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 →

Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

October 15, 2015 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 2 Comments

Wing lovers would love this mildly sweet spicy addictively delicious Spicy Baked Chicken Wings. I could happily have the whole dish to myself.

Spicy Baked Chicken Wings | Justasdelish.com
*This post has some ‘gory’ details that might be uncomfortable to some*

My younger sister CH and I both took after our father’s food habit – love of chinese soups, innards, eating sugar cane in our younger days (more like chewing the cane to get the juice), and gnawing on chicken bones. 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 →