Kung Hei Fat Choi! Chinese New Year is just around the corner and the meal planning is underway. What are your plans to celebrate this incoming lunar new year? 2017 is the Year of the Rooster so let’s celebrate him and not eat him.
In reading my morning batch of emails I found one from Green Planet that has a number of vegan meal options to celebrate Chinese New Year. It is a really good variety of recipes from spicy dishes to desserts. I am particularly interested in the Chinese Seaweed Salad, the Sweet and Sour “Chicken”, and the Lou Bak Gou (Turnip Cakes). So these will be in the making for sure at my house. You have 20 vegan recipes to choose from and try, so start exploring you pantry to see what ingredients you already have before you hit the grocery store.
Remember, if you are new to this vegetarian/vegan lifestyle, choose recipes that are easy to make and require the least amount of time. It will make your transition much easier than getting ‘gung ho’ and taking on more of a cooking challenge than your are ready for. Remember, as a new vegetarian or vegan, cooking should be exciting and most of all enjoyable to do. So, enjoy this process and I wish you all the best in this coming new year.
Ring in The Year of the Rooster the traditional way with this meat-free and fish-free Chinese dishes!