Neapolitan Nice-Cream

September 1, 2015 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 2 Comments

A healthy treat that makes you wanna to lick them clean and leaves you feeling good!

Neapolitan Nice-Cream | JustAsDelish.com

When I have excess bananas and they are ripening at a faster rate than I can finish them, I would normally make banana bread, or cut them into bite size pieces and freeze them. Those frozen bananas will come in handy for instant, soft serve ‘one ingredient ice cream‘ on hot days. It is not exactly ice-cream per say, but they are a super creamy, delicious and healthy treat.. Hence, someone came up with the term ‘nice’ cream. Continue Reading →

Wild Berry Tart with Buckwheat Almond Crust (Gluten Free)

August 25, 2015 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 4 Comments

Mildly sweetened and sourish Wild Berry flavours with fragrant crumby crust, it was like eating berry cookies.

Wild Berry Tart with Buckwheat Almond Crust (Gluten Free) | Justasdelish.com

One of the cool thing about the summer in The Netherlands is foraging for blackberries (bramen in Dutch). I would grumble about erratic Dutch summer (mostly cold, windy and rainy) but all would be forgotten when the wild blackberries bushes are spotted. I even picked them in the rain! I can so imagine my mama frowning and nagging me about getting myself caught in the rain. And there was the time where I ignored my broken heel and party dress, and only focusing on berry picking. Haha.. the power of food..  Continue Reading →

Green Minestrone

August 11, 2015 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 6 Comments

An easy soup meal that’s packed with green goodness. You just need 1-2 seasonal vegetables and broth for this deliciously light and comforting 1 pot meal.

Green Minestrone | Justasdelish.com

Hellooooo! Remember me? I’m baaaaack. I had a few things to take care of, like taking an exam, traveling back and forth between Rotterdam and KL for quite a bit. Oh, and I got married. Settling into married life and the traveling takes a while for me to get used to. I do not know how people with various holiday homes around the world do it, as I have yet to get used to living in 2 continents. I’m someone who needs a routine to stay grounded. Any advice is much welcomed!  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 →

Flourless Chocolate Cake (Gluten, Grain, Nut & Dairy Free)

December 24, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 9 Comments

The best Flourless Chocolate Cake ever – decadent rich chocolate flavor with an airy souffle-like texture! Healthy & impressive dessert. Gluten, grain, nut & dairy free.

Flourless Chocolate Cake (Gluten, Grain, Nut & Dairy Free)

If you have not noticed by now, there is only one whole cake recipe here. There are a handful of baking recipes but I try not to venture into cakes. Baking is not one of my strengths when it comes to inventing healthy, gluten and/or dairy free recipes, and every time the cake ended up being the casualty because I have forgotten baking is not easy.

Flourless chocolate cake has been on my baking list for a while (having pinned a dozen of flourless chocolate cake recipes). I was all pumped up to make one for the year end celebration with my awesome new Tefal Kitchen Machine and having dreamt about blogging how easy the recipe was and how amazing the cake is. Continue Reading →

Almond Cranberry Salted Chocolate Bark

December 15, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 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-de Rooy | 13 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-de Rooy | 4 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 😀 Continue Reading →

Good Morning Muffins

November 29, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 2 Comments

Scrumptious good-for-you Good Morning Muffins loaded with zucchini, carrots, buckwheat, chia seed and hemp seed. Best wheat free, gluten free, dairy free muffins ever.

Good Morning Muffins (Carrot Zucchini Muffins)

When I’m in the mood, I would have non-stop recipe creation sessions and ended up with tons of food to giveaway. Sometimes (unlucky) friends would find the flavours too funky. The damn good ones like these Good Morning Muffins get responses like: “Oh My, these are so good, when are you baking another batch again? You should sell these. ” Continue Reading →

Banana Spirulina Smoothie

November 25, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 4 Comments

Banana Spirulina Smoothie packed with healthy fats, good carbohydrate, complete protein and green boost to fuel your day and workout.

Banana Spirulina Smoothie

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Tracy took me along to her personal training session as her husband could not make it to that session. Honestly, I’ve not been actively working out this year, just some occasional yoga practice, morning walks at the park, hike or swim. As I don’t like working out in the gym, a part of me dreaded a killer session but a part of me was so looking forward to it because I’ve been wanting to firm and strengthen my body, especially the arms and abs. Continue Reading →

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