Almond Cranberry Salted Chocolate Bark

December 15, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 0 comments

Make these Almond Cranberry Salted Chocolate Bark. Easy beautiful edible gifts in 10 minutes.

Almond Cranberry Salted Chocolate Bark

It’s that time of year again – gifting time! I do not celebrate Christmas, I just enjoy joining in the joy of the year end festivities and gifting. I’m not very good at gift shopping – I always struggle to think of what to get someone & the frugal me dislike the thought my gift being stored away and never used.

I personally think the best gifts are edible ones. However most of the time, the edible gifts are unhealthy commercial sweets or cookies. One or two of these is OK, too much of it will make you feel unhealthy. The good news is there are many healthy and delicious edible gifts you can make. Friends who received my Passion Fruit Vinegars last year, kept requesting for them. Sorry, I make different gifts every year. You can get more ideas on my posts Homemade Edible Gift Ideas and 30 Healthy Dessert Ideas. People love receiving gifts when it’s been made with love. Yes, I know you don’t have time to make your own gifts, neither do I. But a lot of them are sooo quick and easy, like my previous No Bake Coconut Cranberry Seed Bars recipe.  And so are these Chocolate Bark. You can make them in bulk, and add personalised topping.  Continue Reading →

30 Healthy Dessert Ideas

December 12, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 9 Comments

30 Healthy Dessert Ideas

Eating healthy does not mean we should stop having treats and desserts. Especially when the treats are made healthier and equally yummy to boot! Here’s 30 Healthy Dessert Ideas to treat yourself, made with real whole ingredients without any artificial nasties: some without refined sugar, some with healthier fats, some are naturally sweetened, some with added ‘healthy ingredient’. Like any other treats, healthier ones should also be taken moderately. Continue Reading →

No Bake Coconut Cranberry Seed Bar

December 9, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 2 Comments

Fragrant and addictive coconut cranberry seed bar. Easy no bake munchies in 10 minutes. Refined sugar free, grain free, nut free, dairy free

No Bake Coconut Cranberry Seed Bar

Finally, I’ve discovered an awesome a no-bake bar recipe for you. And I have to warn you – these Coconut Cranberry Seed Bars are pretty addictive!

I’ve made these no-bake bars a couple of times, usually with oats, nuts & seeds. For this recipe, I made it with grain and nut free, so it can be enjoyed by everyone. As it’s that time of the year, I thought the addition of white from coconut flakes and red from dried cranberries would give it a festive feel. The finished product didn’t turn out as I earlier envisioned. In fact, it was even better with the specks of white sesame against the green pumpkin seeds and red dried cranberries. Perfect! And the fragrant coconut flakes just made me wanting to go back for more, over and over until I have to tell myself to stop. A couple of times :D Continue Reading →

Roast Pumpkin Salad

December 5, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 2 Comments

Turning leftovers into an easy peasy delicious roast pumpkin salad for lunch.

Roast Pumpkin Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

I was ecstatic to get a share of homegrown organic pumpkin from my bestie’s urban farm. It was an unexpected produce as the plant started growing from the pumpkin seeds she added into the compost pile. These pumpkins were compact, juicy and delicious! Roasting them gives a natural caramelisation that further enhances the flavours. I saved some for the next day before using the rest for spicy pumpkin soup. Continue Reading →