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 →

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 →

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 →

Pan-fried Honey Lemon Chicken

September 18, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 5 Comments

Sweet sour sticky Honey Lemon Chicken without the mess of deep frying. Delicious, easy & healthy weekday meal

Pan-fried Honey Lemon Chicken

Honey chicken is apparently a very popular Chinese restaurant dish in the West, as well as a popular take-out meal. Another similar chicken recipe created by the West is Lemon Chicken. Both dishes are deep fried and coated with delicious sticky sauce. However both dishes did not originate from China, as honey or lemon ingredient is not common in traditional Chinese cooking, but they are nonetheless delicious. Continue Reading →

Green Mango with Fish Sauce

September 12, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 2 Comments

Sour, tart, crunchy and pungent green mango with spicy, sweet, salty and sourish sauce – an explosion in your mouth.

Green Mango with Fish Sauce

Being a fruit fiend, I would feel strange if I don’t get my daily dose of fruits. Though I can’t quite remember how I got through a whole month without fruits during my candida detox 3 years ago. At the beginning of my recent Europe trip, I was totally ecstatic with the abundance summer fruits. However towards the end of the 2 months, I can hardly believe I had an overdose of the luscious summer berries and stone fruits. Day after day at the fruit stall or grocer, the options are mostly cherries, berries, plums, peaches, nectarines and grapes. I remember saying out loud one day: “Oh no, strawberries again”. Continue Reading →

Roasted Broccoli Salad

September 6, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 6 Comments

Roasted broccoli salad tossed with mustard vinaigrette. You might never want to eat broccoli cooked any other way again.

Roasted Broccoli Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

I have yet to come across any kids that ask for broccoli. Definitely not the ones I know. Most of the time they stick their tongue out when I mention broccoli. I too have done that to any mention of veggies back when I was a kid. Continue Reading →

Very Berry Power Smoothie

August 20, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 4 Comments

Power packed smoothie with beautiful summer berries, chia seed & hemp seed

Very Berry Power Smoothie1

I am indeed very blessed for the chance to visit some amazing European cities recently – Barcelona Spain, Paris France, Bruges Belgium and a couple of cities in the Netherlands, with many 1st time food experiences. You might have seen the photos on my Instagram. Picnic by the canal with ducks and geese swimming by. Tasted salted cod fish and black summer truffles. Unknowingly ate calf’s brain. Pricked by cactus pear. Picked wild bramen (blackberries) and turning them into a yummy dessert. Continue Reading →

Grilled Plantains (Pisang Tanduk)

July 25, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 6 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 →

The Hype about Chia Seeds & Strawberry Chia Pudding

April 29, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 9 Comments

Easy & healthy Strawberry Chia Pudding – an occasional treat to satisfy my sweet cravings

Strawberry Chia Pudding

Chia Chia Chia. Chia seeds (salvia hispanica) have been catapulted into the category of ancient super food. Ain’t that great because “Chia” is my Chinese name. Continue Reading →

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