Spicy Pumpkin Soup

October 17, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 17 Comments

Easy and healthy creamy Spicy Pumpkin Soup, that’s bold and rich with Asian flavours.

Spicy Pumpkin Soup, with rich asian flavours

This Spicy Pumpkin Soup is one of recipes that I teach in my class and demonstration. Most pumpkin soup recipes are loaded with cream, but this Spicy Pumpkin Soup is a healthy soup recipe, bold and rich with Asian flavours. It is gluten free, vegan and a comfort to the soul. The participants love how quick and healthy it is; and packed with bold flavours. Continue Reading →

Baked Vegetable Chips with Tahini Dip

April 2, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 8 Comments

Vegetable Chips with Tahini Dip I would crave for salty potato chips once every few moons and get a bag of all natural chips. After 1/3 through the bag in a sitting, I would get some weird reactions and just couldn’t stand the sight of it. It’s probably my body sending me signals. Talk about fast reaction. So what would a girl to do when she has the cravings again? Bake some sweet potato fries and chips. Sometimes I made them for breakfast too. 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 →

Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

January 11, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 16 Comments

If you’re craving a high-fat and salty treat like deep-fried French fries, try this healthier baked sweet potato fries recipe. Baked sweet potato fries are much lower in fat than a deep-fried version and are very quick to prepare. These easy Low-Fat Baked Sweet Potato Fries got me so addicted to sweet potatoes and it’s a much simpler version of my other favourite – Roasted Sweet Potato Stacks. Kids will love these as well. Even my man who does not like snacking could not stop munching these fries that I bake for myself. Continue Reading →

Roasted Sweet Potato Stacks

November 4, 2011 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 15 Comments

Yes it’s another Sweet Potato recipe. Aren’t these pretty and delish?

I know many people think sweet potatoes as being nothing more than plain old potatoes that can tweak our taste buds with some extra flavor. I was never a big fan of sweet potato, I know it has high fiber content but steamed sweet potatoes taste bland (Steaming them was the only cooking method I knew). I went searching for more recipes, and fell in love with the sweet caramelised taste of Baked Sweet Potato Fries. As I dig deeper, I was pleasantly surprised by the health benefits of these plain-looking tubers! With recently found delish recipes, I’m definitely eating more sweet potatoes from now on! Continue Reading →

Sweet Potato Onde Onde (Sweet Potato Glutinous Rice Balls)

November 2, 2011 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 15 Comments

Trying to stop my sweet tooth and junk food cravings, I have been searching for alternative flour-less baking desserts and snacks recipes past 1 month. There’s some successful trial of substituting wheat flour that I have posted – Sweet Potato Cake Bites, Candy Dates Macaroon, and No Bake Cookie Dough Bites. But there were also some ‘interesting’ & ‘inedible’ food results (according to my sis CM) . Why go flour-less? According to Dr Peter D’Adamo’s Eat Right For Your Type, wheat triggers digestive and health issues for Blood Type O. I’ve been following my blood type diet for 2 months and have seen amazing health results. I will have to find time to write about my experiences soon.

This month, I decided to switch my focus to Asian desserts that mostly do not require baking and wheat flour .*YaY*

Onde Onde (also spelled as Ondeh Ondeh) is a common South Asian dessert. In Malaysia, Onde Onde is infused with pandan juice (juice from screwpine leaf) that gives it the natural green colouring, filled with Gula Melaka (Palm Sugar) and rolled in fresh grated coconut. Continue Reading →

Sweet Potato Cake Bites + Day 3

October 4, 2011 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 12 Comments

Happy Tuesday and it’s Day 4 of October Unprocessed Challenge!

Some updates on my Day 3:
Breakfast: Meatfloss rice pancake, salad and orange lassi
These homemade meatfloss goes very well with these rice pancake recipe I shared a while back, reminds me meatfloss rice cracker from thailand
Lunch: Chicken rice
Dinner: Easy & delicious Spanish Paella.. oh my I’m salivating just thinking about it

So you must be wondering how to eat out during the October Unprocessed Challenge?
One of my strategy is ordering stir fry chinese dishes with rice. Most of stir fry dishes are freshly prepared, except maybe the seasoning. Yeah seasoning can be a bit tricky here when it comes to the definition of unprocessed. Soya sauce, oyster sauce and fish sauce is unavoidable for stir fry, and it’s quite difficult to be homemade, so they are acceptable for me.

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