Hearty Vegetable Stew

Vegan for dins tonight.

Ingredients:

3 Carrots (diced)

5 sticks of celery (diced)

2 large onions (chopped)

3 cloves of garlic (chopped very small)

2.5 liters of vege broth

1 potato (diced)

Herbs (Rosemary, Sage, Italian herbs)

A can of button mushroom (sliced)

Some oyster sauce

A dash of sweet soya sauce

Method:

1. Sautee onions and garlic with a bit of mined carrots and celery till fragrant.

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2. Add the remainder of the onions. Sautee till soft and with bits of brown (helps with the flavor).

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3. Add some broth. Just a bit. Cook all till soft.

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4.  Then add the mushrooms on high heat and cook till dry. Again, this is for the flavor. Browning always adds flavor. Also, add the herb seasoning here.

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4. Add the rest of the broth, the oyster sauce, soya sauce, and the vege. Leave it to boil then simmer till fragrant.

5. Finally, add a pinch of salt and some cornstarch to thicken as you please.

 

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Serve hot with roasted kumara and steamed broccoli.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kota Damansara Community Forest Trail

Last Saturday, September 7, 2019, I went on a baby hike with my usual hiking group to Kota Damansara Community Forest. This forest is smack in the Klang Valley (an urban city area) near Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur and is a favorite hiking spot for beginners and even regular hikers. Just like Kiara trails, KDCF trail is perfect for hikers to keep themselves fit and on top of their game. What I found out last Saturday from our Captain and was pleasantly surprised by this fact. is that KDCF is primary forest and was Malaysia’s first gazetted forest reserve. Unfortunately, 3,900 acres of protected forest has dwindled to a mere 857-acres thanks for rampant development.

The hike:

Pleasant, rejuvenating with spots of serious cardio workout (a few steep climbs up before reaching the peak). The summit is an area with a relaxing view overlooking the NKVE and KL skyline in the distance. Saw some people bringing up their breakfast (nasi lemak etc) and having their little picnic there. Parents who love hiking and want to introduce their kids to the activity, well, this is the ideal trail for that. Kids should be at least 8 years old, I think. I did see some younger kids but also saw that their daddies had to carry them up, in the end.

Will be coming here more often. I’m so happy that I finally got to this place. Baby hikes aren’t my hiking groups’ cup of tea so I had to wait more than 6 months to get this opportunity.

Photos below. Enjoy.

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New Week, New Start

Watched a wonderful video by Wayne Dyer and its changed my life. No more pessimism and negativity because what you think and feel, you become and attract.

 

Going back:

Sunday 11.8.19

9km hiking and walking.

 

Sunday 18.8.19

8 km hiking

 

Monday MTJ Program

  1. Food:

breakfast – 1 nasi lemak, 1 tea

lunch – a bit of rice with chicken and taufu, 1 tea

dinner – fruit

2. Workout – 1 hr

15 mins treadmill

3 sets lats pulldown

3 sets lunges with weights 5 lbs

3 sets back arm row, 12 lbs

2 swimming

3 sets abs routine

pigeon and finishing stretch

 

3. Walk  – 40 mins

4. Yoga – 45 mins

SN, Back, Abs, Shoulder routine

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via @pinterest

Consistency is not an ugly word

Just a hard word to keep in my vocab.

Workouts:

Tuesday 30 July 2019, 11km, Walk around the city

Saturday 3rd August 2019, 11km hike in Kiara Hills. Gruelling. Lots of climbs. Proper hike for training for EBC hike.

Sunday 4th August 2019, leisure walk around the Lake Gardens, 1hr, 9000 steps.

A bit of yoga everyday last week but no gym visits.

Food was terrible. Ate what I wanted, no portion control.

Anyway, that was the last of it. This week a svelte Gisele awaits to be brought forth out of my bountiful body.

Ready?

 

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photo via google