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
Dal 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 →
December 21, 2017 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 5 Comments
Chinese red date 红枣 (jujube) is one of the most popular Chinese foods used as a health tonic and traditional herb, especially to improve qi (energy) and blood for the body. It is too bad that the western world does not know about the health benefits of red dates because red dates also strengthen the spleen and stomach qi (energy) which helps to digest food, tonify blood and relax the mind. When you have good overall qi, it is reflected through your healthy rosy cheeks (that’s our natural blusher 🙂 ) Continue Reading →
There is nothing nicer at the end of a long day than a bowl of homemade vegetable soup.
Norbert 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 →
October 15, 2015 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 2 Comments
Wing lovers would love this mildly sweet spicy addictively delicious Spicy Baked Chicken Wings. I could happily have the whole dish to myself.
*This post has some ‘gory’ details that might be uncomfortable to some*
My younger sister CH and I both took after our father’s food habit – love of chinese soups, innards, eating sugar cane in our younger days (more like chewing the cane to get the juice), and gnawing on chicken bones. Continue Reading →
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.
I 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 →
To resume blogging after a hiatus is harder that I thought. With many ongoing projects and remembering to get enough down time, writing for the blog became less of a priority. I have postponed writing too many times that I have to schedule in daily mandatory ‘writing’ time. Since my last post, I’m getting much better than expected, with occasional fatigue in between days. By following the new routine I’ve shared in my previous post and a careful intake of food, I’m feeling more energised and alert by the day. One of the things I’m doing to help with my digestion is increasing the intake of fermented or cultured food, that has beneficial bacteria. Continue Reading →
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.
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 →
Easy and healthy creamy Spicy Pumpkin Soup, that’s bold and rich with 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 →