All posts tagged: Chinese New Year

Tofu Tuesday: Gong Hei Fat Choy

Happy Chinese New Year! Wishing everyone a prosperous year of the Monkey. May you have good health and good fortune. We visited the vet again on Friday to check how Tofu is going. He has gained weight and is now the same weight as he was pre-surgery. That’s good going since he had 2 large lumps removed. He isn’t eating much on his own though so I’m still syringe feeding him critical care 4-6 times a day. I bought a new pack of critical care which is apple and banana flavoured (instead of the original aniseed flavour) and the result is that feeding time is much cleaner. Less on the towel means more in the rabbit. I can keep up with the feeding schedule, but it would be great if he would eat more on his own. He’s usually such an enthusiastic foodie so it’s hard to see him not into his food. Thank you for keeping Tofu in your thoughts. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.

Gong Hei Faht Choy!

It is Chinese New Year today and it is the year of the goat (a.k.a. sheep / ram). My Chinese parents are both born under this year. It is custom to eat only vegetarian food on this special day. Avoiding meat on the first day of the year is believed to give you a long life because idea that nothing should be killed on the first day of the year promotes Buddhist beliefs and traditions. If you’re in need of an extra karma boost, say no to bacon, steak, chicken wings and ribs for just one day. In honour of this meat-free tradition, here are are a few of my favourite vegetarian recipes. Click on the images to view the full recipes. 1. Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms 2. Spiced Carrot and Coconut Soup 3. Caprese Salad 4. Eggplant Misocheese 5. Jubilee Rice 6. Grilled Cabbage Wedges with Lemon Thyme Dressing 7. Cumin Hash Browns 8. Halloumi with Balsamic Reduction 9. Beetroot and Goats Cheese Risotto 10. Tzatziki with Chunky Turmeric Vege Chips   Wishing you a wonderful Chinese New …

Monday Bunday: Goodbye to the year of the Rabbit

Gong Hei Faht Choy! It is Chinese New Year today which marks the end of the year of the rabbit. I’ve enjoyed seeing rabbits celebrated this past year and this time last year was spent in various asian countries. For me, seeing cities all jazzed up in rabbit decorations was better than Christmas. This year is the year of the Dragon. I hope you had a relaxing rabbit year, because this coming year could be engergised and dramatic. Here’s a drawing I did a few years ago called Bo Bo and the Pet Dragon. It seems relevent today. So happy Chinese New Year to all of you and if you can, check if there are any celebrations in your area. Have a good one!