Tuesday’s Breakfast: Don Kayu Manis Porridge n’ Fried Tofu

I woke up early morning, washed the rice, and boiled it until it became a porridge. Tada…! Voila!

“Don Kayu Manis” is a “jukut” too… I mean, kinda green veggie named by the Balinese people as “Don Kayu Manis” a.ƙ.a “Sayur Daun Katuk” by the Indonesian people 🙂

Last night I made a fried tofu, so the rest tofu could be eaten this morning with my veggie porridge! Oh well, I almost forget! Beforehand, I washed the veggie too under the flowing tap water and the a picked only the leaves so I dumped the thin hard branches as usual like the time before I cooked “Kangkung” 😉

And then, I went boiling water, after it was boiled… Plunged the veggie leaves for only a few minutes (maybe what I did is always blanch and blanch) 😀

Then, afterwards… I poured a ‘lil bit water used for boiling the green veggie to my porridge.. And voila… My porridge is ready to be served for me and my husband… (Please kindly add salt n’ pepper or even soy ketchup as your tongue adjustments). For Kiboy? Not yet baby… Let me give you puree broccoli and “tempe” again with the steamed rice :-*

Enjoying serenity in the morning and breakfast (•ˆ⌣ˆ•)/

Ρ.S. This green veggie has GOOD benefits for breastfeeding momma(s) 😉

This Afternoon Lunch: Sauted Shrimp n’ Kangkung for Lunch

Viola… The time of cooking is calling me and here we go what I’ve just cooked… A bunch of vegetables named by Indonesian people as “Kangkung” 🙂 it’s a plant which grows by the water.

I cook and cook. I kept cooking and learned something new from my repeated activity. I believe I would be better to be a co-cook ƪ(ƪ_‾̴̴͡͡ ﻬ ‾̴̴͡͡) I mean a mother.

What I did with this green veggie was cleaning it up under the flowing tap water. And then I chopped the leaf one by one, so the hard green branches are left behind because they are the least eat enable. But if you wish to try eating it, please take a seat… So you could chew it real slow and smooth 😀

After that, what I did was leaving the clean “Kangkung” leaves on a big bowl so they could become “tiris” from the water 😀 hehehehehe… I mean let the Kangkung a moment so it would be a little bit dried 😉

Next! Preparing the spicesssss!!! I Peeled a few onions and shallots, then I chopped into pieces. Next, I chopped a big red chili (we call it here as “lombok”) and I dumped the “lombok” seeds because I didn’t eat the seeds which caused capcaisin reacts with my tongue and I get hot sensation lol!

Oh yes! What about the shrimps? Of course I eat some shrimps, because I haven’t been a vegetarian again yet! So, I took a wok or “wajan” then put it on the stove, I poured enough cooking oil made from “kelapa sawit” to saute and then ignited the stove…. After the cooking oil was quite hot, I poured the shrimps which has been cleaned up beforehand. Let the shrimps become the sauted or maybe exactly fried shrimp hahahah (because I cooked the shrimps ’til they got very brown almost “gosong”), and then I poured the chopped spices including onion, shallot and the “lombok”. After they emitted pretty aroma…

I took the Kangkung and let the green veggie become on the wok together with the fried shrimps and spices… Let the Kangkung become cooked. And I improved it with adding enough salt, pepper and soy ketchup 🙂 *wide smile*

Note to be remember! Don’t make the Kangkung become OVERCOOKED!
Because it would make the Kangkung very very soft and tender but emit something like “lendir” or it’s like veggie saliva? Sorry, I don’t know. However it would taste not really good!

˚☺k!˚ thank you for reading… Have a seat, and enjoy your own lunch whatever your mother or even wife serves on the dining table… 🙂
Don’t forget, say cheers cheese (at the heart only)… And say thank you to your mother/wife for the dishes on the mouth!

“Mamoth, I’m very grateful for what you always cook for our family” :’)

With love,

Intan, your daughter.

Happy Sunday Morning!

Today I was very delightful because Kalki joined me to do Yoga Surya Namaskar 😀

At first I did warming up, and the ‘lil sunshine baby boy Kalki was getting closer to me… What happened next is just AMAZING!

Namaste~

Kipao Progress: 9 months old goin’ to 10

1. Sucking water through a straw of a drinking mug called “Mag Mag” YEAY!!! – thanks oma for buying this baby multifunctional mug for Kipao – Yesterday, Thursday 20th of March ’14 Kalki has been able to suck smoothly and nicely, his mama n’ papa became very very delighted 😀
Several days before, still in this March, we already tried to offer Kalki a glass of mineral water with a straw… And then he could suck the water on the day of “Banyu Pinaruh”, when our baby boy neighbor “Dipa” was holding a spiritual ceremony for his parents “mesakaban” n’ “oton” for Dipa himself (If I’m not mistaken). So, before papa, mama n’ Kalkiboy attending the ceremony, we prepared Kalki’s meal first and feed him lunch. After that, mama offered Kalki a glass of Aqua (mineral water), and he suck the water! Woaaah I was surprised and very glad to my boy 🙂

2. Crawling with speed, til’ his parents and grandparents have sweaty exercise every time accompany him playing hahahahah

3. “Megaang” (balinese) or “terantanan” (javanese?): berdiri sambil berpegangan dan terus mencoba berjalan sepanjang sofa/tembok (yang menjadi objek stabil pegangannya). Sebelumnya kami pernah mencoba memberi kursi kecil – yang aku sebut kursi bebek (karena pemberian omanya Kiboy yang udah dari dulu jaman aku kecil menyebut kursi plastik untuk anak kecil semacam itu dibilang kursi bebek, hehehe. Tapi emang ada ornamen bebeknya, yaitu Donald Duck dulu aku punya warna merah dengan sandaran punggung berbentuk Donald, kali ini punya Kiboy warna orange dengan bentuk sandaran punggung yang berbeda dan ada sandaran tangannya di kanan-kiri) – untuk Kalki, eeh sama doski di dorong. Karena di atas lantai friksinya (gaya gesek?) ga terlalu besar yah jadinya si Kiboy bisa belajar melangkahkan kakinya sambil mendorong kursi bebek tersebut. Tentu dalam pengawasan mama dan papanya saat Kalki mendorong kursi itu ya, karena bahaya juga kalo ‘meserot’ alias kursi bebeknya kedorong meluncur ke depan, Kalki kan bisa jatuh, duuuh. Jadi ya kami cuma dapet kesenangan saat melihat Kalki belajar melangkahkan kakinya dengan berpegangan objek stabil.
4. Climbing baby! Kalki or we always call him “Kiboy” or “Kipao” lately… He could climb whatever he might see.. We mention it a sofa, a lower table, a bed, a big pail, and what else… Tree? Not yet, baby 😀 sometimes Kipao climbs his father/mother’s body too! Gosh! He can climb, he can gets down carefully… Nice, boy! When he is lack of care or he is in hurry, he could slip! Beware, that’s why parents got your back, son.
5. He is learning how to stand up. Nah, this one is still in progress… Papa said that he has already tried standing up by himself coincidentally or unintentionally. Mostly when he was taking a bath, or while playing with papa on the floor 🙂
6. Teeth! A new milk tooth is already coming! While in advance there are 4 teeth (gig seri bawah 2, atas 2… Yang sedang tumbuh/mulai muncul baru adalah gigi seri atas kanan). Smile baby smile…. ˚⌣˚

Sorry, Kalkipao mama was very late to update your 9 month progress… Will you forgive me?
Papa and mama are always happy to see you growing, son. We love you ♥♡ stay healthy stay happy (^▼^∫ƪ)

Organic No MSG Noodle for Supper

This is my supper spree… “Alamie” Goreng Bawang.. Mie sehat organik yang tidak mengandung MSG. MSG itu penguat rasa kimiawi sebagai bumbu yang sebenernya adalah zat aditif (tambahan) yang bersifat adiktif (bikin pingin nambah terus). Mie ini terbuat dari bahan alami, bebas bahan pengawet, bahan kimia, serta bahan pewarna, sehat, mengandung vitamin, mineral, serat buah dan sayuran alami. Kalo yang aku cobain malem ini sih yang berlabel wortel. Jadi mienya mengandung serat wortel yah?

Yuk kita cobain… Ternyata mienya enaaaaak, teksturnya seperti mie ayam Jakarta – hehehe ini istilahku atas kekaguman aja, sih – dan beda dari mie pabrikan yang terkenal kita konsumsi itu lho 😉 emang bumbunya nggak kuat banget rasanya, jadi kan nggak nyengat lidah atau merugikan saluran cerna untuk jangka panjang kan?

Aku masaknya pakai sawi hijau yang banyak-banyak soalnya aku suka sayur 😀 hihihi…

Di kulkas masih nyimpen 1 bungkus lagi nih yang berlabel bayam, mienya lucu berwarna hijau, kalo yang udah aku makan ini mienya berwarna oranye karena wortel 🙂

Kayaknya lebih enak lagi dimasak dengan ayam ya? Supaya lebih gurih dan mantap! Jadi lah mie ayam namanya.. Dengan kaldu ayam yang lezaaaaaat!

Oh ya jangan lupa, setiap beli bahan pangan dalam kemasan cek label kedaluarsanya ya… Apalagi mie ini tidak mengandung bahan pengawet kimiawi alias ‘preservatives’ jadi aku simpan di lemari es supaya aman tahan lama 🙂

So buat mie Alamie two thumbs up! Have a try… (y)(y) persis seperti mie instant, yang cuma rebus 5 menit trus tiriskan dan tinggal ditaburi bumbu yang udah disediakan, bedanya ini cuma NO MSG.. Masaknya gampang n’ cepet, kan (^▼^∫ƪ)

Let’s go back to natural organic food (ˆڡˆ) for health and earth ♥♡