Exhaustion & fatigue affect your mind in numerous ways from an unhealthy state of mind (risk of depression, anxiety disorder, panic attacks and more) to deteriorating body health. Which is why taking a moment for yourself even at your busiest is crucial for maintaining yourself in the long run. Give yourself the much needed relief by exploring new places, eating good food, exercising or whichever activity will evoke a feeling of joy within you.
Yogyakarta’s Night at the Museum
Although this was first considered a closed gathering exclusively for students, the ‘Night at the Museum’ program recently become open to the public to attend their nightly gatherings. Visiting the museum increases your knowledge.
Overall, there are 5 museums that are frequently visited from Vredeberg Fortress, Jogja Kembali Monument, Sonobudoyo Museum, Sasmitaloka Pangsar Soedirman Museum dan Perjuangan Indonesia Museum.
Visitors can also have the option of Kids in Museum, Amazing Race and Heritage Class to fully enjoy the allure of museums. Kids in Museums is a program dedicated for children aged 6-12 to visit and explore museums in the morning; Amazing race included at Yogyakarta Night at the Museum was inspired by the actual television-based competition of solving riddles and challenges; Heritage class is an introduction class to have a more in-depth understanding of Indonesian culture.
Whichever you pick, we guarantee you will have fun and expand your knowledge at the same time.
Vegan Whole Roasted Cauliflower
The humble cauliflower has many health benefits from high fiber for the digestive system, antioxidants against radical damage, choline for the brain and nervous system. Its health benefits and nutritious content is not the only reason why people eat cauliflower, but low carb content makes this veggie ideal to eat for keto diet followers.
- 1 large cauliflower
- 2 Tbsp avocado oil/melted coconut oil/water
- 2 Tbsp water
- 2 Tbsp spice blend (curry powder/shawarma spice blend/any similar blend of spices)
- 1-2 Tbsp chilli paste (harissa paste/sambal oelek)
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
How to cook the cauliflower:
- Prepare oven by preheating to 400 degrees F (204 C). To soften your cauliflower, fill a small baking pan halfway with water and set it on the bottom part of the oven. Steam from the water will soften the cauliflower and allows it to cook more evenly.
- Now, you can start preparing the cauliflower. Clean any remaining green leaves, rinse and dry the head of cauliflower. Next, cut off the bottom stalk without removing too much of the core. The entire head should be intact for baking. Finally, place it in a cast-iron skillet (or other oven-safe pan).
- Start preparing the seasoning. Mix the oil with spice blends, maple syrup and salt in a mixing bowl. Adjust the flavor according to your taste.
- Season the cauliflower by flipping it upside down and pouring the sauce from the stalk. Give it a shake, flip it once more to brush the remaining sauce all over the exterior for maximum flavor. Place the cauliflower in the same position onto the baking pan. Add a pinch of salt and spice blend to the exterior to enrich the taste.
- Put the skillet in oven. Depending on the size of the cauliflower, roast for approximately 35-50 minutes or until the knife can easily pierce the core. For a more tender cauliflower, roast longer. Less roasting time would mean that your cauliflower will have more bite.
- You can now brown the exterior by increasing heat to high broil and roast for 2-4 more minutes. Watch it carefully as not to burn.
- Remove from oven and serve!
- This roast cauliflower dish is also very versatile as you can enjoy it as is or as garnish with desired sauces and dishes.
- You can store this dish up to 4 days. Reheat by putting it into 180 degree C preheated oven until hot.
Regaining Flexibility From Our Youth
Flexibility is something that peaks during childhood and decreases as soon as the body hits puberty and onwards. Growth spurt, loss of water in tissues and joints results in stiff joints and loss of elasticity in muscles and tendons. Unless we maintain the elasticity of our limbs from time to time, aging is bound to make your body and limbs stiffer.
Maintain your flexibility and prevent stiffness by regularly stretching. There are various ways you can do this from staying in motion at your everyday life or regularly doing your favorite activity that has a lot of motion.
Improve your flexibility by doing dynamic stretching and static stretching. Dynamic stretching can be done by continuously moving to an attainable stretching distance, whereas static stretching is a process where a stretch is held at an attainable position for a longer durable of time ranging from 10-30 seconds. Gradually increasing the time of the stretch also allows your body to get deeper into your stretch and build better muscle memory.
Understanding your limits is an important part of this exercise as pushing your limits can cause injuries near the future.