Today I finally cooked my buckwheat. I have some Indian spices mix in my kitchen, so I decided to use it for my buckwheat. I used a spice mix for Chana Masala (Chickpeas Masala), it has dried mangoes in it so it tastes a little bit sour. It worked perfectly for my buckwheat, my husband also loved it! I ate it with grilled shiitake mushrooms and stir-fried zucchini and red bell pepper.
Please feel free to try the recipe below!
Serves: 3-4 servings, Cooking time: 20 minutes
1 cup of buckwheat, clean from any debris and then rinse with cold water
2 cups of mineral water/filtered water
1 teaspoon of Chana Masala spice mix
1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil
Salt to taste
Put all of the ingredients (buckwheat, water, Chana Masala spice mix, virgin coconut oil, salt) in the rice cooker’s pot. Stir everything until it mixed well.
Cook the buckwheat with the setting to cook rice (for about 20 minutes)
When the rice is ready, fluff with fork or spoon. Serve warm.
Today’s lazy person cooking is Baked Salmon with carrots, napa cabbages, and cherry tomatoes. It will only need about 35 minutes of cooking time, including the preparation. Enjoy!
100-150 grams of salmon 1 piece of small carrot, cut into bite-size
1/2 piece of small napa cabbage, cut into bite-size
2 cloves of garlic, chopped (I might use too much garlic because I really like it, you can tone it down to 1 clove)
1 tsp Mrs. Dash Original Seasoning Blend
Half lemon 10 grams of chopped parsley
6 pcs of cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
Salt to taste
Wash salmon under running water, set aside.
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celcius (320 Fahrenheit).
Rub the salmon with half portion of the garlic, Mrs’ Dash blend, parsley and salt to taste
Put some of the napa cabbage at the bottom the glass baking dish. Put the salmon on top of it.
Put the carrot, napa cabbage, and the rest of the parsley surrounding the salmon. Drizzle salt, Mrs. Dash blend, and garlic on top of the carrot and napa cabbage. Squeeze the half lemon and drizzle on top of the salmon and the veggies.
Bake for 25 minutes.
After 25 minutes take it out from the oven, add cherry tomatoes. Serve warm.
These last 3 days I felt nauseous because of my period pain. I only ate a little food but I took the same amount of supplements and I took painkillers for about 2-3 pills per day. It might be a bit too much for my stomach. I felt burning sensation every time I eat any food. Extra Virgin Olive Oil helped to ease the stomach irritation but I know I need to help the healing process faster by eating a soft and bland food.
I wanted to eat a different kind of porridge than what I usually make. Something that tastes more Indonesian, something that just likes “Bubur Merah Putih” or Red White Porridge (It’s practically a sweet coconut milk and white rice porridge, the sweetness is from coconut sugar).
The first step was, I need to make sure the ingredients won’t irritate my stomach furthermore.
According to gastritis.club, coconut milk has an approximate PH of 6.55, it means it is not very acidic and close to neutral. So, it should be safe for people with gastritis or acid reflux symptoms. It also contains fiber that according to livestrong.com, it might improve gastritis.
According to gastritis.club, white rice has an approximate PH of 6.35, so it’s safe! I can’t find the PH level of black rice in this site, but I assume it’s about the same 😀 Rice is a source of fiber, so we are good!
Pandan leaves is very common to use in South Asian cooking. In Indonesia, we use it as ingredients for porridges, desserts, soups, and many other cooking recipes and also as a natural food coloring. This leave is very fragrant, that’s why we use it a lot on dessert recipes.
I can’t find information that relates pandan leaves to gastritis, but I found information about the health benefits of this leave, from lowering blood pressure, helps in controlling blood sugar, pains and cramps reliever (Whatttt??? How could I don’t know about it?!), natural mosquito&roaches repellant, rich in nourishing essential oils (glycosides, alkaloids, traces of tannin and isoprene esters), help with gout problem, anti-carcinogenic properties, used for skin and hair health, and boost our appetite (source). Well, sounds good enough for me!
That’s me after battled intense pains for 7 hours straight. Diclofenac, Valerian root, Serrapeptase, Nattokinase, Turmeric, Magnesium, and massage, none of them helped with the pain. I could only be crying while watching The Big Bang Theory. Comedy usually helps to distract my attention from the pain, but not yesterday. I was so frustrated, I could only think about the pain >_<
I felt better around 6 PM, I took valerian root to relax my uterus’ muscles, it worked. Surprisingly I didn’t feel drowsy at all after that. I took Diclofenac+Pantoprazole after dinner to control the pain furthermore. Around 9:30 PM I took another Valerian root to help me sleep. It worked, I slept very soundly until the next morning.
One scary day has passed. Thank you my uterus for fighting alongside me with a great courage. We were suffering together yesterday. I promise to eat less fish, do more yoga, and take the supplements on time. Let’s heal together _/||\_