How To Stay Calm and Cool with Lemon Balm Lemonade

Are you ready for the summer heat? In this post, I’ll show you how to make lemon balm lemonade. Stay calm, cool, and hydrated all summer long with this herbal twist on an old favorite. Summer Days While summer is a time of lazy days and longer nights, it can also be busy and full…

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Best Vegan Matcha Latte

Matcha lattes, you guys. Vegan matcha lattes. Naturally sweetened vegan matcha lattes. Things are getting very hipster over here today and I’m very into it. Let’s matcha! I’ve been on and off the caffeine train many times over the last decade.

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Eggplants with Chili Sauce

One of my favorite vegetable is eggplant. When it is cooked with chili sauce, it becomes my top 5 favorite dishes have to have when my mum is visiting  and cooking for me. I like spicy food and I have to confess; since I’ve live in the US for years, I can’t tolerate spicy dishes as much as when I lived in Indonesia. But, this dish is still one of my favorite dishes. If you like spicy food and eggplant as much as I am, you might like this recipe.

2 eggplants – cut in 1/2 lengthwise and slice crosswise into wedges
6 cloves shallot
2 cloves garlic
5 red chili peppers
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
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Deep fried tempeh

As you probably know by now that i don’t cook. I ask my mum, who still lives in Jakarta, via Whatsap for recipes. When I asked my mum for this tempeh recipe, this was her replied: flour, garlic, shallots and water as needed. Then I explained to her the recipe is for blog, and she needs to give the right measurements. She’s so cute.

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Wedang Jahe

Wedang jahe is a traditional Indonesian drink made with palm sugar, ginger and clove. In my opinion, this herbal concoction is the best ginger drink. Ever. It is better to drink wedang jahe while it is hot especially during cold winter months, or whenever I have colds and flu.

In a few blogs ago I mentioned that I don’t cook at all. How do I know the recipe? Well… it’s simple. I called my mum (who lives in Jakarta), asked her for the recipe and took pictures of the finish product. it’s a very tedious process.


700 mL water

100 gram palm sugar

50  gram ginger, crushed

10 gram cinnamon

5 cloves

2 cardamom pods (my mum uses white cardamom)


  1. Fill a pot with water
  2. Add crushed ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardamoms
  3. Place the pot over high heat and bring to boil
  4. Bring the heat into low for 30 minute
  5. Add palm sugar
  6. Turn off the heat after the palm sugar is melted