22 July 2009

Tahu Gimbal (Gimbal Soybean Curd)

Tahu GimbalIngredients :

5 square white tofu
5 piece red chili
2 clove garlic
4 sp fried peanut
1 tsp vinegar
1 sp shrimp petis (condiment of the fermented shrimp)
2 stalk celery leaf, chopped
1 sp fried onion
3 sp sweet soybean sauce
Gimbal Shrimp at sufficiently
200 g cabbage, shopped

Seasoning For the Gimbal shrimp :

200 g Peeled shrimp
4 sp wheat flour
1 egg
1 tsp coriander
Tahu Gimbal2 clove garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper powder
2 sp thick coconut milk
1 tsp leek, chopped
Cooking oil at sufficiently

Preparation :
  1. Crush red chili, onion and fried peanut. Add shrimp petis, vinegar, and soybean sauce.
  2. Add little bit of water, and mix it until homogenous. Allow it for a while.
  3. Fried the tofu until cooked, lift it up.
The making of gimbal udang (shrimp gimbal) :
  1. Crush all the seasonings, mix it with wheat flour and egg homogenously.
  2. Add coconut oil and water at sufficiently until become a thick dough.
  3. Mix the dough with seasonings, leek, and shrimp, mix it homogenously.
  4. Fried oil, then fry the dough spoon by spoon until brown. Lift it up and rain it.
  5. Cut the tofu when it still hot, serve it on the plate.
  6. Add gimbal udang and cabbage, then pour the flavor/seasoning, fried onion and celery.

17 July 2009

Pindang Milkfish

Ingredients :
500 gr Milkfish
1 tsp tamarind
1 sp salt
cooking oil
250 ml coconut oil
3 clove onion, chopped
2 clove garlic, chopped
3 red chili, aslant chopped
1/2 sheet turmeric leaf
2 stick lemongrass
2 sp salt
15 sheet mangkokan leaf, chopped
2 tamarind kandis

Seasoning Crushed :
3 clove onion
1 clove garlic
5 red chili
2 cm ginger
2 cm galangale
1 cm turmeric

Preparation :
  1. Wash the fish, throw the fish gills and the scales, wash it cleanly, chopped, bedraggling it with salt and tamarind.
  2. Heat the cooking oil, put into it the milkfish, then fry until dry and cooked, lift it up and drain it.
  3. Fry the onion, garlic, red chili, and crushed seasoning until smell good.
  4. Put into it turmeric leaf, lemongrass, salt and coconut milk, cook until the coconut oil comes out.
  5. Put into it the milk fish, mangkokan leaf, and kandis tamarind, cook it using small fire until the seasoning absorb.

13 July 2009

Kalasan Fried Dried Chicken (Ayam Goreng Kalasan Keringan)

Ingredients :
1 tail chicken, 500 gram, devise in 2 parts
2 sheets salam leaf
1 lemongrass
1 sp Munjung sago flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 sp salt
500 ml water
400 ml cooking oil

Seasoning :
7 clove onion
7 clove candlenut
3 cm turmeric
1 sp coriander

Preparation :
  1. Mix all ingredients and seasonings then cook it until the water only left about 200 ml with small fire (don’t forget to close your cooking pan)
  2. Lift the chicken and allow it until cold, then boiled the broth until boiled
  3. Add the sago flour which has been dissolve with 3 sp of water, mix it until coagulate
  4. Lift it up and let it cold
  5. Add baking powder, mix homogenously
  6. Fry the chicken with cooking oil until brown then lift it up
  7. Fry the coagulated broth until dry then lift it, put it on the fried chicken
  8. Ready to serve

09 July 2009

Bobor Kangkung

Ingredients :
300 g kangkung, Cut it
5 clove garlic, crush it
5 clove onion, crush it
4 sheet salam leaf
1 cm galangale
1 tsp coriander
1 L coconut milk

Preparation :
  1. Saute onion, garlic, salam leaf, galangale, and coriander until smell good.
  2. Add coconut milk, sugar and salt at sufficiently, mix it.
  3. After boiled, put into it the.
  4. Lift it up and serve it.

Pregnant Woman And Children Under 5 Years Old Shouldn’t Eat Instant Noodle

Recently, there are many people entrust their stomach business to a menu call instant noodle. Every shopping, most women put instant noodle in their requirement list, school children in board always keep noodle instant in their cabinet to prevent starving in the night, and hikers always bring noodle instant in their travel bag.

It’s natural if noodle instant in the good graces, because it’s so practical, fast, delicious and cheap. But, don’t you know that instant noodle have no appropriate nutrients and the ingredients is not good for pregnant woman and children, especially children under five.

Noodle, in Chinese people is a symbol for long age because it’s long and the raw material is medley. There are instant noodle, dry noodle, wet noodle, boiled noodle, which made from wheat, mihun (rice noodle), which made from rice flour and soun, which made from green peal starch flour.

There are also noodle made from combination of wheat flour and rice flour, tapioca flour, potato flour or soba flour. But the most popular is of course noodle instant, with all brand, taste and flavor, in plastic polyethylene pack or even polystirene (stirofoam), in cup or bowl form.

Actually, noodle instant is very long, but in its process, noodle was folded, fried and dried in hot oven. This frying process make noodle contains oil. The main raw material of noodle instant is made from wheat flour and also use cooked oil, salt, polyphosphate sodium (emulsifier, stabilizer and thickening agent), sodium carbonate and potassium carbonate (both of them is acidity adjustment), tartrazine (yellow coloring agent).

Sometimes polyphosphate sodium mixed with guar gum. Other ingredients such as caramel, vegetable protein hydrocylate, ribotide, iron and maleat acid. And what is more, there are also food additives, which are chemical ingredients added into the manufacturing to make the noodle have certain properties.

The noodle spice for example, salt, sugar, red chili, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, soy bean sauce, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and luscious seasoning (chicken flavor, shrimp flavor, beef flavor). The stirofoam for noodle pack has been also presumed to be the root cause of cancer.
Though the risk health cause by the additive is can not been seen directly, but Arlene Eisenberg said, in her book called What to Eat When You're Expecting, pregnant woman should avoid food contain many additives. For children, those useless ingredients can slow down the digestion organ work.

If we see through the nutrient composition, noodle is high in calories, but very poor in other essential nutrient like vitamin, mineral and fiber.

If you want to have complete nutrients, you need to add vegetables such as cabbage, mustard green, tomato, broccoli, carrot, or sprout. You can also add meatball, shrimp, egg, sausage or cornet. You just have to put those ingredients into the pot while boiled your noodle, easy right? What you need to remember is you should not eat instant noodle every day. That could be very dangerous for your health.

06 July 2009

Avocado: The Green Healthy Fruit

We are all know avocado, fruit that has soft green flesh with yummy taste... hmmmm. Yes, this fruit is suitable for all menu for daily healthy food. Not only for juice, ice cream, mixed ice, pudding but also for salad. Eat directly is great too.

Though the peel not pretty as apple or pear and the prize is cheap, but avocado had many benefits. It can reduce the risk to get stroke and hearth attack, because avocado is the only fruit which rich in fat, in fact the amount of fat is twice more than durian.

Even though, we don’t have to be afraid because the avocado’s fat is a healthy fat because it’s dominated with unsaturated fat, oleic acid which has strong antioxidant properties. Avocado fat helps to reduce the “bad cholesterol” level called LDL while increase the "good cholesterol” level called HDL.

This abilities also reinforce with exuberate beta-caroten, chlorophyll, vitamin E, and vitamin B-complex inside avocado. Vegetarian generally doesn’t get enough fat intake, because they prohibition with meat which rich in fat. Well then, beside cooking oil, avocado can be the best alternative to fulfill the body needs of fat.

Avocado fat is a healthy fat, just like fat in olive oil. It can control hypertension. Avocado rich in potassium, but the sodium level is low. This ration creates alkali inside our body.

The shrinkage of acidity in our body (blood and tissue) will suppress diseases that can appear, such as allergy, headache, panic, breath disorder, and digestion disorder. The high level of folic acid, potassium and vitamin E in avocado make this fruit more effective to soak hypertension and help to smooth blood circulation.

Different with other fruits, avocado almost contains no starch, contain less sugar, but rich in cellulose fiber. These factors make avocado suggested as one of the menu to control. An the most important thing is, avocado is very good for your skin and hair.

The Iron and chopper inside avocado is important for blood cell production and prevent anemia. Combination between vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, potassium and manganese make avocado good to keep skin and hair health. The folic acid and vitamin B can stimulate the collagen production in skin.

You should know that consume fresh avocado regularly without cooked is the best way to eat this fruit because the nutrients and other phyto-chemical substances still intact. But, still to remember that avocado contains fat which can make you gain weight.

Sate Shrimp Basil (Sate Udang Kemangi)

Ingredients :

500 g fresh shrimp, peel the cutan and head
Lime filtrate
3 sp tomato sausage
25 ml water
Basil leaf at sufficiently
4 clove onion, crush it
3 clove garlic, crush it
5 red chili, crush it
3 pecan, crush it
1/4 tsp pepper powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 cm ginger, strike it
1 tsp salt
1 tsp brown sugar

Preparation :
  1. immerge shrimp in lime filtrate for 15 minutes, then drain it
  2. Fry onion, garlic, red chili, pecan, and ginger until smell good
  3. Put into it shrimp, add pepper, salt, brown sugar, turmeric powder, tomato sausage and basil leaf. Allow it for a while
  4. Stick the shrimp on the skewer and bedraggled it with the spices
  5. Place it in the oven until the shrimp change become reddish-brown
  6. Lift it up and serve it fresh from the oven

04 July 2009

Sate Padang

Ingredients :
300 gr beef meat, boiled, dice cut
3 stalk lemongrass
1 sheet turmeric leaf, cut into 3 pieces
4 sheet of lime leaf
75 g rice powder, dissolve in few water
½ tsp starch, dissolve it in few water
500 ml air

Seasonings :
10 clove onions
6 clove garlic
6 piece red pepper (lombok besar)
2 piece chili (cabai rawit)
1 sp coriander powder
1 tsp caraway seed powder
5 cm turmeric
4 cm ginger
2 cm galangale
salt sufficiently
pepper powder sufficiently

Preparation :
  1. Boil water, put the meet into it
  2. Put the seasonings, turmeric leaf, lemongrass and lime leaf
  3. Cook until the seasonings mix homogenously and all the ingredients cooked
  4. Lift the meet, drain it
  5. Stick each skewer with 5 piece of meet and then roast it for a while on ember
  6. Cook the earlier beef broth then add into it dissolved rice powder and maize powder.
  7. Lift it up and serve. it with fried onion

Milk Keep You Away From Intestinal Cancer

Drink lots of milk, because it’s healthy and able to reduce the risk for you to get intestinal cancer, said Dr Eunyoung Cho. His analysis explain 10 studies showed that 16 once milk can reduce threat of intestinal cancer until 12%.

Researchers from `Brigham and Women's Hospital` found that 16 once milk a day will reduce the risk of cancer until 12%. That number was analysis of 10 previous studies consist of 500,000 people who 5,000 among them had positive indication of intestinal cancer. Dr Eunyong Cho’s research issued on The Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Intestinal cancer is the third biggest cause of death around the world. Previous study using animal as trial showed that calcium content in milk can protect that animal from cancer attack. Study on human also showed the same thing, consume calcium is very good to reduce cancer risk.

Each 1,000 mg increment a day or more will able to reduce 15% risk for women to get cancer and 10% for man. But, Dr Cho doesn’t found risk alleviation to get cancer by consume cheese and yoghurt which actually both of them were product that made from milk. While other study gave information that other products made from milk can increase the risk to get other cancer such as breast cancer and prostate cancer. Dr Richard Sullivan from Cancer Research England receive Dr Cho’s study as something new and interesting. Though Dr Sullivan said that the best way to reduce cancer risk is by eating balance diet between fruits, vegetables, to reduce fat accumulation.

03 July 2009

Complete Beef Tail Soup (Sup Buntut Sapi Komplit)

Ingredients :
500 gram beef tail, cut it small pieces and boiled in 1 liter water
100 gram red bean, boiled
3 clove onion
1 pieces Bombay onion, square chopped
2 shred ginger
2 pieces carrots
2 stalk onion leaf, chopped
2 stalk celery, chopped
2 pieces clove
Salt and pepper sufficiently
½ tsp nutmeg powder
6 pieces beef sausage, cut it into 2 cm
50 gram pea

Preparation :
  1. Saute onion, Bombay onion and ginger until smell good
  2. Put it into the tail beef broth
  3. Add water until 2 liter of broth
  4. Add carrot, onion leaf, celery, tomato, clove, salt, pepper and nutmeg powder
  5. After the carrot half cooked, put into it the red bean and sausage rebus.
  6. Before cooked, add pea
  7. Allow it for a while, then soup is ready to serve

02 July 2009

Uncover The Benefits of Grape

Grape is not only processed to be wine, but this fruit also had benefits for health. After get through many research, grape known can give positive effect for our body. Here are the benefits :

Red Wine Good for Hearth
Start from French Paradox hypothesis that death rate because of heart disease/problem in America is higher than French, whereas blood pressure and cholesterol level of French people is higher than American people. After observation, there is connection between French people habits that consume red wine every day.

Research showed that red wine contains flavonoid, a substance like vitamin which contained in the peel. Flavonoid had antioxidant properties which can inhibits LDL oxidation on coroner venous. Flavonoid often found in grape fruit (with grape peel), that’s why consume red wine can give protection for heart. Many people who make grape juice throw away the seed, well, this was wrong action. Actually, third of the flavanoid content is located in the seed.

Still for diabetic patients, they should be careful with the sugar content in that juice because 20-25 % of grape contents is sugar. And we cannot drink more than 60 ml/day each day.

Grape Juice Cure Many Diseases
It’s genuine that grape can cure many diseases because this fruit had lots of vitamin inside it. Grape is very good for them who always do physical and psychological activity in their daily life because grape can reduce and omit weary and anemia.

Iron and sugar content remove and discharge residue in our body. That’s why, grape is medicine for people who suffer from kidney disease, liver disease, and gastro intestinal disease.

Grape juice is very suggested for people who had migraine, joint inflammation, small intestinal inflammation, rheumatic and poisoning. Besides, grape can clean up your blood so it’s very good for your skin beauty. In fact, chemical substance inside it can prevent you from skin cancer.

Grape Fight Cancer Cell
Just like said before, delicious grape is very useful against cancer cell. But, compare with consuming grape supplement, the best way to get the best result is ear the grape whole fruit because 10 types of flavonoid in grape work together inhibits enzyme that manage gene in cell. Not only that, flavanoid also uses to stimulate growth and production of cell in body. Enzyme inhabitation also can kill cell cancer.

Grape contains Antioxidant
Recently, there are so many people talking about free radical, because free radical can cause you many disease. Antioxidant also said can ward off the negative effect of free radical. But, don’t you know that one of the best sources for antioxidant is from grape seed? Yes, grape seed contains protective component for brain, heart, lungs and backbone ( International Chemical Congress at Honolulu).

Research also showed that grape seed extract can repair your blood circulation and lower eye disorder also known as makula, the root cause of blindness. To get the benefits income for your health, you should consume 50 mg of grape seed or 0.75 kg grape fruit.

01 July 2009

Bone Soup

Ingredients :
500g beef bone for soup, cook in boiled water until soft, add salt sufficiently, and then add water until become 1000ml broth
150g potato, cut in dice
150g carrot, shred
1 piece tomato, cut into 8-10 pieces
2 blade onion leaf, shred 3cm
3 tsp shredded celery
2 tsp margarine to sauteing

Seasonings :
5 clove garlic, chopped
2 clove onion, chopped
2 parts of ginger, striked
½ tsp pepper powder
¼ tsp nutmeg powder
salt sufficiently

Flavoring :
sweet soy sauce vinegar at sufficiently

Preparation :
  1. Saute onion and garlic until smells good, put it into the broth.
  2. Put into the broth potato, carrot and ginger, add pepper, nutmeg powder and salt at sufficiently.
  3. Cook until the potato and carrot soft enough.
  4. Almost the soup cooked, don’t forget to put into the broth chopped tomato, shredded onion leaf and celery.
  5. Turn off the fire, add sweet soy sauce and vinegar at sufficiently, mix until homogenous.

Drink Alcohol To Prevent Bone Fragility

Consume alcohol drinks moderately can protect women from bone fragility. This statement was delivered by researchers from St Thomas Hospital London, England leads by Prof. Tim Spector, publicated in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

Moderate consumption means consume eight units every week and that was a very small. Researchers count heavily on impact of consume alcohol moderately by measure bone density in hip and backbone.

Chemical liquid from the bone measured to determine fragility level which descent through urine. Prof. Tim Spector’s examination result also support the examination before which said that smoking make bones understate and stimulate osteoporosis.

Although undeniable, research team failed to show clearly what is the relation between bone production and consume alcohol. Prof. Tim Spector also said that too much drink alcohol had negative effect to bone structure.

"Alcohol was just like other medicine, works in certain level. Different people also give different effect and reaction. Continuous research was needed to determine the exact procedure so it can be make hay while the sun shines."

Last months, a survey showed that increasing of bone fragility risk make the risk of osteoporosis increase too. Survey showed that 1,683 women in Europe, age above 50 years old, about 47% from that number don’t realized that they had high risk to get osteoporosis.

Predictable, osteoporosis cases suck about 4.8 billion euro each year to treat in hospital. Bone damage usually not occur with symptoms for the beginning and osteoporosis can not be diagnosed until one year after the damage getting in serious condition.

Consume vitamin D said can become important substance to build a strong and healthy bone. You should consume vitamin D regularly then. Consult it first with your doctor to know the right dose for you.