Chinese New Year Infographic what to eat

Chinese New Year Recipes: What to eat if you want a raise!

Chinese New Year begins Thursday, February 19th! It’s the Year of the Sheep, Goat and Ram. Because the Chinese in particular are extremely superstitious, there are “rules” for what to do and eat (and NOT) to usher in the New Year and ward off bad spirits. The specific recipes in the infographic are in my cookbook, Healthy Asian Favorites, on …

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What to eat for Chinese New Year Infographic

Chinese New Year begins February 10, 2013! The Chinese have a long list of superstitions of what to eat/not to eat….here are some of the most important!     Gong Hay Fat Choy! From top left: My Mother’s Famous Chinese Egg Rolls or Vegetable Spring Rolls with video (egg rolls look like gold bars, which symbolize wealth)  Chinese Boiled Pork Dumplings (also symbolize …

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Chinese New Year Recipes

January 23rd is the Year of the Dragon! Year of the Dragon Prediction (from Chinese Fortune Calendar) “Dragon is a legendary animal and it is symbol of emperor in China. Since the Dragon is coated with mysterious color, Chinese consider that the dragon is unpredictable, untouchable and people cannot see its head and tail at the same time. Therefore, we can …

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What to eat for Chinese New Year

The Chinese calendar isn’t as straightforward and predictable as the Western (Gregorian) calendar. The length of a month isn’t always 30…um…31…no…29…or 28 days. Okay, okay, so both calendars are kinda screwy. But what I meant was that Western New Years is always called January 1st. Chinese or Lunar New Year falls on a different day every year, anytime between January …

Chinese New Year Recipes – Party Like It’s 4707!

Don’t put away your party shoes just yet! I know you think that the new year celebrations are over, but for many Asians all over the world, the biggest holiday is yet to come! January 26th is the beginning of Chinese New Year, a 15-day long celebration and the start of year 4707 according to the Chinese calendar. Each year …

Chinese New Year Food Superstitions

February 7th marks the beginning of the rodent’s 12- month reign as the Year of the Rat. The more popular Chinese New Year traditions, like the dragon dance, red lanterns and firecrackers, are easy to talk about, but I wanted to interview my parents for their take on the little known food traditions…

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New Kitchen Remodel

Welcome to our new kitchen! It’s been quite some time since the beginning of the remodel, but we didn’t want to shoot photos until every single piece of the kitchen was complete. Our designer was Susan Serra. I met Susan years ago on a trip to Arizona and we’ve been working together for the past 2 years, planning and designing the renovation of …