Ayurvedic Tomato Spinach Dal Soup (Tomato Spinach Lentil Soup)

March 29, 2018 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 2 Comments

Soul satisfying bowl of Ayurvedic Tomato Spinach Dal Soup that boost metabolism, nourish and cleanse

Ayurvedic Tomato Spinach Dal Soup | JustAsDelishDal is the generic term used for all lentils in India. Soup of stew dishes made with any lentil is also called dal. Kinda confusing huh? Each region in India has their own variation of dal with different lentils being used. In Malaysia, it is common to enjoy thick dal stews with flat breads like roti canai, chapati or my favourite thosai. Continue Reading →

Minestrone (Vegetable Soup) for Hubs’ Gout Recovery

March 9, 2016 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 7 Comments

There is nothing nicer at the end of a long day than a bowl of homemade vegetable soup.

Minestrone (Vegetable Soup) | Justasdelish.comNorbert has been ailing by gout attack these past 3 weeks, which has only started to disappear into the 4th week. During his days working at the university bar, he must have over-drank his lifetime quota of beer (one of the causes for developing gout). Gout is a kind of arthritis, with sudden attack of swelling, burning pain of the joint. His affected toe was hot, swollen and so tender that even the weight of the bedsheet is intolerable. Gout occurs when urate crystals (formed by high levels of uric acid in the blood) accumulate in your joint, causing the inflammation and intense pain of a gout attack. Continue Reading →

Korean-Style Steamed Eggplants

September 16, 2015 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 0 comments

A flavorful, creamy and lip-smacking delicious dish from the humble and economical purple eggplants, that kept me going back for more.

Korean Style Steamed Eggplants | Justasdelish.comI have been so busy recently, with testing recipes and teaching cooking classes, that I find myself getting less excited about cooking at home. Where has my kitchen mojo disappeared to? I wondered if this happens to chefs as well.. Hence it has been very often quick and simple recipes for me. And one of my favourite new finds is this Korean Style Steamed Eggplants, a flavorful, creamy tender vegetable dish that makes me go back for more and more. Continue Reading →

2 Weeks Cleanse and Zucchini Noodles Aglio et Olio

May 22, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 6 Comments

A warm bowl of comforting slippery garlicky “pasta” without the carbs

Zucchini Noodles Aglio et Olio

I jumped right in when I saw Dr John Cassone organized a 2 Weeks Fruits & Veggie Cleanse on Google+ right after Easter. Since my 7-day Raw Food Detox at Bahay Kalipay Retreat, I had been indulging more than usual over the months, causing me to feel bloated and sometimes sluggish. The 2 Weeks Cleanse / Fast was timely for me to detox and increase my energy. Continue Reading →

Ratatouille’s Ratatouille (Thomas Keller’s Confit Byaldi)

February 6, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 45 Comments

Ratatouille's Ratatouille (Thomas Keller's Confit Byaldi)

Ratatouille’s Ratatouille is by far my most elaborate and crazy cooking attempt. It took me 4 hours. Phew. My Wild Mushroom Quiche for Nutriplus baking competition looked easy compared to this dish. The 4 hours of hard work was worth it after the photo received lots of “wow” when I posted on my social media accounts and it was featured on Sorted Food’s Eye Candy VideoContinue Reading →

Egg Muffins

January 13, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 8 Comments

Egg Muffins for Breakfast-On-The-Go (Gluten & Paleo Friendly)

I have 2 confessions to make.
1st confession – I’m not a morning person and I become grouchy bear if I’m on empty stomach. So stay away from me in the morning, especially if I didn’t get my breakfast. I will try to get as much sleep as I possibly can before waking up, I’d rather get an extra 15 minutes sleep than using them to do my hair or make-up.

2nd confession – I l used to eat in the car while driving to work, and I still do now when I’m running around in the morning.

Egg “Muffins” are great breakfast ideas for anyone who’s busy in the morning and wants something that can be made ahead and eaten on-the-go. These Egg Muffins, or more like mini-quiches baked in muffin cups to create a grab-and-go breakfast that you can make on the weekends and then quickly reheat in the oven for a hot breakfast on the go.  Continue Reading →

Musabaha (Whole Chickpea Hummus)

December 22, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 4 Comments

Musabaha (Whole Chickpea Hummus)

I can’t believe I have yet to post a hummus recipe after making this delicious appetizer/dip for the umpteenth time. Hummus, long a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine, made from chickpeas and tahini (sesame paste) is low in fat and high in protein. This might be the reason why the hummus craze has spread the world by fire on the tables of the health conscious communities. My eyes nearly popped out when MSN reported that store-bought hummus sales in US was USD530 million in 2012 and farmers are switching to planting this lowly chickpea to meet with the growing demand. Continue Reading →