Let’s try the Indonesian traditional food to make our lunch taste traditional…..^-^

12 Feb

Oyster Mushroom Pepes*

Ingredients:

  • 100 grams of oyster mushroom
  • some banana leaves
  • 1 lime, squeezed, take the water

Spices:

  • 5 grams of chilli
  • 5 grams of red chilli
  • 5 grams of nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 grams of garlic
  • 5 grams of onion
  • 10 grams of turmeric
  • 5 grams of ginger

How to make:

  • Wash the mushrooms, clean and cut into thin strips set aside
  • Blend all ingredients
  • Mix  the mushrooms and spices, then add lime water, stir well, then wrap in using banana leaves, then steam around 20 minutes or when the color of banana leaves changes into brownish green.
  • Grill it about 10 minutes to make it perfect pepes.
  • Garnish with fresh vegetables and to make it so much Indonesian food serve it with rice.

*) Pepes is an Indonesian cooking method using banana leaf as food wrappings. The banana-leaf package containing food is secured with lidi seumat (a small nail made from central rib of coconut-leaf and sew upon banana-leaf), cooked on steam, in boiled water or grilled on charcoal.

Have a nice try…:))

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How to keep our body fit in unpredictable weather

29 Jan

Considering this extreme weather, we should be aware of some troubles might come.

Here are some tips to keep our body fit:

  • Consume some nutritious foods. The body needs carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals
  • Take adequate rest. The lack of sleep can decrease the immune system. Sleep 6-8 hours a day, give your body enough rest. Use free time as efficiently as possible.
  • Do some exercise. Try to exercise regularly at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes.
  • Manage your stress well. Today it is very hard to avoid stress. Only by learning to manage it properly, we can avoid the negative effects of stress such as insomnia, decreased appetite which can affect our immune system.
  • Consume the appropriate supplements. Vitamin C, zinc and Echinacea are some supplements that have proven to be able to increase our immune system. Choose the right supplements and drinks according to our needs.
  • Reduce the consumption of cold drinks and multiply the drinking plain water (normal temperature) at least 8 glasses a day.

 

Your body is your future investment, keep it well guys….:))

Make your Special Moment with Special Breakfast

28 Jan

Lemon Pancake

Materials:
•    ½ cup of sour cream
•    ½ cup of freshly-squeezed lemon juice
•    1 cup of self-rising flour
•    1 egg
•    1 tablespoon of lemon zest
•    2 tablespoon of sugar
•    Powdered sugar to sprinkle on top
Steps:
1.    Beat the sour cream, melted butter and egg in a bowl. Then add the lemon juice and half the lemon zest. Stir in slowly to prevent curdling.
2.    Add the flour and sugar and stir carefully.
3.    Preheat a non-stick pan. When the pan is hot, pour silver-dollar-sized pancakes. Watch for small bubbles to form on the surface. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side.
4.    Garnish with sugar and lemon zest.
5.    Serve with a cup of coffee latte
Enjoy your special breakfast….:))

Let’s Protect our Skin

27 Jan

Considering the danger of ultraviolet (UV) rays, our skin should be protected even if our  body has provided a natural protection system. Burns due to solar radiation can cause skin cancer 20 years later or more. Therefore, the protection of the skin to sunlight should be aware from the beginning. But how? Here are some practical ways to protect your skin from harmful sun rays and reduce the risk of skin cancer.

  • Limit the time exposing your skin to direct sunlight, especially between 10:00 until 16:00. Because ultraviolet (UV) is very harmful when the sun is in the highest level of hot.
  •  Check all of your skin for abnormalities or not, at least every three months.
  • Before doing outdoor activities, apply sunscreen (UV protection), broad spectrum SPF 15 or higher. Use a sunscreen that can also protect against UVA and UVB radiation. Apply sunscreen to the skin surface about 20 minutes before you’re exposed to sunlight; repeat the action after 20 minutes of direct sunlight.
  • Apply more sunscreen every two hours when outdoors, especially if you are swimming or sweating. Sunscreen is easily erased the sweat and towels.
  • Wear clothes and accessories that protect the skin such as a hat with a wide mouth cap, sunglasses with UV protective eyewear, long pants, long sleeves and jackets.
  • It is recommended to wear clothes with a dark color motif because they give more protection.
  • Begin to protect the skin from an early age to teach the children about the danger of the sun during the day.
  • Avoid surfaces that reflect the sunlight, such as water, sand, and polish floors. Pay special attention to your skin if you are in this area.
  • Try as much as possible to shelter in place or activity that is not exposed to hot sun.

To make your body stay fit in this unfriendly rainy season

25 Jan

Wedang Ronde ( Glutinous Balls in Ginger Water)

Indonesian Traditional Drinks

Materials:
50 gr peanut,roast, and grind coarsely.
50 gr sugar
150 gr glutinous rice flour
1,5 teaspoon tapioca starch
salt
about 150ml warm water.
green & red food coloring
The ginger water:
300cc water
10 cm ginger, crushed
2 stalks lemon grass
2 pandan ( screwpine )leaves
300 gr sugar

Steps to make:
1. Mix ground peanut with sugar. Set aside.
2. In a bowl, mix glutinous rice flour + tapioca starch + salt. (or sugar according to Ben)
3.Add warm water little by little until mixture is pliant.
4. Divide the mixture into three. One for red, one green, and one plain. Form little balls about the size of a marble. Fill with the peanut mixture.
5.Cook the balls in hot boiling water until floating. Remove and set aside.
6. Boil all the ginger water ingredients.
7.Lower the heat.Keep cooking for another 15 minutes for the spiciness and aroma to infuse.
8. Serve warm/hot with the glutinous balls.