Non-Alcoholic Kefir Sangria

September 8, 2016 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 2 Comments

Non-Alcoholic Kefir Sangria – a refreshingly delicious mocktail that’s great for entertaining and even good for you!

Non Alcoholic Kefir Sangria | Just As DelishThis year’s real summer in The Netherlands has finally arrived. At the end of August for 2 consecutive weeks, the weather has been above 30C. That indeed calls for a real celebration. I bet everyone is staying outdoor and soaking up every single ray of sun that comes out that day.

During our Barcelona vacation 2 summers ago, sangria, wine and cava were flowing everywhere. Every day felt like a celebration. I enjoyed how refreshing it is to sip a glass of sangria, the Spanish punch with wine, and munch on the luscious assortment of fruits that gets ladled into each glass. Though I can’t take alcohol well, the vacation mood got the better of me and had a few too many. Things didn’t end up pleasantly (at least it was not pleasant for a non-drinker like me)… Since then, half a glass of wine is the max for me. And no alcohol for Norbert too because of his gout. Continue Reading →


Bok Choy Kimchi with Cucumbers

May 11, 2015 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 3 Comments

Bok Choy Kimchi with Cucumbers

To resume blogging after a hiatus is harder that I thought. With many ongoing projects and remembering to get enough down time, writing for the blog became less of a priority. I have postponed writing too many times that I have to schedule in daily mandatory ‘writing’ time. Since my last post, I’m getting much better than expected, with occasional fatigue in between days. By following the new routine I’ve shared in my previous post and a careful intake of food, I’m feeling more energised and alert by the day. One of the things I’m doing to help with my digestion is increasing the intake of fermented or cultured food, that has beneficial bacteria. Continue Reading →