Friday, January 31, 2014

#RECIPEFRIDAY: Chinese New Year Recipe Round-up!

Gung héi faat chōi!

In case you didn't know...

Today is Chinese New Year and...

We are celebrating the year of the Horse Goat (if you are reading this today)! (If you want to know your Chinese sign, you can go here)

Interestingly enough...

I don't know what our exact celebratory plans are but...

What I do know is...

A traditional dinner will likely take place this weekend!

I'll have to make my way to the market...
And fill up on some goods.
I might even buy these traditional lucky candies to share too.
My Grandma always had these out.
Lots of memories around these little candies
Red envelopes filled with money (no minimum) are given to the children.
It's what we call Lucky Money.
If we are giving money as a gift, they will come in these envelopes.
Here we are at Christmas time :)

That being said...

I thought I would round-up a few Chinese recipes I've made overtime and shared on the blog in light of this occasion!

Recipes for:

  1. King Mushroom with Bok Choy...
  2. Beef and Broccoli and...
  3. Chicken with veggies can be found here.
Spicy Chicken Stir-fry
Vegetarian/Hoisin Sauce Chicken Stir-fry.

Hope you enjoy them!


Living life without rush update:

As I mentioned the other day...

I've been doing my best to slow myself down.

There have been days this week that have been so completely rushed that, inevitably, left me feeling exhausted (and slightly cranky) but...

I've been mindFUl (and making a point to) pause. stop. and breathe so that I can find my calm. My peace.

Finding calm in the simple things.

I'll continue on with this practise as the days go on.

Enjoying and savouring moments like these :)


Now, seeing that it's #RECIPEFRIDAY and all...

I'd love to see what you've been making and loving this week!

I can't wait to see what you've cooked up!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Questions FU You...

Have you ever celebrated Chinese New Year? Or taken part in any of the activities/events?
What's your favourite Chinese dish?
How are you doing with slowing things down on your end?

Posts you may have missed this week:

Living life without rush: learning to slow down
Cooking is art in the making
Pin it party: food and life

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*


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  1. There's a huge dragon for Chinese New Year close to my house that I should take a photo of and send you. I've not celebrated it before but have friends and extended family that do.

    Enjoy your slow down time and thank you for hosting another recipe Friday!

  2. What an amazing day! Wow! I was thinking of going down to Center City (Philly) to celebrate on Sunday as they are having a parade, but I would rather come hang out with you! Thanks for the wonderful recipes too! Great idea! Make sure you take in every special moment :)

  3. I've always wanted to celebrate chinese new year!!! does it count if i make one of these dishes?

  4. Happy New Year pretty lady!! Your Chinese Food looks delicious!

  5. Happy Chinese New Year! xo

  6. Fun - Happy Chinese New Year!!! All of the recipes looks tasty!! Enjoy your celebration!!

  7. Happy New Year! So lucky you get to celebrate it twice ;) I'm going to use it as an excuse to make some of that congee recipe you posted - love sticky rice so much!

  8. Perfect round up of recioes today! I've been craving Asian food lately. My favorite is Korean BBQ. Happy New Year!

  9. Happy Chinese New Year! I have never had Chinese food now that I think of it!! Crazy....

  10. Last year our Chinese friends cooked an amazing meal for us for the new year... too bad we don't have any Chinese friends here yet... it was so delicious! I'll have to try to duplicate some of it. Enjoy!!

  11. Everything looks delicious! Happy New Year!

  12. Love that you mentioned about the slowing down... life has been crazy here too AND without me even being on social media that much - not a good sign. ;) Love that you shred the new years recipes!!!! HUGS!

  13. We walked downtown today to our favorite little Chinese restaurant for lunch to celebrate. Fabulous!

    Kung Hei Fat Choy!

  14. Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing the astrology link. I have now learned that my sign is the Ox and that I need to be weary of too much alcohol this weekend, haha!

  15. Happy New Year! I've never celebrated, but now that I know that I am a Rooster I might start.

  16. Woo Woo!!! I love horses! One of my favorite animals! I am all for this year :)

    My sign is a RABBIT!

  17. Slowing down? Not so much but working on it. The recipes look amazing! Do I say that every time I comment? It's true!


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