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Romanticizing My Cooking

Bakso I have to admit that my love for cooking is growing. It's growing and I can't believe it myself. This feeling has been like this since probably two years ago. Before, cooking felt like a hard work that I had to fulfill. It still is, but the difference is I enjoy it now. So it does not feel like I am forcing myself.  Back then whenever I cooked, it's either wrong recipe or incorrect measurement. It never tasted right. So I gave up cooking just because I never found the right one. And then I started to feel that I wanna eat better. I don't want to just eat whatever, I want to know what goes into my body. If I prepare it myself, then I know it's good one.  I don't eat too much sugar, sometimes it is hard to buy one thing outside and has a lot of sugar in it. So cooking it myself will allow me to control the amount of sugar. So I found recipes and I tried to make them. As to my surprise, they taste right! Exactly how they should have tasted. That made me happy

I Have Found the Joy of Cooking


steamed chicken and broccoli

Yes, I finally found the joy I have when cooking. I am not a good cook really. I only cook when I had to. Usually when I cook, I just did it halfheartedly because I had to eat right? Though I really love food, but cooking was not part of it. 

But lately after I came back from The Netherland, I saw them always cooking things (of course, there are no warung that sell cheap ready to eat food) and they usually are tasty. A bit before I came back to Bali I was craving for good bakso. It's hard to find good Bakso Malang in Bali. Oh yes I am picky for this. Then I was also craving for other simple yet hearty food. 

steamed chicken

Then I decided to just buy whatever I need, start to really cooking stuff with good recipes. Recipe here is the one that will give you proper 1 tablespoon of salt, not a pinch of salt, you know what I mean. 

Though I was craving for good bakso, the first thing I made was steamed chicken recipe from Wilgoz. I bought a new steamer so of course I need to try it out. It blew my mind that I made it so good. Real good that I forgot that I made it myself. When I say the food is good, I mean it. 

bakso and egg tomato

Of course, after the first succeed, I attempted to make another dish. This time is the bakso. The meatball. I asked my friend who are the bakso master, she told me without a precise measurement but I made it and it was really good meatball! 

The third recipe was simple egg tomato. This was wild because I usually don't like tomato mashed into anything, but this was so good that blew my mind. Yes, what blew my mind was "DAMN I CAN COOK" with correct and precise recipe. 


sapo tahu and fried noodles

Last week I just found the joy of cooking. Literally the joy of doing it. How can I know that? When I enjoy eating so much what I cook that day. DAMN! 

Again, it blew my mind! 😂

Probably because I was not forced to cook, so I enjoy doing some experiments from the simplest to the medium hard recipes. Now every time I feel like eating and my brain busy thinking what to make, my fingers are no longer clicking food menu on the Grab/Gojek. Instead, I wrote down what I need to get from the supermarket to make my own dish. I am doing groceries every day or two to make everything fresh and no need to keep it too long in fridge. 

bihun goreng and chicken wrap for lunch

tempe orek rebon (but I add chicken liver too) and sambel ganja

capcay with noodles instead of rice

Oh yes I still buy some food obviously, but it's like once a week or even less. Like if I randomly want to eat rujak cingur, I'd just buy you know. I wouldn't bother to make it from the scratch. 

So now, whenever I try out a recipe and I like the result, I write it down into a special book to document that "Hey this is the food that I enjoy making".

By cooking more often I can control what I eat, what enters my body, everything. It's hearty, tasty, and amazing. More importantly, it makes me happy! 💚

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