Grilled Plantains

July 25, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 2 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 →

Barcelona Vacation 2014

July 18, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 5 Comments

Barcelona Vacation 2014

With a short notice for an 8-day vacation, I was undecided where to go. Norbert chose Venice, I wanted somewhere more fun. Without even doing much research, I decided on Barcelona and we were lucky enough to get cheap tickets. As we were both pretty occupied before the trip we decided not to make any plans – be a wanderlust traveller for once. We rented apartments through Airbnb to live like the locals and do some food hunting as usual – eat local and go where the locals go. 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 →

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