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 |

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) |

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 →

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 →

2 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse under 5 Minutes

February 20, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 2 Comments

2 Ingredient Mousse under 5 MinutesI’ve gone into 2 weeks of hibernation. Wish I could say I was away on an island holiday. I just need to stay away, to plan and re-strategise on how to improve the site for you readers.  And I’m back with an easy and sweet recipe. 2 ingredients (only chocolate and water) and 5 minutes later, you will be eating an amazingly rich Chocolate Mousse, guilt free with the purest chocolate flavor. This has to be the easiest and best chocolate dessert. Period. Continue Reading →

Dragon Fruit Agar Agar

January 30, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 8 Comments

Dragon Fruit Agar Agar |

One of the things I love doing in the kitchen is experiment and have tons of fun. Being somewhat a typical resourceful (a nicer term for stingy) Asian, I’m always making use of whatever gadgets, equipments or kitchen ware I have instead of buying additional stuff that I might only use once or twice. Friends could not believe that I have been baking with mama’s 30-year-old portable oven (have konked out recently) and mixer. If any of you dare not start cooking because you don’t have a proper kitchen, the good news is you don’t need them to start. Anyone that can cook with the bare essentials. Continue Reading →

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

January 17, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 11 Comments

4-ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie (Gluten & Dairy Friendly)

I’m in a rut. I’m not in any mood to make any Chinese New Year goodies at all. My usual favourites – peanut cookies and bak kwa (dried meat) doesn’t turn me on. Don’t get me wrong. I have a sweet tooth and am a big snack eater. Something is just not turned on this year. The only thing I felt like making is this deliciously chewy (and healthy) Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. Continue Reading →

Muhallabieh (Middle Eastern Milk Pudding)

December 11, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 4 Comments

Muhallabieh Milk Pudding
I have a sweet tooth, but I’m not much of a dessert person. I don’t normally make desserts at home. If I do make them, like ice cream or cake, I’ll be the only one eating them for a few days until I get sick of dessert. If I crave for something sweet, I will just grab some fruits or chocolates, or a traditional popsicle like ice cream potong. Natural sweetness of fruits is enough for me. Sweetie always joke that I’m a squirrel, always munching on nuts and fruits.

The milk pudding (muhallabieh or malabi) from the cookbook Jerusalem caught my eye because it’s quite similar to soy pudding (tau fu fah) and mango pudding. I like that it’s only takes a few minutes to make, and halved the recipe for my occasional dessert treat.   Continue Reading →

Baileys Banana Chocolate Ice Cream – The Easiest Chocolate Ice Cream

October 4, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 11 Comments

Baileys Banana Chocolate Ice Cream

Baileys Banana Chocolate Ice Cream. This is the world’s easiest ice cream. It takes literally 5 minutes to put together, only 4 ingredients and the best – without an ice cream maker! *happy dance*

Using good quality chocolate makes a big difference in the flavour, use either chocolate bar like Lindt or couverture chocolate such as Callebaut. The banana gives the ice cream a smooth, creamy consistency and provides the sweetness, so use a nice, ripe one. The ice cream keeps for weeks in the freezer with perfect smooth consistency. Continue Reading →

Soufflé Omelette with Kiwi Sauce

July 12, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 5 Comments

Soufflé Omelette with Kiwi Sauce

Soufflé Omelette with Kiwi Sauce. You absolutely read the title of this post right. It’s not a omelette, it’s not a soufflé – it’s a combination of the two. Yes it’s a sweet omelette for breakfast or even for dessert. This might be the best healthy breakfast or dessert you’ll have all year. Continue Reading →

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