Baked Vegetable Chips with Tahini Dip

April 2, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 8 Comments

Vegetable Chips with Tahini Dip I would crave for salty potato chips once every few moons and get a bag of all natural chips. After 1/3 through the bag in a sitting, I would get some weird reactions and just couldn’t stand the sight of it. It’s probably my body sending me signals. Talk about fast reaction. So what would a girl to do when she has the cravings again? Bake some sweet potato fries and chips. Sometimes I made them for breakfast too. Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef Rice Paper Rolls

May 24, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 24 Comments

Vietnamese cuisine has a feel and a rhythm of its own. A sublime tone of delicious, delicate, calmly satisfying flavors, whether in their soothing Pho soup or these pretty rice paper wrap rolls. If you have tried rice paper wrap rolls before, chances are that someone else have pre-rolled the rice paper rolls for you. Ever thought of rolling your own? Continue Reading →

Grated Carrot & Beetroot Salad

March 8, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 32 Comments

Now that I am back and (almost) fully rested from a whole 15-days in China, I am ready to get back into my normal schedule, more specifically my healthy diet. Even though I eat an extra serving of dessert or while on vacation, I don’t find myself buried in guilt because the most important thing is to enjoy and try out new food. Also, following this 5 healthy diet tips while on vacation helps a lot. These tips may be helpful if you are planning on a vacation in the next couple of months.

After 2 weeks of wonderful feasting, a light and healthy cleanse with beetroot was in order for the Saturday lunch. Grated Carrots & Beetroot Salad.. hmm..

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ABC Soup (Luo Song Tang)

November 30, 2011 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 8 Comments

I’ve been missing in action for almost a week, caught a flu bug from my mama who caught it from my grandpa. I took the much-needed rest, time out from cooking and writing. The weather around South East Asia should be getting hotter end of the year, but the daily rain seems to be helping the flu bug spread around. Please keep yourself warm and well rested.

Feeling much better today enough to start writing a short post. Today’s recipe should be very familiar to you if you are of a Chinese descent. You most likely know this soup, and you’ve probably made it dozens or maybe even hundreds of times before. Some people call this Luo Song Tang (罗宋汤), others call it ABC soup. Some Chinese restaurants refer to it as Chinese borscht on their menu. Why ABC? My take is because the soup so ridiculously easy to make, as easy as ABC. Whatever you choose to call it, the simple ingredients are simple and yet delicious. Great taste with little effort, what’s not to love? Continue Reading →

Chinese Slow Cook Ribs with Soy Bean

August 26, 2011 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 8 Comments


This is one of my mama’s ingenious recipe – Ribs with Soy Bean in a slow cooker. According to my mama, this recipe was adapted from Pai Kuat (steamed spareribs with black bean sauce) that is available at any dim sum restaurants. Everyone in my family love this dish. It’s one of those no-brainer recipes for lazy days. You can throw all this in slow cooker before going off to work and you will have a ready dish when you get back home. Continue Reading →

Mini Carrot & Rosemary Scones

August 23, 2011 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 11 Comments

Last week, a friend asked if I would like to make some snacks for her gathering of 20 people, to help promote my blog. Without a blink of an eye, I said yes!

Ah, then familiar dilemmas start to arise — what to make, what to make? Something sweet, something savory? Something indulgent that will please everyone who doesn’t know how much butter went into it, or something healthful so my friends will live longer with a healthy heart and glowing skin?
An old favorite that won’t let me down but won’t excite anyone either, or a new recipe that has great potential but involves a risk of failure?
Another consideration is the need for something that will require neither silverware nor last-minute prep and that will travel well in the containers during the 1 hour journey from KL to PJ.

And in the midst of confusion, came an idea that would work perfectly: pita chips with hummus dip and bite-size scones. Then came the dilemma of decision: Sweet or Savoury Scones. To eliminate the risk of a failed recipe, I tried out 2 small batches of Carrot Rosemary Scones and  Lemon Poppy Seed Scones, and brought them to my ladies mastermind group gathering. Continue Reading →