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Why I didn’t cook at home ?

By on July 5, 2017

I love cooking. I love to cook what I am craving to eat especially when I was abroad. I don’t always cook fancy things because I just like the normal things and obviously easy to make them. Few things that I made before this are nasi kerabu, nasi kandar (because I miss nasi kandar so much 😭😭😭), spaghetti carbonara, spaghetti bolognese, Ayam Masak Merah, ayam black pepper and etc.

I always looooove carbo and all things related to carbohydrates especially rice and spaghetti. They are bae <3
I don’t really like sweet things or any hipster food with excessive cheese or excessive decorations or extra big food. Oh, come on. We only want to try out not to eat like famish people.
I secretly count the calories intake each time I bite, so this is one of the reasons why I don’t eat much 😂😂😂

Starting last year I did start my new diet regime which called the alkaline Mediterranean diet. At first, I try it out because of dermatology issues. As I learned dermatology during my medical school I found out that carbohydrates may lead to acne 😭😭 Gosh how come?! Now I know why I easily got acne. But I really love rice (I may eat a large portion of rice every meal hu hu hu).

Another reason is as one of my preparation to go to Brazil. I find that this diet may help me a lot in Brazil soon as I will barely find halal food there and I will turn out to be a vegetarian there. My friend said that “You may say everything is a pork until prove otherwise 😂”. It is quite true actually.

Alkaline Mediterranean Diet is basically combined of two diets which are alkaline diet and the Mediterranean diet. The alkaline diet involves eating lots of alkaline-promoting foods such as fruit, veggies, soybeans, and lentils, and avoiding acid-causing meat, legumes, refined sugar and processed foods. Meanwhile, the Mediterranean diet is comprised of lots of fresh fruit and veggies, legumes, whole grains, seafood, a little meat and red wine, nuts, seeds and heart-healthy extra-virgin olive oil as the main fat. In short, this diet promoting lots of fruit and vegetable consumption with less carbohydrate, protein, and fat.

The proportion of the food class is a quarter for fruit, a quarter for vegetable, a quarter for carbohydrates and the balance is for protein and fat. When the first time I started to practice this regime, the kakak cafe at my hostel ask me “Why eating so many vegetables? Are you on diet? Are you getting married?” few questions had been asked. To make it short I just nodded and smiled at her. I practice this regime almost 3 months before I go to Brazil and alhamdulillah when I was there it was easy for me to become vegetarian.

I found that Brazilians have a healthy lifestyle and they practice eating real food in their university’s dining hall. I am amazed! They even got a big board wrote “REAL FOOD”.

From there I personally changing my perception on food, I will choose what I will eat (but of course I have my cheat day hehe). Yet, now I don’t strictly practice this regime but I remember the concept. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetable, not consume canned food or processed food. try to eat healthy way.

So, this is one of the reasons that I don’t cook at home. Apparently, my family has different taste buds from me. My taste buds quite different because I did travel a lot and as I shared I practice another diet from most of my family member. I’ll just cook what I want to eat. HAHAHA. And I actually can’t cook to the level what my dad wants to eat because he is freaking picky. I gave up to just let my mom cook for him. hahaha sorry, dad.

Well, eat healthy food and work on a healthy lifestyle. Take care of your health is one of the ways to praise the ni’mat that God has given to us 🙂


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