Big Breakfast Oats

April 8, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 2 Comments

Big Breakfast Oats (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)

This is my typical daily Big Breakfast Oats, except it looks like a pile of mess on most days (like my Banana Oatmeal recipe). This is my evolved breakfast oatmeal. I used to burnt my oatmeal.. quite often.. sigh.. I’ve received enough stern looks. I’m really bad at multitasking – cooking rolled oats on stove while brushing my teeth or picking my clothes. Without knowing it, something smelt burnt. My poor pot has seen better days. Continue Reading →

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

January 17, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 9 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 →

Egg Muffins

January 13, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 4 Comments

Egg Muffins for Breakfast-On-The-Go (Gluten & Paleo Friendly)

I have 2 confessions to make.
1st confession – I’m not a morning person and I become grouchy bear if I’m on empty stomach. So stay away from me in the morning, especially if I didn’t get my breakfast. I will try to get as much sleep as I possibly can before waking up, I’d rather get an extra 15 minutes sleep than using them to do my hair or make-up.

2nd confession – I l used to eat in the car while driving to work, and I still do now when I’m running around in the morning.

Egg “Muffins” are great breakfast ideas for anyone who’s busy in the morning and wants something that can be made ahead and eaten on-the-go. These Egg Muffins, or more like mini-quiches baked in muffin cups to create a grab-and-go breakfast that you can make on the weekends and then quickly reheat in the oven for a hot breakfast on the go.  Continue Reading →

Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles!) with Sundried Tomato Pesto

January 8, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 3 Comments

Zucchini Noodles with Sundried Tomato Pesto

I know there’s a lot of hype about going raw, paleo or whole30. Let’s not start with the labeling. As long as it is whole food & real food, you can’t go wrong there. As I’m wheat intolerant, grating zucchini into noodles (so it’s zoodles?) is a great noodle substitute for me. Yes it’s zucchini noodles, it can be eaten raw or if you don’t like the raw veggie taste, blanch it with hot water. Oh but that’s extra work.. so why don’t you try eating zucchini raw for a change?  Continue Reading →

2-Ingredient Banana Pancake

November 29, 2013 by Shannon Lim | 23 Comments

2 Ingredient Banana Pancake (Gluten, Paleo & Dairy Friendly)This Banana Pancake recipe isn’t exactly a pancake, but it’s shaped like a pancake, eaten like a pancake, just sans the flour in recipe. Yes you heard me. Flourless pancake, just banana and eggs, and taste just as delicious. Whoever created this recipe is a genius.

Now don’t you agree everyone could use less flour in their food intake. Even though I am  intolerant to wheat, I still substitute wheat with other grain flours like rice, buckwheat, millet and sorghum. Whole-kernel grains does conceal an array of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fiber. But when machines pulverize kernels into flour, even whole-grain flour, what’s left behind is a starchy powder capable of wreaking havoc on the body.  Continue Reading →

Food Writer Friday, Buckwheat Blinis with Olive Pâté & Masala Herb

August 9, 2013 by Shannon Lim | 3 Comments

Buckwheat Blinis with Olive Pate

A few months back, I was raving about the best brunch I’ve ever made – Shakshuka (Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce). I was introduced to this dish by Helene D’zousa of Masala Herb, it’s an Israeli dish that became very popular in Goa, India where Helene currently lives. Masala Herb clearly where reflects her colorful passion for food and bridges cultures between her European heritage and Goan culture where she now calls home. Continue Reading →

Roti Jala & Kuah Kacang Ayam (Fishnet Crepe with Satay Sauce Chicken)

August 6, 2013 by Shannon Lim | 10 Comments

Roti Jala Kuah Kacang Ayam

I was selected as the top 20 finalists in the Asian Food Channel (AFC) Foodie Face Off about a month ago. We have to create 2 dishes with a ‘Raya Celebration’ theme. When I receive the news, I was travelling & only had very limited time to practice before the competition day. Even though it was stressful, I knew I would learn so much from this challenge. I could only imagine the recipes in my head, practiced and prayed for the best. The competition was indeed an eye opener, not only it’s a test of skills, creativity definitely plays a major point clincher. With dishes served in champagne glasses and test tubes, I definitely have to up my game in the next competition. Continue Reading →

MFF KL Selangor: Fish Head Noodle (Yu Tau Mai)

July 7, 2013 by Shannon Lim | 6 Comments

Fish Head Noodle Soup

I’m no fan of fish head, except the silky smooth cheeks. Mama would “devour” the whole fish (the head, fins, tail) until the fish is irrecognisable. Many times she have failed to convince me to try the fish head. No way I will touch it, not even  scrumptious curry fish head. Yes I know some of you reading this will go “Eww, how can you eat the fish head”. Mama will tell you it’s very delicious, the cooked fish meat between the bones is super tasty and firm, break the bones with your fingers, and suck out the meat. There’s no way avoiding getting your fingers dirty to truly enjoy fish head. Continue Reading →

Penang Asam Laksa

June 25, 2013 by Shannon Lim | 10 Comments

Penang Asam Laksa

Whenever my 2 sisters go back to our hometown Penang, it’s a MUST for them to take a drive to Air Itam for the famous Penang Asam Laksa. Takeaway (the portion is slightly bigger) back to mama’s house or even bring a few packets back to Kuala Lumpur. I enjoy asam laksa, it’s just I don’t crave for that and I don’t have the habit of hunting down food.  Continue Reading →

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