Granola is well-known as a healthy and tasty snack that many people enjoy be it on occasion or as part of their regular diet. Making your own homemade supply of this scrumptious treat can be very easy and rewarding. A simple trick that was shared in Simply Julia, the new cookbook by Julia Turshen, shows how to make this snack extra crunchy.
A Healthy and Tasty Breakfast Snack
There are several proposed benefits to having a tasty bowl of granola every now and then. It can boost gut health, especially when combined with a bit of fresh probiotic yogurt. Mainly made of baked rolled oats, nuts, and a healthy sweetener like honey, this combo is full of fiber and nutrients. Deciding to make a homemade supply will allow you to adjust the ratio of ingredients and flavors precisely to your liking!
Making Crispy Granola
If you are among those people that love the extra crunchy clumps of oats, there’s a trick to make more of them in your homemade granola. According to the recipe in Simply Julia, just add egg whites. Specifically, for every 3 cups of rolled oats, add a quarter cup of olive oil and a quarter cup of maple syrup.
Whip two egg whites to make them frothy and soft-peaked and mix them into your oats. Add any grains, nuts, and spices you prefer and spread the mixture evenly on a sheet pan. Bake for half an hour at 400 degrees but stir every 10 minutes.
Useful Tricks and Tips
You can add another boost flavor to this healthy treat by adding a dash of flavoring to the egg whites. It could be a bit of almond extract, vanilla, or any flavor profile you prefer. Once the granola is cool after baking, you can also mix in any type of dried fruit you like. The mixture will keep well in a plastic box or an airtight container for a week.
Netflix Dives Into Video Games with Ad-Free Mobile Gaming
Netflix has announced that it will enter the video gaming market, beginning with ad-free games for mobile devices such as phones and tablets, which will be available on its existing service at no additional cost to customers. Netflix outlined broad gaming ambitions in its most significant foray into a new type of entertainment since it began streaming in 2007 and produced its first original show in 2012, saying that it eventually plans to pursue console games for Xbox and PlayStation as well.
Netflix’s expansion into gaming complements its core business of TV episodes and movies as the world’s largest subscription video service. Netflix has always stated that its competition stretches beyond the traditional television and film industries that compete with it presently. Because of the vast amount of entertainment hours they command worldwide, the company has regularly called out gaming phenoms like Fortnite, as well as user-generated-video juggernaut YouTube, as some of its biggest competitors.
Other Platforms Are Getting Into the Gaming Industry Too
Netflix isn’t the only company expanding its gaming offerings. Amazon, which owns Prime Video, has a stake in Luna, a cloud gaming service, as well as its own gaming studio. Google, the parent company of YouTube, has invested in its own game-streaming service, Stadia. Apple Arcade, which produces its own films and TV series for Apple TV Plus, has also expanded.
PC, Playstation & Xbox Support
Netflix’s major focus will be mobile games, but officials have stated that all of the platforms that Netflix now supports are prospects for its games. Gaming consoles such as Xbox and PlayStation, as well as desktop PCs and connected televisions, fall into this category.
Netflix did not provide a timeline for its gaming venture, just stating that it is in the “early stages” and will be a “multiyear effort.” According to a Bloomberg story, Netflix plans to enter the game market within the next year.
Netflix Joins the Most Profitable Industry
The gaming industry is a major source of income. Last year’s pandemic sparked a spike in interest, propelling it to a market larger than movies and North American sports combined. Last year, the worldwide video game market was predicted to be worth approximately $178 billion, and by 2023, it is expected to surpass $200 billion.