Spanish Garlic Shrimp & Catalan Style Spinach

July 29, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 0 comments

Spanish Garlic Shrimp – one of the most popular and classic tapas, served as a main with a side dish of classic Catalan Style Spinach with pine nuts, apple and raisins.

Spanish Garlic Shrimp

I have a problem. After every vacation, my body is back but my spirit is still on vacation – with the sights, sounds or food. This time it’s the Spanish flavours that I’m dreaming about from my Barcelona vacation. Especially the fresh seafood. Spain, a culinary crossroads with cultural influences that over the centuries have made Spanish food one of the most popular Mediterranean cuisines. Most of traditional spanish cooking is down-to-earth, uncomplicated food, based on the ingredients available locally or the crops grown regionally.

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Grilled Plantains

July 25, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 0 comments

Caramelised grilled plantain with a dab of butter & brown sugar. So easy & DAMN DELICIOUS

Grilled Plantains

The first time I tasted the delicious plantain was in a Suriname shop in Rotterdam, The Netherlands (or commonly known as Holland). Bakabana is the Surinamese version of fried banana, but with plantain dipped in batter and fried, and some places serve it with spicy peanut sauce. As part of South America was under the Dutch colonization, the Dutch, too, brought other colonies (Indonesian & East Indian) influences to Suriname during the colonization years. That explains the Indonesian style peanut sauce with the plantain. Continue Reading →

Filipino Chicken Adobo

July 15, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 12 Comments

Tender falling-apart Chicken Adobo in a tangy, vinegary garlic sauce. The quintessential dish of the Philippines.

Filipino Chicken Adobo

If April Bloomfield (chef and co-owner of 3 Michelin starred restaurants) deemed Filipino adobo worthy to be included in her “A Girl and Her Pig” cookbook, then you must definitely give adobo a try. At least once. Adobo, a tangy, salty dish of stewed meat in soy sauce and vinegar, is ‘the’ quintessential dish of the Philippines. Some even name it the unofficial national dish. Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Seed Bars & Truffles

July 11, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 3 Comments

Pumpkin Seed Bars & Truffles – guilt-free and nutritious sweet treat

Pumpkin Seed Bars & Truffles

Once you’ve tried making your favourite nut/seed butters, there’s no turning back. For peeps like me who don’t get access to good quality nut/seeds butters, a good old handy food processor helps with making your own from scratch a breeze. Like how I made my Pumpkin Seed Butter in minutes.  Continue Reading →

What is Sprouting and Sprouted Pumpkin Seed Butter

July 9, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 4 Comments

Aromatic & nutritious sprouted Pumpkin Seed Butter

Sprouted Pumpkin Seed Butter

Sprouting is something mama have been doing on and off over the years, and I’ve picked up the habit a few years back, mostly sprouting alfalfa. It was only recently that I branched out into sprouting grains and legumes, after having found them being packed with nutrients and easy on digestion.  Continue Reading →

Quinoa Egg Wrap Breakfast Burrito

July 1, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 6 Comments

Protein packed Quinoa Egg Wrap Breakfast Burrito to start your day.

Quinoa Egg Wrap Breakfast Burrito

Egg wrap, egg crepe, egg tortilla, egg roll. Whatever it’s called, it’s pretty brilliant. Just whisk 2 eggs to make a thin omelette to use it as a wrap. It’s a quick gluten free, protein filled nutritious addition to your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Continue Reading →

Oat Flatbread Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

June 27, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 2 Comments

Refreshing Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa on Gluten Free Oat Flatbread

Oat Flatbread Fish Tacos

As a Pinterest addict, getting lost in the world of beautiful photos of recipes and DIY crafts happens pretty often. If I don’t set a time frame for my “Pinterest” time, I could spent hours pinning away. It’s not uncommon that Pinterest is a great source of recipe inspiration, because recipes are amongst the most pinned items. Easy oat flatbread is one of the recipes I found and experimented with a few times, if you have been following my instagram account, the few gluten free flatbread recipes I’ve tried, couldn’t be rolled out properly, the texture was dry and stiff. Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Crepes (Bánh Xèo)

June 24, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 6 Comments

Fresh, healthy and spectacularly satisfying Vietnamese street food that’s easy to recreate at home

Vietnamese Crepes (Bánh Xèo)

A crepe without egg and naturally gluten free? With a basic 2 ingredient (rice flour and coconut milk), you can make a savory and crispy Vietnamese crepe filled with shrimp, meat and veggies. Bánh Xèo is a sizzling crepe sold by street vendors in Vietnam. Ever since I had my first taste of Bánh Xèo in a Vietnamese restaurant in KL, I’ve been having cravings for it. You might have noticed on this blog that I LOVE Vietnamese cuisine. Continue Reading →

Spicy Kale Chips

June 20, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 0 comments

Crispy and chewy spicy kale chips baked in the oven, a healthy alternative to potato chips

Spicy Kale Chips

Who would have thought a leafy greens can become into crispy chips? It did sound strange when I read about it. The stranger it is, the more I have to give it a go. Continue Reading →

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