Teriyaki Salmon Onigizaru (Sushi Burger)

May 28, 2016 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 0 comments

Onigizaru or sushi burger makes great packed lunch and also portable snack. Who could resist a sushi burger?

Teriyaki Salmon Onigizaru Have you guys heard of onigirazu? When I first saw it on Cindy of Weeknite Meals’ feed, I can’t get this “rice hamburger” out of my mind. My hubby called it ‘sushi burger’. They’re kinda of like onigiri (Japanese rice balls) but more hamburger/sandwich-like and not as finicky. Onigirazu is easier and faster to make than shaping an onigiri by hand. It is made by spreading layers of rice and filling over a sheet of seaweed, folding the seaweed into a square to wrap the contents and cutting it with a knife. You can fill them with anything you want and they make great packed lunch, also a portable snack. Pack them up in a cooler and go on a picnic! Who could resist a sushi burger?  Continue Reading →

Thai-Style Kelp Noodle Salad

November 1, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 0 comments

Hot, spicy and sour Thai-Style Kelp Noodle Salad, with crunchy cashew, fresh salads and juicy seafood. Every bite bursting with flavour and texture.

Thai Style Kelp Noodle Salad

I first heard about Kelp noodles from my raw food teacher Daniw Arrazola. It was the ‘noodle’ ingredient in the raw noodle recipe that she taught, but Fine Organic Gallery that sold it ran out of stock. Luck was not on my side after a couple of times of dropping by that shop, but it never occur to me to pre-order it as it wasn’t something I urgently wanted to try. Continue Reading →

Baked Salmon Packets with Vegetables

August 5, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 7 Comments

Baked Salmon Packets – a no-fuss, super easy salmon & vegetables dish, that’s gently steamed for a tender and flavorful salmon.

Baked Salmon Packets & Vegetable

Sometimes I come across people who remind me of how I used to be. Recently I came across someone who said she likes cooking but she’s a lazy cook, coupled with a picky husband and daughter. Her cooking for her family involves heating up pre-cooked food from the supermarket. Frozen croquettes, meatballs, pizza, potato salad, pasta and pies. For a moment, I was saddened. Then I recalled I was like that too, years ago. After a long day at work, it was much easier to heat up pre-cooked food just to fill my hungry tummy. Continue Reading →

Tapas Party & Rioja Wine – A Match Made in Heaven

July 31, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 4 Comments

A Match Made in Heaven - Rioja Wines

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Tapas Feast When hosting a dinner party, who does not want to prepare a simple meal with little planning and yet look impressive? Definitely me! I’m still dreaming about Spanish cuisine and my vacation.. hence a tapas party. Hosting a Spanish tapas feast is a fun way to let your family or guests mingle and “graze”. If you love Spanish tapas; have had plenty of these small appetizers on your travels or in local restaurants, don’t be intimidated by the number of dishes to prep. Continue Reading →

Spanish Garlic Shrimp & Catalan Style Spinach

July 29, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 0 comments

Spanish Garlic Shrimp – one of the most popular and classic tapas, served as a main with a side dish of classic Catalan Style Spinach with pine nuts, apple and raisins.

Spanish Garlic Shrimp

I have a problem. After every vacation, my body is back but my spirit is still on vacation – with the sights, sounds or food. This time it’s the Spanish flavours that I’m dreaming about from my Barcelona vacation. Especially the fresh seafood. Spain, a culinary crossroads with cultural influences that over the centuries have made Spanish food one of the most popular Mediterranean cuisines. Most of traditional spanish cooking is down-to-earth, uncomplicated food, based on the ingredients available locally or the crops grown regionally.

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Oat Flatbread Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

June 27, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 2 Comments

Refreshing Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa on Gluten Free Oat Flatbread

Oat Flatbread Fish Tacos

As a Pinterest addict, getting lost in the world of beautiful photos of recipes and DIY crafts happens pretty often. If I don’t set a time frame for my “Pinterest” time, I could spent hours pinning away. It’s not uncommon that Pinterest is a great source of recipe inspiration, because recipes are amongst the most pinned items. Easy oat flatbread is one of the recipes I found and experimented with a few times, if you have been following my instagram account, the few gluten free flatbread recipes I’ve tried, couldn’t be rolled out properly, the texture was dry and stiff. Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Crepes (Bánh Xèo)

June 24, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 8 Comments

Fresh, healthy and spectacularly satisfying Vietnamese street food that’s easy to recreate at home

Vietnamese Crepes (Bánh Xèo)

A crepe without egg and naturally gluten free? With a basic 2 ingredient (rice flour and coconut milk), you can make a savory and crispy Vietnamese crepe filled with shrimp, meat and veggies. Bánh Xèo is a sizzling crepe sold by street vendors in Vietnam. Ever since I had my first taste of Bánh Xèo in a Vietnamese restaurant in KL, I’ve been having cravings for it. You might have noticed on this blog that I LOVE Vietnamese cuisine. Continue Reading →

Flaked Seabass, Confit Tomatoes and Fennel Salad

June 7, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 1 Comment

Quick and light fridge clean-out Fennel Salad

Flaked Seabass, Fennel & Confit Tomatoes Salad

Would you eat something you have not tried before? Or do you prefer sticking to things you are familiar with?

I’m always looking for new ingredients to try, crazy me. I get uber excited when I see something new. Which can (and already did) get out of control. My kitchen and fridge are filled with STUFF begging for me to use them. A bad habit that I’m slowly getting rid of and learning a new habit to only stock up the fresh produce when the fridge is empty. It has been working quite well and it’s quite surprising that the fridge clean-out recipes turned out better than expected. Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Shrimp Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Sauce (Gỏi Cuốn with Nước Lèo)

June 3, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 12 Comments

Healthy, refreshing and delicious Vietnamese Shrimp Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Sauce

Vietnamese Shrimp Roll with Peanut Hoisin Sauce ((Gỏi Cuốn with Nước Lèo) I love serving Vietnamese rolls, DIY style with family or when friends come over. It makes a fun social dining activity. Unfortunately rolling their own food was not some people’s idea of fun when I serve them at a bloggers potluck 2 months back. Upon request, I rolled 12 of them leisurely while waiting for the rest to arrive. Continue Reading →

New Zealand Week Culinary Demo and Smoked Salmon Bites

March 30, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 14 Comments

Avocado Smoked Salmon Bites: fresh, fast and delish. The perfect impressive party appetizer.

Smoked Salmon Bites

When my good friend Reza once told me I should join Masterchef Malaysia, the expression I gave him said it all: “Are you out of your mind?”. Most Masterchef contestants are excellent cooks that have been cooking since they were kids. Me? I just enjoy playing with recipes in the kitchen. The expression when I received the invite to New Zealand Week Culinary Demo with New Zealand Masterchef winner Nadia Lim: Oh wow, I must not missed this demo!  Continue Reading →