Asian Inspired Sunkist Citrus Recipes with Chef Robert Danhi

March 16, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 11 Comments

Sunkist Oranges & Lemons

Almost every day after dinner during my growing up years, Sunkist oranges will definitely be on the fruits platter for dessert. I think that’s pretty much a typical scene in most Malaysian homes back then. Eating fresh orange and juicing are the 2 most common ways most people consume oranges. When I was invited to attend a cooking demo with Sunkist, I look forward to discovering new ways to use the citrus. Continue Reading →

Homemade Ricotta Cheese: Guest Post @ Ping’s Pickings

December 16, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 16 Comments

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?


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Thai Mango Salad

March 30, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 40 Comments

When I was young, we had a mango tree (with 3 other fruit trees) in our first house with huge land space. After we moved to a house with only enough space for 1 tree, my mama chose to plant a guava tree. Yet, we were lucky to be showered with many variety of fruits (including mangoes) from relatives and friends’ garden. Now staying in high rise apartment, how I miss those days.. that’s one of the trade-offs for living in a metropolitan city.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

September 1, 2011 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 9 Comments

Lemony Scones goes well with tea

I totally forgotten about this post that was supposed to follow after the Mini Carrot & Rosemary Scones post last week.

To recap, I braved my 1st attempt on a scone recipe for my friend’s gathering. Not willing to take the risk of having a failed attempt on the actual day, I definitely had to try out the recipe and have testers for these scones! Due to my indecisiveness, I had to try out 1 savoury & 1 sweet recipe – Mini Carrot & Rosemary Scones (posted last week) and Lemon Poppy Seed Scones.

I used the same recipe base for both scones, just swap the flavour ingredients and salt with sugar. Did I mention how simple it is to make scones? Just minutes.. I used a small plastic cup to cut out round shapes scones – to make mini scones. If you prefer bigger scones, use bigger glass or container caps. I love the lemony flavour and fragrance in bakes, speaking of which – I miss my Lemon Poppy Seed Cake.. Continue Reading →

Baked Eggplant with Lemon Yogurt Dressing

July 27, 2011 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 2 Comments

Eggplant / Aubergine is one of my favourite vegetable.  No matter how it is cooked – deep fried, steam, baked, it will still retain it’s flavour. Usually the eggplant will soaked up a lot of oil, so I was excited to find this healthy alternative to cook the delicious eggplant.

This recipe called for cous cous, which I replaced with millet – my new favourite grain. I am not sure if it will work with rice, might try that next time.

The yoghurt dressing is actually with coriander. Sigh.. I know coriander is good of us, but I sadly have to say I totally dislike coriander because I can’t stand the smell. So I gladly omit out coriander from the dressing recipe, which turns out just as yummy. The lemon and garlic goes very well with the yoghurt and makes a very refreshing dressing that can goes with a lot of salad. Even my sis CM who does not like plain yoghurt gives the dressing thumbs up. Do try out my homemade yoghurt recipe. Continue Reading →