Egg Muffins

January 13, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 8 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 →

Steamed Garlic Prawns

October 18, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 6 Comments

Steamed Garlic Prawns

Both my sisters are seafood fanatic, especially crab and prawns. They can both eat 4kg worth of crab, prawns and shellfish in a sitting. We Chinese love steaming our seafood, and believe that steaming is probably the ‘best’ way to enjoy most seafood in all its’ natural ‘sweetness. Steaming is not only easy, it is also a very healthy cooking technique.  This Steamed Garlic Prawns is my elder sister CM’s go-to prawn recipe. Continue Reading →

Crustless Spinach Mushroom Quiche with Zucchini Salad

May 13, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 3 Comments

Quiche (English pronunciation: /ˈkiːʃ/; keesh) is a savory, open-faced pastry crust dish with a filling of savory custard with cheese, meat and vegetables. The quiche is sometimes regarded as the savory equivalent of the sweet custard tart. (from wikipedia)

This is my first attempt at making quiche on a lazy morning – Spinach Mushroom Quiche. It’s also my first time using the pie tin that I bought a few months back. Lazy morning = fast & easy recipe. So it’s “naked” quiche for me (I usually don’t take the crust anyway). Try this pie crust recipe if you can’t live without the crust. Continue Reading →

Palak Paneer (Spinach Paneer)

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

It was the eve of Chinese New Year, it’s an important day where Chinese families members gather for their sumptuous annual reunion dinner feast. And there we were, 5 of us (mama, brother, 2 sisters and myself) walking into an Indian Restaurant at Little India. All heads turned as we were seated in the middle of the restaurant. That was the eventful day I had my first unforgettable taste of the rich, smooth, creamy Palak Paneer. Continue Reading →

Homemade Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)

April 16, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 14 Comments

Seeing plenty of blog posts lately on homemade cheese got me itching for weeks wanting to make my own cheese. Making cheese at home is probably far easier than you’d expect. I was surprised to learn that most cheeses begin with the same ingredients and a similar process. Knowing me to find the simplest method, the few options without needing liquid rennet (to order online) are fresh cheese like ricotta, farmer’s cheese and paneer (indian cottage cheese). All you need is a whole lotta milk and food acid (lemon juice, vinegar, or yogurt). Didn’t I say it’s super easy? Continue Reading →

Yee Sang (Raw Fish Salad) – the Prosperity Toss for Chinese New Year

January 27, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 8 Comments

What a week it has been, I’m over my food quota for the month! Lots of cooking, delicious traditional Chinese festive food, sweet treats, laughter, firecrackers and more fabulous street food of Penang. Starting with the 10 dishes reunion dinner on the eve of Chinese New Year at my paternal grandparents house, steamboat lunch on 1st day of Chinese New Year and dinner at my 2nd Aunt’s house. Continue Reading →