Prep the ingredients for cooking your meal and cook as usual. When you get to a part of the recipe that involves adding a spice, decide which spice you want. turn to the spice cups and try to remember which cup your specific spice resides in. open the lid.
This is a game designed to improve your memory while cooking your everyday meals. How to win? Remember which spice is in which container, and make an edible seasoned dish, to boot!
You must use a portion of that spice in your food, even if it was not your intended spice. This is a form of conditioning your memory. If you choose the wrong spice, you may choose to use a very small portion of the spice in your food instead of a regular portion, or go all in and have fun with an unexpected spice.
Step 2: Use the Spice
After using your spice cup, instead of replacing it to the previous position, switch this cup’s position with any other cup. You may take a look at the contents of both cups before switching, to help your memory of the changing positions. Perform another activity [i.e. cutting a vegetable or cleaning a dish] before using another spice. This will let your memory settle.
Step 3: Switch the Cup
Repeat steps 1-3 as needed until you are finished cooking your meal.
Step 4: Repeat
Step 5: Think
Reflect on how often you were able to choose the right spice, how difficult this was, and/or what mental strategies you found yourself employing while you
Step 6: Eat your yummies!
Each time you play this game, change the positions of the spice cups and play as usual, with 15 seconds to memorize the positions.
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