Monthly Archives: May 2011

Notes: Cook Your Own Meal

Despite the fact that I am kinda picky when it comes to food , I always enjoy to cook my own meal because satisfy my stomach is a must for me. I found it very difficult to find a daily food that is safe for my stomach and taste good on my tongue since I moved to Jakarta. Even worse, I went to the hospital twice for having a very bad food poisoning where I spent Rp 10,000 for kethoprak and Rp 7 million for hospital, it does not sound as a good return at all.

However, since then, I always told myself that it would be better to pay Rp 20,ooo or Ro 30,000 more expensive for the food than I have to pay less for the food and pay so much more expensive for a medical treatment in the hospital. It is just like what Richard Templar said on his book “Shop for quality, not the price”. Therefore, unless I am busy, I always cook my own meal and experience myself with all the ingredient. Other than I am sure that my food is clean and healthy, I can satisfy my tongue and my stomach with the food that I want

Here I am, wanting to share some of my favorite healthy recipe:

1. Banana Strawberry Soy Lassi

Banana Strawberry Soy Lassi ala Oktofani

What do you need:

  1. 1 Banana
  2. 5 strawberry
  3. 1 glass of plain soy milk
  4. 4 table spoon of plain yogurt
  5. 1 table spoon of palm sugar (You can change it with honey or sugar)

How to make : chop the banana and strawberry and blend all the ingredient above

Tips: if you want to serve it cold, it would be better that you just keep in the fridge than using the ice cube.

2. Baby Bean and Carrot Salad with Sour Almond Dressing

Baby Bean Carrot Salad with Sour Almond Dressing

What do you need :

  1. 200 gram of baby beans
  2. 1 peeled carrot
  3. 5 table spoons of lemon juice
  4. 1 table spoon of sugar
  5. 1/2 tea spoon of salt
  6. 10 almonds
  7. 1 garlic (finely chopped)

How to make :

  1.  Chop the baby bean and carrot then boil it for 3 minutes,
  2.  Blend the almond, garlic, sugar and salt roughly
  3. Mix all the ingredient and let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes

Tips: Baby bean carrot salad is served cold

3. Stir Fry Green Bean with Smoke Chicken

Green Bean Smoked Chicken Stir Fry

What do you need:

  1. 200 gram of chopped organic green bean
  2. 3 slices of smoked chicken (chopped)
  3. 1/2 onion
  4. 1 garlic
  5. black paper
  6. salt
  7. Olive oil
  8. 1/2 cups of Water
  9. 1/2 tomato

How to Make :

  1. Fry finely chopped onion and garlic with olive oil until it gold
  2. Add chopped tomato and fry it for 30 seconds
  3. Add the smoked chicken and fry it for 3 minutes
  4. Add the chopped green bean for 3 minutes
  5. Add the water, cook on high flame for 3 minutes and let the water disappear
  6. Served it with warm rice, salt fish and home made chili sauce

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