Mak Kimchi (Quick Cabbage Kimchi)

June 9, 2016 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 2 Comments

Mak Kimchi (Quick Cabbage Kimchi) – the spicy addictive Korean dish that you must absolutely try, with a dose of natural probiotics

After my 1st attempt at making kimchi with bok choy, I kinda become hooked. Actually Norbert loves it more than I do. We’ll eat it with everything from fried rice, noodle soups to pancakes, onigizaru, and, of course, straight out of the jar. This traditional Korean dish creates the healthy bacteria, Lactobacillus (the source of probiotics), during the fermentation process. When we eat fermented foods, it is almost like taking probiotic supplements, except it is delicious and far less expensive. Continue Reading →

Minestrone (Vegetable Soup) for Hubs’ Gout Recovery

March 9, 2016 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 7 Comments

There is nothing nicer at the end of a long day than a bowl of homemade vegetable soup.

Minestrone (Vegetable Soup) | Justasdelish.comNorbert has been ailing by gout attack these past 3 weeks, which has only started to disappear into the 4th week. During his days working at the university bar, he must have over-drank his lifetime quota of beer (one of the causes for developing gout). Gout is a kind of arthritis, with sudden attack of swelling, burning pain of the joint. His affected toe was hot, swollen and so tender that even the weight of the bedsheet is intolerable. Gout occurs when urate crystals (formed by high levels of uric acid in the blood) accumulate in your joint, causing the inflammation and intense pain of a gout attack. Continue Reading →

Korean-Style Steamed Eggplants

September 16, 2015 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 0 comments

A flavorful, creamy and lip-smacking delicious dish from the humble and economical purple eggplants, that kept me going back for more.

Korean Style Steamed Eggplants | Justasdelish.comI have been so busy recently, with testing recipes and teaching cooking classes, that I find myself getting less excited about cooking at home. Where has my kitchen mojo disappeared to? I wondered if this happens to chefs as well.. Hence it has been very often quick and simple recipes for me. And one of my favourite new finds is this Korean Style Steamed Eggplants, a flavorful, creamy tender vegetable dish that makes me go back for more and more. Continue Reading →

Bok Choy Kimchi with Cucumbers

May 11, 2015 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 3 Comments

Bok Choy Kimchi with Cucumbers

To resume blogging after a hiatus is harder that I thought. With many ongoing projects and remembering to get enough down time, writing for the blog became less of a priority. I have postponed writing too many times that I have to schedule in daily mandatory ‘writing’ time. Since my last post, I’m getting much better than expected, with occasional fatigue in between days. By following the new routine I’ve shared in my previous post and a careful intake of food, I’m feeling more energised and alert by the day. One of the things I’m doing to help with my digestion is increasing the intake of fermented or cultured food, that has beneficial bacteria. Continue Reading →

Thai-Style Kelp Noodle Salad

November 1, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 0 comments

Hot, spicy and sour Thai-Style Kelp Noodle Salad, with crunchy cashew, fresh salads and juicy seafood. Every bite bursting with flavour and texture.

Thai Style Kelp Noodle Salad

I first heard about Kelp noodles from my raw food teacher Daniw Arrazola. It was the ‘noodle’ ingredient in the raw noodle recipe that she taught, but Fine Organic Gallery that sold it ran out of stock. Luck was not on my side after a couple of times of dropping by that shop, but it never occur to me to pre-order it as it wasn’t something I urgently wanted to try. Continue Reading →

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

October 17, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 17 Comments

Easy and healthy creamy Spicy Pumpkin Soup, that’s bold and rich with Asian flavours.

Spicy Pumpkin Soup, with rich asian flavours

This Spicy Pumpkin Soup is one of recipes that I teach in my class and demonstration. Most pumpkin soup recipes are loaded with cream, but this Spicy Pumpkin Soup is a healthy soup recipe, bold and rich with Asian flavours. It is gluten free, vegan and a comfort to the soul. The participants love how quick and healthy it is; and packed with bold flavours. Continue Reading →

Baked Salmon Packets with Vegetables

August 5, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 7 Comments

Baked Salmon Packets – a no-fuss, super easy salmon & vegetables dish, that’s gently steamed for a tender and flavorful salmon.

Baked Salmon Packets & Vegetable

Sometimes I come across people who remind me of how I used to be. Recently I came across someone who said she likes cooking but she’s a lazy cook, coupled with a picky husband and daughter. Her cooking for her family involves heating up pre-cooked food from the supermarket. Frozen croquettes, meatballs, pizza, potato salad, pasta and pies. For a moment, I was saddened. Then I recalled I was like that too, years ago. After a long day at work, it was much easier to heat up pre-cooked food just to fill my hungry tummy. Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Shrimp Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Sauce (Gỏi Cuốn with Nước Lèo)

June 3, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 12 Comments

Healthy, refreshing and delicious Vietnamese Shrimp Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Sauce

Vietnamese Shrimp Roll with Peanut Hoisin Sauce ((Gỏi Cuốn with Nước Lèo) I love serving Vietnamese rolls, DIY style with family or when friends come over. It makes a fun social dining activity. Unfortunately rolling their own food was not some people’s idea of fun when I serve them at a bloggers potluck 2 months back. Upon request, I rolled 12 of them leisurely while waiting for the rest to arrive. Continue Reading →