Tentang Smoothies

Saya memulai bereksperimen dengan smoothies sejak tahun 2013, ketika saya mulai punya kesadaran untuk punya gaya hidup yang lebih sehat. I’m not really a health junkie. Buat saya, makanan itu lebih dari sekedar kenyang dan sehat, tetapi juga serangkaian “pengalaman”. Makanya saya tidak terlalu ketat dengan pilihan makanan, namun tetap berusaha untuk memasukkan bahan sehat dalam menu makanan. Harus saya akui, memakan bahan makanan alami terasa nyaman di perut (sama dengan gorengan yang terasa nyaman di lidah :p)

Sebetulnya gak punya pakem resep smoothie. Memang ada beberapa kombinasi bahan buah dan sayur untuk smoothie yang jadi favorit, tapi pada prinsipnya I just throw anything I have in the fridge.

Karena itu, saya pikir baiknya saya mulai catat saja kombinasi resep smoothie dalam jurnal ini, supaya terekam, dan siapa tahu, bisa memberi inspirasi.

Saya punya aturan dasar dalam mengkombinasikan resep smoothie. Pertama, smoothie saya bagi dalam 3 kategori, yaitu hijau (green smoothie), kuning (yellow smoothie) dan berri (red / purple smoothie). Kedua adalah, buah kuning (pisang, mangga, nanas, peach, nectarine) merupakan bahan dasar yang universal, artinya dapat menjadi campuran smoothie kategori manapun, dan juga menjadi sumber pemanis alami. Ketiga, saya tidak pernah menambahkan pemanis (gula, madu) dalam smoothie. Keempat, saya selalu tambahkan beberapa helai daun mint pada setiap resep untuk memberikan rasa segar.

Saya akan berbagi kombinasi smoothie dalam jurnal ini. Semua akan saya namai berdasarkan kategori.

Homemade Ayam Shihlin

Berhubung lagi kepengen ngemil gurih tapi ada himbauan untuk tidak keluar rumah gara-gara suhu udara -30C (bisa bikin kulit beku dan bahaya), saya tetiba ngebayangin enaknya ngemil Ayam Shihlin. Terakhir makan Ayam Shihlin mungkin 2 tahun yang lalu di Jakarta (di sini tidak ada dan mana ada makanan enak).

Sebetulnya sudah lama kepingin bikin. Bahan-bahan sudah ada, tapi selalu ada alasan buat males. Karena ini kepepet, saya pun niatkan untuk bikin, dan berhasil!

Thanks to resepnya Yudha Bustara, it tastes so good my family loves it! Saya akan share di sini resepnya (saya modifikasi sedikit supaya balita gak doyan pedes bisa ikutan makan).

Bahan-bahan:

  • 500 gr ayam dada
  • 6 sdm kecap asin Jepang
  • 1 sdt gula
  • 1 sdt paprika bubuk
  • 1 sdm cuka apel
  • 1/2 sdt Chinese 5 spices
  • Tepung terigu
  • 2 buah telur kocok lepas
  • Tepung Tapioka
  • Minyak untuk menggoreng

Bahan bumbu tabur:

  • 1 sdt paprika bubuk
  • 1 sdt Chinese 5 spices
  • 1 sdt gula
  • 1/2 sdt garam

Cara membuat:

  1. Potong dada ayam melintang (ditipiskan).
  1. Campur kecap asin Jepang, gula, paprika bubuk, cuka apel, Chinese 5 spices. Aduk rata.
  1. Lumuri ayam dada dengan campuran di atas selama 10-15 menit.
  1. Panaskan minyak goreng di atas wajan.
  1. Balut ayam dengan tepung terigu, kemudian celupkan ke telur kocok, lalu balut dengan tepung tapioka. Goreng hingga lapisan tepung kering dan renyah. Angkat dan tiriskan.
  1. Campur semua bahan bumbu tabur. Aduk rata.

Cara menyajikan:

Potong-potong ayam, susun di piring saji, taburkan bumbu tabur. Hidangkan.

Catatan:

  1. Bubuk tabur kentang juga bisa dipakai sebagai bumbu tabur ayam. Saya pakai bumbu rasa keju dan rasanya mantap!
  2. Saya tidak tipiskan ayamnya sebagaimana resep aslinya, supaya ayamnya lebih terasa dan bisa dijadikan lauk nasi 😁

Warm Welcome from Cold Corner!

Finally I’m launching my brand new blog!

As the end of 2018 is approaching, I want to look back and reflect to everything that has been going on throughout the year. It’s been a great year for me. I get to understand myself better, I feel comfortable with my own skin better than ever, and this year I find a way to gain control over myself.

But things wasn’t easy at all at first. Living away from my true home for almost two years, with so many things going on as I juggle between work-life balance, I began to feel the urge to rediscover myself. I have been so consume by routines, works, keeping my toddler alive and healthy, house responsibility, really took away me from myself. I was so consumed by everything outside of me.

So two months ago, I took leave (without travelling as many usually guess) trying to seek inspirations. I finally realized that I have plenty of room to stretch my productivity as a person. So I want to be more productive, not just doing a salary- woman + family woman stuff. And the time is just right. My toddler is growing more independent, and I know how navigate with work and Canadian life, so I think I can strech my productivity.

Creating this blog wasn’t an overnight decision. I have been wanting to set up my own personal website since ages, but never really have the drive to begin. Now that I am so inspired to learn myself better, thanks to the amazing 2018, I want to start writing about the little (or big) things that make me feel so fulfilled.

In this personal blog, I will share everything I feel like worth-sharing, mostly about my experience as a daughter, wife, mom, career woman, expat (not really, actually), through my own lens. I will talk a lot about things I like and I feel like I am good at, from personal finance, lifehacks, reviews, and ultimately – my obsessions to recurring patterns and cycles of everyday life.

I’m also starting a journey to #hidupminimalis in an effort to reduce garbage, avoid unnecessary purchase of goods, and maximize the utility of my belongings. It’s a way of controlling spending, avoid cluttering, and I believe it’s also good for the environtment. You will see why it’s so important.

You will find some inconsistencies in my thoughts and actions, because I believe incosistency is part of a learning curve, and I want to keep learning.

I hope my personal blog will record my personal journey on self-discovery as well as perfecting the way I handle my daily life.

I will mostly write in Bahasa Indonesia.

Blooper:

I just bought myself a nice expensive mirrorless camera lens, so I’d better use it for something productive such as doing a blog project to feature my takes!