30 Healthy Dessert Ideas

December 12, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 13 Comments

30 Healthy Dessert Ideas

Eating healthy does not mean we should stop having treats and desserts. Especially when the treats are made healthier and equally yummy to boot! Here’s 30 Healthy Dessert Ideas to treat yourself, made with real whole ingredients without any artificial nasties: some without refined sugar, some with healthier fats, some are naturally sweetened, some with added ‘healthy ingredient’. Like any other treats, healthier ones should also be taken moderately. Continue Reading →

Homemade Passion Fruit Vinegar | Fruit Vinegar

December 9, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 13 Comments

Homemade Passion Fruit Vinegar

Drinking vinegar isn’t something new. History buffs are probably aware of posca which was drunk in Ancient Greece and Rome. In Japan, Korea and Taiwan, it was used not only in cuisine but also for medical purposes for centuries until now. In feudal times, Japanese samurai warriors carried vinegar mixed with water into battle as a tonic to fight fatigue. There are also a variety of benefits claimed from stimulating appetite to beautiful skin. Continue Reading →

Passion Fruit Jam

October 9, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 53 Comments

Passion Fruit JamI’m a big “fruit-head”. I go crazy when I see gorgeous fruits at the market, even when I’m travelling. So many varieties, so many choices, they all look so gorgeous, all so tempting. I always end up buying too much and there’s not enough space in my fridge.. sigh. Sometimes the fruits turn old and wrinkled before I’m able to finish them, so I turn the fruits into jam. Continue Reading →

Homemade Salted Eggs

August 27, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 41 Comments

Homemade Salted Egg

My good friend Prisca started an edible garden in her Puchong home last year. When her 5 year old son Adrian told her that eggs come from the supermarket (much to Prisca’s horror), she’s just had to convert part of her garden into a mini farm with 3 chickens, a duck & a geese. The minute I step into their house, her 3 excited kids brought me on the farm tour. I’m so amazed with their enthusiasm in educating me about their farm and pets, on how to recognise when their pet chickens and ducks lay eggs. Adrian would scour the garden daily for eggs, usually finding 2-3 eggs a day. Continue Reading →

Homemade Vegetable Bouillon

July 23, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 8 Comments

Homemade Vegetable Buillion1

I get asked this question a lot: Where do you find time to make the made-from-scratch recipes? Who has the time to make everything from scratch? Everyone has different priority in life. Whatever you place your priority, you will find time for it, no matter how busy life gets. My health is my top priority at this moment in time, and so is eating real, unprocessed food. I get extreme high when I discover a made from scratch recipe (things that we think can only comes from the store) that I can conjure up in my own kitchen. Like walnut butter, yogurt, almond milk.. These recipes only takes 15 minutes out of my 1,440 minutes in a day. Besides, who eat sweetened condensed milk by the cans? If you do, please start praying. I’ve not made the condensed milk from scratch twice in the last 2 years. Continue Reading →

Homemade Chinese Chicken Stock

July 5, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 10 Comments


  Homemade Chinese Chicken Stock

Really traditional chinese chicken stock is essential in making excellent Chinese noodle soups, and adds a rich flavoured base to any savoury dishes. For busy parents, store-bought liquid chicken stock might be the easiest, just remember to read the ingredient list on the packet that it’s made of real ingredients and not flavourings. Continue Reading →

Homemade Edible Gift Ideas

December 19, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 6 Comments

Edible Gift Ideas

My Homemade Granola for a charity sale

Last week when I was visiting my sister and brother’s family in Singapore, I made them some chocolate chip cookies and apple cake. Both the cookies and cake did not turn out as expected – the cookies was not crunchy and the cake has slightly burn outer crust. I was disappointed and I contemplated if I should give them something not up to standard. But whether it is good or bad, mama said I had put in the effort and they would appreciate it. Continue Reading →

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