Som Tam (Thai Green Papaya Salad)

November 15, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 3 Comments

Som Tam (Thai Green Papaya Salad)

Grandpa loves to give away his papayas (pardon the pun) everything I visit. and I’ve made many visit since last year, hence papaya overload. He has 3 papaya trees in his backyard which he is extremely proud of. I do not understand why he loves planting just papaya and sugar apple trees in his huge backyard, I love other fruits too like mango, rambutan and passion fruits. Maybe I’ll sneak in a mango tree next time I’m back.

Last weekend, I took back an unripe (green) papaya to make Som Tam (Thai Green Papaya Salad). Continue Reading →

MFF KL Selangor: Satay Kajang

July 2, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 23 Comments

Satay Kajang

Just the mere mention of the word satay is enough to get anyone drooling. The grilled marinated skewered meat is the epitome of Malaysian Street Food. We can argue about how fantastic our favourite ‘warung sate‘ (satay stall vendor) might be, however the appeal of Satay Kajang has never waned. Who is to argue when Kajang is informally known as the “Satay Town”. Continue Reading →

Penang Muar Chee & Nourish Giveaway Announcement

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

Penang Muar Chee (Sticky Rice Balls with Peanuts)

I’m a very simple girl with simple taste buds. It is the simple recipes that makes me happy and savour with a sweet smile. I have savored some of the best fine-dining food – caviar, cheese, terrine, exquisite pastry. However, it’s too heavy and luxurious for my taste. No offense to the brilliant chefs, I wanted something without cream or excessive details; I wanted something simple and straightforward like Malaysian food. And one of them is Muar Chee. Continue Reading →

Homemade Almond Milk

May 26, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 26 Comments

Homemade Almond Milk

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 →

Bébé Financiers (Mini Financiers)

April 13, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 8 Comments


A few weeks back, my good friend R rang me up to rant. His cousin who have major health issues with 3 stents placed in his arteries (stents are tubes placed into blocked arteries to help the blood flow) and very overweight. R encouraged his cousin to start with short routine exercise as R have lost a lot of weight by doing so. Cousin’s wife reply: No time to exercise. Continue Reading →

Flavour Up Your Yogurt on NTV7 Breakfast Show

March 5, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 18 Comments

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.

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Gluten Free Apple Strawberry Cake & Cookbook Giveaway!

November 19, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 30 Comments

As mentioned in my previous post, the Nutriplus Pastry Competition and baking demos were held in conjunction with the launch of the cookbook Think Out Of the Shell Volume II . If you have not read about my experience in the Pastry Competition, do head over the post now (oh shameless self promo here) Continue Reading →

Happy Deepavali & Guestpost: Chicken Kurma

November 12, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 7 Comments

Happy Deepavali to all Hindu friends.

I am thankful to have the very talented Sri from Love2Cook Malaysia to share with us a delicious Diwali recipe. When I stumbled upon Love2Cook Malaysia earlier this year, I couldn’t stop browsing through the gorgeous mouthwatering Malaysian food and bakes. Despite her busy schedule in preparing for Deepavali, the ever so lovely (& huge chicken lover) Sri has so kindly cooked up a scrumptious chicken dish: Chicken Kurma. Do head over to Love2Cook Malaysia to show Sri some love for this Deepavali festival.

I’d better not take up much space, let’s have Sri’s gorgeous food take over from here.


Chicken Kurma by Love2Cook-Malaysia Continue Reading →

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread – the Nutella Wannabe

November 8, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 18 Comments

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (Homemade Nutella)

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 →

Lotus Root Soup with Peanuts & Red Dates

November 5, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 16 Comments

As I was digging around my files, I found this Lotus Root Soup photos in my archive that has yet to be published. The photos were taken almost a year ago. Time sure flies.

I come from a family of soup lovers, there’s never a day without Chinese soup during my growing up years. Papa would come home after work and be happy with just a big bowl of hot simmered soup. And the tradition continues. Sometimes I do that too, on the days where I want a light dinner. Maybe others will find it strange that we drink hot soup in hot tropical weather. To me, a simple bowl of soup like this is the essence of the wholesome goodness of home-cooked food. Continue Reading →