Healing Progress: Bell’s Palsy

Just finished with my evening therapy session a couple of minutes ago. I am so thankful to God for healing me this fast! Daily dose of steroids, face massage therapy, reflexology, hot compress and lots of prayers paid off!

Although, I keep on delaying my doctor’s visit…Well, I did. Last Monday, July 10. As what my neurologist told me. However, when I got there the secretary said that he has no schedule during Mondays! How convenient! I asked for a leave from work because of that and then that was it! Anyway, why stress my self over things that are not so important!

During the first week was really a struggle. Especially my work entails calling. So yeah, I have to speak. What I did was to really talk so slowly and refrain from saying words with the letter “P”. So very careful with words with letter “F” and “S”! Ha! Ha! But I was more concerned about my depression too. I really tried hard not to be depressed! Imagine being messy while eating? At my age? Messy?! Grrrrr! Working so hard made me forget I am sick though…

I hope I am fully recovered by Sunday. You see, it’s my 42nd birthday! Yes, I’m old, eh?! Well, it’s just a number! I feel like I am only 25! Lol!

I would prefer to visit the doctor next week and see if I need to finish all the steroids he prescribed (30pcs 20mg each). Ask also effective dosage of Vit B, B1 and B12 for my age. I’d rather be well informed than always consult Google!

 

Cooking Lesson 101: Kangkong and Tofu with Oyster Sauce

I told you I will learn to cook! I made this for lunch and oh my! An instant hit!

Of course my dad loves it! My nieces like it too. Not because they can’t complain! Lol! But it really tastes good. I just followed the instruction! How can I go wrong?!

I saw this recipe in the internet made by the company – MAGGI. I tried it and I like it too. Of course it is important that what you are cooking is something you will appreciate too. How can you cook again if you don’t like what you are doing? Although, the kids requested if next time I cook it with less chili so they can really enjoy. Well, why not?! If these kids will eat vegetable, I’ll be happy to oblige!

Here’s the list of ingredients and the cooking direction:

1/4 kg picked leaves and tender stems of kangkong, blanched
1 liter vegetable oil
1/4 kg firm tofu, cut into ½-inch tiles
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 pc small onion, small diced
1/2 pc thumb-size ginger, minced
1 pc red chili, sliced
1 cup water
6 tbsp MAGGI® OYSTER SAUCE
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp cornstarch, dissolved in 3 tbsp water
2 tbsp toasted garlic

1. Heat oil in pan and fry tofu for 2-3 minutes. Transfer into a rack to drain excess oil. Cut into ½-inch  cubes and set aside.

2. Remove oil from the pan leaving 2 tbsp and sauté garlic, onion, ginger and red chili for 2 minutes.

3. Pour water and bring to simmer. Add MAGGI Oyster Sauce and pepper. Stir in cornstarch and water mixture to thicken the sauce.

4. Add tofu and kangkong. Cook for another minute. Transfer into a serving plate and garnish with toasted garlic.

 

Bon Appétit!