Mustard seeds release their flavor after being crushed and water or vinegar has been added. Combining the several colored seeds is an option you shouldn't overlook. Other basic ingredients you need are vinegar, some brown sugar, and salt.

For those with diabetes the brown sugar can be substituted with a sweetener and if you have to watch your sodium intake, there is a no-salt alternative on the market that tastes exactly like salt but only contains potassium.

You start out by soaking the seeds for 24 hours, after which you drain them well and put them in a blender or food processor. Add vinegar of your choice, salt, and sweetener, and mix it all until it turns into a smooth paste.

From here on out you can add whatever you like. Some ideas are to add cumin, tarragon, white wine, horseradish, or pureed fruit. The recommendation is to start out with small amounts at the time and taste as you go. Don't be afraid to use your imagination.

Mix it well and let the mustard sit in the fridge overnight. This will allow all the flavors to be released to its full potential and blend. Making your own mustard is fun to do, and a healthy and delicious alternative to store-bought mustard.

You may err several times, but don't let that stop you; practice makes perfect. Just like everything else in life you learn as you go, so don't be afraid to make mistakes. The only way you will fail is when you quit.

That also pertains to your life. Remember that no one is perfect except God. He will guide and lead you every step along the way of the path of life!

2 Samuel 22:31
As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.


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