Kitchen Hacks: How to Quickly Peel Whole Garlic

Garlic is one of essential spices that being used almost in every cuisine from different part of the world; from French, Italian, Middle Eastern, and even Asian. In Indonesia, garlic is heavily use almost in every authentic dishes. It is a very based spices that become a must in the kitchen used for sauteing, stir fry, soups, braised, and anything. Its strong and special aroma works so well with Indonesian cuisine, adding a flavor that combined well with other typical Indonesian spices such as shallot, turmerics, and ginger.

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Cup and Crumbs: Downtown cafe in Surabaya

Hello there! It has been a long time from previous cafe review on my blog (sorry for that) and finally yesterday I could have a quick visit to one small cafe near Core Bonet Hotel, East Surabaya. Hold on! I know that you are guessing. Let me tell you a hint, this cafe have a vintage interior with semi blue and white colour. It has two floors and located  beside Bonami. Okay, you might be already know which cafe that I mean. It’s Cup and Crumbs.

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Sparkling Orange and Milk Soda

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I know that I have been making smoothies all the time and now I am trying to make soda based drink that could refresh my afternoon. It is rainy season here now in West Java, Indonesia but the sun still shine so bright in the afternoon (while in the evening it will rain so hard). That is why I am trying to find a guilty pleasure for my day. Continue reading “Sparkling Orange and Milk Soda”

Green Detox Smoothies

 

 

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Here is my quotes of the day; Healty soul come from healty mind, healty body come from healty drink (and food of course!). Green smoothies is one of my favorite among all because it is not only nutritious but also can do detoxification for your body. Choosing ingredients for green smoothies might be tricky because yes we can add every-greens into the blender, but then the taste mostly will be bitter or delicious if you’re doing right. I have been trying several times to combine right ingredients to create an appealing green smoothies for my breakfast detox that also could fit my daily budget and this recipe is the best overall. Continue reading “Green Detox Smoothies”

Palm Sugar Iced Milk Tea

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Tea is one of our basic drink where we can found it everywhere, every time, in every meal we eat. We can enjoy tea either hot or cold. My favorite is iced tea because it is refreshing, suitable with tropical country like Indonesia. I’ve been growing up by only knowing how to make ice tea with white sugar (and sometimes sweetened condense milk) until one night I saw a video in youtube that showed how to make ice milk tea in three layers by adding additional combination that I have never expected; palm sugar.

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Carrot, Papaya, and Chocolate Smoothie

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Juice or smoothie? Which one will you choose? Well, for me I love smoothie rather than juice. I’m not saying that smoothie is better than juice though. Both of them have different method to make, different machine to use, and result in different texture. But, they are easy to make and have lots of nutrients. I choose smoothie because it has thick texture, smooth and blend well where I could combine many choices of fruits and also vegetable. Continue reading “Carrot, Papaya, and Chocolate Smoothie”

Healthy Broccoli Soup

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Nutritious food will never get complete without vitamins from veggies and broccoli is one of richest and healthiest veggies that supply nutrients for low calories. Before I start with the recipes, let me tell you quick stuff about this superpower veggie. Broccoli is belongs to cruciferous vegetable family where cauliflowers, cabbage, and kale are some of its sisters. It is not only beneficial for those who running their diet program, but it also decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Continue reading “Healthy Broccoli Soup”