Minestrone (Vegetable Soup) for Hubs’ Gout Recovery

March 9, 2016 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 6 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 →

Gluten Free Persimmon Bread-Cake (Low Sugar)

February 24, 2016 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 4 Comments

Delightful and moist bejewelled Persimmon Bread-Cake. Hide it when you make it.

Gluten Free Persimmon Bread | JustAsDelish
Persimmon. Sharon fruit. Kaki fruit. 柿子. I love thee.

When I was growing up, imported fruits were rare and precious as finances in my family were tight. The one I looked most forward to was persimmon, fresh or dried ones from China. Mama had since stopped buying the dried ones as she felt they might have added with some weird stuff. Most people I know enjoy the persimmon while it is still firm. Not me. I would reach for the ones that nobody wants – the ripest and the juiciest squishy soft ones. When fully ripe, it is as sweet as honey with heady pungent deep sugary aroma. One gentle bite into the ripe squishy fruit will result in ultra sweet flowing juices. Absolutely divine..  Continue Reading →

Split Pea Soup (Erwtensoep)

January 26, 2016 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 4 Comments

This is what I crave for this month – a hearty bowl of Split Pea Soup, my take on Erwtensoep, the quintessential Dutch winter dish.

Dutch Split Pea Soup (Erwtensoep) - Justasdelish.comHappy New Year and greetings from a very cold day in the Netherlands. I know it’s almost the end of January but it is still a brand new year.

Gosh! So much has happened since I was last here. 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 →

Banana Bread Muffins with Macadamia Nuts & Dark Chocolate (Gluten & Dairy Free)

October 3, 2015 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 0 comments

Delightfully moist Banana Bread Muffins with Macadamia Nuts & Dark Chocolate, cute single serving that is a great grab-and-go snack.

Banana Bread Muffins with Macadamia & Dark Chocolate (Gluten & Dairy Free) | Justasdellish.comWhat a month it has been. I have some very exciting news to share. Sorry for diverting a little bit. A production company contacted me a while back if I were keen to appear on Chef Luke Nguyen’s show in KL. Being a fan of his tv shows, my favourite being Luke Nguyen‘s Vietnam, naturally I said yes! I was among a few other bloggers showing Luke our favourite secret Malaysian eats and street food vendors. The filming in KL is one of the episodes for Street Food Asia airing next year. It was awesome to find out that Luke just exactly like how he is on tv, very down to earth and funny, though behind the scenes he takes his work very seriously. Just having the experience of showing Luke our delicious Malaysian food is priceless and fun. Crossing my fingers that my few seconds on the show, does not get cut out by the director. 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 →

Confit Tomatoes & Roasted Capsicum

September 8, 2015 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 6 Comments

Simple made-ahead confit tomatoes and roasted capsicum can easily elevate your meals. Make some today.

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Both confit tomatoes and roasted capsicum (bell peppers) are really easy made-ahead recipes that can be stored for a couple of days, lovely for all kinds of dishes (as side dish, garnish, crostini/pizza topping, in salads, toss into pasta, and as a base for sauce or dips). I love how both these two recipes can easily elevate my meal. Continue Reading →

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 →

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