Hearty Meals for Winter: Koshari

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Koshari is one of my favorite comfort food, specially in the winter time. It’s a perfect #meatlessmonday dish, meatless but full of flavors and textured dish.

Ingredients:

For the Rice

  • 2 cups of brown rice
  • 1 cup of green lentils
  • 1/4 cup of angel hair pasta / spaghettini
  • 1 cup of macaroni
  • 1/4 chopped large onion
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of  sunflower oil

For lightly caramelized onions

  • 3/4 chopped large onion for the lightly caramelized onions
  •  High heat oil as needed

For the sauce

  • 500 gr tomato puree
  • half fresh red chili pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 liter of water
  • 2 tablespoons of  sunflower oil
  • salt to taste

Please see how to make koshari down below.

 

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Vlogging equipment: You want to be the Team Overkill… seriously?

Ok,  I admit, I subscribe to this guy YT channel and every time he goes to a camera store, I drool. He buys and changes expensive lenses / cameras just like eating pizzas (often and too many). Riding a lambo, yacht or heli to make  footages become ordinary things for him and when he announced that he will be hiring for his team overkill, 2000+ people applied… o my.. I guess we all want a taste of luxuries.

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That being said, I still agree with  Casey Neistat that gear doesn’t matter. As a creator of course I want the top tier gear and gadgets, but as an aspiring minimalist I have to go back to what I really need at this particular point in time (I try to not chopped an apple with an axe, so to speak).

Here are my beginner movie making main gear and why I chose them:

Camera: Canon 60D (it has the flip screen, good face auto focus, and can shoot HD) you can buy it here:

Splurge option: Canon 80D  (US), http://amzn.to/2jq4TVN (UK) or http://amzn.to/2kNlHGn (EU).

Lens: Tamron 28 – 75mm, F:2.8 macro (good depth of field reach) you can buy it here:

Splurge optionCanon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens (US), http://amzn.to/2kmO8K6 (UK) or http://amzn.to/2kLThZZ (EU).

Tripod: Peter Hadley Equipment  (light weight, perfect height, multiple functions)

Splurge option: Manfrotto MVH500AH Lightweight Fluid Video System with Bag  (US), http://amzn.to/2jqjdNV (UK) or http://amzn.to/2knsR38 (EU).

Lighting: YONGNUO Pro LED Video Light (dimmable cheap light, small easy to mount and carry) you can buy it here:

Splurge option: http://amzn.to/2jqTXaf (US), http://amzn.to/2kmDCCK (UK) or http://amzn.to/2jqdF6b (EU).

Microphone: Rode VideoMicro  (small, light, no battery and windshield included)

Splurge option: Rode VMGO Video Mic GO Lightweight On-Camera (US), http://amzn.to/2kcJo7V (UK), http://amzn.to/2kcMdpz (EU)

 

How’s your January going?

We’re in the new year and January is almost done. Instead of making a resolution and forced to face a bunch of failures at the end of the year, I opted to start planning my life better and  journaling all my process. Despite the hype of bullet journaling I actually love doing “my type” of  #bujo because instead of just writing down mundane stuff, I get to doodle, scrap booking, planing, and review my days at the same time. It’s more therapeutic relaxing rather than a boring thing to do.

So yes my journalling journey that started in January is going great so far, how about your January?