Monday, February 22, 2016

Soto Ayam (Indonesian Style Turmeric Chicken Soup with Coconut Milk)




Oh how I love Monday! why?
Because Monday is my Sabbath..lol
I don't do anything purposefully: no field trip, no homeschooling session, absolutely no demands of doing things....I empty my to do lists on Monday... just relax, chillax, enjoy my day, and pause....

My Monday today started with cooking Soto Ayam in the morning....yeay!
Cooking is a passion, so it is not considered a task lol...
Love the aroma of santan (fresh coconut milk) poured in my soto ayam...smells terrific!

Yeay gonna share the recipe in this blog post:

Ingredients:

A whole organic chicken (700-1 kg in weight), cut into 12 parts

Grind these in a mortar:
I use the Indonesian "gulekan" ...lol, Javanese style mortar made from stone, bought it in Jogjakarta, very useful and very handy too..
-6 cloves of garlic, peel the skin
-6 shallots, peel the skin
-6 candlenuts
-4 cm of turmeric, peel the skin
-3 cm of ginger, peel the skin
-6 peppercorn seed




Grind the above ingredients until it forms a paste like consistency, added also 4 Indonesian bay leaf (daun salam) and 4 kaffir lime leaf (daun jeruk) ,also 2 stems of lemongrass, and around 3 cm of galangal  (I love this part: hit the bottom white part of the lemongrass  and the galangal too, really hard with your pestle. Just imagine somebody really irritating and hit hard on the lemongrass and galangal....a really good therapy for negative emotion outlet...yeay lol :))
 use 3 tablespoon of coconut oil to stir fry until the aroma feels the air...

After the smell of your soup is so mouth watery, put the pieces of chicken inside your pot...
Add 2 Litres of filtered water , and add in also 250 ml of fresh coconut milk.  Add in also 1 tsp of sea salt and 3 tablespoon of brown sugar.

Wait until it simmers and taste it , if you feel like it needs more salt or sugar, adding it accordingly to suit your tongue! :)

Last but not least: add  finely chopped celery and leek into it... :)

Addition: you may eat this soup with boiled egg  too...

Enjoy the Indonesia style Soto Ayam (Turmeric Chicken Soup with coconut milk)

I am currently doing GAPS diet for my son, and this recipe is also GAPS proven, except the brown sugar, you can omit it to make it sugar free...

Friday, February 19, 2016

My 2016 Reading List

 A Young Woman Reading by Pierre Auguste Renoir (1876)

Tahun ini uda ada banyak list bacaan yang ngantri... hihi seperti kereta api aja nih yang kudu dibaca, yang font warna merah adalah daftar bacaan yang lagi gue baca...kalo yang udah selesai dicoret..hmm masih buanyak lagi meenyusul nih antriannya, ntar bakalan gue tambahin satu per satu:

1. Heal your Gut Cookbook-Hillary Boynton and Mary G Brackett 

2. Gut and Psychology Syndrome- Dr Natasha Campbell Mcbride MD, MMedSci(neurology),MMedSci (nutrition)

3. Teaching at Home -Olga Holland

4. What your Childhood Memories Say about You- dr Kevin Leman


5. The Jesus I never Knew -Philip Yancey

6.The Worn out Woman -Dr Steve Stephens and Alice Gray

7. Teaching Montessori at Home -the preschool years by Elizabeth G Hainstock


8. Teaching Montessori at Home -the school years by Elizabeth G Hainstock

  Ngomongin lukisan, wah ini salah satu lukisan keren dari era Belle epoque nih :) Mulai dilukis oleh Pierre Auguste Renoir di tahun 1875 dan selesai di tahun 1876..setahun yah kurleb proses pengerjaan lukisan cat minyak ini.. cantik sekali wajah gadis yang sedang asik membaca ini, candid banget lukisannya. Justru lebih hidup karena tidak menatap matanya ke arah si pelukis.. Seolah seru banget baca tuh buku...kira-kira judulnya apa ya itu buku? Tuh ininih penyakit blogger yang udah lama ndak nge blog...ngalor ngidul tulisannya lol...ok sudah malam, time to sleep!

 new reading log added:
https://www.amblesideonline.org/CM/toc.html#1

 

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