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Chinese New Year Recipes: What to eat if you want more money!

Chinese New Year begins Monday, February 8th! It’s the Year of the Monkey. 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. (click for larger image) The specific recipes in the infographic are in my cookbook, Healthy Asian Favorites, …

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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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Pressure Cooker Chinese Sausage with Brown Rice

This Chinese recipe features some of the best dried and preserved Chinese ingredients: dried shrimp, Chinese sausage and dried mushrooms. Traditionally, this dish is made with white rice or sticky, glutinous rice. But we’re using brown rice to create a hearty, healthful dish with authentic Chinese flavors. You’ll learn how to buy, store and use each of these preserved ingredients, and use a pressure …

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Best Chinese Potsticker Dumplings

What you’ll learn in this recipe: Perfect potstickers from scratch – crisp bottoms that are not greasy, steamed filling that’s not soggy Step by step how to make Mom’s homemade wrappers with a bowl, spoon & rolling pin Loaded with tips from my Mom, who has been making potstickers from scratch for over 40 years How to Make the Best Potstickers The perfect …

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Chinese Sausage Recipe

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chinese Sausage

What you’ll learn: Savory-sweet, smoky and intensely flavorful Chinese sausage (lap cheong) pairs well with roasted Brussels sprouts. Only 5 ingredients, less than 20 minute recipe Cooks in one pan, all in the oven What is Chinese Sausage? Chinese sausage is unlike any meat you’ve ever eaten before. “Lap Cheong” 臘腸 is made from pork and is marinated and smoked. You …