Dates and Walnut Cake

INGREDIENTS 2 c self-raising flour 1 1/2 c raw sugar 500g pitted dates, (soaked in water until soft for chopping) 1 c walnuts, chopped 1 c almonds, chopped (I used chopped cashew nuts) 6 eggs, slightly beaten 250g butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla PROCEDURE 1. Preheat oven at 180c. 2. Line a square or rectangular […]

Beef and Cheese Crepes

Stacked with a savory meat filling, then baked with cheese and a cream sauce, these crepes make a good main dish for a family dinner or a get-together with friends. for Dinner 4 servings Time to prepare: 55 minutes Difficulty: Difficult Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs. ground lean beef, crumbled 1/2 lb. mushrooms, sliced 1 medium […]

Shrimp on the Barbie

Remember Crocodile Dundee? Well, here is the recipe for the popular “Australian Shrimp on the Barbie”: Cooking time: 4 minutes Serves: 8 Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, melted (1 cup = 250 ml) 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup minced fresh herbs (parsley, thyme and cilantro) 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ( 1 tablespoon = 20 […]

Dilis Sinuwaan / Laing (Fresh Anchovy with Coconut Milk)

Serves: 4 Ingredients: 12 gabi (taro) leaves 1/2 kg fresh dilis 4 pieces green pepper, julienne 1/2 cup thick coconut milk 1 cup water 3 tablespoons white vinegar 1/2 thumb size ginger, crushed – salt to taste Procedure: 1. Wrap 2 tablespoons dilis in taro leaves. Continue the procedure until all have been wrapped


Easy to cook, but sometime we tend to forget. Ingredients: 1 cup of rice 3 cups of tap water 3 cloves of garlic 1 medium sized yellow onion 1 small ginger cut into strips 3 stalks of green onion 3 tbsp vegetable oil salt and ground pepper fish/soy sauce lemon juice Procedure: 1. In a […]