December 11, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 4 Comments
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 →
From the department of Eating Real Food By Making Food From Scratch — the same department that started the campaign with homemade sweetened condensed milk a year ago — comes this public service announcement: Making your own almond milk is very easy and cheap.
I find that if I have too much dairy products, it starts to bother me, so I keep it to a minimum and use alternative. I don’t drink much milk, usually use them in baking/pancakes. Continue Reading →
Recently, I was on NTV7 Breakfast Show to share some of the ways to mix & match your own favourite flavours with plain yogurt. If you hardly eat plain yogurt, you are missing out on the various delicious ways to enjoy yogurt. I always have a tub of homemade yogurt in my fridge.. Yogurt is so versatile, can be used as a snack, breakfast, dessert or even in dishes.
December 22, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 9 Comments
Every now and then, I do crave for rich & creamy desserts like cheesecakes. When I do come across recipes I like, I try to make the recipes lighter & healthier. The baked cheesecake requires patience (which I don’t have when it comes to baking) and lots of spare time. This is a quick and simple no-bake dessert that is slightly healthier, that you would happily indulge. And doesn’t these No Bake Ricotta Cheescake Bites with Pecan Base and colourful toppings make a pretty dessert? Continue Reading →
Woohoo! I’m doing my 1st ever guest post! A gazillion thanks to Ping for asking to me guest post on her fabulous blog Ping’s Pickings. You might have remembered Ping’s guest post here a while back with her delicious Balsamic Onions Quinoa Patties & Quinoa Salad.
As this is my 1st guest post, I was pretty nervous when she asked. Ping’s Pickings is one of my favourite blogs and I’m very honoured to do so but I was undecided on which recipe to share because she’s such a fabulous cook & baker. And I can attest to that – I’m lucky to have tasted her delicious food. Hmm.. what recipe for Ping?
‘Fresh with Anna Olson’ is one of my favourite programme on Asian Food Channel. The showwas filmed in her beautiful home in Canada’s Niagara region and I love how the show showcases the incredibly fresh, seasonal ingredients that Anna gets direct from the farms. I’m very fortunate to be part of Anna Olson’s live show during her Fresh Flavours tour. Thanks to Asian Food Channeland BERJAYA University College of Hospitality for bringing her to Malaysia.
November 23, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 7 Comments
With Malaysian Food Fest blog event, I’m really enjoying the new knowledge about the cuisine from each different Malaysian state. I realised I didn’t know anything about the food from Kedah & Perlis – the 2 north western states on Peninsular Malaysia. Even though Kedah is neighbouring state to my hometown Penang, I hardly travel to Kedah except going to Langkawi Island. I don’t think I’m very good neighbour, huh? Continue Reading →
I was on a crazy baking quest last month, I’ve never baked so frequently in a whole month. When Veronica of Quay Po Cooks invited me (a few times) to join the Nutriplus Pastry Competition, I hesitated because I’m no baker and I have sensitive reaction to wheat. To join the competition, we have to submit a pastry recipe with a photo and 12 person will be selected to compete in the semi-finals. I’ve mostly baked gluten free/wheat free but those recipes are certainly not competition material. I planned to make some flourless bakes but due to time constrain, I submitted my Spinach Mushroom Quiche recipe. Yes, the original recipe was a crustless quiche, I’ve never baked a proper short crust pastry and I never thought I’ll get selected into semi finals.. so sue me..
Everyone loves Nutella, especially my sister CM. She would eat nutella by the spoonfuls.. so I thought why don’t I make a homemade healthier version for her with real good quality ingredients. (I think by now some of you know how obsessed I am about making things from scratch). Well, it’s basically chocolate + hazelnut spread, the recipe I found online is similar to any nut butter recipe. I’ve made Almond Butter & Honey Roasted Walnut Butter. And with my new Kenwood food processor, it shouldn’t be a big deal.. or so I thought Continue Reading →