Mia Hungry Long Time!

Black Bear Bar and Grill

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So I have just gotten approved for a one month leave of absence by my company for a home visit this summer. That’s right, one whole month! To say that I am ecstatic is a complete understatement. It’s been seven years since I’ve been home and dudes, it is time. I miss my mom, my dad, my three brothers, and my sister. I miss Jakarta, and most of all, I miss the food.

Anyways, in preparation of this visit home, I need to lose ten pounds! Yes, I am aware that I am (kinda) thin and I don’t necessarily need (or want!) to lose weight. However, due to the omgdeliciousness of Indonesian food, I know I’m going to be eating like damn heffer for every second of every day that I am there. So, to anticipate the inevitable weight gain (at an estimated ten pounds haha), I need to lose that weight so when I come back to good ol’ NYC I will at least look the same.

I’m going home in July, four months from now. Considering that I am lazy and just ridiculously weak-willed when it comes to dieting, I figured it will take me about three months to do this (at the superhuman pace of three pounds lost a month).SOOOOOoooo, that leaves me about a month to eat whatever I want. I started this wonderful fat-filled 30 days by eating a gigantic lunch at the Black Bear in Hoboken.

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Cooking with Paper : Cod en Papillote

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Hello my good people! How are you today? Are you having the chillest, laziest, best weekend ever? No? I am! Today I even took a three hour nap. Three hours! I fell asleep with E!’s Oscar special on and I dreamt that I was working some gigantic jewelry diamond expo and I was assigned to handle Madonna, and she was such a bitch and made me run around looking for 1920’s jewelry. Yeah, it was weird.

Anyways, a few days ago I was inspired to cook something healthy and easy. At that point, I had been gorging on seriouslyawfulbutofcoursedelicious food for days and my body was begging for mercy. I went to the supermarket and went straight to fish counter and asked my oh-so-sweet counter dude, what’s the freshest today? He said COD! COD! COD! Okay fine, he didn’t say it like that.

So I got the cod, which by the way did look super sexy and fresh. As I was walking around the aisles, I saw a box of parchment paper. A-ha! I figured I was going to roast the fish (healthiest, most delicious thing ever) and upon seeing the parchment paper I immediately knew I was going to do it en-papillote style. I know, check me out with my fancy culinary lingo. I’m Joooooooooooolia Childs!

Cooking en-papillote is super easy. It’s mess free, fast, healthy, and babes, so dramatic. When you open that pouch on the table and you take a whiff of the aroma released right under your nose… aaaah. It’s sinful really. Anyways, when I got the cod and decided to cook it in this way, it was a bit of an experiment. I had never done it before, and I don’t even have a recipe for one. I figured it’d be easy enough, and that I would take pictures just in case it came out decent and blogable. So the fact that I am writing this, obviously means that it came out good and that I am a kitchen genius. Bow before me, you peasants!

Just kidding! It did came out good, but it could’ve been a lot better. I learned a few things along the way and I figured that you guys would enjoy this recipe. So let’s do this!

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welcome to my food blog. my name is mia. i’m a 30 year old food obsessed indonesian (jakarta born and raised, woot woot) who’s been living (happily) in brooklyn, new york, for the past eleven years. i am not a chef, nor a culinary writer. but i know what i love (read:food) and i’m here to share the love.

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